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October 23, 2014 – April 6, 2015

Monterey Museum of Art–La Mirada
720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA 93940

Reception: October 23, 2014, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Artist Warren Chang, born 1957, is nationally recognized for his realist paintings of biographical interiors and local fieldworkers of the Monterey County area. Influenced by master artists such as 17th-century artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), and nineteenth-century artists Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875), and Winslow Homer (1836-1910), among others, Warren Chang creates subtle narratives that celebrate the human spirit. A native of Monterey, his work is also inspired by the novels of John Steinbeck and the magnetic beauty of the region.


MMA La Mirada Parking:
The Monterey Museum of Art–La Mirada offers limited on-site complimentary parking. Additional complimentary parking located at Monterey Peninsula College Lot A. With limited street parking, please be considerate of our neighbors and observe city of Monterey No Parking zones.

Museum Hours:
MMA La Mirada: Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday–Monday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
MMA Pacific Street: Thursday–Monday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday



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Warren Chang Painting From the Live Model

Warren Chang portrait painting demonstration on November 3, 2012 at the Pacific Grove Art Center in Pacific Grove, CA. Warren took questions during the session providing the viewers with an intimate experience of his approach to painting.

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Interview in Coastal Grower magazine

Here is a link to my interview in the current issue of Coastal Grower magazine Spring/2014, interviewed by Jess Brown.



Click here to read the interview in PDF format.




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Once Upon a Time in Monterey



In the latest issue of International Artist Magazine, 97, June/July 2014, is published my latest article titled:  Once Upon a Time in the Fields of Monterey.  A step by step article on the making of my painting "Lunch Break: Homage to Pyle". 

Read the story behind the painting in the latest issue of IA magazine, available here in PDF format for your reading.




Click here to read this article in PDF format.



"Lunch Break: Homage to Pyle" in progress, 24" x 40" oil on canvas, 2013.

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Come join me in my Tuesday weekly workshop this summer, held at the Carmel Visual Arts Center at the Barnyard in Carmel.

Each week we work from the live model, either portrait of sometimes nude figurative.  Enrolled students purchase a punch card for 4 classes which lend flexibility of attendance.  Punch card is valid for the duration of the year.

Hope to see you this summer.


Warren Chang



Interested students can enroll    HERE

or contact:

Rich Brimer 831-620-2955


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103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

On exhibit at this year's California Art Club's 103rd Gold Medal Juried Exhibition:


I am pleased to announce that my painting, Lunch Break: Homage to Pyle, will be on exhibit at the California

Art Club's 103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the Autry National Center, March 30-April 20, 2014.

Here are some details about the exhibtion- I'll be in attendance at the opening reception. Hope to see you there.

Sincerely, Warren


Lunch Break: Homage to Pyle, 24" x 40" oil on canvas, 2013


Artist's Gala Reception

Saturday, Marh 29, 2014    6-9pm

Location: Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, Ca 90027


Art enthusiasts can meet the exhibiting artists at this preview reception and be among the first to view the works selected for the 103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres beginning 6pm

Awards Presentation at 8pm


To purchase tickets in advance, call 626-583-9009 or visit www.californiaartclub.org

Cocktails or Business Attire Requested.

All artwork available for acquisition.

Proceeds benefit the artists and the educational programs of the California Art Club




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Ongoing Class

Weekly Art Classes

Portrait & Figure Workshop With Warren Chang

warren_figureTUESDAY Evenings 6-9pm Ongoing Beginning March 4, 2014

$65 drop-in
$240 for 4-week punch card
(Punch card can be used non-consecutively)

Join Warren, an award winning artist with over 30 years of experience, for an ongoing Tuesday night class in working from the portrait and figure.

All levels welcome, beginning, intermediate and advanced.

Working from the “live” model, students will work regularly from the model ( portrait and figure poses) in both drawing and painting, based upon the level of each student.  The basic fundamentals of understanding light and shadow and how they apply to all things, figure, still life and landscape will be emphasized.  Frequent instructor demonstrations. Optional homework assignments

229314x900About the instructor, Warren Chang:

California born Chang graduated the Art Center College of Design in 1981 and after 20 years as an award winning illustrator, embarked in a career in fine art in 2000.

He has been an instructor of drawing and painting for 17 years, including 3 years at Pratt Institute in New York and currently affiliated with the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and he conducts painting workshops nationally. Signature member of the California Art Club.





CARMEL VISUAL ARTS, 3728 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923, tel: 831-620-2955  e-mail: rich@carmelvisualarts.com

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102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition


I'm pleased to announce, my painting" Figurative Arrangment" will be on exhibit at the California Art Club's 102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition held at the USC Fisher Museum of Art, Jun 1-23, 2013.

My painting on the banner:




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Figurative Arrangement: Step by Step

My painting "Figurative Arrangement" is currently on the cover of International Artist magazine, issue 89, Feb-March, 2013.

It accompanies two consecutive articles I wrote on the making of two paintings.  One a step by step description of the making of my large painting "Figurative Arrangement" and the other a recounting of my commsion for Jameson Whiskey completed last year.


Click here to read the complete article in PDF format.


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Father & Son Art Exhibits on Youtube

Warren and his father

Longtimers Productions filmed my retrospective exhibition at the Pacific Grove Art Center, as well as my father's exhibt and posted this along with accompanying interviews on Youtube.


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