Archive | January, 2011

Art Collecting Inspiration – Napa Valley, CA

25 Jan

Next time you are sipping wine in Napa stop by the Di Rosa Museum, a specialized collection of Contemporary California Art. The museum’s founder, Rene di Rosa, is considered to have the largest holding of Bay Area art in the world – approximately 2,000 artworks in total, by more than 800 artists. The Di Rosa collection is housed in three buildings overlooking Winery Lake – simply stunning!

Here’s an image of one of my favorite collection photos, taken at the Di Rosa residence and featured in the book, “Local Color: The Di Rosa Collection of Contemporary California Art”. Artwork literally hung from floor to ceiling, on the ceiling!

For more information on the Di Rosa museum, please click on the following link:

Rene Di Rosa Residence, Napa

Rene Di Rosa Residence, Napa

Save the Dates! MFA’s Spring 2011 Exhibition Schedule

12 Jan Rosemary Feit Covey's "Disconnect"

February 18 – March 9: “Death of the Fine Art Print” a solo exhibition of  artwork by Rosemary Feit Covey (Washington, DC, b. South Africa)

March 11 – March 31: “New Paintings” by Choichun Leung (NYC, b. UK)

Kesha Bruce's "Totem for Demetria"

Kesha Bruce's "Totem for Demetria"

April 8 – May 4: “Stories that Breathe: African American Figurative Narratives by 4 Contemporary Artists” featuring artwork by Jules Arthur (NYC, b. USA), Maya Freelon Asante (Baltimore, b. USA), Mario Andres Robinson (NJ, b. USA) and Kesha Bruce (France, b. USA).

May 6 – June 3: A Solo Exhibition of Mixed Media Work by Hadieh Shafie (Baltimore, b. Iran)