New Description for the Santa Paula Art Museum
The Santa Paula Art Museum opened in 2010 as a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and share Santa Paula, California’s artistic heritage including the famous Santa Paula Civic Art Collection; and to educate and engage the community through collection, exhibition, interpretation, programming and outreach. The Santa Paula Art Museum encompasses two unique spaces. The Museum’s primary exhibition space, the Jeanette Cole Art Center, is located in the handsomely restored 1924 Limoneira Building at 117 N. 10th Street in historic downtown Santa Paula. The Jeanette Cole Art Center plays host to rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, cultural events, a gift shop and more. In summer 2018, the Museum opened the doors to its second building, the newly renovated Cole Creativity Center, located just next-door at 123 N. 10th Street. The Cole Creativity Center is a shared space where creativity is abundant, artists share and inspire, students discover and explore, and where art builds community. The Cole Creativity Center offers a wide variety of creative educational programming for children, teens and adults.
Santa Paula Art Museum Announces Award-Winners in Its
“Art About Agriculture” Exhibition
SANTA PAULA, CA – The Santa Paula Art Museum is proud to announce the award-winning artworks featured in its eleventh annual “Art About Agriculture” exhibition, now on view through February 24, 2019. The exhibit includes 72 works of art in a variety of media by 64 different artists. The artworks portray the beauty and bounty of agriculture in scenes ranging from fields, farmworkers and farmers markets to animals, barns and backroad vistas.
The annual agricultural-themed art show is guest curated by the Ag Art Alliance, a collective formed by Santa Paula photographer John Nichols and painter Gail Pidduck, whose aim is to call attention to the importance of agriculture through art. Nichols and Pidduck recently judged all of the works in the exhibition and awarded cash prizes in five different categories. Artist Pete Ruiz’s charming photograph entitled “Pantaloons” earned the “Whimsical Award.” The “Interactive Award” went to KC Spink’s oil painting, “Next 7 Miles.” Adon Valenziano’s mixed media sculpture, “Hass,” won the “3-D Award.” Ramona Andrew’s photograph entitled “Reflecting” was awarded the “Connection Award,” and Pausha Foley’s detailed pen and ink drawing, “Zucchini Chips,” was given the “Monochrome Award.” The winning artworks and the entire exhibition can be seen now through February 24, 2019.
The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies two historic buildings located at 117 N 10th Street and 123 N 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, creative classes for children and adults, family-friendly events, live musical performances, a gift shop, and more. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members. For more information, please contact the Museum by calling (805) 525-5554, or e-mail email@example.com.