The 13th Annual

Art of Painting in the 21st Century Conference

April 17 2021


Masami Teraoka || Julian Bell || Julie Heffernan || Chester Arnold || John Seed ||

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13th Annual Art of Painting in the 21st Century Exhibition
John Natsoulas Gallery Davis, CA
CONFERENCE: Friday, April 17th 2021

The Art of Painting in the 21st Century is an annual conference and exhibition in its eleventh year and is geared towards nurturing dialog on contemporary painting and the shared ideas that define current trends in the field. Many painters work alone, an isolated process that deprives the artist of thriving debate until the work is shown. This year’s exhibition will feature some of the most talented and well known painters working today, such as Chester Arnold, Julian Bell, Masami Teroka & Julie Heffernan with more artists to be announced.

This conference provides a unique opportunity and an intimate setting to interact with top artists. UC Davis, home to artist Roy de Forest, Roland Peterson, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for a uniquely West Coast style. Nowhere else in the country will the participant be able to interact and discuss the purity of painting in one place. Meet face-to-face with distinguished artists you might only otherwise read about. This year, a collegiate exhibition of the top 20 young college student painters will be on display. Many cash awards will be given to these young artists that represent the future of painting. The conference is partially funded by the City of Davis.

“This is the kind of educational, intellectual event one expects from museums or universities, but which public institutions seem less and less able to provide.” – Artweek Magazine


John Natsoulas Gallery
521 First Street,
Davis, CA 95616

530 756 3938