Small-scale creations from artists across the country will be featured in “5×5: An Invitational” at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art from November 30 through December 18. On Wednesday, November 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception at the Westmont Museum of Art.
The online auction will be live, beginning November 30 at 4 p.m. though December 15 until 5 p.m. A computer will be available in the museum for bidding, or you may access the online auction from home on your computer. This exhibition is a fundraiser for the Westmont Museum of Art and sales will help to support upcoming exhibitions in the gallery.
Around 400 artists and well-known public personalities contributed artwork to the exhibition, totaling more than 450 five-inch-square works of art! Participating artists come from as far away as New York and as close as Santa Barbara. Judy L. Larson, the director of the museum states, “The response from artists has been amazing, and visitors will have fun discovering the artistic variety of these small works.” All the pieces are unique and different; ranging from highly finished, still-life paintings in oil on canvas to lighthearted cartoons by well-known graphic artists.
Charles Arnoldi, Ed Moses, John Baldessari and Robert Mangold are among the nationally recognized artists participating in this benefit exhibition. Local luminaries include printmaker Tony Askew, painter Mary Heebner, and actress Carol Burnett. Visitors to the museum or on the website will also find a painting by Penelope Gottlieb, a drawing by Hilary Brace, a collage by Susan Tibbles and a hand-colored print by Dane Goodman.
The Westmont Museum of Art is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Sundays. For more information contact the museum at 805/565-6162 or visit www.westmontmuseum.org.