• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

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Red Barn Art Exhibitions - 2010

In 2003, Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) established the art gallery in the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore. Rotating painting, photography, and educational exhibits several times a year, themes of the selected shows reflect the natural or cultural aspects of the Seashore and surrounding area.

The Red Barn Art Exhibitions of 2010 included:

Visit the Red Barn Art Exhibitions section of our Indoor Activities page to find out what is currently on display. The Red Barn art gallery is open by appointment only, Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 4 pm; closed holidays and as otherwise noted. Please contact Carola DeRooy at 415-464-5125 or by email to schedule an appointment or for more information. For most exhibitions, there is also an accompanying artist reception, which is open to everyone.

To get to the Red Barn Classroom, follow the directions to Point Reyes National Seashore. As you proceed up the driveway toward the Bear Valley Visitor Center, turn left at the sign for the Red Barn Classroom.

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Giant Sequoias by Joan Hoffmann

"Mountains of the American West"
October 1, 2010, through December 30, 2010

Artist Joan Hoffmann's oil and watercolor paintings of scenes in the mountains of the American West were on display in the Red Barn Classroom from Friday, October 1, 2010, through Friday, December 30, 2010. There was also an artist's reception at the Red Barn Classroom on Saturday, October 16, 2010.

 
Photo of ripples of sand at the tide's edge. © Graham Hewson

"Portus Novæ Albionis {{close discoveries}}"
July 1, 2010, through September 30, 2010

Photographer Graham Hewson's photographs of scenes from Drakes Estero and Estero de Limantour were on display in the Red Barn Classroom from Thursday, July 1, 2010, through Thursday, September 30, 2010. There was also a photographer's reception at the Red Barn Classroom on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

 

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