October Exhibition: California Vine and Hill

California Vine and Hill – October Art Exhibition in Pleasanton

Studio Seven Arts (400 Main Street, downtown Pleasanton) proudly announces its October Exhibition themed around California’s Vines and Hills.

The special exhibition will feature ten master landscape artists and will occur the entire month. Additionally, a Friday evening artist reception and a Saturday morning visit features a pair of the artists, beginning Friday night, October 7th with Stephen Sanfilippo at 7:00pm, followed the next day with Tom Taneyhill on Saturday at 10:00am

“Surrounding the Bay Area and especially the Tri-Valley are stunning views of bountiful vineyards and rolling hills with colors and characteristics that transform seasonally” said Dirk Christiansen, owner of Studio Seven Arts. “Our October art exhibition, ‘California’s Vine and Hill,’ showcases a wonderful collection of ten master artists that bring these landscapes to life using their differing styles in addition to the beautiful and warm colors of Fall.”


Landscape Artists featured:

  • Tom Taneyhill
  • Stephen Sanfilippo
  • Debbie Wardrope
  • Tom Soltesz
  • Christin Coy
  • Paul Kratter
  • Diane Pruett
  • Thomas Cory
  • Dan Cooper
  • Mary Lou Correia
  • Bettie Goosman
  • Victoria Ryan
  • Robin Purcell
  • Marla Baggetta


  • Studio Seven Arts, 400 Main Street, Pleasanton

Vineyard Perspective 76 painting by Dan Cooper

-In Person Artist Visits scheduled in the Gallery:

  • Friday Night Reception: Oct 7, 2011 7:00 pm to 9:00pm – An Evening Reception with Master Artist Stephen Sanfilippo
    Visiting the gallery to discuss and display his work for a special Friday night reception will be artist Stephen Sanflippo. As an award-winning oil painter specializing in original landscapes and seascapes painted en plein air (open air), Sanfilippo masters both realism and impressionistic styles. His landscape painting subjects most often feature hard-to-reach trails and coastlines of the Western United States.

    Amador Valley Vista by Stephen Sanfilippo

  • Saturday Visit:  October 8, 2011 / Time: 10am to 2pm / Master Artist Tom Taneyhill Visits the Gallery
    Tom Taneyhill will visit the gallery to discuss and display his art that is inspired in the landscapes of California. With a painting style developed during his time as an illustrator, Taneyhill portrays the subject in a way that evokes a sense of beauty. His paintings find the elusive quality and timelessness of nature.

    California Squared by Tom Taneyhill

    Near Ruby Hill by Debbie Wardrope

  • Saturday,  October 22, 2011 / Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m./ Artist Visit by Master Painter Debbie Wardrope
    Master Pastel Artist Debbie Wardrope will showcase her landscapes that are done in pastel, oil and acrylic.  Wardrope, a popular Pleasanton painter, produces striking works that convey a brilliant quality of realism and color and range from quaint village scenes to local vineyards of Pleasanton and Livermore.

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