Learn to Know Your Hawks, Luke Matjas, 2015, 54 X 96 in.
March 13 - May 22, 2016
that GREAT ROCK MASS is called THE EARTH
The pageant of life, captured in splendid detail, will be on display in this fascinating and informative exhibition of vividly crafted drawings and prints. See Southern California’s thriving flora and fauna illuminated in panoramic scale. Don’t miss the elusive and seldom seen mountain lion (Puma concolor), the always swift roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), and the majestic condor (Gymnogyps californianus), featured alongside ever-present PVC traffic cones, Igloo coolers, and poorly concealed cell phone towers. Those who are sure-sighted might even catch glimpses of bright yellow nacho cheese!
Using traditional and “electronic media,” artist Luke Matjas (MFA, UCSB) creates peculiarly altered and unexpected views of nature. His work meshes natural history museum dioramas and antiquated pulp science with contemporary skateboard graphics and a trip to the local Home Depot.
December 13, 2015- February 21, 2016
Environmental Impact: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Our environment is strongly impacted by the Earth's relentlessly evolving weather conditions and man-made stimuli. This exhibit shows how artists have reproduced, commented and critiqued our ever-changing environment, whether the result of nature's forces or human interventions. It brings together different approaches to the subject= both formal and conceptual.
Curated by Billie Milam Weisman, Director of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, and generously funded by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.
Kelly Berg, Strato, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 in. Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles.
September 12 - November 22, 2015
contemporary realism revealing universal truths through personal perspectives
artists utilizing representational techniques in combination with current issues and art approaches is presented in partnership with The Representational Art Conference (TRAC2015) hosted by the Arts Initiative of California Lutheran University.
Double Gulp, oil on wood by Rachel Moseley, 2015. Collection of Tobias and Sharon Miller.
Carmen Abelleira: Reclaimed Stories
paintings and relief assemblage
It’s not what you think, so please don’t too much, acrylic on canvas mounted on wood by Carmen Abelleira, 2013.
June 14 - August 23, 2015
Subtraction = Abstraction
The Paintings of William Wray 2006-2015
a mid-career retrospective surveying the subtractive evolution of the artist's urban landscape, superhero and figurative series from realism towards abstraction
Gift, oil on wood by William Wray.
March 15 - May 24, 2015
RUTH PASTINE: PRESENT TENSE
perceptual interactions of saturated and nuanced color relationships that investigate light and
Warm-Light Yellow-Orange, Square, Interplay Series, pastel on paper by Ruth Pastine, 2012.
December 14, 2014 - February 22, 2015
Drawings + Paintings
by Ramon Ramirez
unofficial monuments captured through reconnaissance of the urban environment
Ciudad Del Jaguar, oil and oil-stick on canvas by Ramon Ramirez, 2011. Collection of Patricia and Martin Sandoval.
September 7 - November 23, 2014
The Painted Line: Works on Paper and Canvas by Julia Pinkham
recent series compelled by the wonder of the unknown
In Flight, acrylic on wallaper mounted on canvas by Julia Pinkham, 2014.
June 8-August 17, 2014
Empathy for Beauty in the 21st Century: Signature Artists of the California Art Club
The nature of beauty has been contemplated for centuries, and this discourse continues as nationally renowned signature artists of the California Art Club share their personal perspectives
* Bungalows , pastel on museum board by Gerald Rahm, nd.
March 9 - May 18, 2014
Biodiversity Series: Hiroko Yoshimoto
Stemming from free-form sketches the artist did in Tokyo in 2012 while recuperating indoors from an illness, her new Biodiversity Series has a richly organic patternation that alludes to realism and teems with implications of environmental disruption.
Under the Influence of Finance and Fashion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
The artists and works in this exhibition explore the relationship between economics and consumer culture and reveal the immense impact that socioeconomics has had on the art of the contemporary generation, as well as on our culture at large. This is especially important considering the recent financial crisis and the constant bombardment from the media on luxury, fashion and glamour. The mixed messages felt in the collision of class and culture proves that we are all under the influence of finance and fashion.
Word Queen of Laughter, foil organza, wire and steel by Lesley Dill, 2007. Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles.
Artists of "The Collection at Riverpark"
a sampling of art by a selection of artists commissioned to created major public art installations for "The Collection at Riverpark," in Oxnard. Among the artists included are: Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Michael Amescua, Frank Bauer, Frank Romero, Peter Shire, the team of Stephen Schafer and Tyson Cline. The exhibit highlights the artists' series of personal-scaled artworks that held the seeds for their large outdoor installations at “The Collection”, where fine art reshapes the dining and shopping experience.
HandMade (detail) , kiln-fired paint on glass by Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, 2013.
*Fluorescences (detail), candy wrapper, paper and acrylic on panel by Christine Morla, 2011.
June 9 - August 18, 2013
Christine Morla: Kaleidoscopic Gaze
a series of mixed-media paintings that celebrates and reflects the diverse cultural landscape of Oxnard.Each piece consists of hundreds of two dimensional paper constructions that are adhered to a wood panel creating a larger image. The paintings are built by first collecting discarded, multi-colored packaging from Filipino snack foods. This serves as amaterials palette. The found papers are then cut into thin strips and meticulously woven together into geometric and floral shapes.
March 10 - May 18, 2013
Edging Reason- Words
an investigation of hand-painted words and phrases
by Gary Lang
Over 70 word paintings executed on paper and on panel will hang along and down the Museum’s walls interplaying with its Classical architecture. Most importantly, these words are coloristically and poetically crafted by Lang to appear almost like anagrams of his experiences of life’s quirks and phenomena. Words are used like paint to stimulate the formation of mental images. In all, the exhibit will be an enveloping encounter that engages visitors’ vision, hearing and thought.
Emblemata: Paintings by Michael Pearce
Perfectly in harmony with the Carnegie¹s neo-classical architecture, Michael
Pearce¹s dramatic allegorical paintings evoke a dreamlike world populated
by people completely engaged in mysterious tasks. A master of glaze
painting, his expansive paintings convey lightness and air, while remaining
convincing as windows into an alternate universe. They invite interpretation,
mystical reverie and attention.
Traveler, oil on canvas by Michael Pearce, 2011.
David Gallup- Beneath the Surface: A Closer Look at Our Oceans
Stemming from David Gallup’s six year study of the Channel Islands, the artist will open an exhibit of 40 new paintings focusing on the wildlife and the ocean upon which they depend in Beneath the Surface: A Closer Look at Our Oceans. In order to better understand and represent the Marine Sanctuary, Gallup learned to SCUBA dive at the end of that painting series and discovered another world of inspiration. The experience of being in the deep directly enveloped by its incredible marine inhabitants is the subject of this latest series painted over the past year. The underwater experiences vary in local from the Channel Islands to other rocky shores and intertidal zones along the Southern California coast such as Leo Carrillo Beach and Malibu. Rarely throughout art history has the undersea world been tackled and depicted by a fine art painter.
Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Frederick R. Weisman was a pioneering Los Angeles art collector whose rise as an important patron of the arts paralleled the emergence of the contemporary art scene in Southern California. Featured are works ranging from the 1960s to the present, including diverse movements such as California Pop Art, Hard-Edge Abstraction and Light and Space.
*Edward Ruscha, Malibu=Sliding Glass Doors, 1976, pastel on paper, 231/8 x 29 5/8 in.
Gail Roberts: Entanglement
a recent series of paintings juxtaposing books, text and nests as a vehicle for the artist’s inquiry and commentary on nature, culture, and temporal existence.
The Raven, oil on canvas by Gail Roberts, 2010. Collection of Scott and Susan Salka.
bird imagery as metaphor in the paintings and mixed media of Sherry Loehr, Gail Pidduck and Bobbie Moline -Kramer and others
Not so Objective
new ipad paintings of nearly traditional landscapes by Daniel Reder
The Brothers Anderson
Benjamin Anderson-Portraits/Sean Anderson-Influential Pigments
Recent paintings by co-curators/owners of Anderson Art Collective, Carpinteria. Recognized for portraiture by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Benjamin Anderson shares recent portrait commissions. Sean Anderson continues his series connection mass marketing tools with America and its 3rd world counterparts.
* Andes, oil and flourescent enamel on canvas by Sean Anderson, 2011.
Splash! liquid energy spattered
Revolving around the action and experience of water, Splash! encompasses pools, beaches, and other watery bodies presented realistically or abstracted.Art in diverse media are included by artists: John Budicin, D.J. Hall, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Margie Livingston, Joel Meyerowitz, Brad Miller, Bobbie Moline-Kramer, Maria Luisa Morando, Elizabeth Patterson, Roxie Ray, Annie Seaton, Blakeney Sanford, Brooke Shaden Bill Sosin, Rick Stich, Adam Thorman, Daena Title, Roger Weik, Daniel Wheeler, John Wimberley, Peter Zokosky and others.
A Luminous Land: Selections from the California Art Club Signature Artists
Signature Artists In tribute to a century of stunning plein air painting fostered by the California Art Club, thirty Signature Artists share contemporary landscapes capturing California’s resplendent light. This exhibit is a part of a statewide series at museums and historic sites celebrating the California Art Club’s 100th anniversary.
Exhibition Sponsored by Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
*January Light, acrylic painting by Marcia Burtt
Urban Scenes: Distinct but Related
Photography by Robert Brown. Paintings and monotypes by Elisse Pogofsky-Harris
* Umbrian Dreams-The Consolazione, oil on canvas by Elisse Pogofsky-Harris, 2010.
An overview of the paintings and graphics of the Engel brothers--Vince Engel, Robert Engel, and Andy Engel. The brothers, who grew up in Oxnard, have forged diverse and highly successful career paths in the visual arts, making their mark in the fields of advertising, painting, and design.
*Ripples by Robert Engel, watercolor on paper, 2008. Collection of the Artist.
Dave Fox: Life Imprints
Gifts to the Permanent Collection
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
The ancients believed that the world consisted of four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Although they have been replaced by modern scientific elements, these four essential states have continued to inspire artists. This exhibit gathers together works of art that reflect on how the four elements continue to have meaning in our lives.
Charles Arnoldi, Impound, 1985, acrylic and branches on plywood, 92 x 154 x 11in. Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles.
adj. unhappy or depressed at being away from home
Feelings of displacement and nostalgic perceptions of home visualized in contemporary photography, painting and sculpture. Featuring the works of artists pursuing a bi-coastal existence:
Malú Alvarez, Jeff Beck, Livia Corona, Jen Dessinger, Edward Doty, Amy Elkins, Stephanie Halmos, Federico Gutierrez Schott, Dennis Mcleod, Derick Melander , Brian Paumier, Kelly Reemtsen, Joaquin Trujillo, Sophia Wallace, and Anthony Zepeda.
image *Home Made Macaroni,Fuji Flex print, by Brian Paumier, 1998. Handcrafted shadow box by Harold Stewart.
etchings from the permanent collection by early 20th century American
artists seeking views abroad, including Ernest David Roth
An American Aesthetic Identity:
Through the Eyes of American Women Artists
The Ann H. Bittl Collection of American Women Artists
Exploring the contributions women artists have made to creating an American aesthetic identity from the colonial era up to 20th century postmodernism. Over fifty paintings, prints and sculptures by: Susan MacDowell Eakins, Laura Coombs Hills, Helen Hyde, Mary Jane Peale, Alice Neel, Niki deSaint-Phalle, June Wayne and more.
Selected works from the permanent collection by California Women artists
Face to Face
portraiture in the permanent collection including work by Hiroko Yoshimoto and others
A Long Hot Summer
This exhibit of eco-realism, abstract painting and photography captures summer’s arid stretch across desert terrain, hillsides and urban environments. Highlighted in the exhibit are California artists whose art captures the effects of the sun’s unceasing shine. Works created in varying approaches are on exhibit by: Diane Best, William Dewey, ed freeman, Jane Gottlieb, Rebecca Hamm, and Wayne McCall. Also incorporated are selected works from the museum’s permanent collection, including a recently donated, major painting by Michael Dvortcsak of Ojai.
Selections / Honoring
Recent gifts to the permanent collection donated by Jackson Wheeler that honor the lives and contributions of friends and family.
Bob Nugent: The Vital Layer
A Drawing Retrospective
With a forty year career overview of mixed media drawings, Bob Nugent is one of the few contemporary artists documenting the Amazon Rainforest for the past twenty-four years. He has been awarded a Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, NEA Individual Fellowship, Fulbright Travel Grant and California Arts Council Grant for his work in Brazil. The artist’s works are in the collections of the Oakland Museum of California, Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
December 14, 2008 - February 22, 2009
Leo Politi: Capturing the Heart
An exhibit of the early 1930's and 1940's works by distinguished Los Angeles artist and illustrator, Leo Politi, celebrating his year-long, statewide Centennial. Paintings are featured from the forthcoming monograph, Leo Politi, Capturing the Heart of Los Angeles.
Alexey Steele : Quiet Steps of Approaching Thunder
acquistion of a major drawing by this master of figurative murals, portraits and landscapes, whose mural drawings were previously exhibited at the Carnegie
John Suttman: Sculpture
trompe l'oeil metal sculpture and paintings by the Ventura-based artist
Regalos: Gifts and Acquisitions of California Latino Art
continues with works by Carlos Almaraz, Gronk, Fank Romero, Patsi Valdez along with new gifts by José Lozano and Roberto Gutiérrez
September 14 - November 23, 2008
Art for Wine
Selections from the Imagery Estate Winery Permanent Collection
Original art commissioned as wine labels for special releases of Imagery Estate wines from major contemporary artists on loan from the Benziger Family.
Works by art luminaries:
Gregory Amenoff, Robert Arneson, Charles Arnoldi, John Baldessari, LyndaBenglis, Pegan Brooke, Christopher Brown, Squeak Carnwath, PeggyCyphers, Roy DeForest, Marianela de la Hoz, Lesley Dill, Michael Dvortcsak, Don and Era Farnsworth, John Fraser, Walter Gabrielson, SamGilliam, April Gornik, Nancy Graves, Jane Hammond, Robert Hudson, KurtKemp, Mary LaPorte, Susan Laufer, Sol LeWitt, Hung Liu, Pam Longobardi, Joseph Maruska, Tim McDowell, Debra McKillop, Dann Nardi, John Nava, Gary Nisbet, Bob Nugent, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Alexis Smith, StevenSorman, Robert Stackhouse, Jennifer Sturgill, Susan Walp,
and Terry Winters
Gifts and Acquisitions of California Latino Art
includes works by Carlos Almaraz, Gronk, José Lozano, Frank Romero,and Patssi Valdez
The Metal and Airbrush Art of Arturo Rivas
June 7 – August 24, 2008
Featuring contemporary paintings, photography and sculptures inspired by being in, on or below the California surf.
Works by Bruce Barton, Bill Dewey, Robert Engel, R. Nelson Parrish, Hank Pitcher, Kevin Short, Jesse Simon, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend Rick Stitch, and Thomas Zikka.