Our Board

Coming from the corporate world, Charlie got her first serious taste of the art world in the early 1980s,
working at the Peppertree Art Shows in Santa Ynez. In the mid-80s, she was introduced to the Laguna Beach
gallery scene at The Esther Wells Collection, where she learned the skills needed to run a serious fine art
gallery with a stable of 30+ artists. In 2000 she took over ownership of the gallery, which later closed in 2011.
During this period, Charlie participated in First Thursdays Art Walk as a member gallery and board member,
the last 3 years serving as president. For several years, she wrote an arts column for the Laguna Life & People
Magazine and continues to write art reviews for CAP. Charlie also volunteers at the annual LPAPA Invitational
as exhibit designer for the gala evening. She is a familiar face at the Sawdust Art Festival as a booth sitter every
summer. As CAP’s President, Charlie shares her enthusiasm for art in medium, method, subject and
perspective. Charlie was one of three finalists for the Laguna Beach Arts Alliance Volunteer of the Year Award
in April 2019, because of her continual work for the arts.

25 years ago Adrienne found her passion for sculpting in clay after taking a class from Gail Glikmann at the
University of Judaism in Bel Air, California. She went on to study at Brentwood Art School in LA, Art Students
League in NYC, Teale Street Sculpture Studio in LA, and Rustic Canyon Art Center in LA. Among her teachers
were George Lafayette, Sherry Stevens, Jonathan Bickart, Jilda Schwartz, and Dora De Larios, all well known in
their field.
After living in Los Angeles for 50 years, Adrienne relocated to Laguna Beach and established an Art Studio in
the Laguna Artist Studios complex in Laguna Canyon. After taking an abstract painting class from studio
neighbor Elaine Cohen, Adrienne found a new way to express herself and now has added abstract painting
into her daily life.
She also works in mixed media, found objects, plaster and bronze. Adrienne is a member of the Laguna Art
Museum Council and past member of LACMA.

The enjoyment of art has always been a vital element in keeping life in balance for Faye. She and her husband
Wayne began collecting art as budgets allowed, first with framed prints found in museum stores, followed by
art representing places the Coast Guard sent them in their early married days. Today, paintings of the bayous
and colorful Haitian primitives hang next to original works by Laguna artists who’ve become friends of the
Baglins during their 50 years in Laguna. Faye joined the CAP board in 2007, with a desire to get more involved
in the nonprofit art community. She served as CAP President for eight years and now as Treasurer. Faye had
the honor of being elected Chair of the Laguna Beach Arts Alliance for two years, where she continues to enjoy
involvement in Laguna’s collaborative and vibrant arts community. Wayne and Faye are avid scuba divers and
spend countless hours exploring the beauty under the sea.

Sarah moved to Laguna Beach in 1989 and befriended a group of local artists. Many of them lived and/or had
studios in Laguna Canyon, which is where she first rented a studio apartment from a well-known local artist.
Her introduction to the town and its art scene was heavily influenced by her proximity to the personal lives
and work habits of these artists who all have a place in the long history of the Laguna Beach art scene. Sarah
once modeled at a private studio in Corona del Mar where OC and LA artists came to practice their lifedrawing skills. She met her husband at Fahrenheit 451, was married on the grounds of the Sawdust Festival,
and watched both of her daughters receive Festival of Arts scholarships as Laguna Beach High School
The written word will always be Sarah’s preferred art form. She has learned from the work of artist and
educator Corita Kent that it is uniquely democratic and a perfect tool for advancing social justice. After a
career that has included writing, editing, and teaching, Sarah looks forward to having a role in the continued
development and advancement of the nonprofit art community of Laguna Beach. She and her husband,
Randy, are current members of LACMA, The Bowers Museum, and the Corita Art Center.