​Art About Agriculture Inspires Awe and Awareness | 10th Anniversary

SANTA PAULA, CA – Art About Agriculture, the popular pastoral art show presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, will mark its tenth anniversary this year with a fresh crop of 81 artworks at the Santa Paula Art Museum. In The Tenth Annual Art About Agriculture, 70 artists from across the country portray the beauty and bounty of agriculture in scenes ranging from fields, farmworkers and farmers markets to animals, barns and backroad vistas. All of the artworks on display will be for sale. The show opens with a premiere party on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission to the premiere is $10.00 for museum members and $15.00 for non-members.

Guiseppe by Ashley Funicello

Morning Rounds by George Lockwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For the past ten years, photographer John Nichols and painter Gail Pidduck have curated the yearly display of agrarian-themed art. The idea for the show came from the pair’s shared reverence for local agriculture, and for the men and women who work the land. The theme continues to strike a chord with artists both locally and abroad. And while all of the artworks in the show can be appreciated solely for their beauty, the curators and artists point out that the art on exhibit is meant to tell many different stories about agriculture. Each piece is intended to start a dialogue between the artist, the subject matter and the viewer, in an effort to raise awareness of the important roles that art, artists, and agriculture play in our daily lives. The Tenth Annual Art About Agriculture is on view November 11, 2017 through February 25, 2018.

 

Mornings Promise by Doug Singletary

The group exhibition features work by artists Debbie Abshear, Karen Anable-Nichols, Virginia Beale, Kit Boise-Cossart, Linda Brown, Valerie Carson, Shannon Celia, Chris Chapman, Jerry Cowart, Duane Dammeyer, Ted Dayton, Karl Dempwolf, Robert Diehl, Phyllis Doyon, Celeste Evans, Bruce Everett, Katie Fagan, Gail Faulkner, Lynne Fearman, Neva Felino, John Fielder, Ashley Funicello, David Gates, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Susan Guy, Michael Hardison, Ray Harris, Debra Holladay, Eul Hurley, Kathy Ikerd, John Iwerks, Carolyn Jorgensen, Virginia Kamhi, Wana Klasen, Doris Kleemann-Fischer, Mary-Austin Klein, Chuck Kovacic, Ria Krishnan, John Krist, Beverly Lazor, Karen Lewis, Deb Llanos, Leslie Lloyd, George Lockwood, Rhonda Magnus, Eileen Maloney, Didi Martin, Joe Milazzo, Jean Myers, Gina Niebergall, Dorothy Orr, Macario Pascual, Dave Reiter, Karen Scott Browdy, Douglas Singletary, KC Spink, Sally Sutton, Todd Swart, Jane Thorpe, Michael Torres, Dolas Tubbs, Nina Warner, Sharon Weaver, Mark Wood, Michael Wood, Andrea Yomtob, Patrick Yonally, Chris Zambon and Kay Zetlmaier.


The Santa Paula Art Museum, Jeanette Cole Art Center is located at 117 North 10th Street in beautiful downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, educational programming for children and adults, artist talks and demonstrations, a gift shop, and more. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and is free for students and museum members. For more information, please contact the Museum at (805) 525-5554or visit the Museum’s website at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.​


 

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