Santa Paula Art Museum update for March 2 — Installation Week

March 2, 2019
Installation Week
This week, staff spent time installing our new exhibit, Common Ground, which features 60 works of art by Ventura County artists Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty, and Gail Pidduck.
Teachers Earn Extra Credit
Santa Paula High School art teachers Ryan Lamb, Sara Lozano, Mariann Romero, and Michael Torres helped us to install a new exhibit of portraits by their art students.
New Art Keeps Popping Up
The Museum hung more new shows this week than it ever has before! That includes our “Pop-Up Art Shop,” which now features new art for purchase by Gina Niebergall and George Lockwood.
Classes Go Digital
Former Disney and Pixar video game artist Anita McLaughlin taught our very first digital art class at the Museum. Students learned how to draw and paint using iPads and iPhones.
New(bury) Friends
We were thrilled when our new friends at Art Trek, Inc. in Newbury Park agreed to to partner with us for our March Free Family Day. Art Trek is a nonprofit that specializes in community art programs.
Upcoming Exhibition
Common Ground: Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty, and Gail Pidduck
Premiere Party: Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Exhibition on view through July 7, 2019.
Three of the most popular female artists living and working in Ventura County today have joined forces for an extraordinary exhibition entitled Common Ground opening March 2, 2019 at the Santa Paula Art Museum. Artists Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty, and Gail Pidduck have a lot in common, most especially the love they have for their ranches and gardens – scenes that they have put to paint and graphite for this show. Common Ground opens with a premiere party on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. All of the works in the exhibition are available for purchase. Admission to the premiere is $10.00 for museum members and $15.00 for non-members.
IMAGE CREDIT: “Eucalyptus Blossoms Study” by Meredith Brooks Abbott, oil on linen.
Upcoming Event
Free Family Day
Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us for Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum on the first Sunday of every month from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. In addition to enjoying our current exhibitions, you’ll experience hands-on art activities for the whole family, with local artists sharing new ideas and projects each month. Be creative, have fun, and make a masterpiece while you make memories with friends and family. Admission is free for everyone and families will have access to lots of free art materials. On March 3, Art Trek, Inc. will be leading the fun! Art Trek, Inc. is an independent, hands-on, not-for-profit arts program and community art center based in Newbury Park that brings quality visual, literary and performing arts into the community.
Upcoming Class
Introduction to Linoleum Prints (Ages 16+)
Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Discover the ease and artistry of linoleum printmaking! Practiced by masters but friendly enough for beginners, linoleum cuts are versatile and fun. Students will learn tricks and techniques for making images, how to carve the linoleum blocks, and a wide variety of printing options. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. The cost of this two-part class is $85.00 per person, which includes a tool set and linoleum blocks that each student will take home.
Upcoming Class
Monotypes Using Gelatin Plates (Ages 16+)
Saturday March 23, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, and Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Back by popular demand! Used by seasoned artists yet easy enough for the beginner to do at home, monotypes using gelatin plates is a fast, fun, color-filled experience in printmaking. Students will learn to make their own gelatin plate, use a variety of tools to create expressive and spontaneous imagery, and employ water based inks to generate multiple prints to take home. All skill levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required. The cost of this two-part class is $85.00 per person.
Upcoming Class
Ukrainian Egg Decorating (Ages 16+)
Friday, April 12, 2019, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Celebrate spring with the rich colors, intricate patterns, and traditional techniques of Ukrainian egg decorating! Learn the basics of tools and techniques on day one, and immerse yourself in practice on day two. Join us and turn your eggs into masterpieces! All skill levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required. The cost of this two-part class is $80.00 per person.
Become a Member or Renew Your Membership
Become a member or renew your membership in the Santa Paula Art Museum today! All of our members enjoy free regular admission to the Museum, free admission to gallery talks and artist demonstrations, discounted admission to special events including exhibit premieres, concerts, and the annual art auction, 10% off the cost of art classes at the Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 10% off purchases in the Museum’s gift shop, and 10% off purchases of fine art made available for sale in our exhibitions. Your membership will also benefit others as it will allow the Museum to offer school tours, art classes, free family days, bilingual exhibit content, artist-in-the-classroom experiences, student exhibitions, and other meaningful programs to everyone in our community.


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