Chris Van Winkle a Watercolor Retrospective

NIPOMO, CA- Chris Van Winkle, Watercolor Retrospective, an exhibition of Chris’s Watercolor Paintings will be presented at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center’s Gallery November 21st through the month of February. The artwork presented will be from three of his various collection’s: Studio Paintings, The California Scene, and Trip Paintings. In addition, on display we will have a  of collection of Chris’s personal sketchbooks,  one for every trip his wife, Caroline, and he made with artists as well as others specifically for his classes he taught at Citrus College. They give a glimpse into the mind of the artist and also illustrate the process by which paintings develop from sketch into finished works of art. A collection of Chris’s artwork will be available for sale throughout this showcase. 

"All art is abstract. The minute we use line, we are abstracting. Some art is more realistic, some more non-objective, but all art must be poetic."   - Chris Van Winkle

For more information, please visit or call us at (805) 929-5679

This exhibit is made possible by the Dana Adobe Exhibit Committee: Chairman Alan Daurio, Shirley Horacek, and Mike Grahek and Staff: Robin Bogue, Sarah Allen, and Lexi Carreno in Collaboration with the Van Winkle Family.

Dates: November 21, 2019 to February

Hours:  7 days a week, 11 AM to 3 PM daily

Location: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center is located at 671 S. Oak Glen Avenue, Nipomo CA 93444

Admission Fee: $5, free for members

About DANA: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center provides a unique platform to understand life in the California Rancho era and to appreciate and discover our connection with the stories of those who left their footprints on the land throughout time.

The Dana Adobe is the oldest home in San Luis Obispo County and a registered historical site.

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  • Starting Monday, November 25th, 2019, repeats every day until Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Dana Adobe Cultural Center

671 S Oakglen Ave
Nipomo, CA 93444


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