California Masters


Director Dale Schierholt and Producer Julia Scott are partnering with the Laguna Art Museum to develop a series of films on the artists that have defined California art. These intimate films will examine the unique artistic history of California art through the stories of the artists who helped shape that history. At a time when a generation of the most influential names in California Art are reaching birthdays well into their 70’s and beyond, Schierholt’s compelling, conversational portraits are offering these accomplished individuals the opportunity to speak to each of us and, in their own words, “set the record straight” on what has influenced, motivated and inspired them. The trailer below offers a sample of the films completed and in progress.

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“I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such talented individuals at a time in their lives when they are willing to look back and place their careers in such a personal perspective. I am particularly happy to have a partner in the Laguna Art Museum, whose very mission is California Art.”

                                                                                                                                                                – Dale Schierholt

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Click on the poster for a trailer and more information on the completed films currently in limited release

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Tax deductible donations to ensure the completion and distribution of the films now in production and of future films can be made through the Laguna Art Museum. Your or your foundation’s generosity will be acknowledged in the film’s credits.