SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS
Bringing the Masters to our community!
Meet the Master Artists! Workshops and Shows
Paintings, drawings, and sculptures:
Friday April 5th 6:00-8:30pm
"A new series always begins with the first intended idea, and then progressively the idea changes until that invisible element, an optic gray appears. This tonal principle is the basis of my recent work: a return to a classical order of composition, light, and color." Oscar studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas before teaching and exhibiting throughout Mexico's art institutions and here in the USA.
PM-3 | Teen/Adult
Wednesday, April 10 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday April 13, 10:00am-12:00pm
First Annual Show: April 26-May 6
Friday April 26, 6:00-8:00pm
Come discover this collection of wonderful local artists who have been working at our Nimbus Arts studio for more than two years, and many years before as The Painters Guild Napa Valley. Their first group show will include artwork in a range of media: painting, collage, monotype prints, pen and ink, and pastel. Their backgrounds are as varied as the artwork they produce, and they are serious about art making and their passion for excellence. Come see for yourself and meet this fascinating group of artists!
Works in Oil and Pastel: May 31-June 30
Friday, May 31, 6:00-8:00pm
Don Williams (www.artistdonwilliams.com) lives in Sonoma and has shown his work in numerous galleries and museums in the U.S. and Japan, including the M.H. DeYoung Museum, the San Jose Art Museum and the Mecene Museum in Tokyo, Japan. In 2011 he was awarded "Best of Show" in the Pastel Journals' 12th annual "Pastel 100"; an international competition. He is currently represented by the Modern Arts Midwest Gallery in Omaha, NE. $175
See Don's very special Pastel Weekender Workshop listed in our Master Artist class listings.
MAS-3 | Teen/Adult
Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2, 12:30-4:30pm
Branches, Brambles & Seedpods: June 22-26
Saturday, June 22, 6:00-8:00pm
Large format mixed media drawings, paintings, and sculptures
Julia's work, often combining natural and repurposed materials, depicts a familiar yet skewed likeness of nature. Focused especially on texture, form and hidden details gleaned from local flora, Julia is one of a small handful of artists nation-wide who are transitioning Polymer Clay (Fimo) from craft to fine art use.
This unique mixed media exhibition will include the musical talents of another Napa Valley native, Maxwell Caffrey. Max manipulates sound via digital means and will create an original musical "score" specifically inspired by Julia's work. This is a Nimbus Arts experience not to be missed.
Join us in putting the ART in party at our fourth Nimbus Arts fundraiser and interactive art party.
from 5:00pm til...
Troll through our many Art Regions and engage yourself in
and the Valley's finest WINES in an inspired auction experience! Come be a part of the arty party at the site of our future home and stay for our after burner dance party!
Pablo Picasso painted Guernica
in 1937, and it has since become both his most well-known work and a powerful antiwar statement. Guernica is named for the small Basque town devastated by bombs dropped by the National Socialists during the Spanish Civil War, the event that Picasso depicts in his agonized, Cubist-influenced painting. Join McDowell for a close reading of the painting, the historical context surrounding it, and its reverberations in the present moment. $25 (student/teacher price: $10)
CC-3 Ages Teen/Adult | Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30pm