M. “CHARLIE” FERRAZZI – PRESIDENT
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.
ADRIENNE FAYNE – VICE PRESIDENT
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.
FAYE BAGLIN – SECRETARY/TREASURER
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 ELIZABETH VOGEL
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 life drawing 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 graduates. 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.