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AUCTION

THE SIXTH ANNUAL


FINE AND DECORATIVE ART AUCTION
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
THE SILENT AUCTION BEGINS AT 3:00 P.M.
THE LIVE AUCTION BEGINS AT 4:30 P.M.
ANNOUNCED BY MR. JOHN EUBANKS,
AUCTIONEER, CALIFORNIA AUCTIONEERS
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LIVE
GOOSE AT GATE
By Jessie Arms Botke
Oil on board
c. 1920s
16 x 14 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$3,000 - 5,000

From her home and studio in Santa Paula, California, Jessie


Arms Botke (1883-1971) became one of the most
extraordinary decorative painters of the twentieth century.
Born in Chicago in 1883, Jessie Arms Botke began sketching
and painting at a young age. She enrolled in the Art Institute
of Chicago in 1902 and spent several summers with
renowned artists and teachers John C. Johansen and Charles
Woodbury. In 1911, Jessie went to work for Albert Herter of
Herter Looms in New York City where she was first inspired
toward the bold, decorative style that she would become so
famous for.
*All sizes quoted are image sizes, and not frame sizes

LIVE
UNTITLED
By Jessie Arms Botke
Oil on board
11 x 14.5 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$2,500 - 4,000

Jessie Arms Botkes paintings are a unique and wonder-filled world all their
own. They are most often pictures of birds shown in natural settings
accompanied by carefully painted flora, with studiously observed renditions
of leaves and flowers. Far from being mere pictures of birds and plants, her
paintings are richly adorned with an abundance of minutely rendered detail:
every petal, every leaf, and every feather is an important element of the
whole pictorial scheme.

LIVE
ADOBE VILLAGE
By Jessie Arms Botke
Watercolor on paper
9.5 x 12.5 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$1,500 - 2,500

While Jessie Arms Botke is primarily known as an oil painter, she surprised
everyone later in her career when she proved herself to be a master
watercolorist as well. It was on her many sketching trips across the country
that Jessie Arms Botke began to experiment with watercolor painting as a
means of recording her travels. The medium allowed her to work quickly,
capturing spontaneous moments and places in her life. While a departure
from the majority of her work, Botkes watercolors retain much of the
gem-like quality of her decorative oil paintings.

LIVE
STARFISH AND SHELL
By Jessie Arms Botke
Watercolor on paper
14 x 19.75 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$2,000 - 4,000

Botke began to explore watercolor in the mid-1940s. By the early 1950s,


her watercolors - particularly her more studied still lifes - were being
exhibited and celebrated from California to New York. She was invited to
become a member of the California Watercolor Society and the American
Watercolor Society. Critics hailed her as a master of the medium.

LIVE
CANYON RANCH
By Cornelis Botke
Etching on paper
1949
9.5 x 12.25 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$1,200 - 1,500

Cornelis Botke (1887-1954), husband of Jessie Arms Botke, was born in Holland
in 1887 and graduated from the Haarlem School of Applied Design at age 18.
After immigrating to the U.S., Botke found work as an architectural draftsman in
Chicago. As an artist trained extensively in architectural drawing, etching came
naturally to Botke when he took up the medium in the early 1920s. He quickly
became one of the most highly esteemed etchers in the country and the world.
This particular etching depicts a sheep ranch in Wheeler Canyon. It was
exhibited by the Chicago Society of Etchers and the American Society of
Graphic Artists in 1950. It also garnered a prize from the California Society of
Etchers in 1950. A print of this etching can be found in the collection of the
Library of Congress.

LIVE
IN WHEELER CANYON
By Cornelis Botke
Etching on paper
1939
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$1,200 - 1,500

This etching by Cornelis Botke depicts housing for


Limoneira Ranch workers in 1939. It won first prize from
the California Society of Etchers in 1939, and first place
from the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1948. It was
exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in 1944, and can be
found in the collections of the California State Library, and
the Library of Congress.

LIVE
RANCH, NEW MEXICO
By Cornelis Botke
Oil on board
16 x 20 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$3,000 - 4,000

Although known primarily as an etcher and block printer, Cornelis Botke


was also an incredible painter. Botke felt his responsibility as an artist was
to interpret the natural beauties of the world around him and to make them
accessible to other people. Cornelis had numerous exhibitions at such
prestigious venues as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Art
Institute of Chicago. His paintings were recognized with awards from the
Art Institute of Chicago, California Art Club, California State Fair, Santa
Paula Art Show, and the National Academy of Design in New York,
among many others.

LIVE
OXBLOOD GLAZE PLATTER
By Otto Heino
Ceramic
1996
15 inch diameter
Estimated Value:
$600 - 800

Otto Heino (1915-2009) grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. After


serving in WWII and seeking some tranquility, Otto began his career
as an artist. He spent time in England at Bernard Leach's studio, one of
the avant-garde ceramicists of the time. He later met Vivika, his wife of
47 years, as a student of hers in New York. The Heinos settled in
California in the 1960s and purchased the Ojai home of a former
student, acclaimed ceramicist Beatrice Wood, and in 1973
established a gallery there called The Pottery.
Otto received the Diplme D' Honeur from the International Academy
of Ceramics, Cannes in 1955 as well as a gold medal from the Sixth
Biennial International de Ceramique at Vallauris, France in 1978. Otto
and Vivika's work is collected world-wide and has been exhibited
internationally at the Picasso Museum in France, the De Young
Museum in San Francisco, LACMA, New York's American Craft
Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

LIVE
UNTITLED
By Ralph Holmes
Oil on board
11.5 x 15.5 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$800 - 1,200

Known as a writer as well as an artist and teacher, Ralph Holmes (1876-1963)


distinguished himself as a mural painter in Pittsburgh and New York before moving
to California where he had a long teaching and painting career. His California
landscapes quickly brought him national fame.
Holmes was born in La Grange, Illinois, and attended Northwestern University for
three years, and the Art Institute of Chicago for four years. He studied in Paris, and
from 1903 to1912, was on the faculty of the Art Institute of Chicago. He then spent
five years as Chair of the Department of Painting and Decorating at Carnegie
Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh.
In 1916, Holmes went west, spending the summer on the Hopi Reservation in
Arizona, and from that point on continued to paint in the Southwest. In 1918, he
moved to Atascadero in Southern California, and became a teacher at the Otis Art
Institute from 1923 to 1948. For 25 years he was also art instructor at the
Marlborough School for girls. He served as art editor and writer for E.G. Lewis's
Illustrated Review, was a four-term President of the California Art Club, and a
member of the Academy of Western Painters.

LIVE
UNTITLED
By Paula Odor
Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$750 - 1,500

Painter and etcher Paula Odor began her studies at the Texas State College
for Women, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Advertising Design. She went
on to receive a teaching degree in elementary education and eventually
taught in Ventura public schools from 1955 to 1982. Her post-graduate work
includes a master's degree in printmaking from New Mexico Highlands
University.
Odor's watercolors emphasize composition and design establishing an
equilibrium between all of the elements within the picture plane. Her realistic
paintings have a wonderful luminous quality further enhanced by her superior
drafting skills. A Charter Member of the prestigious California Gold Coast
Watercolor Society, Odor has served as its President and has been honored
as a Signature Member.

LIVE
SOUTH MOUNTAIN BARN
By Douglas Shively
Oil on masonite
1978
16 x 20 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$2,500 - 3,000

Born in Santa Paula, Douglas Shively (1896-1991) went to local elementary


and high schools. He attended the University of Southern California and
Occidental College before winning his only lottery, that being the Draft. He
served in France during WWI and upon discharge returned home to finish his
education, start a family, and eventually go into the banking business with his
father. Art also became an integral part of Shivelys daily life, and in the
1920s he began painting with artists from the Los Angeles area who
eventually became nationally known. Their influence, as well as becoming
acquainted with Robert Clunie, Jessie Arms Botke, and Cornelis Botke,
inspired Shively to start the famous annual Santa Paula Art Show in 1937.

LIVE
ON THE ROAD TO FUNCHAL,
ISLAND OF MADERA
By Douglas Shively
Oil on masonite
1976
20 x 24 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$3,000 - 4,000

Douglas Shively made many sketching trips throughout the country


with artists including John Cotton, George Otis, Cornelis Botke,
Paul Sample, and Ralph Holmes. He made fifteen painting trips to
Asia, Scandinavia, Great Britain, and Europe. Well-loved in his
hometown, Shivelys paintings hang in most every old family home
in the area.

LIVE
LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY BOWL
By Louis Comfort Tiffany
Favirle glass
Early 20th century
10 inches diameter
Estimated Value:
$600 - 800

Born in New York City, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was


a painter, designer, and world-famous glass maker. The son of
famed jeweler and Tiffany & Co. founder Charles Tiffany, he
began experimenting with stained glass in 1875, and
co-founded a glass-making company in New York City in
1878. Tiffany later started his own firm named Tiffany Studios.
In the early 1890s, Tiffany created a type of glass known for its
iridescent coloring, called Favrile, which helped him to
secure his status as a world leader in glass production.
Because of his gorgeous and innovative designs, Tiffany
became internationally recognized as one of the greatest
forces of the Art Nouveau style.

LIVE
SYCAMORE GROVE,
TAFT BOTANICAL
GARDEN, OJAI
By Gina Niebergall
Oil on board
2015
16 x 20 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$1,500 - 2,500

Gina Niebergall was born and raised in Ventura, California. She received her
formal art education at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, and UC Santa
Barbara, College of Creative Studies where she received a bachelors degree
in studio art in 1982.
As a fourth generation Californian, Niebergall has always loved the unique
qualities of the California landscape: from ocean and oaks, to desert and
farmland. With so much land development and change, she feels compelled
to preserve her impressions on canvas.

LIVE
ROCK CREEK
By Robert Percy Smith
Oil on board
July 1940
8 x 10 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$300 - 500

Robert Percy Smith (1874-1964) is perhaps most famous locally as the first
winner of the Santa Paula Art Show in 1937. His painting Evening in the
Canyon was voted most popular of the exhibited paintings in that first show.
The one-man jury and judge for the 1937 show was art critic and artist Ralph
Holmes, whose work is also featured in this years auction.
Smith was also the gardener for Dean Hobbs Blanchard Memorial Library,
and is believed to have designed the sites landscaping.

LIVE
SAND DOLLAR BEACH
By Laura Wambsgans
Oil on board
8 x 10 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$300 - 500

Born in Pasadena, California, Laura Wambsgans became a painter after


working as a managing director of a major recording studio and then as a
sculptor for two decades. Painting in oil in a representational style
influenced by the Impressionists, Laura captures the effect of light on the
land through color and paint quality.
For the past three decades, Wambsgans' work has been exhibited
nationally in solo and group exhibitions, including the Riverside Museum,
Bakersfield Museum, Lancaster Museum, and the Huntington Library.
Laura has won numerous awards including the David Spalding Landscape
Award at the 85th Annual Pasadena Society Of Artists Exhibit in 2010. She
is a member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and the
Pasadena Society of Artists.

LIVE
10TH AND MAIN STREET
By Lawrence Hinckley
Gicle
Reproduction of a
1937 original
13 x 15 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$300 - 500

Lawrence Hinckley (1900-1987) was born in Fillmore, California. He


studied in Los Angeles at the Otis Art Institute and by the late 1920s had a
studio in Santa Barbara. A portraitist in his early career, Hinckley later
preferred to paint landscapes. In 1936, Hinckley remodeled an old red
wood barn in Fillmore into a studio-gallery where he and his wife could
live, and where local and nationally known artists could exhibit. It was
called the Artist's Barn. Run not as an arty retreat, but as a community
center, the Barn offered art courses and lectures for everyone from
farmers and bankers, to lawyers and ranchers.

LIVE
ANTONIO
By George Lockwood
Acrylic on board
2013
7 x 5 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$500 - 700

Born in Santa Paula in 1961, George Lockwood developed a passion for


wildlife and the outdoors while camping, hunting, and fishing in the western
United States and Mexico as a boy. While earning his degree in
Agricultural Business Management, he spent the summer months packing
mules in Yosemite.
Experience with livestock and the outdoors took him to Alaska where he
obtained his guide license. For 19 years, George guided clients to some of
the most remote and beautiful corners of Alaska. Art had been a hobby until
he was commissioned to paint specific animals and places for people he
had guided. Thus he began to paint professionally during the winter months
specializing in wildlife and landscape. Georges art is inspired by first-hand
knowledge. His paintings are a record of experiences and they can be
found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and
around the world.

LIVE
AMARYLLIS
By Susan Petty
Graphite on paper
23 x 30 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$1,500 - 2,500

Susan Petty was born in Ventura, but her love of art blossomed when her family
moved to Virginia, allowing for regular Sunday visits to Washington, D.C.'s many
galleries and museums. Petty graduated from Miami University, Ohio, in 1962
with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. Following graduation, she returned to
Washington, D.C. to continue with graduate work in painting at the Corcoran
Gallery, and to work as a commercial artist. Susan later did freelance work for
the exhibits and publications departments of the Library of Congress and taught
occasional art classes.
Returning to painting full-time, Susan produced ten solo shows between 1973
and 1978. Her work was shown at the Wolfe Street Gallery and the Torpedo
Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, and at the Spectrum Gallery in Georgetown,
Washington, D.C. After returning to Ventura County in 1977, Susan focused
primarily on watercolor and later returned to oils and her first love, drawing. She
is largely inspired by the California landscape, most especially her own ranch
and garden. Pettys work has been exhibited all over Southern California, and is
much loved and collected across the county.

LIVE
LION CREEK MEADOW,
HAPPY VALLEY
By Victor Schiro
Oil on canvas
2016
16 x 20 inches
Framed
Estimated Value:
$1,500 - 2,500

Born in Glendale, California, Victor Schiro has pursued painting since


childhood, and has always enjoyed exploring the varied landscapes of
Southern California, the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the
Owens Valley. Schiro was classically trained at UCLA and CSUN, and
continued his education with a focus on modern art in the M.F.A. program
at the California Institute of the Arts. He went on to serve as the head
curator of Gemini G.E.L. It was at Gemini that Victor collaborated with
many of today's modern masters including Jasper Johns, David Hockney,
Robert Rauschenberg, and others. Victor exhibited his modern paintings
exclusively in the early years of his career, winning awards in a number of
prestigious juried shows such as the Barnsdall Museum Annual.
After a successful second career as a television and film producer and
writer, Victor finally began exhibiting his traditional landscape paintings.
He continues to exhibit and enter his landscapes in many international and
national competitions with great success.

SILENT
UNTITLED
By Jessie Arms Botke
Watercolor on paper
6 x 5 inches
Framed

SILENT
UNTITLED
By Jessie Arms Botke
Watercolor on paper
6 x 5 inches
Framed

SILENT
UNTITLED
By Douglas Shively
Oil on masonite
1969
8 x 14 inches
Framed

SILENT
SPRING BOUQUET
By Kathy Ikerd
Oil on canvas
2010
24 x 20 inches
Unframed

SILENT
CALIFORNIA POPPIES
By Georgia Seaver Thomas
Oil on canvas
c.1930
24 x 20 inches
Framed

SILENT

SILENT

CANDY/NUT DISH
By Vivika and Otto Heino
Ceramic
1996
8 inches diameter

CANDY/NUT DISH
By Vivika and Otto Heino
Ceramic
1996
8 inches diameter

SILENT
HAND THROWN
DOUBLE HANDLED URN
WITH MOTTLED FINISH
Ceramic
Early 20th century
6 x 8 inches diameter

SILENT
UNTITLED
Artist unknown
Watercolor on paper
14.25 x 10.25 inches
Framed

SILENT
RESTLESS SEA
By Kay Dempster
Watercolor on paper
1981
17 x 22.75 inches
Framed

SILENT
UNTITLED
By Retha Miller
Oil on board
11 x 14 inches
Framed

SILENT
ROCK CREEK, MORNING
By Robert Percy Smith
Oil on board
July 1940
8 x 10 inches
Framed

SILENT
HAND THROWN BUD VASE
WITH MATTE FINISH
Artist unknown
Ceramic
Early 20th century
6 x 3 inches diameter

SILENT
HAND THROWN LOW FOOTED
JARDINIER WITH MATTE FINISH
Artist unknown
Ceramic
Early 20th century
3 x 10 inches diameter

SILENT
MADONNA OF WIND (CORONA DEL MAR)
By Carrie Lou Carson Kuri
Oil on board
12 x 9 inches
Framed

SILENT
THE FIVE WISE AND FIVE FOOLISH VIRGINS
By Normagene Robins
Mixed media on paper
14 x 22 inches
Framed

SILENT
UNTITLED
By Luchsinger
Watercolor on paper
21 x 29 inches
Framed

SILENT
UNTITLED
Artist unknown
Mixed media
7 x 10 inches
Framed

SILENT
EAVES
By Charles R. Davies
Limited edition gicle
8.75 x 6 inches
Framed

SILENT
OUT TO SEA
By Edith Ramsey
Oil on board
18 x 24 inches
Framed

SILENT
SANTA PAULA
DEPOT
By Donna Trent
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Framed

SILENT
VINTAGE SANTA
PAULA POSTCARD
By JR Brakey
Print
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Unframed

SILENT
UNTITLED
By John Nichols
Photograph on
canvas
2008
21.75 x 32.5 inches
Framed

SILENT
GOLDEN ROD
FRUIT LABEL
Print
11 x 11 inches
Framed

SILENT
THE MATILIJA
POPPY
By Mary Michel
Silk screen print
7.5 x 10 inches
Framed

SILENT
JOHN NAVA
SIGNED EXHIBIT
POSTER
Print
18 x 18 inches
Framed

SILENT
MOONSTONE BEACH
By Ruth Fleming
Limited edition lithograph
1988
12 x 17 inches
Framed

SILENT
BRILLIANT CUT SCOTTISHENGLISH OR AMERICAN
SCOTCH WHISKEY DECANTER
Late 19th century
10 x 4 inches

SILENT
TULIPS I
By Suzanne Pidduck
Limited edition print
31 x 23 inches
Framed

SILENT
TOROS Y TOREROS
By Pablo Picasso
Limited edition lithograph
c. 1962
17 x 23 inches
Framed

SILENT
SAN BUENAVENTURA CITYSTAMP
By Karen Brown
Print
3 x 3 inches
Framed

SILENT
WATERFORD CRYSTAL
BOWL WITH LISMORE
PATTERN
8 inches diameter

SILENT
LA FONTE DELLA
FORTUNA
By Giussepe DAmico
Etching on silk
9.25 x 6.5 inches
Unframed

SILENT
UNTITLED
Artist unknown
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Framed

SILENT
UNTITLED
By Andrea Vargas
Watercolor on paper
10 x 7 inches
Framed

SILENT

SILENT

SANTA PAULA CITRUS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD


By Don Gray
Limited edition gicle
11 x 30 inches
Framed

PINK MOORE ROAD


By Sue Gerding
Oil on canvas
10 x 20 inches
Framed

SILENT
UNTITLED
Artist unknown
Print
30.5 x 15.5 inches
Framed

SILENT
EUCALYPTUS IN EARLY MORNING LIGHT
By Leslie Wright
Limited edition print
1991
17 x 20.5 inches
Framed

SATURDAY

MARCH 19, 2016


SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM
JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER
LOCATION:
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Santa Paula, CA 93060

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