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The artist’s life of connecting with nature in posthumous exhibit

When she was a girl growing up in Berkeley, Ann Leon sometimes accompanied her father, Dennis Leon, on hikes into the nearby Coast Ranges foothills. It was her job, she says, to carry drinking water in a backpack he’d fashioned for that purpose.

These were more than hikes, however; like everything else Dennis Leon did, they had an artistic dimension…


BCAC.TV wins two WAVE Awards for "Art Breaks the Cycle of Homelessness"

"Art Breaks The Cycle of Homelessness"

Underserved Voices- Community Producer

Skyler Sabine, Edward McBride 

monca, Friends Of The Arts

To view: https://vimeo.com/279441745

Congratulations to BCAC.TV  who won two W.A.V.E. (Western Access Video Excellence) awards at the 2019 ACM West Conference and Trade Show in Long Beach last week.  monca, along with Friends of The Arts, is proud to be a part of one of those awards!

Dennis Leon Exhibition to Open at monca

“The Museum of Northern California Art (monca) presents its newest exhibition, Dennis Leon’s “I Am Here” beginning Feb. 14.

This exhibit offers a look through Leon’s work over 40 decades. The show runs through March 24.

According to a release from the monca, Leon was a Bay Area sculptor and art instructor. Born in England, he immigrated to the USA in 1951 and worked as an art critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer until 1962. After coming to the Bay Area, Leon held his first one-man show in 1973 at the James Willis Gallery in San Francisco…”

Treasure or junk? Appraisers help people sort it out

Sofia Whitehead of Chico brought an Italian mandolin to the Antiques Appraisal Day on Wednesday at the Museum of Northern California Art. It was pristine, looking nearly perfect in an original case. The mandolin had been in her family for years, and she thought it might have some value...

Persist, Create

"The current exhibit at the Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) in Chico is a collection of more than 70 paintings and sculptures by more than 60 women artists. Titled Persistence, it’s a celebration of women through the ages who have persevered as artists despite the many obstacles in their way..."


Gallery Exhibit Displays Multi-Generational Beauty

"Death has not kept Claudia Steel and Ann Pierce from persisting. Their artistic fingers touched the heart of Chico, making their legacy live on as the Museum of Northern California Art (monca) devotes its latest exhibit, “Persistence,” to these late artists..."