Wendy Slatkin

Artist: John Edward Svenson - Artwork: Nature Song

John Edward Svenson (1923–2016) 2006 Artist of the Year

Born in Los Angeles, John Svenson was adopted when he was three years old by a loving family who lived in Montclair. He exhibited precocious artistic talent and as early as first grade was recognized by his teachers as innately gifted.

Artist: Harrison McIntosh - Artwork: Pedestal Bowl

Harrison McIntosh (1914–2016) 2012 Artist of the Year

Harrison McIntosh, a famous ceramic artist, was a leading figure in the midcentury modern movement. He created and refined elegant artworks “over the course of his long and immensely distinguished career.”

Artist: Milford Zornes - Artwork: Monteroso

Milford Zornes (1908-2008) 2005 Artist of the Year

Milford Zornes, best known as a watercolorist, was also a noted art educator. A highly skilled artist, he enjoyed a national reputation, about which he was always modest.

Betty Davenport Ford - Grazing Gazelle With Four Birds

Betty Davenport Ford – 2010 Artist of the Year

Like so many other Pomona Valley artists, Ford benefited from mentorship by Millard Sheets. In 1954 he organized an exhibition at the LA County Fair, The Arts of Daily Living, which featured her work. This recognition helped launch her career.

Ester Bruton Gilman - Moutain

Then & Now: Women Artists of the Pomona Valley

By the 1940s, three Pomona Valley arts institutions were active, creating a synergistic nexus which permitted women artists’ talent and ambition to learn, live and thrive in the region. The art education available at Scripps College and the Claremont Graduate School attracted talented women from around the country. The jobs at the Millard Sheets Studio and surrounding colleges permitted some of these Scripps graduates to settle into the community.

Dee Marcellus Cole

Dee Marcellus Cole

In this video interview, which was conducted in Cole’s uniquely decorated home, the artist discusses her childhood, creative processes and attitudes toward teaching.

Gina Lawson Egan

Gina Lawson Egan

From her studio in her vintage Ontario home, Lawson Egan has produced a dynamic body of work with a personal surrealist sensibility. The interview, conducted in her home, backyard studio and gallery space, provides insight into her sensibility, creative process, and attitudes toward teaching and selling her art.

Andrée Mendenhall Mahoney

Andrée Mendenhall Mahoney

The video interview was conducted in Mahoney’s Red Hill home and includes a tour of this unique residence. It captures, for the first time, Mahoney’s description of how she developed as an artist, her creative processes, and insights gained from her experience as an art professor.

CCMA - Portrait of a Community

CCMA – Portrait of a Community

This video traces the origins of the organization in the Chaffey Community Art Association (CCAA) and its core collection, the Barbara Line Memorial Collection, through its expansion in the following decades.