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Lompoc & santa ynez valley JULY 2018

Jackie Bristow

July 14 Doors open 7pm/Show start 7:30 $12 General Admission/$17 Reserved Seating All ages show!

Kathleen Sieck and The Paradise Road

July 28 Doors open 7pm/Show start 7:30 $12 General Admission/$17 Reserved Seating All ages show!

The Night Owls • August 9

Doors open 7pm/Show start 7:30 $15 General Admission/$20 Reserved Seating All ages show! The Cypress Gallery - LVAA 119 E Cypress Ave, Lompoc p. 805-737-1129

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang p. 805-686-1211

Gallery Los Olivos

2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos p. 805-688-7517

Pavlov Art Gallery

1608 Copenhagen Dr, Ste C, Solvang p. 805-686-1080

Standing Sun Winery

92 2nd St - Unit D, Buellton p. 805-904-8072

Wildling Museum of Art & Nature 1511-B Mission Dr, Solvang p. 805-688-1082

Honey Paper

2933 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos p. 805-325-9320


We are proud to count non-profit organizations and businesses as community partner members. Together, we advocate for each other, local artists, and collaborate on projects to create an enriching environment for the Arts Community within Lompoc and the Santa Ynez Valley.

Spotlight: 2nd Saturday Artist Irina Malkmus Featured Article

The Beauty of Light Gallery Los Olivos

Standing Sun Gallery, adjacent to the Winery Standing Sun Winery

Nature Imagined Exhibit Wildling Museum of Art & Nature

The Roadside Series - Nancy Yaki Elverhøj Museum of History & Art

Tonya Schultz: Featured Artist at Cypress Gallery Lompoc Valley Art Association

Standing Sun Concerts


Spotlight: 2nd Saturday Artist

2nd Saturday Artisans Honey Paper Gallery Los Olivos Los Olivos Day in the Country NatureTrack Film Festival

LOMPOC Movies in the Park Cypress Gallery Lompoc Valley Art Association Lompoc Valley Arts Council

SOLVANG Pavlov Art Gallery Wildling Museum of Art & Nature Elverhøj Museum of History & Art

All Artwork and Photos shown remain the sole property of the artist. No reproductions are permitted without express permission from the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Assoc. and/or the artist.


Lompoc Valley Art Association 119 E. Cypress Ave Lompoc, CA 93436 805.737.1129

Julia Nash, Mother and Baby at Beach, oil. Julia is a member of the Lompoc Valley Art Association. Her work is currently hanging in the Cypress Gallery.

The Lompoc Valley Art Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, supporting the arts within the Santa Ynez Valley through affordable opportunities for artists to show and sell artwork, collaborations with non-profits and businesses on programs and events, investment in higher education for high school art students through scholarships, and a variety of outreach avenues, such as this digital arts magazine, that bring greater awareness to the cultural heart beat of the area.

Irina Malkmus, Hand Pet

Spotlight! July: 2nd Saturday Featured Artist Irena Malkmus

On the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 12 noon to 5pm, local Artists both show and sell their unique art work. Original paintings, jewelry, wood-work, pottery, photography, and more will be for sale and on display. All the artists accepted for “2nd Saturday Artisans” have a unique point of view and are skilled at their craft. The show is located within the iconic Grange Hall, next to the park, in the center of Los Olivos. Come by and meet our artists! If you are an artist and want to participate – contact Kathy Badrak at for the application. The Second Saturday Featured Artist for July 14, 2018 is Irina Malkmus. Irina will not only be displaying her art but will also create quick, on the spot, portraits. “I like people, and I like faces. For quick portraits I use a kind of blind contour drawing technique. I carefully look at the face, and make a face map, then I add some color.” Irina loves to express her artistic ideas in several different mediums including: oil, acrylics, pastels, watercolor, mixed-media, and found objects. She describes her work as a “visual journalism.” “I observe people and nature, in turn, the resulting feelings and thoughts are interpreted by my imagination. Different ideas come to me at any time of the day or night. Some are immediately forgotten and some live on. When I work in my studio the world around me ceases to exist. I am immersed in a special condition similar to meditation.”

I have over 20 sketchbooks where I collect and play ideas. Some complex and beautiful paintings are born from a single line on a page.

Irina Malkmus, Chit Chat

Irina Malkmus, Guest

I enjoy experimenting by combining various elements, styles and mediums. I feel joy when I am able to unify diverse pieces into a harmonious whole.”

Pebble art is one of Irina’s engaging creations. During a surfing trip to Costa Rica, with her husband, she discovered a beach covered with hard flat polished pebbles, that were in different shapes. She collected many of them. Now, according to Irina “Using my imagination, I make funny, cute illustrations with them.”

Creating pebble people

Irina Malkmus, 2 Pebble Women

LOMPOC Detail: Tom Chrones, Purisima Walkway, photography



119 E. Cypress Ave, Lompoc • Open Tue–Sun, 12-4PM

"A Walk Through the Cypress" July 2018 • By Terry Taylor It's July (already!) and families are excited today because Lompoc's 4th of July fireworks spectacular is tonight. Americans' love for fireworks is bested only by our love of freedom, defended by the men and women serving in the armed forces and also by politically active people who participate in the democratic process. And this democratic process is what makes America great, as it always has been. Happy Birthday, America! June's People's Choice Award was given to Lee Hill for his acrylic painting "Passage." Congratulations, Lee. When you visit the gallery (and I hope you come Louie Regalado, Pismo Pier at least once a month to see the changing displays) be sure to pick out a favorite piece and vote for it; our artists feel privileged to receive the monthly award and love the ability to display the art another month with no entry fee. July's featured artist is Louie Regalado who has given his show the name "A Splash of California." Louie uses acrylics and spray paint to create his colorful, contemporary landscapes and animal paintings. My favorite piece in this show is a sunset view from "Pismo Pier." I also like "Humpbacks," a bright ocean piece with sprayed background and paint-splattered foreground. Louie says he is very much influenced by other artists, but I also see an artist whose work is anything but ordinary. Please join the artist and LVAA members at a reception on Thursday, July 12th to enjoy the art throughout the gallery and have some refreshments. In the main gallery, there are lots of paintings and photographs to view and a nice collection of fused glass by Joellen Chrones. Her table piece "Bird of Paradise" will be the center of attention in any setting. We have a selection of watercolor paintings by Rosalea Greenwood Tom Heslop, Chris Jeszeck and others. I'm drawn, especially, to Diane Reuter's "Another Beginning" depicting a woman gardening--simple yet powerful.

Joellen Chrones, Bird of Paradise

Oil painters Carol Oliveira and Neil Andersen have submitted two beauties "Spring" by Carol and "Beattie Park" by Neil. There are powerful seascapes in acrylic done by Mikel Naccarato, "Showers," and a variety of ocean scenes by Angie Hamlin.

Cypress Gallery is an outstanding gift and souvenir shop as well as a fine art gallery. There is a great variety of small paintings and prints, jewelry, fiber arts, glass, greeting cards and more.. Cypress Gallery is operated by the members of the Lompoc Valley Art Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, committed to expanding and supporting access and exposure to the arts in the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley. LVAA sponsors arts programs, events, communications, and other efforts that mutually benefit artists, businesses, residents and visitors to our Valley. To learn more about the arts in the Valley, visit our website and like our Facebook page “Cypress Gallery." The gallery is located at 119 East Cypress Avenue, Lompoc. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. 805-737-1129, . On Fridays, during Old Town Market months, the gallery remains open until 7:00 p.m.


Here are a few selections of artwork for show and sale currently at the Cypress Gallery. 119 East Cypress Ave, Lompoc Across from the Museum Gallery hours are Tue. through Sun, 12-5 pm

Tom Chrones, Purisima Walkway, photography $65

Diane Reuter, The Queen, collage $195

Julia Nash, Birds in Flight, oil $1,000

Claudette Caralton, Savanna Montana, Watercolor $85

Valerie de Mille, Untitled, acrylic $30


The Lompoc Valley Art Association’s Cypress Gallery will be featuring “JOY”, a featured artist show by Tonya Romano Schultz. The show be on exhibit from July 31 to August 26. Tonya’s love of many forms of art began before five years of age, and has continued through the years. Today, as a member of Lompoc Valley Art Association, she brings her joy of painting and love of color, to this exciting show. The present pieces capture both impressionist and abstract art. In describing her work, Tonya said, “Color fills my heart with joy and sharing my work with others is very special. May you fill each day with joy, Relish color and form, and bring beauty to yourself and those whose lives you touch.” Tonya is a California native and has lived in Lompoc since 1959. She taught school at Hapgood Elementary School and Counseled at Vandenberg and Lompoc Valley Middle Schools. She is currently a Marriage Family Therapist and has been in private practice since 1982. She has written a book “You Can Balance Your Life”. There will be a will be an artist’s reception on Saturday, August 4th from 4:00 to 6:00p.m. Refreshments will be served. Please come by and check out the show.

Top: Joellen Chrones, Bird of Paradise, glass $85

Lee Hill, Red Tail Hawk, acrylic $85

Carole Olivera, Pinacles, oil $495

Linda Schiff, Glow, photography $125

Trish Campbell, Palm Tree, acrylic $177

Tom Heslop, Autumn Splendor, watercolor $325

Mikel Naccarto, Showers acrylic $1,200

Claudette Carlton, Black Poppies, watercolor $85

Angie Hamlin, Here's Looking at You, acrylic $40

Julia Nash, Mother and Baby at Beach, oil $500

Angie Hamlin, Seashore, acrylic $40

Bill Morson, Untitled, dye infused metal print $110

Mikel Naccarato, Monet's Parlor, acrylic $1,200

Mikel Naccarato, Lava Bombs, acrylic $1200

Tom Chrones, La Purisima Kitchen, photo $65

Dee Sudbury, The Sentinel, acrylic $150

Kathy Badrak, Mosaic, gourd $65

Rosalea Greenwood, Untitled, print $25

Diane Atturio, Callas, watercolor $225

Jane Kametani, Curvaceous, photography $80

Tom Heslop, Misty Mountain Morning, watercolor $275

Neil Anderson, Beattie Park, oil $450

Carole Olivera, Spring, oil $150

Linda Gooch, Hollyhocks at La Purisima, Lt edition giclee $200

Vicki Andersen, Spring Field Hwy 1, acrylic $275

Carol Olivera, Gardensteps, oil $150

Trish Campbell, Jacob's Ladder, acrylic $777

Dee Sudbury, Wild Landscape, acrylic $190

Valerie de Mille, Untitled, acrylic $4

Diane Atturio, Fish $35

Vicki Andersen, Ranch Barn, acrylic $295

Diane Reuter, Another Beginning, watercolor $65

Trish Campbell, Hope Abstract, acrylic $1,250

Bill Morson, Sis's Kitchen Window, dye-infused metal print $110

Julia Nash, Country Villa, oil $200

Lompoc Valley Arts Association Roundtable Discussion Series LVAA is starting a Roundtable Series. Our goal is to present and discuss those topics that engage and educate all of us as artists. We plan to hold these once a month at the Cypress Gallery. These will be informal discussions covering a different topic at each meeting. We will try to have at least one “expert� to help lead and guide the discussions. Our first Roundtable will be held on July 23rd, from 2pm to 4pm at the Cypress Gallery. We will be discussing Copyrights for Artists. We will cover: How to Protect Your Art, Copyright Infringement, How Not to Breach Copyright Laws (if it is on the Internet, it is not public property) and How to Obtain a Copyright.

LOS OLIVOS Foothill Greenery Gallery Los Olivos





NEW ARTIST: ALICE JOY MURPHY 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos Open daily, 10-5 pm

JURYING AT GALLERY LOS OLIVOS The next jurying for membership in Gallery Los Olivos is Tuesday, November 6. This jurying is for wall art – both contemporary and traditional styles; selected other media may be included. A confirmed reservation is required, and we encourage interested artists to get in touch soon since we’ll be finalizing the applicant list 4-6 weeks beforehand. For information, go to

We’re delighted welcome an exceptional equine artist into our gallery. Alice Joy Murphy uses colored pencils of exceptional quality to create portraits of horses that capture a classic representation of the horse but with texture and visual energy. With deft blending of gorgeous colors and detail, her paintings will seize your attention whether you're a horse lover or are drawn simply to art that makes you want to reach out and touch it. Alice has a degree in Equine Business management and lives just down the road in Solvang in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley ranch country, so she knows her subject very well. Obviously, here is an artist who has a passion for horses! One of her current projects is portraits of horses that figure into the history of the Valley, so keep an eye on her wall for exciting new work.

Los Olivos Day in the Country 2018 OCTOBER 2018


Apply Now to Participate! Day in the Country is Los Olivos’ biggest event of the year - a tradition of celebrating our quaint country town with an early morning family fun run, small-town parade, hundreds of local and regional crafters, artists and food purveyors, wine tastings, tractor show, and more fun for all ages! Thousands of folks come from far and wide to experience what it's like to spend a day in the country, Los Olivos style. Join us with a booth! Get the booth application here or apply to be in the parade here (2017 parade form is fine).

March 22–24, 2019 Los oLivos, caLifornia

NatureTrack FILM FESTIVAL Igniting Passion for Nature Through Film

March 22 – 24, 2019 Los Olivos, California

“A VERY well organized event! The staff were amazing and treated us like family. Everyone we met was so kind. We met lots of other great filmmakers and made some new friends. Such a beautiful area too! We are definitely looking forward to next year!” ~Chris Smead, Director “Rae Lakes”

Discover your new favorite film festival located in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley! The quaint wine country town of Los Olivos, located at the gateway to the Los Padres National Forest, plays host to the NatureTrack Film Festival for the 2nd year. The NTFF offers an incomparable 3-day festival-going experience in a delightfully walkable town known for its welcoming culture, world-class tasting rooms, and scenic beauty. The NatureTrack Film Festival will excite, energize, and deepen your connection to the outdoors through the power of film, and its proximity to the natural beauty that awaits you just 30 minutes away from the American Riviera of Santa Barbara. In between films, pop into art galleries and unique artisan boutiques or nosh at a restaurant made famous in the film “Sideways.” You’ll have plenty of opportunities to chat with filmmakers from around the world at the NatureTrack Film Festival. Don’t miss what first-year audiences and filmmakers recently discovered, the NatureTrack Film Festival is the newest must-attend film festival dedicated to the wonderment of our precious natural world.

SOLVANG Image courtesy Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau


1511 Mission Dr., Solvang Open 11am-5pm Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri. Open 10am-5pm Sat & Sun. Closed Tue.

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature offers visitors a unique opportunity to connect with nature through art, education, and creative experiences. Art exhibits can inspire a conservation ethic as guests renew their relationship with wild places and understand their fragile nature - ensuring those spaces remain for future generations. The Wilding features changing art exhibitions, a wilderness resource center, gift store, art classes, lectures, book signings, film screenings, and more! Every day you will find a free craft table, using recycled materials, where you can make an artistic creation to take home. From owls out of cardboard tubes to penguins out of egg cartons, this is a fun and creative addition to your visit to the Wildling Museum. For more information, please visit, call 805-688-1082, or email

Welcome to Summer Intern Hannah Gechter We welcome Hannah Gechter, our summer intern, to the Wildling. Thanks to generous sponsoring by the Rotary Club, she is able to work here and learn about keeping an art museum running. So far, she has organized the kitchen area, helped set up the Solvang Friendship House’s show, and posted to our social media platforms. She is working on mastering social media and becoming proficient at the front desk. She will be a senior at SYV High this fall, and she plans to enter into the arts when she graduates. Her favorite mediums are charcoal, acrylic, and oil pastel. The subjects of her paintings are mostly people, and she also loves to make art inspired by nature. “I want to thank Stacey Otte-Demangate and Callie Martin in particular for providing this amazing opportunity to me. I look forward to working with you this summer!” - Hannah

Wildling to Host Random Weave Basket Class Saturday, July 28 • 10am – 4pm As a true blend of art and nature, the Wildling Museum is pleased to offer a random weave basket workshop with Kathy Badrak and Karen Osland on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10am to 4pm. In this class participants will learn the basketry technique of random weave, using rattan reed and vines. This weave allows the weaver to create a freeform basket, sculpture, or a more structured form such as a bowl, tray or dish. Students will have an opportunity to incorporate local botanicals, found in yards and gardens, into their baskets. The finished baskets will be approximately five to ten inches in diameter. This class is suitable for any level of experience with basketry techniques and/ or basketry materials. The class includes all materials and written directions. To provide adequate instruction time for each participant, the number of workshop participants is limited to fourteen. Length of the workshop is six hours which includes a half hour lunch break. Tuition is $45, plus an additional $10 to be paid on the day of the class to the instructors for materials. To register, visit, stop in the Wildling, or call 805-686-8315.

Opening Reception: Nature Imagined Saturday, July 21, 2018 • 3-5pm You are invited to Nature Imagined, a special exhibition that celebrates nature through the vivid imaginations of Cheryl Medow, Ellen Jewett, and Hilary Brace. Inspired by nature, these artists use diverse materials and methods to create environments that engage the imagination. The viewer is invited to look into the details of their artwork and explore the unique weaving of image, texture, and pattern that resembles nature and yet is unlike anything in the natural world. Two of the artists, Cheryl Medow and Hilary Brace, will be at the reception. The exhibit will be on display from July 20th, 2018 to January 21st, 2019. About the Artists Santa Barbara based photographer Cheryl Medow uses composite digital photography to create intriguing images of birds. They make the viewer take a second and third look to digest the full scene. Some are humorous, others are majestic, and all are fascinating. Sculptor Ellen Jewett lives in British Columbia. She will be loaning eight pieces to Nature Imagined. Each piece is its own habitat of plant, animal, and insect species. Hilary Brace of Santa Barbara uses charcoal, graphite, and digital mediums to create monochrome, dramatic, and imagined landscapes. Hilary has recently started to translate her brooding landscapes into large tapestries that are painstakingly woven by a specialty textile plant in the Netherlands.

10th annual nature photography competition august 4 – november 5, 2018 valley oak gallery, second floor

Opening Reception: 10th Annual Photography Competition "Nature Regenerated" Saturday, August 4, 2018 • 3-5pm You are invited to join the Wildling for its annual photography competition, Nature Regenerated, celebrating its 10th year! This year's photos capture examples of nature’s magical ability to regenerate and thrive. All the images from both the adult and junior categories will be exhibited together this year, on the second floor, in our Valley Oak Gallery from August 4th through November 5th. Cash awards will be announced at the exhibition opening. This year’s guest judge is Bill Dewey, who has extensively photographed the tri-counties through its many cycles of regeneration and is known for his aerial photography.

Detail: Bruce C. Straits, Nature Prevails

Detail: Dee Sudbury, The Sentinel

Lompoc & SYV Arts - July 2018  

Discover arts and culture in Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley, Calif.

Lompoc & SYV Arts - July 2018  

Discover arts and culture in Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley, Calif.