New Douglas Shively Art Book to be Signed by Local Author     

Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Santa Paula Art Museum

On Saturday, April 29, local author Mary Alice Orcutt Henderson will sign copies of her new book, “Douglas Shively: An Artist’s Life,” from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Santa Paula Art Museum. The book, a biography of the beloved Santa Paula painter Douglas Shively from his birth to his early career as an artist, is a labor of love being privately published by the Shively Family. Admission to the book signing is free for everyone.

Born in Santa Paula in 1896, Douglas Shively enjoyed a unique three-dimensional career as local bank president, rancher, and as an artist. “Douglas Shively: An Artist’s Life” features stunning images of Shively’s artworks including 40 oil paintings, 40 watercolors, 40 sketches, and a collection of his travel slides. Many of the images have never before been published! Also shown are family photographs and images of the four residences that he designed for his family homes. The book will be available for purchase during the event for the price of $50.00 each.

The Santa Paula Art Museum, Jeanette Cole Art Center is located at 117 North 10th Street in beautiful downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, educational programming for children and adults, artist talks and demonstrations, a gift shop, and more. For more information, please contact the Museum at (805) 525-5554 or visit the Museum’s website at

“Ferndale” by Douglas Shively, 1974 and 1986, oil on masonite, 4’ x 8’, Collection of Santa Paula Community Bank © The Shively Estate

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3 Responses to New Douglas Shively Art Book to be Signed by Local Author     

  1. Jon Hall April 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I have the same question as Peggy, can we order it through the museum?

  2. Peggy Bousman April 13, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    How can the book be purchased if one cannot attend the book signing?


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