Current Exhibitions

Between Heaven and Earth: The PAC6 Paints the Sierras

March 4, 2017 through July 9, 2017

In August 2015, artists Linda Brown, Marian Fortunati, Nita Harper, Debra Holladay, Laura Wambsgans, and Sharon Weaver embarked on a week-long expedition to paint the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The six women call themselves the PAC6 - six artists painting across the country. The product of their pilgrimage to the Sierras is an exhibition nearly two years in the making, featuring over 60 paintings that take the viewer on a journey of discovery to experience the seasons, wildness, and fierce beauty of the High Sierra.

The first images of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with their dramatic peaks and pristine lakes, caught the imagination of a young America and helped to open the West. Following in the historic footsteps of the early California Impressionists, the PAC6 have created a body of work that provides an opportunity to see these iconic vistas from a new and contemporary perspective. While each of the six artists paints in a personally distinctive style, the pack’s purpose in creating the show was identical. It is the hope of PAC6 that in seeing the exhibition, viewers will be inspired toward their own great adventure - one filled with awe at the beauty and grandeur of the American landscape. The exhibit also includes a short video documentary with film footage and commentary describing the group’s pack trip from Mammoth Lakes to Lake Ediza.

Pilot's Discretion: Aerial Photos by Bill Dewey

June 17, 2017 through October 15, 2017

This summer, the Santa Paula Art Museum is looking at art from a completely new perspective. Pilot's Discretion: Aerial Photos by Bill Dewey is an upcoming exhibition of aerial photographs by the Santa Barbara artist. As a private pilot and professional photographer, Bill Dewey's images are captured from the cockpit of his Cessna 172. His photographs reveal extraordinary bird’s-eye views of the California landscape, filled with unique compositions, patterns and color palettes. The exhibit opens with a premiere party on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission to the premiere is $10.00 for museum members and $15.00 for non-members.

Bill Dewey has been photographing the California landscape since the early 1970s. He has had a photography studio in Santa Barbara for over 30 years and bases his aerial photography out of Santa Barbara airport. Dewey’s solo show will feature some of his favorite scenes, ranging from the Sierras to the Santa Clara River Valley. Guests of the premiere will have the opportunity to meet the photographer whose work is driven by a desire to share the bigger picture of our local landscape. The exhibition will also include a video interview with the artist as well as in-flight footage of the photographer at work. Pilot’s Discretion runs through October 15, 2017.

Future Exhibitions

California Art Club: Golden State Splendor

July 15, 2017 through November 5, 2017

The 24th De Colores Art Show

October 21, 2017 through January 28, 2018

The 10th Annual Art About Agriculture

November 11, 2017 through February 25, 2018

Call to Artists available June 2017