Sketch by Randall Gunter

In The Toilet

An Exhibition of

Art Meets Function

June 1 - August 25, 2002


How Original!

An Art Gallery in Laguna Beach

540 S. Coast Hwy #105

Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Exhibit Extended!


By popular demand, the exhibit has been extended through August 25, 2002 so we can take this show on the road.  From August 17 to August 25, this exhibit may be seen at the

GMC Southern California Home and Garden Show

at the Anaheim Convention Center.


View the winning artwork


These pieces of functional art will be sold through a silent auction which takes place during the entire exhibit.  Bids may be placed online or in person at the gallery.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these toilets will go to the Surfrider Foundation.  These toilets are fully functional and are top of the line Toto models.  This particular model can easily replace your existing boring white toilet.  Wouldn't one look great in your bathroom?


Click here to buy a toilet!


Very special thanks go to Toto, USA, worlds largest toilet manufacturer for their generous donation of the toilets used in this exhibit.


More about the exhibit...

The inspiration for this exhibit came from a leaky toilet being stored on the front porch.  Later, upon seeing the beautiful porcelain vases created by artist Michael Sullivan, the idea for painting toilets came about.

Through a jury process, five area artists were selected to paint on brand new toilets donated by Toto-USA.  The completed pieces will still be usable for the originally intended purpose.  They will be displayed at the How Original! Gallery for the entire month of June during which there will be a silent auction to benefit the Surfrider Foundation.

The artists chosen to paint on these toilets are: 

Michael Sullivan of Whittier

Carla Foster of Tustin

Keith Swecker of Laguna Beach

Randall Gunter of San Diego

Colleen Corbett of Laguna Beach


Click here to view the toilets!

In addition to the painted toilets, there will also be an exhibit of decorated toilet seats, and to continue the theme, “toilet paper.”  These pieces of art will also be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Surfrider Foundation.


Click here for press release


Click here to see photos from the exhibit opening!