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I Love California

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20120714001618-beate_amler
California Colors Acrylic 24 X 36
20120714002154-della_calfee
California Sunshine Photography 24 X 18
20120714002529-annamaria_kusber
Colorful California Oil 40 X 41
20120714002817-rebecca_lambing
A Day on Independence Lake, 2012 Acrylic on Gallery-wrapped Canvas 16" X 20"
20120714003132-ellen_lee
Center Photography 16 X 20
20120714003418-yvonne_newhouse
Persimmons Watercolor 14 X 18
20120714003704-nora_raggio
Cali Boy Loves Low Riders Photography
20120714004150-bonnie_j_smith
Swimming Upstream Textile 40 X 30
20120714004350-francine_survilo
Son of Immigrants-Nurse Oil 20 X 16
20120714004743-leigh_toldi
Confronting Brown Oil 36" X 60"
20120715030805-alysanne_mcgaffey
Easter Morning: The Rollicking Hills of Half Moon Bay Oil 31 X 36
20120715030844-marian_yap
Hibiki (Echo) Acrylic/mixed Media on Canvas 24 X 24
20120715032534-jeanette_sacco-belli
To Unknown Woods Acrylic 24 X 30
20120716061919-claire_erlin
Children's Play Circle Photography 14 1/2 X 17 1/2
I Love California

455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
August 1st, 2012 - January 31st, 2013
Opening: August 1st, 2012 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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650-591-2801
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photography, mixed-media, realism, landscape, abstract, figurative, modern, traditional
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Free

DESCRIPTION

The Peninsula Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art will present a member exhibition titled I Love California. The exhibition, open to the public, will be held from August 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013 at the Milton Marks Conference Center Galleries, San Francisco. Gallery hours are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Mondays through Fridays. 

I Love California includes artwork by emerging and professional women artists Beate Amler, Della Calfee, Claire Erlin, Annamaria Kusber, Rebecca Lambing, Ellen Lee, Kim McCool Nelson, Alysanne McGaffey, Yvonne Newhouse, Nora Raggio, Jeanette Sacco-Belli, Bonnie J. Smith, Francine Survilo, Leigh Toldi, Cristina Velazquez and Marian Yap. The works on display cover a broad range of two-dimensional mediums that include oils, acrylic, fiber art, watercolor, mixed media and photography. The exhibit provides the viewer a look into the artist’s interpretation of living within California with its idealized golden land of mountains, oceans and cities.

“California Sunshine” by Della Calfee highlights our state flower. Calfee says, “Dreams arise when gazing through the sheer petals of our California state flower. Vivid blooms evoke vitality, sunshine and the wild spirit of both the state and its inhabitants.”

Yvonne Newhouse’s watercolors are of fruits grown in California, that recognize the abundance in California's Central Valley; and, Annamaria Kusber’s oil reflects her love for sunny California and its people of all colors. Inspired by Haiku poetry, Marian Yap used threads in her work to represent the diversity of California’s population and its cultural richness.

Bonnie J. Smith and Rebecca Lambing both say that California is about the availability of water resources for recreation.  Bonnie with a textile of a swimmer and Rebecca’s painting, inspired by a day spent kayaking on Independence Lake near Truckee.

About the Women’s Caucus for Art

Founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA), WCA is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students /educators, and museum professionals. The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to expand opportunities and recognition for women in the arts.

WCA is committed to education about the contributions of women, opportunities for the exhibition of women's work, publication of women's writing about art, inclusion of women in the history of art, professional equity for all, and respect for all individuals without discrimination and support for legislation relevant to our goals.  For more information visit:  www.nationalwca.org

About Milton Marks Conference Center Galleries

The Milton Marks Conference Center Galleries are located on the lower level of the Hiram Johnson State Office Building, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco.