The Art of Aviation


SANTA PAULA, CA – ­­Summer at the Santa Paula Art Museum will include the exciting new exhibition “The Art of Aviation,” opening July 16 and on view through October 16, 2016. The group show, produced in partnership with the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula, will celebrate the magic of flight and the significance of aviation in the story of Ventura County. The exhibition will premiere with a reception on Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for museum members and $15.00 for the general public.

Santa Paula is proud to be home to the oldest airport in Ventura County. Santa Paula Airport was established in 1930, and is world-renowned for its antique aircraft and the famous pilots who have chosen to fly there, including Pancho Barnes, Charles Lindbergh, and Chuck Yeager. The Art of Aviation will illustrate the many aspects of aviation through art – from airplanes and pilots to airports and aerial views. Many of the scenes to be exhibited were painted on location at the Santa Paula Airport.

The group exhibition will feature artworks by over 30 artists, including Susan Belcher, Sharon Brooks, John Brown, L.T. Bunning, Douglas Castleman, Janice Dickenson, Bernadette DiPietro, Bruce Everett, Katie Fagan, Barbara Gassner, Ray Harris, Sergio Hernandez, Eul Hurley, Kathy Ikerd, Laquisha Jennings, Natalie Kelly, Norman Kirk, Chuck Kovacic, Beverly Lazor, Karen Lewis, Patricia O’Hearn, Dorothy Orr, Anette Power, Mark Rubin, Libby Smith, Sparkle Taylor, Jane Thorpe, Kevin Turcotte, Nina Warner, Karen Winters, and James Wisnowski.

The Santa Paula Art Museum is located at 117 North Tenth Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum’s regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and is free for museum members and students. For more information, please contact the Museum at (805) 525-5554 or


Sunny Sunday Landing by Anette Power.



Anticipation by Beverly Lazor.


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