|The Library on the main floor of the House will be closed until late June.|
Mountain Morning by Mary Stahl, co–curator of the Handcrafted and Through the Lens art exhibit.
The Gallery at Filoli is a space used by the Art Committee of the Friends of Filoli to display artwork related to Filoli Center’s mission and to foster community relationships. Enriching your visits to Filoli in 2013 will be an inspiring collection of art and decorative art exhibits. We look forward to sharing these with you, your family and your friends!
2013 Exhibition Schedule
Hippeastrum, Amaryllis by Regina Gardner Milan. Winner of the 2012 Roth Award for distinction with an emphasis on traditional botanical art presentation.
Tuesday, April 16 through Sunday, June 16
Botanical Art Exhibit
This year we celebrate our 15th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit. This beautiful exhibit has long been an essential part of the Filoli Botanical Art Program’s mission to interpret and preserve this historically significant art form. Filoli has been a leader in the renewal of this art form, which combines the observational skills of the scientist and the sensibility of the artist. Part of our commitment is to sponsor an annual nation–wide juried exhibition to showcase the best of botanical art. Artworks selected this year will be displayed in the Visitor and Education Center while select pieces from our three major florilegia collections: the Filoli, the Banks’ and the Highgrove, will be displayed in the historic house.
Thursday, April 18, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Filoli will host an artist reception for this outstanding exhibition. Artists are on hand to share their botanical art knowledge and experiences. In addition, a collection of prints, matted originals and note cards will be for sale. A visit to the Gardens after hours will complete this special evening. While admission is FREE, reservations are required. Reservation deadline is Friday, April 12.
Door, Lima, Peru 2012 by Jerry Barrack ©
Tuesday, June 25 through Sunday, August 18
Hidden Beauty — Photography Exhibit
From the most ordinary objects emerges hidden beauty captured by the photographer’s lens. Colors, shapes, light, and shadows dance for the taking. Cherish these images and be fascinated by Hidden Beauty, a photography exhibit.
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21
Meet the Artists Days
On this special weekend visitors can meet the artists, learn what inspires them and discover how they captured their subjects in such unique and interesting ways. Framed pieces, prints, note cards and other items will be for sale. Admission is free for Filoli members and with paid admission for non–members. Reservations are not necessary.
Filoli hosts approximately six art exhibitions annually that vary in theme and content. With the exception of the Annual Botanical Art Exhibition and occasional larger exhibitions, they are invitational exhibitions. For invitational exhibitions, the curator invites artists from the Filoli Artist Registry, whose work fits within the theme of that particular exhibition. To become a member of the Filoli Artist Registry please send a one-page biography along with samples of your work either on a CD in JPEG or TIF format, or printed copies, two-up on 8½" x 11" sheets, to:
A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt and acceptance into the registry. For questions, please contact the Education Office at email@example.com.
Artist Access Days
Painting plein air during Artist Access at Filoli.
2013 dates: June 20, August 15, September 19 and October 17, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” — Claude Monet
Filoli extends the opportunity for artists and photographers to have individual access to the Garden after hours to create landscape paintings, drawings and photographs. Experience the quiet beauty and stunning vistas of this rare and historical country estate. Photographers may use tripods; other artists may use easels and work in the medium of their choice. Artists may not use models and must provide all their own materials and storage containers for the removal of all used water and non–toxic cleaning fluids. No fluids of any type are to be disposed of at Filoli. Space is limited, pre–registration is highly recommended.
Fee: per day: $20 for members; $25 for non–members.