“I Am Me: Artists’ Self-Portraits” | Opens at the Santa Paula Art Museum February 2

Premiere Party: Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Admission to the premiere is $10.00 for museum members and $15.00 for non-members. “I Am Me: Artists’ Self-Portraits” will be on view February 2, 2019 through May 12, 2019.

Whispers by Tess Israelson

SANTA PAULA, CA – Who are you? That’s the question that artists were asked to consider for the Santa Paula Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition entitled “I Am Me: Artists’ Self-Portraits”opening Saturday, February 2, 2019That same question will be asked of museum visitors as they view the 39 self-portraits on display and participate in the exhibition through interactive art-making activities. I Am Mewill open with a premiere party on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Admission to the premiere is $10.00 for museum members and $15.00 for non-members. 

The Santa Paula Art Museum was thrilled by the response that its call for self-portraits garnered from artists across the state working in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, digital illustration, collage, photography, mixed media, and more. “We are particularly excited about the genre of self-portraiture because it is so personal to each artist and we hope it will allow museum visitors to connect with the art on a really personal level as well,” says the Museum’s Director of Marketing, Julie Cluster. “The Santa Paula Art Museum isn’t just a place to learn about art made by others. We want each of our guests to be inspired to create something of their own.”

Say What by Janet Black

That is why the exhibit will include several opportunities for visitors to self-reflect and to make their own self-portrait to be added to the exhibition with tips and tools provided.  

I Am Me: Artists’ Self-Portraitswill feature art by Nathan Asplund, Jenna Bao, Brandin Baron, Pamela Benham, Janet Black, L.T. Bunning, Laurie Cook, Taylor Crisp, Duane Dammeyer, Pamela Hill Enticknap, Pausha Foley, Russell Foltz-Smith, Theodore Gall, Jose Galvan, Stacey Geldin, Lynn Hanson, Gail Hercher, Eul Hurley, Tess Israelson, E.E. Jacks, Dottie Korn-Davis, Pamela Larsson-Toscher, Lisa Skyheart Marshall, Vivian Patton, Mariana Peirano, Gail Pidduck, Nathan Plaisted, Roxie Ray, John Robertson, Carolyn Schlam, Priscila Claure Soruco, Sandy Treadwell, Colin Trewhitt, Michael Wood, and Kay Zetlmaier. I Am Mewill be on view February 2, 2019 through May 12, 2019.


The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies two historic buildings located at 117 N 10th Street and 123 N 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, creative classes for children and adults, family-friendly events, live musical performances, a gift shop, and more. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members. For more information, please contact the Museum by calling (805) 525-5554, or e-mail [email protected].


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