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Western Art Show & Sale
May 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All Proceeds to Benefit the Museum of the Forgotten Warriors
One of the best kept secrets on the history front in the Yuba-Sutter area is the remarkable Museum of the Forgotten Warriors located in Marysville just past Yuba College. Founded in 1985 by the late Dann Spear, it now covers over 8,000 square feet not counting the outside park areas with displays of helicopters, amphibious landing craft and other historical artifacts. The interior spaces contain perfectly curated displays of memorabilia dating back to the Revolutionary War right up to current conflicts with significant representation of Beale Air Force Base and the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. The museum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit run solely by volunteers.
Yuba Sutter Arts is proud to announce that is partnering with the Museum for a very special Western Art Show to help raise funds to ensure the continuing operations and maintenance of the collections and facilities. The core of the collection to be sold is a series of oil paintings by local artist and Viet Nam Veteran, Bert Johnson. In addition, Bert is a musician who played with the likes of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.
The paintings can be viewed at The Museum of the Forgotten Warriors, 5865 A Road, Marysville, on Saturdays from 10-2. The show and sale will be held on Saturday May 25thfrom 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served.
“I have loved art and music since I was a young boy,” said Bert. “In High School, I was the school artist and put on portrait painting demonstrations. I have had my art in a number of art shows and gallery exhibitions,” he added.
Bert was inspired by the western art work of Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. His oils catch the light of his subjects which are dynamic and connect with the viewer in a powerful way. Bert’s subjects are right out of your favorite western scene and will help you connect with your inner cowboy even if you’ve never spent a day in the saddle.
In addition, U.S. Air Force Veteran and master ceramic artist, Chris Thompson, has donated a number of bowls, mugs and other original pieces that will also be available for purchase. Chris has been leading Yuba Sutter Arts’ Ceramics for Veterans classes this past year. Join us for this very unique event and help support an important part of Yuba-Sutter’s cultural heritage.