Return to in-person Exhibits

Doug Canepa is the first of the new era to have a One-Man Show in Cribari Conference Room.

His solo exhibit will be on display from May 13 until July 29.

Doug Canepa – Solo Art Exhibit

Doug Canepa has the honor to have the first One Man Show in Cribari Conference Room after a long absence of paintings on those walls. His exhibit was hung on May 13 and will be on display until July 22.

After taking a high school art class, Doug Canepa began painting realistic landscapes and portraits when requested by friends and neighbors.  He had the knack of making objects and people look exactly like he saw them which is a rare talent in one so young. Born in Oakland and growing up in Castro Valley, Doug enjoyed roaming the hills and wide-open spaces.

At SFSU, Doug studied kinesiology since he knew he wanted to teach high school and coach. He began, however, in elementary school, as a 5th grade teacher. He became a high school science teacher who discarded reading about a subject in favor of doing the subject with role playing, field trips and scientific analysis. He set up a CSI Crime Scene Analysis class where students acted as practitioners, reviewing the case, interviewing experts and writing reports. Many students went on to college and careers based on what they learned from Doug and CSI.

He and his wife Nancy had raised three boys. His artistic interests came from their many camping trips. However, after 40 years of teaching, Doug just knew it was time to hang it up.  They found a house in Verano and moved to The Villages.

Doug summitted five paintings to the Arts & Crafts on-line exhibits called Art Challenges.  He soon found himself in demand as an art teacher.  The more he taught, the more he found himself enjoying the Villagers who participated.  He taught them to paint separate parts of a landscape and then put them together in a scene instead of just painting a scene.

Doug's oils and watercolors will be on display for all Villagers to enjoy until July 22. Villagers are also invited to join his “Watercolor Vignettes” class for five Wednesdays in June.  The cost is $60 and the time is 10 am until 12:30 pm, June 1 - 29.  Proof of Covid vaccine is required.  Register at by May 29.

Solo Exhibits since 2018

Dot Armbruster

Jerry Gililland

Kathy Bodamer

Sunni Gibbons

Two Person Exhibits

Wendy Fitzgerald and Michael Sunzeri

Jane Hink and Collen Mirassou

                    re:  Barbara Gottesman, Exhibits Chair

LOOK FOR our upcoming Annual Members Juried Show on October 21, 2022


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