Ray Strong: 100 Years
December 30, 2004 through February 9, 2005
SULLIVAN GOSS - AN AMERICAN GALLERY presents an exhibition of the paintings of Ray Strong to commemorate his centennial birthday. Our own exhibition is being presented and promoted in collaboration with a retrospective at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History entitled, "Ray Strong: Taking in the Landscape." In addition, the County of Santa Barbara has plans to honor Ray's accomplishments in the month of January.
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SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
ON EXHIBIT: DECEMBER 20 - MAY 2, 2005
100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AND EXHIBIT CELEBRATION:
MONDAY, JANUARY 5
2559 Puesta Del Sol Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Open: 10 - 5 Daily
Admission: General $7 - Senior $6 - Children $4
Phone: (805) 682-4711
On the web: http://www.sbnature.org/
SULLIVAN GOSS - AN AMERICAN GALLERY
ON EXHIBIT: DECEMBER 30 - FEBRUARY 9, 2005
Ray Strong’s achievements as an artist are greater than the number of coastlines he has traced or the number of clouds he’s laid down on canvas. His legacy is greater than the sum of his many students or their cumulative work. Indeed, Ray Strong’s contribution to landscape painting is inestimable. His greatest achievement, however, may be that a single man, moved simply and profoundly by nature’s splendor, could do so much to preserve beauty.
From his earliest days of kicking around with the likes of Maynard Dixon and George Post to his more recent adventures with the Oak Group, Ray’s life has been a study in modesty, integrity, and determination. Where he might have pursued fame, he chose instead to teach others. That the County of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sullivan Goss have chosen to honor Ray on his hundredth birthday is both fitting and wonderful. I share the sentiments of everyone who has known Ray or met him when I say, “It has been an honor and a joy to be part of your journey.”
- Frank Goss
About the Artist
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