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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Red Barn Art Exhibitions: "California Art Club Celebrates 50 Years of Point Reyes National Seashore"

Oil Painting: "Holsteins Lounging, E Ranch" by Nanette Biers

"California Art Club Celebrates 50 Years of Point Reyes National Seashore"
January 13, 2012, through April 5, 2012

The San Francisco chapter of the California Art Club presented a selection of juried plein air landscape oil paintings created within Point Reyes National Seashore to kick off a year-long celebration of the park's 50th Anniversary. The paintings were on display in the Red Barn Classroom weekdays from Friday, January 13, 2012, through Thursday, April 5, 2012. There was also an artists' reception on March 10, 2012.

The California Art Club was established in Los Angeles in 1909 to promote the fine arts and has nine chapters around the state. This exhibition featured work by: Chris Adessa, Nanette Biers, Christin Coy, Laura Culver, Michele DeBraganca, Paul Kensinger, Glen Kramer, Paul Kratter, Richard Lindenberg, Mark Monsarrat, Kathy O'Leary, Thomas Soltesz, Robert Steele and Dennis Ziemienski. To view samples of each artist's work, visit the California Art Club's CAC Celebrates 50 Years of the Point Reyes National Seashore web page.

Visit the Red Barn Art Exhibitions section of our Indoor Activities page to find out what is currently on display. The Red Barn Classroom gallery is open by appointment only, Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 4 p.m. Please contact Carola DeRooy at 415-464-5125 or by email to schedule an appointment or for more information.

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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