Lady Bug on Tidy Tip by Judy Kramer.©
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 2014 will be an inspiring collection of art and decorative art exhibits. We look forward to sharing these with you, your family and your friends!
2014 Exhibition Schedule
Sculpture in the Garden
Tuesday, June 10 through Sunday, September 7
Thursday, June 26, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meet the artists as you explore the exhibit, find out what excites and fills them with enthusiasm while you learn about their techniques and the materials they have chosen to use. Many of the pieces on display will be for sale. While admission is free reservations are required; reception reservation include admission to the talk. Make your reservation by Friday, June 20.
California Tiger Salamander by Lucy D. Martin.©
Bay Area Wildlife — A multiple–media exhibit
Tuesday, September 9 through Sunday, October 26
The San Francisco Bay Area, including the grounds of Filoli itself, is home to a large variety of wildlife which will be celebrated with this fine art exhibit located in the Visitor and Education Center. To capture the natural beauty of these local creatures, from mammals and marine life to birds, insects, and reptiles, we are looking for 2D artists of all mediums. The entry deadline is July 3.
Meet the Artists
Saturday, October 11, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
On this special weekend visitors can meet the artists, learn what inspires them, discover how they create their artwork and view additional works. Original pieces, prints, note cards and other items will be for sale. Admission is free for members or with paid admission to Filoli for non–members. Reservations are not necessary.
Earlier This Year
Filoli Meadow by Sue Vandiver, Art Student.
Filoli Instructors and Their Students
Tuesday, February 11 through Sunday, March 30, 2014
Filoli is fortunate to have many talented and knowledgeable instructors that teach a wide variety of subjects including art and decorative art classes to an enthusiastic student body. This exhibit will feature works by our instructors and their students in the Visitor and Education Center. Enjoy the display, learn about our education programs and let Filoli be the inspiration for your next work of art.
The picturesque surroundings of Filoli make a wonderful venue for art and artists, providing inspiration and a range of valuable resources. Click here for more information about our Art and Decorative Art Programs.
The Filoli Botanical Art Certificate Program at Filoli offers a unique, in–depth study of botanical art through challenging, integrated and comprehensive courses. Click here for more information about Filoli’s Botanical Art Certificate Program.
Pinus ponderosa, Ponderosa Pine by Carrie DiConstanzo. Winner of the 2013 Roth Award for distinction with an emphasis on traditional botanical art presentation.
Tuesday, April 8 through Sunday, June 8
Filoli presents its 16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit this coming spring. Botanical art has experienced a renaissance of growth both in the states and internationally and 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. 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. 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. Come enjoy the West Coast’s most prominent botanical art exhibit!
The Rose by Marian Gault.©
Calligraphy — Gifts of the Garden
Tuesday, June 17 through Sunday, August 24
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Access Days
Painting plein air during Artist Access at Filoli.
“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 on a select day each month, after hours from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm, to create landscape paintings, drawings and photographs. Photographers may use tripods; other artists may use easels and work in the medium of their choice. Models, wedding and engagement photos, family portraits or any other professional photography is not allowed. Artists 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.