25th Anniversary Art Fundraiser
Upon the occassion of the Carnegie Art Museum celebrating 25 years of bringing quality art exhibits and programs to Oxnard and Ventura County communities, the Museum and its non-profit group, the Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones, wished to undertake a fund raiser that reflected the quality expected of a fine art museum.. Therefore an Anniversary Silent Art Auction of a limited number of excellent artworks will be held during the Gems & Gesso: 25th Anniversary Gala on October 20, 2012.
The artworks for the auction were curated by the Museum Director both for quality and to reflect the focus over the past 25 years on California Art, Artists and Collectors. The selected paintings are an intentional paring of both realistic art and non-realistic art. This this reflects the Museum’s commitment to the dual camps of art approaches that of traditional realism and of abstraction. Likewise it allows potential bidders to match the art to their artistic preferences.
The need for your contributions is strong. Each year the for the Museum to offer education programs, CAM Cornerstones must fund raise approximately $50,000 for the costs of art, education materials, guest artists, and lecturers. CAM Cornerstones must also find support to help cover the growing costs of museum exhibits. Therefore the Museum is grateful in the extreme to our 25th Anniversary Sponsors and to the artists-Gail Pidduck, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Daniel Reder and Roger Weik who have donated their art for this fundraiser
As you review each donating artist’s biography, their accomplishments are as outstanding as the power of their art. All the contributing artists in fact have had works exhibited at the Carnegie and have their art in museum and private collections.
Contributing Artist Biographies
Carolyn Hesse Low - contributing "Downtown Marina”, oil on panel, 2011.
With family ties to Oxnard, Carolyn Hesse-Low graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, and continued her training at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Her paintings have been exhibited at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in New York; Laguna Art Museum, Autry Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Oceanside Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Carnegie Art Museum, Cornell Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Coos Art Museum, Napa Valley Museum, Academy of Art Museum, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, San Diego Maritime Museum, Ventura Maritime Museum, Bonita Museum and Water Mill Museum in New York. Her work has been shown in countless national exhibitions, and she has been selected to paint in plein air invitational and juried events throughout the country.
Carolyn has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine. Her work appears in several books, including California Light, A Century of Landscapes, as well as Land of Sunlight: Paintings of San Diego County. In addition, her work has received numerous awards, including Best of Show at San Luis Obispo Art Museum, Publisher’s Choice Award from Plein Air Magazine and the Award of Excellence at Plein Air Southwest Salon 2012.
Carolyn Hesse-Low is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, the National Watercolor Society, the American Impressionist Society, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She is an Artist Member of the California Art Club. Her work is represented in national and international collections. www.CarolynHesse-Low.com
Gail Pidduck- contributing "Bird & Persimmons”, oil on panel, 2012.
Gail Pidduck is noted for creating stunning tableaux of farm workers in the Santa Clara Valley and considers herself a “ruralist”. For the past twenty years she has enjoyed painting outdoor in the fields and in her Santa Paula studio, representing the honest dignity of those who till. As an art student in Utah, Pidduck often wished to be able to show the California she knew to fellow students. California to them was urban, only Los Angeles or the Bay Area. To her it was fields of zinnias or corn on foggy summer mornings. Pidduck now paints her treasured view of California-its people, flora and fauna- in order to help viewers see the importance of this state’s rural treasure. The artist has exhibited throughout the country and locally with: Oil Painters of America, the Carnegie Museum, the Museum of Ventura County, the Buenaventura Art Association, and the John Nichols Gallery, among others. www.gailpidduck.com
Daniel Reder- contributing "Orangery" (LR-1), acrylic and oil pastel on paper, 2006-2008
Daniel Reder, born in Fall River, MA received his MFA in Film from Columbia University, School of the Arts in 1978 where he also pursued studies in drawing and printmaking. He continued his studies in drawing at the Art Students League and in two dimensional design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
His animated film, Going Home was accepted into the Museum of Modern Art Circulating Film Library in 1980. He freelanced for several years in New York, creating an animated film for Sesame Street and running his own studio.
In the early nineties Reder began his exploration of the abstract expressionist genre of painting. His paintings have appeared in shows in Philadelphia and California. Now living in Oxnard, Reder continued his exploration using mixed media of acrylics and oil pastels, creating a series of small, detailed, abstract paintings. Currently, he is focusing on the iPad as a new medium and interestingly, has moved from the abstract into a more figurative mode with iPad paintings based on his photographs.
His paintings have been collected by individuals and corporations. In recent years his art has been exhibited at The East End Studio in Ojai, The Rose Cafe in Venice and in a solo exhibit Not So Objective at the Carnegie Art Museum, which recently acquired one of his paintings for the permanent collection. www.danreder
Roger Weik- contributing The Dream, emulsion, oil and oxide pigments on canvas, 2008
Since Roger Weik’s early days in college at Southern Illinois University at the School of Fine Arts and Communications in the 70’s, he has always held an affinity for thickness and texture. There he graduated in 1971 with a Bachelors of Science in Fine Arts and Art Education and in 1973 with a Master of Fine Arts in Painting. His mixed media art has an organic connection, a sense of having been created by some natural process rather than by an act of will on the part of the artist. Born in Chicago, he has long resided in Costa Mesa and is represented by the William Merrill Gallery in Laguna, among others. His art is in the Permanent Collections of 47 Museums throughout the United States and Europe, including that of the Carnegie Art Museum. www.artslant
Below is an abbreviated list of his Selected Exhibitions from an extensive art career:
“Invitational Group Exhibition”, NEWPORT HARBOR ART MUSEUM , 1978
“Six St. Louis Artists”, MUSEE DE ARTE MODERNE, Lyon, France 1979
“Show Two Winter”, LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Los Angeles, Ca.1980-1981
Invitational Drawing Exhibition”, NEWSPACE, Los Angeles, California 1981
Soho International Competition”, AGORA GALLERY, New York, New York 1992
“National Juried Competition”, PINDAR GALLERY, New York, New York 1995
“2002 Arts Benefit”, ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Newport Beach, California 2002
“The Art Pack “, LAGUNA MUSEUM OF ART, Laguna Beach, California 2003
“Invitational Group Exhibition”, DOUBLEVISION GALLERY, Los Angeles, California 2004
“The Art of Paint”, Invitational Group Exhibition, GALLERY-C, Hermosa Beach, California 2004
“Invitational Group Exhibition”, LACY PRIMITIVE AND FINE ART, Beverly Hills, California 2004
“Three Abstract Painters”, CSUF GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER, Santa Ana, California 2004
“Fifteen Year Survey”, Solo Exhibition, ROBERT V. FULLERTON ART MUSEUM,
San Bernardino, California 2005
“Made in California”, Juried Exhibition, BREA ARTS FOUNDATION, Brea, California, 2005
“ART LA 2005”, GALLERY-C, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California 2005
“California Visions Art Auction XI”, LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, Long Beach, Ca.2005
“Big Names/Small Art”, CROCKER ART MUSEUM, Sacramento, California 2005
“Fresh”, MOCA: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles, California 2005
“Twenty-One”, Invitational Group Exhibition, GALLERY-C, Hermosa Beach, California 2005
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, DAUM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART , Missouri 2005
“The Los Angeles Art Show”, GALLERY-C, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California 2006
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, ROBERT V. FULLERTON ART MUSEUM,
San Bernardino,.California 2006
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, TRITON MUSEUM OF ART, Santa Clara, California 2006
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, MITCHELL ART MUSEUM, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 2006
“Surface”, Solo Exhibition, GUGGENHEIM GALLERY, Chapman University, Orange, Ca. 2006
“ARTscottsdale 2006”, GALLERY-C, Scottsdale, Arizona 2006
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM, Springfield, Missouri 2006
“Thirteen”, GALLERY-C, Hermosa Beach, California 2006
“Small Wonders”, PHARMAKA GALLERY, Los Angeles, California 2006
“Fresh”, MOCA: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles, California 2007
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM, Oxnard, California 2007
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, DE SAISSET MUSEUM OF ART, Santa Clara, Ca. 2007
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART, Tucson, Arizona 2007
“Solo Exhibition”,WILLIAM MERRILL GALLERY, Laguna Beach, California 2007
“The Surface of Space”, PHARMAKA GALLERY, Los Angeles, California 2008
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART, Florida 2008
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART, Naples, Florida 2008
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, MUSEUM OF FINE ART, St. Petersburg, Florida 2008
“Permanent Collection Exhibition”, KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART, Knoxville, TN. 2008