Current Exhibitions

The Tenth Annual Art About Agriculture

November 11, 2017 through February 25, 2018

Art About Agriculture, the popular pastoral art show presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, marks its tenth anniversary this year with a fresh crop of 82 artworks by 70 artists from across the country. The art portrays the beauty and bounty of agriculture in scenes ranging from fields, farmworkers and farmers markets to animals, barns and backroad vistas. All of the artworks on display are for sale. The exhibit will be on view through February 25, 2018.

The group exhibition features work by artists Debbie Abshear, Karen Anable-Nichols, Virginia Beale, Kit Boise-Cossart, Linda Brown, Valerie Carson, Shannon Celia, Chris Chapman, Jerry Cowart, Duane Dammeyer, Ted Dayton, Karl Dempwolf, Robert Diehl, Phyllis Doyon, Lee Edwards, Celeste Evans, Bruce Everett, Katie Fagan, Gail Faulkner, Lynne Fearman, Neva Felino, John Fielder, Ashley Funicello, David Gates, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Susan Guy, Michael Hardison, Ray Harris, Debra Holladay, Eul Hurley, Kathy Ikerd, John Iwerks, Carolyn Jorgensen, Virginia Kamhi, Wana Klasen, Doris Kleemann-Fischer, Mary-Austin Klein, Chuck Kovacic, Ria Krishnan, John Krist, Beverly Lazor, Karen Lewis, Deb Llanos, Leslie Lloyd, George Lockwood, Rhonda Magnus, Eileen Maloney, Didi Martin, Joe Milazzo, Jean Myers, Gina Niebergall, Dorothy Orr, Macario Pascual, Dave Reiter, Karen Scott Browdy, Douglas Singletary, KC Spink, Sally Sutton, Todd Swart, Jane Thorpe, Michael Torres, Dolas Tubbs, Nina Warner, Sharon Weaver, Mark Wood, Michael Wood, Andrea Yomtob, Patrick Yonally, Chris Zambon and Kay Zetlmaier.

A full catalog and price list or artworks is available by clicking on the image below:


De Colores Art Show: Portraits of the Past

October 21, 2017 through January 28, 2018

De Colores Art Show: Portraits of the Past is the public’s first glimpse into the Museum’s exceptional De Colores Art Collection. The interactive exhibit features works by groundbreaking Latino artists, including Carlos Almaraz, Judy Baca, Sergio Hernández, Gilbert “Magú” Luján, Sylvia Raz, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Eloy Torrez and more.

The De Colores Art Collection is part of the Santa Paula Art Museum’s larger permanent art collection and serves as a visual record of the history and contributions of Latino people and culture in our local region. The collection was established under the leadership of local artist Xavier Montes. The centerpiece of the collection – and the exhibition – is Miguel Angel González’ artist-themed “Árbol de la Vida (Tree of Life).” The four-feet-tall clay sculpture borrows from the traditional Mexican Tree of Life craft to illustrate some of the most famous works created by Latino artists in Southern California. The sculpture is accompanied by a digital guide to allow visitors to explore the tree in detail.

Portraits of the Past presents a diverse narrative of Latino art and history in relation to California. The story and significance of each artwork is described alongside each image. While all of the artworks are portraits, the subjects vary from farmworkers and families to religious figures and surrealist self-images. Together, the images celebrate an enduring theme within Latino art: It is art for the people and about the people. The exhibition further embraces this sense of social and collaborative art-making by inviting visitors to contribute to a community-made Tree of Life while considering themes of heritage, identity, and the traditions that connect us all. This exhibit is made possible by the support of sponsors Calavo, Clinicas del Camino Real, and La Cabaña.