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.
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.
"Limantour Estero Paintings" July 8, 2011, through September 30, 2011
Artist Leslie Allen's oil paintings of Limantour Estero were on display in the Red Barn Classroom weekdays from Monday, July 8, 2011, through Friday, September 30, 2011. There was also an artist's reception at the Red Barn Classroom on Sunday, July 31, 2011.
Mill Valley painter Leslie Allen's large-format oil paintings feature views from and within Limantour Estero, just south of Drakes Estero, on Point Reyes. They are recollections of one blissfully warm and windless, very low-tide afternoon in September. They are also faithful and lovingly rendered, authentic representations of the particular ecology and natural history of this extraordinary place.
"My goal is to distill that sense of spacious calm, to declare my reverence for this interface between the ocean and the earth. I have observed that in seeking the subtle patterns in nature, they become apparent only with prolonged looking, which gradually becomes deeper seeing."
-- Leslie Allen
"In and Around the Point Reyes National Seashore" April 11, 2011, through June 30, 2011
Artist Carol Branan's oil paintings of scenes in the Point Reyes area were on display in the Red Barn Classroom weekdays from Monday, April 11, 2011, through Thursday, June 30, 2011. There was also an artist's reception at the Red Barn Classroom on Sunday, April 10, 2011.
"A Celebration of Art and the Community" January 10, 2011, through March 31, 2011
Artwork from Volume III of the West Marin Review was on display in the Red Barn Classroom weekdays from Monday, January 10, 2011, through Thursday, March 31, 2011. There was also a Book Release Party at the Red Barn Classroom on Sunday, January 23, 2011.
(415) 464-5100 This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.