Artist Murray Wagnon

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.murraywagnon.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $90.00 - $3,840.00
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Growing up in the central coastal region of California, I gained   exposure, at an early age, to the art colonies and galleries of Big Sur, Carmel, and San Francisco. As a teenager I explored the colony of Artists, Writers, and Musicians living in the houseboats along the waterfront of Sausalito. It was on one of those houseboats, shared by Alan Watts, and the Artist Jean Varda, that I first decided I wanted to be an artist. Watching the creative process as Varda built his monumental sculptures made of found objects, such as discarded cable spools, rusty machine parts, and old cans of house paint, I was struck by the feeling that this was the most natural way for a man to live. It was during those years that I began to take creative art workshops from local artists, and artisans.
Several years ago I became involved in Plein Air Painting. I joined Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, moved to the Monterey area, and have been serving on the board of MBPAPA, in various positions over the years. I am currently serving my third term as President of MBPAPA.
Formal Art Training:
Santa Clara University, West Valley College, Mission College, Private Workshops, Independent Studies.
Events  Awards:
1975  “The Full Moon Raku” Pescadero Creek
1976  de Saisset Museum – Santa Clara University
1977  San Jose Art League Gallery Two Man Show w/Dr. Delmar Kolb
1978  City Hall Invitational Exhibition – San Jose City Council
1985  Windows on Art – Arts Council, City of San Jose
1993  Triton Museum- KTEH Channel 54 ‘On Air Art Auction’ exhibition (2nd Prize – mixed media)
1993-2006  KTEH Channel 54 On Air Art Auctions & Exhibitions
2009  “Our Home Town” exhibit, Pacific Grove Art Assoc.
2009  Pacific Grove Art Association Founder’s Show
2009  Featured Artist Show – Le Beau Soleil Gallery, Pacific Grove
2010  Featured artist Show at Gallery Saratoga
2010 “Fences” Exhibit, [...]

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