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St. Mary's College Museum of Art



By Invitation Only, Revealing the Landscape


Every summer the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art presents its annual summer landscape

exhibition. This year’s exhibition, By Invitation Only: Revealing the Landscape, opening August

10th, marks the 24th summer the tradition continues.


On view will be more than 80 works of art, including paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture,

by 29 artists. Artists selected are Warren Dreher, Willard Dixon, Jessica Dunne, Stephen Joseph,

Catherine Mackey, Heidi McDowell, Teresa Onoda and Anne Subercaseaux, and approximately 20

more representing the impressive variety and range of landscape artists.

These artists paint in plein-air in the natural landscape, sketch in urban locations, sculpt in studios and

photograph on mountaintops and in their neighborhoods. Depicting the landscape is a genre that is

centuries old, but these artists have found fresh new visions of the environment in which they live and



Warren Dreher’s work, which draws on his influence from Edgar Degas to Edward Hopper and

the California Impressionists to the Bay Area Abstract Expressionists, captures quiet moments through

his “quick strokes, immediacy of color and above all, his description of light”. Catherine Mackey’s

work portrays the relationship between humans and the urban landscape which results in beautiful

depictions of emptiness and decay. Her work is comprised of layers of paint, stencil, collage and

several different panels which are assembled as one work of art. Teresa Onoda who received her BA in

fine art from Creighton University and studied with Pam Glover is a plein-air painter whose boldly

colored landscapes and powerful brush strokes evoke the grandeur of the “endangered landscapes” of

Northern California.. 

Artists exhibited:

Chris Adessa, Sharron Antholt, Randy Beckelheimer, Martha Borge, Nicholas Coley, Christin Coy, Willard Dixon,

Warren Dreher, Jessica Dunne, Stephen Joseph, Louis LaBrie, Richard Lindenberg,

Peter Loftus, Catherine Mackey, Heidi McDowell, Jack Mendenhall, Teresa Onoda, Sandy Ostrau,

Carol Peek, Robin Purcell, Roy Schmaltz, Randy Sexton, Linda Simmel, Tracey Snelling, Anne

Subercaseaux, Tom Taneyhill, Bryan Mark Taylor, Donna J. Wan, Wanda Westberg

Works by Warren Dreher in the Exhibition:

"Early Morning, from Yerba Buena Island"  2013

"Morning, Central Valley"  2014

"From Highway One" 2013

"Rain on the River" 2014

All works are chalk pastel on paper 19x25

Copyright Warren Dreher. Reproduction is prohibited without the artist's consent.