Theodore Payne Gallery

The 116-square-foot Theodore Payne Gallery at our Sun Valley headquarters is open to the public during business hours. Three exhibitions are offered each year, featuring contemporary, modern, and historic artists whose work is influenced by our state flora, landscape, and natural history.

Current Exhibition 

Donnett Vanek: California Wildflowers and Pollinators 

January 18 through April 25, 2020 

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 1:00-3:00pm with Artist Talk at 2:00pm. Refreshments will be served.

The 12 pieces in our Winter exhibition express Donnett Vanek’s fascination with the natural world, in particular California native plants and animals. Working in varied media – including watercolor, graphite, and block print – and with exquisite detail, the artist depicts native flora and associated fauna observed on Southern California wildlands and at Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley. 

Donnett Vanek is a botanical illustrator and textile designer. In addition to fine art, her firm Dishragstudio produces a line of hand-printed, linoleum-block kitchen linens with designs inspired by nature. Read the Artist’s Statement and Bio. 

Pictured: Donnett Vanek, Jimsonweed Blossoms (Datura wrightii), Watercolor, 2019, (framed) 19″ x 25″, Los Padres National Forest 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Lesley Goren – Spring-Summer 2020
2020 TPF Artist-in-Residence Mark Roeder – Fall 2020