Welcome to the Jonathan Art Foundation's inaugural online auction! Our “Celebration of California” Gala Dinner was cancelled at the last minute due to the pandemic, so we have created our first ever online auction to replace it. Bidding is now open and will close Sunday Sunday, August 16 at 12:00 noon.

The auction has everything you'd expect from our annual gala events: fine art, reciprocal club certificates, wine and spirits, cigars, and experiences.  We welcome you to browse the items we have available for sale and to register. We also invite you to "raise your paddle" by making a donation to support JAF's mission and join our Circles of Support!

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JAF Acquires John Marshall Gamble Painting

JAF is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Poppies and Lupines, (1912) by John Marshall Gamble (1863-1957). Gamble was a giant among the early California Impressionists, and adding this artist to our collection is an important step toward establishing one of the finest plein air collections on the West Coast. This purchase would not have been accomplished without major contributions from friends of the Jonathan Art Foundation.

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Granville Redmond painting on view at Laguna Art Museum

This year the Jonathan Club kindly lent one of its most treasured paintings from its collection, "California Landscape--Oaks and Meadow," to the exhibition Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. The show has since traveled to the Laguna Art Museum, where it is currently on display through September 20.

 

This painting was exhibited in the highly selective Louisiana Purchase exhibition at St. Louis in 1904. The following year the Club, under the leadership of then-president Henry Huntington, purchased the painting--quite likely from the artist himself.

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Click here for a virtual tour of "Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette!"

The Jonathan Art Foundation is saddened by the loss of influential LA artist Peter Alexander. JAF board member Grafton Tanquary wrote a special tribute to his friend.

Pictured: Peter Alexander and gallerist Craig Krull

Photo (c) 2016 Eric Minh Swenson

 

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The Jonathan Art Foundation is pleased to be collaborating with this important artist this year. Kent Twitchell is currently taking graphite-on-paper portrait commission orders, and a portion of these proceeds go to JAF as a donation. 

 

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JAF lends paintings to Art Center exhibition "SKY"

The Jonathan Art Foundation lent two paintings from its collection, "Monterey Coast" by Angel Espoy and Albert DeRome's "Alisomar Dunes," to the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery's current exhibition SKY at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Curated by the gallery's Director of Exhibitions Stephen Nowlin, the exhibition examines how humans have conceptualized the sky throughout history and demonstrates how the unfolding realities exposed by new science are affecting change in the understanding of ourselves, our planet and beyond. Blending history with contemporary science and philosophy, other exhibition contributors include The Caltech Archive, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the European Space Agency and artists Rebeca Mendez and Lia Halloran, among others. 

 

SKY is on view through August 23, 2020.

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