About the CharityHermosa Beach Artist Collective
Our purpose is to support and serve the Hermosa Beach visual arts community. We want to help connect the artists, audience, students, and venues in Hermosa Beach and help contribute to a thriving art community. If you are a local artist, enthusiast, art student, retailer, or simply a lover of the arts – please reach out to us at Rafael@rafaelmcmaster.com. We’d love to hear your ideas, feedback, and embrace your participation.
IN 2016 HERMOSA BEACH HAD ZERO GALLERIES. Like the butcher, banker, and locksmith,
galleries are part of our civic construct - ART makes us whole.
Last year, we had no place to show or share our artwork, no local workspaces or studios to call home,
and our local elementary school offered zero art classes.
In fall 2016 we founded the Hermosa Beach Artists Collective, a 501(c)3 non profit with a committed vision of building a healthy, thriving art x community.
• Bring galleries back to Hermosa Beach
• Create a collective workspace for local artists to call home • Solidify funding for art programs in our local schools
Our permanent home, RESIN, is the gallery and workshop for our 27 Collective members - all local artists and photographers.
Through our fundraiser last spring we’ve ensured the YoungAtArt program stays funded for a whole year for the entire Hermosa Beach School district.
We’re reimagining the gallery experience so that its relatable to our patrons. We are exploring models that respect the financial challenges of the artist, honor the spirit of the creative, reinvest in the local art scene. and keep our artwork connected to our community and youth.
We’ve become a family and a home for a new fresh scene of local artists.
Self-reliant through our patron donors, member contributions, and volunteer hours – the Collective built a gallery x workshop x creative lab for local youth.
Our Youth Program of 16 Students Under the Age of 16 is at the heart of our vision. Their work embodies the authentic voice from the next generation of our local culture.
Mystical Dancing Bull
Posted on June 10, 2018 by Fund Deed
Mystical Dancing Bull. An exploration of freedom - it honestly takes some force. Some internal pushing. Some self-courage to get to that place where the voices in my head are gone and the feeling of freedom fills my heart. No phones no emails no texts no thing but serenity and....Show More
The point of art
Posted on May 25, 2018 by Fund Deed
WHAT’S THE POINT OF ART? I explore the purpose of creativity with director @scott_mcfarlane . I’m around youth every day in a creative state, and I’m starting to realize it’s about something bigger than making art. With original music by Aydyn, filmed at @resin_hermosa with @hermosaartistcollective #bringArtToLife #sbac #youth #inspire#programShow More
What is the purpose of art?
Posted on May 16, 2018 by Fund Deed
Rafael McMaster and Scott McFarlane collaborate to answer the question "What the point of art" in a short vignette that celebrates the artwork and creative process of Rafael McMaster.Show More
The Wonder Book Project
Posted on April 27, 2018 by Fund Deed
SEE THE WONDER PROJECT My name is Rafael McMaster and I run the youth program for the Southbay artist collective out of Resin art gallery in Hermosa Beach. Over the last two years our students have photographed over 38,000 photos with a focus on macro photography as a way to....Show More