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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // October 25, 2018

Two Exhibitions, One Premiere Party: “The Eleventh Annual Art About Agriculture” and “From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach” Open November 10 at the Santa Paula Art Museum

 

Premiere Party: Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost of admission to the premiere is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members and will include access to both exhibitions.

“Art About Agriculture,” the popular pastoral art show presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, will celebrate its eleventh anniversary this year with a fresh crop of 72 artworks on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum. In “The Eleventh Annual Art About Agriculture,” 64 different artists from across the country will 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 will open with a premiere party on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost of admission to the premiere is $10.00 for museum members and $15.00 for non-members.

Opening alongside “Art About Agriculture” will be “From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach.” Inspired by the abstracted landscapes left in the wake of last year’s Thomas Fire, Ventura artist Luther Gerlach has produced an extraordinary collection of photographs that both document the destruction and explore the mysterious beauty it rendered. Using an 8×10 wooden view camera, Gerlach’s enlarged prints create a unique, immersive experience of the spectacular aftermath. Admission to the premiere party will include access to both exhibitions. Americana music duo RubySkye will also perform throughout the event.

“Art About Agriculture” will feature artists Ramona Andrews, Kit Boise-Cossart, Kent Butler, Shannon Celia, Janice Chan, Chris Chapman, Nellie Cusworth, Duane Dammeyer, Mike Depue, Dean Detrick,Jr., Robert Diehl, Gabriel Dordetti, Duane Eells, Celeste Evans, Bruce Everett, Katie Fagan, Gail Faulkner, Neva Felino, John Fielder, Pausha Foley, Marian Fortunati, Richard Franklin, Valerie Freeman, Juan Carlos Gonzales, Joy Gonzalez, Michael Hardison, Ray Harris, Gail Hercher, Carlos Heredia, Lance Higgins, Eul Hurley, John Iwerks, Wana Klasen, Doris Kleemann-Fischer, Bev Lazor, Karen Lewis, Renate Lichter, Leslie Lloyd, George Lockwood, Eileen Maloney, Yolande McAlevey, Joe Milazzo, Dennis Newell, Betty Nguyen, Gina Niebergall, Dorothy Orr, Annette Power, John Robertson, Pete Ruiz, Becky Savell, Karen Scott Browdy, Victor Shiro, KC Spink, Pam Strautman, Todd Swart, Bonnie Taylor, Myra Toth, Adon Valenziano, Trevor Walker, Nina Warner, Aaron Wilder, Michael Wood, Chris Zambon, and Kay Zetlmaier. “The Eleventh Annual Art About Agriculture” will be on view through February 24, 2019. “From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach” will be on view through December 30, 2018.

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, art classes for children and adults, artist talks and demonstrations, musical performances, a gift shop, and more. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members. A full schedule of upcoming events and classes can be found online by visiting www.santapaulaartmuseum.org. For more information, please contact the Museum by calling (805) 525-5554, or e-mail info@santapaulaartmuseum.org.

Other Upcoming Events at the Santa Paula Art Museum:

Champagne and Shopping
Date & Time: Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Indulge in a glass of bubbly as you shop for unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Find one-of-a-kind items by local artist vendors including handcrafted jewelry, bags, pottery, paintings and more. Plus, be entered into a raffle to win a special gift of your own!
Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
Event cost: Admission is free for everyone
Class: Suminagashi Workshop (Ages 16+)

Date & Time: Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Addictive, meditative and fun! Learn the ancient Japanese art of water marbling. Explore the process, serendipity, and creative applications with local artist Lisa Ann Mahony. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $35.00 per class