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May 14 – June 20
Salon and Salon des Refusés at Gualala Arts Center
May 15: Exhibition opens 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
In the spirit of the Paris Salons of 1863, April and husband Ron Dammann are judging this annual fine art exhibit, reputed to be the top juried art show on the Mendocino/Sonoma coast of Northern California. Cash prizes, a presentation by April and Ron, and the drama for local artists: “Will I make it into the Salon or onto the walls of the Refusés?” are all part of the month-long event.
Note: Master painter Manet (right) was among the French “Refusés”!
Sponsored by North Coast Artists’ Guild
Gualala, California

Edouard Manet

Previous 2021 Events

Monday, March 8, 5-6:15 p.m.
Book Club of California
A live online presentation: Corita Kent. Art and Soul. The Biography.
Learn more here


April presented and signed books at:

  • LA Festival of Books
  • UCLA Gold Shield Alumnae Board Meeting
  • Pages: a bookstore, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills
  • La Canada Presbyterian Church
  • Book Soup Bookstore on the Sunset Strip
  • University of San Diego
  • Laguna College of Art + Design
  • Chevalier’s Books, Los Angeles
  • First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
  • Design Within Reach, West Hollywood
  • La Casa de Maria, Montecito
  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena
  • Los Feliz Branch Library
  • The Jonathan Club Library, Downtown
  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills
  • Woman’s Club of Hollywood
  • Hollywood Heritage Museum
  • Art in the Redwoods Festival, Gualala
  • Historical Collections Council of The Irvine Museum
  • George Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood
  • Sotheby’s New York
  • Assistance League of Southern California
  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC
  • UCLA Affiliates
  • Westwood Women’s Bruin Club
  • Los Angeles Country Club
  • Jonathan Club Art Foundation
  • La Canada Women’s Club
  • Pasadena Museum of History
  • Friends of Ethnic Art
  • West Hollywood Book Fair
  • California Arts Council at the Bowers Museum
  • Glendale City College
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Autry National Center of the American West
  • UCLA Fowler Museum
  • Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale
  • Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena
  • Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood
  • Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore, Gualala, CA
  • Westwood Village Rotary Club
  • The Beach Club, Santa Monica

At Stendahl Galleries in Hollywood:

  • National Charity League
  • Laguna Art Museum Historical Art Council
  • Historical Collections Council, Irvine Museum
  • Art Museum Council of Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Long Beach Bookies
  • Los Angeles Visionaries Association
  • University of Rochester Alumni
  • “IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD”—A celebration of local art in a historic setting
  • A Garden Party and Silent Auction to benefit HEDGEBROOK
  • Bowers Museum Collectors Council
  • ArtTable, Los Angeles chapter
  • Los Angeles Conservancy, Modern Committee
  • California Art Club