Filoli announces its final art exhibit of the year, “Handcrafted and Through the Lens: Nature Interpreted,” through Oct. 21.
This juried, multiple-media exhibit features two dimensional drawings, paintings and photographs inspired by nature.
This varied exhibit showcases a broad range of approaches, forms and materials that artists employ to uniquely interpret their world.
The open call for entries was very well received by the art community with a total of 252 entries submitted from 88 artists. From these entries, 46 pieces were selected for the show by jurors, Jan Rindfleisch, former executive director of the Euphrat Museum, DeAnza College in Cupertino, and Lucy Cain Sargeant, art instructor at San Jose State University and former assistant art director, illustration, at Sunset Magazine.
The selected entries from the 40 artists feature a variety of photography, paintings, multiple-media paintings, collage, a mosaic image and even a photograph that is quilted.
Douglas Parks of Cameron Park has been selected to display his work at “Handcrafted and Through the Lens: Nature Interpreted.”
The curators for this exhibit are Friends of Filoli Art Committee volunteers, Jerry Barrack of Emerald Hills, Jasmin Flores of South San Francisco, Teresa Silvestri of Belmont, and Mary Stahl of Palo Alto.
The Filoli Gallery is located in the Visitor and Education Center with prints and cards by the artists on sale most weekends and on monthly afternoon tea days during the show’s duration.
Meet the artists on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On these special weekends visitors can meet the artists, learn what inspires them, discover how they create their artwork and view painting demonstrations.
Original pieces, prints, note cards and other items will be for sale.
Admission is free with paid admission to Filoli and free to Filoli members. Reservations are not necessary.
Visit filoli.org for more information regarding art exhibits, classes, events, jazz concerts, talks, tours of the house and garden, guided nature hikes and orchard tours or by calling Filoli weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 650-364-8300 ext. 508.
Filoli, 86 Cañada Road in Woodside, is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. The 654-acre property includes a 36,000 square-foot residence furnished with an extensive collection of 17th and 18th century English antiques and 16 acres of English Renaissance gardens that showcase an exquisite horticultural collection.
Established as a private residence in 1917 and opened to the public in 1976 to promote cultural and horticultural endeavors, Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
For more information about Filoli visit www.filoli.org.
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