Art creates community. That’s our mantra at the Santa Paula Art Museum. We believe that art strengthens our community by providing opportunities for self-expression, connection, learning, and joy. Occupying two beautifully renovated, historic buildings in the heart of downtown Santa Paula, California, the Santa Paula Art Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, free tours and hands-on art lessons for local schools, art classes for children and adults, monthly Free Family Days, creative community events, and much more.
The Museum’s annual Fine Art Auction is its biggest fundraiser each year. The auction artworks have been generously donated by the Museum's most popular featured artists, as well as private collectors. Each piece is vetted by the Museum’s auction committee and curatorial staff. This year's Fine Art Auction features 20 original works of art (see list of artists below). Bidding begins on November 9, 2020. The auction will close one artwork every minute beginning at 4 PM PST on Sunday, November 22, 2020. All proceeds raised from this year’s Fine Art Auction will benefit the Santa Paula Art Museum and the thousands of children, families, and adults that the Museum serves every year. The Santa Paula Art Museum is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization as described in section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. The Museum's tax identification number is 92-0179722. The 10th Annual Fine Art Auction is sponsored by Ventura County Community Foundation, Rotary Club of Santa Paula, Bank of the Sierra, and Limoneira.
The auction features works by Jessie Arms Botke, Cornelis Botke, Douglas Shively, Shannon Celia, Ray Cuevas, Kevin Gleason, Annie Hoffman, Virginia Kamhi, Beverly Lazor, George Lockwood, Susan Petty, Gail Pidduck, Anette Power, Victor Schiro, Pamela Strautman, Patricia Prescott Sueme, Laura Wambsgans, Sharon Weaver, and Chris Zambon.