Regard the Light: The Spirit of California in Art & Wine
Annual Online Auction Fundraiser
Contemporary art, luxury items and events are available through a weeklong silent auction. Fine art by 30 LA based artists (with 50% of the proceeds going to the artists), distinguished wines, fine hotels, and sports tickets. This annual fundraiser makes our acquisitions possible, and funds go to the annual expense of curating, preserving, and managing the Jonathan Club's and Jonathan Art Foundation's art collections. image: Bodega Bay Afternoon by Junn LaRoca, oil on Belgian linen, 16 x 20 inches
BIDDING STARTS: Sunday, March 19, 12:00 P.M. PDT
AUCTION CLOSES: Sunday, April 2, 9:00 P.M. PDT
JAF Acquires William Wendt Painting
JAF is proud to announce its latest acquisition, A Homestead Hidden (1938) by William Wendt (1865-1946). Known as the “Dean of Southern California,” Wendt was one of the most prominent and respected artists of the early 20th century California Impressionists. Adding this artist to our collection is an important step toward establishing one of the finest plein air collections on the West Coast.
Jonathan Art Foundation Virtual Docent Tour
In response to the social distancing restrictions of the covid crisis of 2020-21, JAF created a virtual docent tour of art at the Jonathan Club. This video is expertly hosted by past and present JAF presidents Rich Reitzell, Judy Jenkins, and Dale-Harbour Day. We thank the University of Irvine School of Social Sciences and Ashley Media for their support on this project.
JAF Invites You to Join the 2023 Circles of Support!
Despite the challenges we've all experienced these past couple of years, our belief that world class art is timeless remains unshaken, and we have come to more fully appreciate our magnificent collection. The Jonathan Art Foundation in its quiet way ensures that our collection is protected, preserved, and beautifully presented. We also use our knowledge, relationships and judgment to improve and strengthen the collection in ways that enhance our facilities in Downtown LA and Santa Monica. Your donations help us maintain that mission.
JAF Circles members are treated to exclusive tours of elite private collections an exhibitions, art & wine events, and other interesting speakers and venues.
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