Tahquitz Canyon 1927
Poppies and Lupines 1912
In response to recent covid-related restrictions, JAF created a virtual docent tour of the art at the Jonathan Club. As we look forward to hosting in-person docent tours again this year, we invite you to watch our video, expertly hosted by JAF Vice President Judy Jenkins and past JAF Presidents Dale Harbour-Day and Richard Reitzell. We thank the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences and Ashley Media for their support on this project.
Jonathan Art Foundation Virtual Docent Tour
On March 13th we kickstarted JAF's auction week with a free Zoom webcast, chatting with artists Craig Attebery, Sally Metcalf, and Katie E. Stubblefield, who are working in a variety of media from plein air painting to contemporary craft. As participants in this year's online auction fundraiser, these artists talked about their studio practice and what motivates them to work in their own particular genre.
"Meet the Artists"
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.
JAF Invites You to Join the 2022 Circles of Support!
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.