"Summer Strand" by Matt Rogers
Celebrating the idyllic scenery of the Golden State, Napa Valley Museum’s new joint exhibition, ‘California Dreamin’,’
features paintings by Melissa Chandon and Matt Rogers and surfboard art from Timothy Bessell. Chandon’s pop-art inspired work is evocative of the carefree West Coast vibes of the 1960s, when woodie-style station wagons dotted the beaches. Rogers’ landscape paintings turn palm trees into cotton candy while thematically reflecting on the state’s history of natural disasters. Rounded out by Bessell’s handmade and hand painted boards, “California Dreamin’” opens with a reception on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 5pm. $20. 707.944.0500.