Past Exhibitions

Mid 2017
The Gottlieb Native Garden: Photographs by Susan Gottlieb
May 6 through August 19, 2017

Early 2017
Joan Keesey: Wild Flowers at Theodore Payne
Watercolors of native plants and flowers
January 21 through April 22, 2017

Winter 2016
Women Artists and the California Landscape:
Ida L. Moody, Jane Pinheiro and Gene Bauer—
selections from the Theodore Payne Collection
January 16 through April 23, 2016

Fall 2015
Ann Page: Winged, Fluted and Reticulated
October  3-December 31, 2015
About, see page 7 (pdf) | Press Release  (pdf)

Spring & Summer 2015
Mara Lonner: So much, nothing
March 21-September 15, 2015
About, see page 7 (pdf) | Press Release (pdf)

Due to construction at TPF, the gallery was dark during Fall 2014 and Winter 2015

Summer 2014
Plein Air Painting of Theodore Payne Foundation by the San Fernando Valley Art Club
July 3-August 16, 2014
About (pdf) | Press Release (pdf)

Inspired: LA Artists Respond to California Native Plant Garden — outdoor installations by Los Angeles-based contemporary artists, in conjunction with the 11th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, 2014
About (pdf) | Press Release (pdf)

Spring 2014
Jessica Rath: Buzz Pollinate: Slits, Pores and Valves
March 29-June 14, 2014
About (pdf) | Press Release (pdf)

Winter 2014
Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California: the art and science of native plants
January 11-March 15, 2014
About (pdf) | Press Release (pdf)

Fall 2013
Mary-Austin Klein: The Native Edge — human encroachment on native plant environments
October 10 – December 28, 2013
About (pdf) | Press Release (pdf)

Summer 2013
Jane Pinheiro Remixed: The Print Project — Reprints of Rare, Mid-Century Wood Blocks in the Theodore Payne Collection
March 15 – September 14, 2013 (extended)

Spring 2013
Jane Pinheiro Remixed: The Print Project — Reprints of Rare, Mid-Century Wood Blocks in the Theodore Payne Collection
March 15 – June 22, 2013
About (pdf)  | Press Release (doc)

Winter 2013
Made at Theodore Payne Foundation — Books and monoprints created by adults and children during workshops conducted by Laura Stickney, TPF 2012 Artist-in-Residence
January 11 – March 2, 2013
About (pdf)

Fall 2012
Laura Stickney — Aspects of Theodore Payne Foundation in Line and Color
October 12, 2012 – December 29, 2012
About (pdf)  |  Press Release (pdf)

Summer 2012
Jane Pinheiro  Rare Block Prints in the Theodore Payne Foundation Collection
July 14, 2012 to September 30, 2012                                          

Spring 2012
Joan Keesey — Wild Flowers of Mineral King
March 31, 2012 – June 30, 2012
About (pdf)

Winter 2012
Inspired  Interpretations of California Native Flora, Fauna and the Natural Landscape of the Theodore Payne Foundation
February 1, 2012 – March 24, 2012

Gene Bauer: The Golden Native Notebooklets 
Exhibition of The Golden Native – 26 serigraph booklets produced by Gene Bauer in the late 60s and 70s. Artworks were drawn from the Foundation’s collection.
October 1-January 21, 2011

From the Theodore Payne Foundation
Selections from the Foundation’s permanent collection, including works by Jane Pinheiro, David Daniels, Pamela Burgess, Henry Evans, Elinor Nissley, Ida Moody and John McDaniel.
July 1-September 30, 2011

Nature in Relief: Letterpress Graphics
Extended from Fall.
Winter 2011

Nature in Relief: Letterpress Graphics 
Plant portrait block prints inspired by native flora at the Foundation by TPF 2011 Artist-in-Residence Elinor Nissley.
Fall 2010

Pinheiro’s Watercolors: A Collection Lost and Re-found 
Jane Pinheiro watercolors recently donated to the Foundation.
July 1-September 30, 2010

A Variety of Flowers and Pollinators: Photography by Dave Daniels
January 2-March 31, 2010

The Art of Seeds 
Group show of photographs and other media that explore seeds, including work by John McDonald, Sophie Fountleroy, Henry Evans, Melanie Symonds, Pamela Burgess, Allison Starcher, and Theodore Payne catalogues and seed packets
October 1-December 31, 2009

Ida Moody: Painted Photographs
Exhibition of the Foundation’s collection of the artist’s painted photographs from the 1900’s
July 1-September 30, 2009

Exhibition of the Foundation’s collection of the artist’s oil paintings of plant portraits
April 1-June 30, 2009

Arctostapylos and the Bokeh
New works by photographer Richard Dickey. Bokeh, derived from the Japanese word boke, meaning “fuzzy or blurred,” is the out-of-focus area in a photograph
January 1-March 30, 2009

Radiant Light: Shadow Drawings of California Native Plants 
Graphite shadow drawings of native plants in the Foundation’s gardens and nursery by Pamela Burgess. Inaugural exhibition in the Foundation’s new Artist-in-Residence program
October 1-December 3, 2008

Botanical Prints by Henry Evans 
Linoleum block prints of California native plants from the 1900’s
July 1-September 30, 2008

Art of the Crate Label 
Historical fruit crate labels with images of California native plants
April 1-June 30, 2008

Artists of  The Southern California Gardener
Group exhibition of works featured in the regional newsletter, including Georgia Bragg, Melanie Baer-Keeley, Lisa Pompelli, Robert Schulenberg and Allison Mia Starcher
January 1-March 31, 2008

Jane Pinheiro’s Watercolors 
Wildflower paintings donated to the Foundation by the artist.
Dates unknown.

California’s Wild Places: Plein Air Landscape Paintings
Paintings of the San Gabriel Mountains by contemporary artists, including Margot Lennartz, Kendra Page, Liz Reday and Laura Wambsgans.
July 1-September 30, 2007

Poppy Portraits: The California Poppy in Art 
Open call for artwork depicting Eschscholzia californica, our State flower.
April 1-June 30, 2007

Fred Kuretzki: X-ray Photographs 
Images created by the photographer at the Foundation.
January 1-March 31, 2007

Native to California: The Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California 
Selected artists, including Melanie Symonds, Gilly Schaeffer and others, invited to exhibit works depicting the California flora.
October 1-December 31, 2006