Events

Events


Below are special events where my works may be viewed. Events are shown
most recent first.


 


2017


June 13-17, Los
Gatos Plein Air
.
Schedule
is as follows:

  • June13-16, Artists
    will paint throughout Los Gatos and the general area.
  • June 16, VIP Artists Reception and Silent Auction , Dio Deka Hotel, Los Gatos
  • June 17, Exhibit and Sale,
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm Los Gatos Town Plaza

May 18-21, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 18-19, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 20
    • 10:00 am – Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm – Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 21
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Quick Draw
    • 11:00 am – Live Auction Quick Draw

Feb 25 – April 30, 2017, Yosemite
Renaissance
, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite Valley, California. Reception
Feb 24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. A traveling show of select paintings will then go to:

Kings County Art Center – 605 N Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230, 559-584-1065

June 3 through July 15, 2017 – reception Friday, June 2, 5:30 to 7:30

 

Carnegie Arts Center – 250 N Broadway Ave, Turlock, CA 95380, 209- 632-5761

Aug 2 through Oct 8, 2017 – reception Tuesday, Aug 10, 6:00 to 9:00 pm ( during monthly downtown Art Walk )

 

Gallery 5, Yosemite Gateway Gallery Row, 40982 Hwy 41, Oakhurst CA, 93644, 559-683-5551

Oct 14 through Nov 26, 2017 – reception Saturday, Oct 21, 5:00 to 8:00 PM


2016


Saturday November 15 through the holidays — James
Harold Galleries
, "Magnificent Miniatures", a show of small paintings.

Also, Saturday November 15, 12 to 4 PM, Sunday 12 to 3PM I will be "Painting
in the Gallery"
at James
Harold Galleries
, Tahoe City, CA.

James
Harold Galleries

760 North Lake Blvd. (at the Boatworks)
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-5111

 


June 14-18, Los
Gatos Plein Air
.
Schedule
is as follows:

  • June16-17, Artists
    will paint throughout Los Gatos.
  • June 17, VIP Artists Reception and Silent Auction , California Cafe, Los Gatos
  • June 18, Exhibit and Sale,
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm Los Gatos Town Plaza

May-July, "The Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley", Milpitas Main Library, 160 N Main St, Milpitas, CA . All 60 paintings will be displayed in two viewing areas. A "Meet the Artist" reception is scheduled in the library auditorium May 24, 6:30-8:30 pm. Stay tuned for details as this exhibit is being developed.


May 12-15, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 12, 13, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 14
    • 10:00 am – Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm – Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 15
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Quick Draw
    • 11:00 am – Live Auction Quick Draw

April 9, "Coyote Howl, & Southbay Creeks". I will have an exhibit for the conference in San Jose City Hall. Details are currently being worked out.


until April, "The Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley". A selection of works from the Coyote Creek Watershed will be on display at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center, 1751 Grand Blvd, Alviso, CA.


2015

November 8, Noon-4pm. Catch the Spirit. Talk and book signing. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA.


August 22 – Late Fall, "The Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley". A selection of works from the Coyote Creek Watershed will be on display at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center, 1751 Grand Blvd, Alviso, CA.

Meet the artist event Saturday September 5, 2:30-4:30pm. Attendance is free, but limited, and you must register to attend this event at:

https://donaldneffwatershedpaintings.eventbrite.com


August 1-30 Greater Bay Area Open – I have been accepted into this inaugural art event. Reception August 1, 1:00-3:00pm New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E main St, Los Gatos, CA


May 1-30, "The Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley". The entire collection will be on display at the Santa Clara County Government building at:

Santa Clara County Government Center
70 West Hedding St
San Jose, CA

Hours: 8am – 5pm Mon-Fri

Donald Neff will be at the exhibit various times throughout the month of May. Check the website for exact dates and times.


June 16-20, Los
Gatos Plein Air
.
Schedule
is as follows:

  • June16-19, Artists
    will paint throughout Los Gatos.
  • June 19, VIP Artists Reception and Silent Auction (Location TBD)
  • June 20, Exhibit and Sale,
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm Los Gatos Town Plaza

May 14-16, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 14, 15, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 16
    • 10:00 am – Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm – Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 17
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Quick Draw
    • 11:00 am – Live Auction Quick Draw

2014

June 17-21, Los
Gatos Plein Air
.
Schedule
is as follows:

  • June17-20, Artists
    will paint throughout Los Gatos.
  • June 19, VIP Artists Reception and Silent Auction (Location TBD)
  • June 21, Exhibit and Sale,
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm Los Gatos Town Plaza

May 15-16, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 15, 16, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 17
    • 10:00 am – Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm – Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 18
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Quick Draw
    • 11:00 am – Live Auction Quick Draw

April 10-14, 3rd Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo. I will be a demo/faculty member.


2013

June 18-22, Los
Gatos Plein Air
.
Schedule
is as follows:

  • June18-21, Artists
    will paint throughout Los Gatos.
  • June 21, VIP Artists Reception and Silent Auction (Location TBD)
  • June 22, Exhibit and Sale,
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm Los Gatos Town Plaza

May 16-19, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 16, 17, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 18
    • 10:00 am – Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm – Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 19
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Quick Draw
    • 11:00 am – Live Auction Quick Draw

April 10-14, 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo. I will be doing a demo for attendees on April 13, 9:45-10:30 am, then demoing on location (yet to be determined) that afternoon and Sunday morning, April 14.


 


2012

June 12-15, Los
Gatos Plein Air
.
Schedule
is as follows:

  • June 12-15, Artists
    will paint throughout Los Gatos.
  • June 15, Ticketed Gala, California
    Cafe, Old Town.
  • June 16, Exhibit and Sale,
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm Los Gatos Town Plaza

May 17-20, 2012, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 17, 18, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 19
    • 10:00 am – Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm – Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 20
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Quick Draw
    • 11:00 am – Live Auction Quick Draw

2011


 

May 12-14, 2011, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 12, 13, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 14
    • 10:00 am – Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm – Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 15
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Quick Draw
    • 11:00 am – Live Auction Quick Draw

 

April 16-May 6, 6" Squared, Randy
Higbee Gallery
,
102
Kalmus, Costa Mesa. Ca. 92626. 714.546.2156 Schedule is as follows:

  • April 16 Opening Reception
  • April 16-May 6 Exhibition

 

2010

August 21-22 12 to 4 PM each day "Painting
in the Gallery"
at James
Harold Galleries
, Tahoe City, CA. Reception, Saturday, August
21 from 5 to 7 pm.

James
Harold Galleries

760 North Lake Blvd. (at the Boatworks)
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-5111


June 2-5, Los Gatos Plein Air. Schedule
is as follows:

  • June 2-4, Artists
    will paint throughout Los Gatos.
  • June 4, Ticketed Gala, California
    Cafe, Old Town.
  • June 5, Exhibit and Sale,
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm Old Town Los Gatos

For more information
see website
.


May 13-16, 2010, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 13, 14, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 15
    • 10:00 am – Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm – Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 16
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Quick Draw
    • 11:00 am – Live Auction Quick Draw

April 10-30, Nomadas del Arte Show, Southwest Galleries, 4500
Sigma Road, Dallas Texas. Schedule is as follows:

  • April 9, 5-9 pm. Opening Reception
  • April 10, 11am – 4pm Artists Reception

For
more information, see website
.


2009

October 11-16, 2009 and then ongoing through November
21, Capital
Plein Air Festival
.
Go
here for a schedule of events
, and locations.


July 3- September 30, 2009, Solo
exhibition at James
Harold Galleries
. Artists Reception & Painting
in the Gallery, Sunday, July 5, 12-5 pm
,, James
Harold Galleries
,760 N. Lake Blvd (at the Boatworks), Tahoe City,
CA.


Monday, July 13, Demonstration at Millbrae Arts
Association
,
Millbrae Parks and Recreation Department, 477 Lincoln Circle, Millbraw,
CA.
7:00-9:30 pm


May 28-30, Los Gatos Plein Air. Schedule
is as follows:

  • May 28-29, Artists will paint throughout
    Los Gatos.
  • May 29, Ticketed Gala, California Cafe, Old
    Town.
  • May 30, Exhibit and Sale, Old Town
    Los Gatos

For more information
see website
.


May 14-17, 2008, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 14, 15, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 16
    • 10:00 am – Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm – Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 17
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Quick Draw
    • 11:00 am – Live Auction Quick Draw

April 3-30, Nomadas del Arte Show, Southwest Galleries, 4500
Sigma Road, Dallas Texas. Schedule is as follows:

  • April 3, 5-9 pm. Opening Reception
  • April 4, 11am – 4pm Artists Reception

For more information,
see website
.


Saturday, February 14, Touch
My HeART Charity Gala
,
Art Museum of Los Gatos, 4 Tait Avenue, Los Gatos, CA.
6-9
pm PM. Tickets required. There will also be an artist reception Friday
February 13 6 to 8 pm at the same location. See
website for more information
.


2008

Friday, October 24, Demonstration at Sequoia Art
Group
,
Gold Star Room, Veterans Memorial Bldg, 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City,
CA.
7:30-9:30
pm


October 1-5, 2008, Seasons of Martis,
Truckee, CA. 5 day plein air event. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:


July 9 – September 30, 2008, Solo exhibition
at James
Harold Galleries
,. Artists Reception, Saturday,August 2,
1-4 pm
, Painting in the Gallery Sunday, August 3, 1-4 pm, James
Harold Galleries
,760 N. Lake Blvd (at the Boatworks), Tahoe City,
CA.


May 16-18, Two Man Show, Sandy-by-the-Sea,
6th and Dolores, Carmel by the Sea, 831.624.0260. Artist reception
Saturday May 17 immediately following the Carmel Festival auction.


May 15-18, 2007, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website for
complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 15, 16, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 17
    • 10:00 am Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 18
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am Quick Draw.
    • 11:00 am Live Auction

May 2-September 21,
2008, A
Breath of Plein Air
,
Pasetta House, History Park, 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA. 408.287.2290

I will be doing a demonstration plein air in the park on
May 4, 2008. More information to follow.


January 9, 2008, Demo at Menlo Art League,
Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA. 7:30 – 9:30
PM. The public is invited.


2007

October 5-7, 2007, Seasons of
Martis
,
3 day plein air event. See website for complete program and locations.
Schedule is as follows:

  • Fri & Sat Oct 5- 6, Artists
    will paint throughout the Martis Valley.
  • Oct 7, 4:00-7:00 PM, Exhibit and Sale, The
    Village at Nortstar
    ,
    Truckee, CA

September 8, 2007, 6:00-8:00PM Meet
the Artist at Sandy-by-the-Sea Gallery
,
6th and Dolores, Carmel, CA 831.624.0260


May 31, 2007, 12:00-2:00PM Demo
at Good Samaritan Hospital
, 2425 Samaritan Dr, San Jose,
CA 95124. The demo will be in the front lobby.


May 17-20, 2007, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website
for complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 17, 18, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 19
    • 10:00 am Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony.
    • 6:00 pm Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:00 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 20
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am Quick Draw.
    • 11:00 am Live Auction

March 10, 2007. Demo at the Los
Gatos Art Association
general meeting. 1:00-3:00 pm.

The Los Gatos Neighborhood Center
208 E. Main Street, Los Gatos CA


2006

October 19 – November 11, 2006, Los
Gatos Art Association Members Show
at the Art Museum of
Los Gatos, 4 Tait Avenue at Main, Los Gatos, CA. Show Reception
and Awards
, Sunday, October 22, 1-4 pm,
at the museum


August 26-October 30, 2006, Exhibition
at James
Harold Galleries
,. Reception, Saturday,August 26, 1-4 pm , James
Harold Galleries
,760 N. Lake Blvd (at the Boatworks), Tahoe City,
CA.


May 18-21, 2006, Carmel
Art Festival
,
Carmel, CA. See website
for complete program and locations. Schedule is as follows:

  • Thu & Fri May 18, 19, Artists will
    paint throughout the Peninsula.
  • Sat, May 20
    • 10:00 am Show Opens
    • 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony. Tony Curtis arrives
    • 6:00-6:30 pm Silent Auctions Close
    • 6:30 pm – Live Auction
  • Sun, May 21
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am Quick Draw.
    • 11:00 am Live Auction

April 27, 2006, ongoing
(for about three months). "Capturing California"
at the Toll House
in Los Gatos. Reception Saturday, May 13, 2-5 pm.

The Toll House
140 South Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 395-7070

Click
here for map or directions.


March 30-April 29, 2006, Los
Gatos Art Association Annual Open Juried Show
, Los Gatos, CA. Reception,
Sunday, April 2, 1-4 pm. Los Gatos Art Museum, 4 Tait Avenue (at W Main),
Los Gatos, CA.


2005

October 22, 2005, Donald Neff
Reception
at James
Harold Galleries
, Tahoe City, CA. 1 – 5 PM..


September 5-10, 2005, Sonoma
Plein Air 2005
,
Sonoma, CA. See website
for complete program and locations.

September 5-9, Artists
paint throughout Sonoma Valley.

September 6, 5pm to 8pm,
Reception for Artists at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

September 9,Plein Air
Preview and Gala Dinner.

September 10, 10 am to 5 pm,Art
Exhibition and Sale


August 19-September 10, 2005, Plein
Air Show
at Charles
Creek Vineyard, Tasting Room and Gallery
, 483 First Street West, Sonoma
CA. 707.938.3848.


June 25th – July 24th, 2005, Oil
Painters of America Western Regional
,
Waterhouse Gallery,
1114 State St Santa Barbara, CA. Opening Reception, June 25th, 3:30 PM
to 7:30PM. (I cannot attend.)


July 19-23, 2005, Plein Air
Painting in Sherwood Forest,
Chico, CA

July 20-21, Artists
paint in Bidwell Park.

July 22, Exhibit of
paintings

July 23, Quick-Draw
competition and live auction.


Feb 1-13, 2005, Touch My heART,
Los Gatos, California.

Preview Exhibit
February 1 to February 12

Preview Reception
Thursday, February 3, 5 to 7 PM
Toll House Hotel
140 South Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030

A Valentine Gala Celebration
& Art Auction for
The Museums of Los Gatos

Sunday, February 13, 6 to 10 PM
Testarossa Vineyards
300A College Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Creative Festive Attire Welcomed


2004

Nov 26-Dec 23, 2004 Holiday Gallery of Gifts,
55 South First Street (at Post Street), Downtown San Jose. Reception Nov
26, 5-7 PM.


Oct 7 – Nov 7, 2004Los
Gatos Art Association
Annual Member Juried Show, Art
Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, California. (Corner of Tait and Main Stree).
Reception Oct 10, 1-4 PM.


Sep 30- Oct 2, 2004, Los
Gatos Art Fest
, Los Gatos, California. Artists reception Thursday,
Sept 30, 6-9 PM, Competition Sept 30-Oct 1, Awards Ceremonty and Silent
Auction, Saturday, Oct 2. I will be painting on location around the town
of Los Gatos during this festival.


Feb 27 – May 2, 2004, Yosemite
Renaissance
, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite Valley, California. Reception
Feb 27, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

May 15 June 27,
Yosemite Renaissance
Turlock City Arts Commission, Carnegie
Arts Center, 250 N Broadway, Turlock, CA.

July 9, 6-10 PM. South
Bay Art Momentum
. Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. Fifth Street,
San Jose, CA.

July – August, Yosemite
Renaissance
Merced County Government Building.

August 21 – September 19 ,
Yosemite Renaissance
Kings Art Center, 605 N Douty, Hanford,
CA.

September 24 – November 1, Yosemite
Renaissance
Education Center Gallery, 101 Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA.

November – December, Yosemite
Renaissance
Mariposa County Government Building.

 

2003

Nov 13 – I will be doing a demo at the grand opening
of the Artist and Craftsman Supply store in downtown San Jose,
88 So. Fourth Street.


September 28-October 17, 2003, Best of America,
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
. Various locations:

September 28-October 17, 2003 Preview at Dunnegan Gallery, Bolivar.

October 31, Premier Patron Preview

November 1, Awards Ceremony

November 2- 16, Public Exhibition, Columbia College, Osage Beach

November 9, Family Day Reception

April – May, 2003, City of San Jose, Phantom Galleries,
70 S First Street, San Jose, California.


June 21, 2003, 7:00 PM. Sarimghimig Concert. La
Petite Trianon
. I will be having a small showing at this charity
concert event. Ten percent of proceeds from this show will be donated
to the Sarimghimig Choral. (Admission required).

La Petite Trianon, 72 N 5th Street
(downtown San Jose, corner of E. St. John St. and N. 5th St.) San Jose,
California 95112-5417


April 17, 2003. I will be doing a painting demonstration at the Phantom
Galleries Artists’ Reception
in downtown San Jose. The reception
takes place at 55 S. First Street from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The public is
invited.


Feb 28 – May 4, 2003, Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite
Valley, California. Reception Feb 28, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.


Feb 25 – Apr 14, 2003 Solo show, City of Mountain View, CA,
City Hall


Jan 15 – 31, 2003 Solo show, Ago Gallery, Ouray, CO. Artists
reception Jan 17, 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

 

 

2002


Nov 19 – Jan 25, 2003 La Petite X Miniature
Juried Group Show, Coburg OR. Reception Nov 23, 1:00-3:00 PM.