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The Coastal Awakening at SLOMA

Light On The Path II oil on canvas 36”x36” by Erin Lee Gafill

Join us at the San Luis Obispo Art Museum for “The Coastal Awakening: An Esalen Perspective”

5pm – 7pm Friday September 21

1010 Broad Street on the west end of Mission Plaza.

This exhibition features new works from my Land, Sea, Sky series, along with work from ten other Big Sur artists including Cynthia and Daniel Bianchetta, Kyle Evans, and Adam Wolpert.

In addition, SLO Film Festival will be screening  “The Beat Series”, including “The Sandpiper” with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, scenes of which were filmed at Nepenthe and Pfeiffer Beach, in Big Sur.

Go to or the Facebook page “The Coastal Awakening” for more details!

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Dreamtime at Ventana through November, 2018


East of Nepenthe II by Erin Lee Gafill
East of Nepenthe II – 48″ x 48″

Join me Saturday September 8 at The Glass House Gallery at Ventana in Big Sur for a two hour painting demonstration.

I’ll be working in oils, from nature and direct observation, on a large canvas approximately 4’x5′.

I’ll be sharing my color palette, brushes, and general approach to landscape painting “alla prima”.

2pm-4pm Painting Demo, in the Loft at Ventana, adjacent to the Restaurant.

4pm Wine & Cheese Reception at the Glass House Gallery, at Ventana, adjacent to the Restaurant.

6pm – The Art of Now Slideshow/Talk – the connection between art-making practices and mindfulness.  In the Loft, at Ventana, adjacent to the Restaurant.