Now in its eleventh year, the Ag Art Alliance’s popular pastoral art show, Art About Agriculture, will premiere at the Santa Paula Art Museum on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The group show will feature 72 artworks by 63 artists from across the country who have portrayed the beauty and bounty of agriculture in scenes ranging from fields, farmworkers, and farmers markets to animals, barns, and backroad vistas.
Opening alongside The 11th Annual Art About Agriculture will be From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach. Inspired by the abstracted landscapes left in the wake of the Thomas Fire, Ventura artist Luther Gerlach has produced an extraordinary collection of photographs that both document the destruction and explore the mysterious beauty it rendered. Using an 8x10 wooden view camera, Gerlach's enlarged prints create a unique, immersive experience of the spectacular aftermath.
Americana duo RubySkye will perform music throughout the event!
The price of admission to the premiere party is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members and will include access to both exhibitions. From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach will run through December 30, 2018. The 11th Annual Art About Agriculture will run through February 24, 2019.
Art About Agriculture will feature artists Ramona Andrews, Kit Boise-Cossart, Kent Butler, Shannon Celia, Janice Chan, Chris Chapman, Nellie Cusworth, Mike Depue, Dean Detrick, Jr., Robert Diehl, Gabriel Selvaggio Dordetti, Duane Eells, Celeste Evans, Bruce Everett, Katie Fagan, Gail Faulkner, Neva Felino, John Fielder, Pausha Foley, Marian Fortunati, Richard Franklin, Valerie Freeman, Juan Carlos Gonzales, Joy Gonzalez, Michael Hardison, Ray Harris, Gail Hercher, Carlos Heredia, Lance Higgins, Eul Hurley, John Iwerks, Wana Klasen, Doris Kleemann-Fischer, Bev Lazor, Karen Lewis, Renate Lichter, Leslie Lloyd, George Lockwood, Eileen Maloney, Yolande McAlevey, Joe Milazzo, Dennis Newell, Betty Nguyen, Gina Niebergall, Dorothy Orr, Annette Power, John Robertson, Pete Ruiz, Becky Savell, Karen Scott Browdy, Victor Shiro, KC Spink, Pam Strautman, Todd Swart, Bonnie Taylor, Myra Toth, Adon Valenziano, Trevor Walker, Nina Warner, Aaron Wilder, Michael Wood, Chris Zambon, and Kay Zetlmaier.
IMAGE CREDITS: “Santa Clara Riverbed” by Bruce Everett, oil on canvas, 35 x 50 inches, Collection of the artist - to be featured in The 11th Annual Art About Agriculture; “Burning Bush” by Luther Gerlach, unique silver gelatin print, 16 x 20 inches, Collection of the artist - to be featured in From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach.