Murray Wagnon

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 a sculptor named Bardo, that I first decided I wanted to be an artist. Watching the creative process as Bardo 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, and eventually majored in Art at Santa Clara University.

Events & shows:

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
1993-2006  KTEH Channel 54 On Air Art Auctions & Exhibitions
2010  Featured artist Show at Gallery Saratoga
2010 “Fences” Exhibit, Corral de Tierra Country Club
2011 “small to LARGE” exhibit, Pacific Grove Art Assoc.
2011 “Paint San Juan Bautista” Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA.
2011  Featured Artist Show at Gallery Saratoga
2011  Solo Exhibit – Saratoga Community Center
2011  Signature Show MBPAPA- Carmel Art Institute
2012  “Impressions of the central Coast” Comerica/Natividad Foundation, Salinas, Ca.
2012  “Two Local Artists” Saratoga Community Center
2012  “Paint San Juan Bautista II”, Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista
2013 “From Field to Fork” Comerica/Natividad Foundation. Salinas, Ca.
2013 “MBPAPA Signature Show”  Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea
2013 “Painting from Life” the David Henry Gill Gallery, Pacific Grove Art Assn. Pacific Grove, Ca.

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