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   Inaugural PAC Members
Juried Exhibition

The Inaugural PAC Members Juried Exhibition, on view from November 11 through January 6, 2018, is a first-time foray into jurying the traditionally open members exhibition. PAC is delighted to have the participation of Michael Schwager as juror.  Schwager is Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at Sonoma State University, where he also directs the University Art Gallery. He joined the faculty at SSU in 1991 after more than a decade working in several California art museums and galleries, including the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, the San Francisco Art Institute Gallery, the Richmond Arts Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Since 1985, he has curated, lectured on, and written about Modern and Contemporary Art with a focus on the work of Northern California artists. From 2003 to 2009 (concurrent with his position at SSU), he served as Curator at the di Rosa Museum in Napa, where he managed the extensive collection of Bay Area art and organized many exhibitions.

Petaluma Arts Center has established a tradition of inviting a member artist, with a long career and a large body of work, as featured artist. Highlighting a featured artist accentuates the rich history and talent that resides in our community and within PAC’s artist membership. This year,

PAC is honored to celebrate the art of long-time member Jon Gariepy. Jon says, “I grew up in the ‘50s in Long Beach, California, with its busy commercial harbor and, a little further inland, the streets and freeways of L.A.’s newly forming car culture. Since those early days of my childhood I’ve had a fascination with boats and cars, and I’m not exploring what happens to them as they decay. I see in them the energy that emanates from discarded dreams – those old cars forgotten in garages, or pieces of old boats rotting in the harbor or on the back lot of a boatyard, one step away from the junkyard or dismantler.”

The exhibition, presented in the two galleries at the Petaluma Arts Center, will provide dozens of local artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work.  The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday November 11 with a reception from 5:00-7:00pm where many of the artists will be present. For information on other events, visit the Arts Center website events page.






















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    November 11 - January 6
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    Saturday, Nov. 11, 5-7pm.

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