Ag Art Alliance presents The Fifth Annual “Art About Agriculture Exhibit”
By Gazette Staff Writer — Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Santa Paula Art Museum and the Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum
“Art About Agriculture” is an agricultural themed art exhibit presented by the Ag Art Alliance which will be held November 10, 2012 through March 17, 2013 at the Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th Street, in historic downtown Santa Paula. The purpose of the exhibit is to promote Art About Agriculture by exploring all of the facets of agriculture from workers to water, machinery to soil, and to the food that goes on our plates.
Part of the exhibit will also be on display at the Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, located within walking distance of the Santa Paula Art Museum at 926 Railroad Avenue in Santa Paula. For more information about the Agriculture Museum, please call (805) 525-3100. Be sure to visit both museums to see the entire show.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 4 to 6 pm at both the Santa Paula Art Museum and the Agriculture Museum. Admission to the Art Museum reception is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served and reservations are recommended. There is no charge for admission to the Agriculture Museum reception and no refreshments.
Art About Agriculture features art by over 50 artists working in both two and three dimensional media who create art that in some way draws its inspiration from our agricultural heritage and/or contemporary agriculture. That inspiration includes, but is not limited to, depictions of rural life and landscape, farm animals and products, and art that in a more abstract way deals with issues and ideas related to agriculture. All work in the exhibit will be for sale.
The Ag Art Alliance was formed in 2007 by Gail Pidduck and John Nichols to promote a greater appreciation of the place of agriculture in our lives by revealing the many facets of agriculture through the eyes of artists.
Also currently on exhibit at the Santa Paula Art Museum is the 19th De Colores Art Show, celebrating Latino art and culture, and selections from the famous Santa Paula Art Collection. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults $4, Seniors $3 and members and students are free.
PR Photos Attached: “Orchards” by Victor Schiro, oil on canvas, 18”x 21”
WHAT: Ag Art Alliance Fifth Annual Exhibit “Art About Agriculture”
WHERE: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, CA and Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, CA
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 10 from 4 to 6 pm at both the Santa Paula Art Museum, cost is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members, and the Agriculture Museum, free admission.
EXHIBIT DATES: November 10, 2012 through March 17, 2013