Santa Paula Times

Santa Paula Art Museum to Host Noteworthy Art Auction on May 19

May 15, 2013
Santa Paula News

On Sunday, May 19, 2013, the Santa Paula Art Museum will host its Third Annual Fine and Decorative Art Auction with works by early and mid-20th century California artists Jessie Arms Botke, Cornelis Botke, Dana Bartlett, Douglas Shively, and Christian Von Schneidau highlighting the event.

Wine and gourmet hors d’oeuvres catered by Mupu Grill will add to what promises to be the most exciting event of the season. Admission to the auction is $15.00 for Museum Members and $20.00 for the general public. 

The art auction beings at 3:00 p.m. with a silent auction, followed immediately by a live auction beginning at 4:30 p.m. In all, over 70 works of art, ranging from gorgeous oil paintings in hand carved frames to decorative glass, pottery and porcelain, will be up for bid. Contemporary plein air paintings by artists like Kevin Macpherson and Gina Niebergall will complement the more antique offerings. To see a catalog of all of the items available in the auction, please visit 

The annual Santa Paula Art Museum auction is a rare opportunity to add to, or start your own art collection. This year, the Museum’s auction committee has gathered together a breathtaking array of objects by truly noteworthy artists. All of the auction items are carefully vetted by the committee for authenticity and provenance, and all of the proceeds benefit the Santa Paula Art Museum, Jeanette Cole Art Center. 

The event is graciously supported by sponsors Calavo Growers, Mupu Grill, Rotary Club of Santa Paula, Santa Clara Valley Bank, and Santa Paula Community Bank. The Santa Paula Art Museum is located at 117 North 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. Contact us by calling (805) 525-5554 or email The Art Museum’s regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. 

Images attached: Floral Study by Jessie Arms Botke, c. 1950s, watercolor on paper, 26” x 20” (available in the live auction); Bridge Cotswald Countryside by Douglas Shively, 1979, oil on board, 14.25” x 18” (available in the live auction); Foo Dog with Stand, c. 1900, green serpentine on rosewood stand, 15.25” x 9.25” x 14.25” (available in the silent auction).