Tag Archives: California Artists

VONN SUMNER’S ‘Late Empire Style’ – Exhibition Images

27 Sep

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Late Empire Style

10 Aug

Morton Fine Art (MFA) presents Late Empire Style, a solo exhibition of new paintings by artist Vonn Sumner. The exhibition will be on display at Morton Fine Art from September 16 through October 7, 2011. The opening reception will be held on September 16th from 6 to 8 pm with the artist in attendance.

Vonn Sumner (b. Palo Alto, CA; paintings and drawings): his fancifully eccentric characters appear in paintings which invite the viewer into a strange and isolated parallel world. Vonn Sumner’s markedly West Coast aesthetic was honored with a solo museum exhibition, The Other Side of Here, at Riverside Art Museum in late 2008. His solo show Late Empire Style at MFA runs concurrently with the artist’s second museum solo exhibition Stages at The Phillips Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. An understudy of Wayne Thiebaud, Vonn Sumner received his MFA from the University of California, Davis. His work has been shown in numerous galleries in the U.S. and Europe.

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: http://www.dirosaart.org

Rene Di Rosa Residence, Napa

Rene Di Rosa Residence, Napa