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Second Saturday Gallery Reception: August 10, 5 pm – 8 pm
The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Artists Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists.

August 1 – September 1, 2019

Karl Dempwolf
"Listen to Gauguin, do not copy nature too closely, art is an abstraction"

Karl Dempwolf, Along the Canal
"Along the Canal"
Karl Dempwolf, The Red House on Wall Street
"The Red House on Wall Street"

When I look closely at parts of my work, at a tree or sky or even some small non-descript flecks of color, I find myself wishing for more of Gauguin's abstractions.

– Karl Dempwolf


KARL DEMPWOLF and his family emigrated from Germany aboard the S.S. America at the request of the Lockheed Corporation, where his father was to serve as an aerospace scientist. Once in America, Dempwolf continued his education at Art Center College of Design, while at the same time gaining recognition as an All-American fencer in Saber. Later, he achieved a Master’s in Fine Arts degree from USC. With an interest in art and photography, Dempwolf produced and filmed numerous educational films and documentaries. One such film, The Story of a Craftsman, won the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Award, the Silver CINDY award, and Best of Show at the Bellevue International Film Festival in Washington. However, with time, painting emerged as his true passion, inspired by Early California artists such as William Wendt, Charles Reiffel, and others who became his artistic icons.

Dempwolf’s work has been exhibited in venues which include the Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles; the Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu; the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona; the Philadelphia International Art Show; and most recently, the Park Avenue Armory Art and Antiques Show in New York City. Awards include the Art of California magazine’s Silver and Bronze Discovery Awards, and American Art Collector’s American Art Collector Award for Morn in the Valley.  Dempwolf’s coffee table book of his artworks, A Painter’s Journey, is currently available.

Karl is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, and serves on its Advisory Board. He is represented by the Wendt Gallery in Laguna Beach, California, New York and Vienna, and at Carmel Fine Art in Carmel, CA.

Karl will be a Mendocino Art Center Mendocino Open Paint Out featured artist, September 16-22, 2019.

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