November 5, 2011 - December 27, 2012


The artists featured in this exhibition include:

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The Female Image

Our new exhibition is an important survey of images of women, as conceived by artists living and working in California from approximately 1910 to 1950. This exciting array of work was created by some of California’s foremost Modernists. Whether nudes, portraits or figure studies, each of these artworks reflects a strong Modernist aesthetic and tells a story about one of the most prized of painterly subjects – the female.

We are proud to present works by Gertrude Albright, Victor Arnautoff, Arnold Blanch, Claude Buck, Brents Carlton, Pele de Lappe, Karoly Fulop, Zama Vanessa Helder, Helen Clark Oldfield, Otis Oldfield, Nina Saemundsson, Jacques Schnier, Henrietta Shore, Rex Slinkard, Ralph Stackpole, Lucretia Van Horn, Edouard Vysekal, Bernard Zakheim, and many others.

The exhibition includes oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, lithographs and sculpture.

A color brochure of the exhibition is available upon request.


Victor Arnautoff

The Female Image

Roberto Berdecio

Arnold Blanch

Pele de Lappe

Z. Vanessa Helder


Jeffrey Kirby

Otis Oldfield

Nina Saemundsson

Henrietta Shore

Rex Slinkard

Edouard Vysekal



November 5, 2011 - Ongoing  

The artworks featured in this exhibition include:

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Back Room Gallery | Jeffrey Kirby - New Vistas

Jeffrey Kirby's unique style and compositions are well exemplified in our newest selections from the Artist's studio. With a reach back to American Regionalism of the 1930s, Jeffrey's paintings are vibrant, exciting and utterly pleasing.


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Edge of Woods,
San Luis Obispo

Back Room Gallery Show

Last in the Barn







Ending October 22, 2011Gallery Selections of Important California Modernist Paintings and Sculpture

Our ongoing exhibition includes a large selection of artworks created during the 1930s and 1940s by artists who were employed by the WPA and related Federal art programs. These programs, which were promoted by the Roosevelt Administration and adopted by Congress, were important both for the assistance they gave to artists as well as for the creation of artworks that to this day beautify many of our public buildings. Some of the WPA artists whose artworks are included in this exhibition are Victor Arnautoff, Otis Oldfield, Edna Reindel, Claire Van Scoy, Stanton Macdonald Wright and Bernard Zakheim.

We also are featuring some of the Gallery’s favorite artworks by California’s foremost Modernists. Works by the following artists, among others, also are included: Francis de Erdely, Karoly Fulop, Robert Gilbert, Nils Gren, Emil Janel, Jean Kellogg, Robert Kennicott, Helen Clark Oldfield, Jacques Schnier, Lucretia Van Horn, Edouard Vysekal, and others.

The exhibition includes oil paintings, watercolors, mixed-media works, sculpture, drawings and prints.