Every month a group of artists meet at the Museum for a figure drawing/painting workshop. There is a live model, allowing each artist to interpret the model’s pose in his or her own style. In this exhibit, we invite you to enjoy the artwork of workshop artists Judith Christensen, Martha Cowan, Gloria Gandara, Jacqueline Knell, David Pion-Berlin, Alan Swartz and Alfred Tse.
Artists who are painters or sculptors or use other traditional art forms mainly stay in one direction in their work. Other artists venture out, taking objects left by other people and recycling them into an art form. In this exhibit, John Bagley, Jr., Jim Behrman and Alan Swartz each express their art by assembling made and found objects into imaginative 3-D sculptural work. Their interdisciplinary art outlook advocates a different approach, testing the bounds of art.
WEPO is a venue for all those who use photography to express their vision. The objective is to inspire the region with an engaging selection of artworks and celebrate the efforts of those who use photography as their medium.
Over the past 45 years of experience with the clay material, my passion for it has never waivered. It’s the soul of the Earth and the soul of my being as an artist/teacher. There is no other way to better express my creative thoughts. These thoughts are fueled by my other pursuit which is archaeology. My forms and imageries evolve out of this evolutionary discipline of history. Archaeology projects time, history, mystery, and leading to an understanding of cultures. I try to be its best partner with these ideals.
The diversity of California has lent itself to the translucent quality of watercolors. Whether a vibrant California landscape, a stylized portrait or the subtlety of a quiet scene, these works exemplify out state. The California Style is celebrated with selections from the Museum Collection.