Ironstone Vineyards is proud to announce that judging for the 13th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show was completed by Oakland Museum's Chief Curator of Art, Phil Linhares and Crocker Art Gallery's Director & Chief Curator, Scott Shields. Both Phil and Scott joined artists, buyers, gallery owners and art lovers at the Artist Reception, Saturday, March 6th at Ironstone Vineyards for a memorable evening of fantastic food and wine pairings presented by Executive Chef James Lehman, piano entertainment by David Swart and a wonderful introduction by Ironstone Owners, John & Gail Kautz.
Crocker Art Museum Chief Curator Scott A. Shields holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Kansas. He has 12 years of professional experience in museums in the Midwest and San Francisco Bay Area and has curated numerous exhibitions and written articles for various scholarly journals. He was one of the contributing authors to a book on artist Percy Gray, published by the Carmel Art Association, and developed catalogues for various exhibitions including The Pilot Hill Collection of Contemporary Art and San Francsico and the Second Wave: The Blair Collection of Bay Area Abstract Expressionism. A major text authored by Shields, Artists at Continent’s End: The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875-1907, will be released by The University of California Press in early 2006 in conjunction with a statewide traveling exhibition. He is also one of three primary authors of a forthcoming exhibition catalogue entitled Dark Metropolis: Irving Norman’s Social Surrealism, published by Heyday Books, which will accompany a nationally traveling exhibition that opens at the Crocker Art Museum in fall 2006.
Philip E. Linhares
Philip earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the California College of Arts & Crafts located in Oakland, followed by a degree in Museum Management Instititute, at UC Berkeley in 1988. Mr. Linhares has broad experience in developement of Art before his current position at the Oakland Museum: Director of Exhibitions, San Franiciso Art Institute, 1967-1977, Director, Mills College Art Gallery, 1978-1989, Director, Graduate Program, California College of Arts and Crafts, 1980-1988. Philip's assumed his current position as Chief Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum of California in 1990. Philip is actively working on a major building, renovation and collection re-installation program at the Oakland Museum, scheduled for reopening on May 1, 2010.