Jill Targer Fine Art Originals and Silk Scarves

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Find Jill's work at these fine Galleries & Businesses:

Frame Gallery
1157 E. Clark Ave. #J
Orcutt, CA
805-287-9402


Santa Ynez Valley
Artists Guild

2920 Grand Ave
Los Olivos, CA
805-688-7517

Rons in Grover Beach
850 W. Grand Ave
Grover Beach, CA
805-459-4747
Santa Maria Library Gift Shop
Santa Maria, CA
Town Center Gallery
Santa Maria Airport
Santa Maria, CA
Studio Gallery
Irvine, CA
(949) 851-9181
 

 

Jill is currently seeking gallery representation.  
If you are interested in displaying Jill Targer artworks,
please contact Jill through this website.

Apr 1, 2016 An Evening with Jill Targer, Enjoy an evening of Art, Wine and
Hor d'oeuvres at the Frame Gallery, Santa Maria, CA. Tickets available at the Frame Gallery, 805-287-9402
Oct 2015 - Jan 2016 Featured artist, The Pad, Santa Maria, CA
Nov 1 - Dec 30, 2015 Group show with Silk Artists of California’s Central Coast at Steyberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA. 
Apr 10, 2015 Artist Reception.  Frame Gallery, 5:30 pm.
Oct 1-31, 2014 Above, Below and Beyond.  Joint show with Julie Fishs.  Gallery Los Olivos, Los Olivos, CA.  Artist’s reception is Saturday, October 4, 2 to 4 p.m. 
Oct 11 - 12 &
Oct 18 - 19, 2014
SLO Arts Studio and Garden Tour with Taffy French-Gray, 1405 Slack Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
Oct 4, 2014 Autumn Arts/Grapes & Grains festival, Santa Maria, CA
Jun 14, 2014 Los Padres Artist Guild Garden Tour, 523 Drake Drive, Santa Maria, CA
Apr 26, 2014 Riverbench Winery 10 to 4 p.m.
Apr 12, 2014 Santa Barbara Vintners Weekend Art Walk, 1 – 4 p.m. River View Park, Buellton, CA
Nov 20, 2013 Allan Hancock Artisans & Entrepreneurs Showcase
Nov 14, 2013 Art-Tini, a fund raiser for Assisted Home Hospice Foundation at Santa Barbara Women’s Club 6 to 10 p.m.
Oct 12, 2013 Rons, Grover Beach - painting and greeting with Donalee Nelson
Oct 5, 2013 Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival, Santa Maria, CA
Aug 19, 2013 Silk Painting presentation to Silk Artists of California Central Coast chapter of Silk Painters International, entitled “Color(ful) Theory."
Aug 17, 2013 Silk painting demonstration: Gallery Los Olivos
Jul 6, 2013 Cambria Winery Farmer's Market, Santa Maria, CA
Jun 15, 2013 Los Padres Artist Guild Garden Tour, 4335 Bristol Court, Orcutt, CA
Jun 8, 2013 Wine in the Pines, Pine Mountain Club, CA. Click here for more info.
Apr 27 & 28 and
May 18 & 19, 2013
Rons, Grover Beach, 11 am - 4 pm
Feb 2013 Gallery Los Olivos  “New Perspectives"
Jan 2013

Gallery Los Olivos  All member show

Nov 10-11 &
Nov 18, 2012
Rons, Grover Beach, 11 am - 4 pm
Nov 3, 2012 Cambria Winery Harvest Faire, Santa Maria, 10 am - 4 pm
Oct 20, 2012 Tour and Taste of the Valley, Orcutt
Oct 6, 2012 Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival - Sorry, can't make it this year, but call and stop by the studio in Nov....
June 9, 2012 Wine in the Pines, Pine Mountain Club, CA. Click here for more info.
May 26 & 27,
Jun 16 & 17, &
Jun 30 & Jul 1, 2012
Spring into Summer, Jill Targer & Donalee Nelson Art and Other Great Stuff at Rons in Grover Beach, 850 W. Grand Ave.
May 12, 2012 Farmers Market, Cambria Winery, Santa Maria, CA
June 16, 2011

Open Studio Tour by Los Padres Artist Guild, Santa Maria, CA (I'll add my location later)

May 15, 2011 Santa Barbara Jewish Festival, Oak Park in Santa Barbara, CA
May 7, 2011 Cambria Winery Farmers Market 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cambria Vineyards, Santa Maria, CA
Apr 13, 2011 Allan Hancock College students from Jill's class present "Silky Symphony" - a collection of the work created in the Spring Term. Artist's reception,  April 13, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Apr 12 thru Jun 12, 2011 "5 on Silk" at the Town Center Gallery, Santa Maria. Artist's reception is Friday, April 22, 2011, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Jill and four other silk painters are the featured artists and will display both wearable and hangable art.
Nov 2010 Solo Exhibit, Santa Maria Public Library, Shepard Hall
Oct 16 & 17, 2010 SLO Arts Open Studio tour. Jill will be a guest at David Blaemire's studio, 135 Tres Casas in Nipomo, CA, sharing fun and art. This grand tour is worth a trip!
Oct 2, 2010 Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival, Santa Maria
Sep 11, 2010 Wine, Beer and Western Cheer, Tres Hermanas Vineyard, Santa Maria
Aug 29, 2010 Gold Coast Art 'n Frames reception, 613 E. Main St., Santa Maria, 2 - 5 pm.
Jun 12, 2010 Wine in the Pines, Pine Mountain Club, CA. Click here for more info.
July 2010 Sole Featured Artist at the Santa Barbara County Fair
Feb 23 - Apr 15, 2010 Showing at Java Moto, Santa Maria Town Center
Oct 28, 2009 Jill Targer's framed silk art can be yours at the silent auction! Foodbank of Santa Barbara County 8th Annual Santa Maria Empty Bowls Luncheon. Jill Targer's framed silk art can be yours at the silent auction! Click here to see the art Jill created for this Foodbank fundraiser.
Oct 3, 2009 Autumn Arts/Grapes & Grains Festival, Santa Maria, CA
Aug 11, 2009 to
mid-October
Showing at Latitudes Restaurant, Auburn, CA
Aug 13, 2009 Placer ArtWalk, Auburn, CA
July 25, 2009 Farmer's Market at Cambria Winery in Santa Maria, 10 - 4
Jun 20, 2009 Los Padres Artist Guild Garden Tour, Orcutt, CA
Jun 13, 2009 Wine in the Pines, Pine Mountain, CA. Click here for more info.
May 16, 2009 Cambria Winery Farmer's Market, Santa Maria, CA
Apr 1 - May 31, 2009 Solo show at Carina Cellars, Los Olivos, CA
Artist's Reception April 4, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Apr 18, 2009 Poster artist for the Santa Barbara County Vintner's Festival. Click here for more info about the festival. To see the painting used for the poster "Herd it from the Grapevine", click here.
Apr 2, 2009 Wine Country This Week will have "Blue Moon" on the cover.
Apr 2009 Vine Times Magazine Cover artist (again, hooray!)
Mar 20-22, 2009 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 4, 2008 Autumn Arts/Grapes & Grains Festival, Santa Maria, CA
Sep 6, 2008 Wine, Beer and Western Cheer, Tres Hermanas Winery, Santa Maria (benefiting Boys & Girls Club)
Jul 25 - 27, 2008 Santa Maria Valley Passport Weekend at Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Santa Maria
Jul 12, 2008 Central Coast Wine Classic Auction. Jill’s donation this year is a large silk original, “Wild Flowers.” What wine cuvee will it be this year? Jill's piece was top bid -- $5200 for art & wine!
Jun 20 - Jul 10, 2008 “Girls Gone Wild on Wine” Lesa Johnson Gallery, Lafayette, CA -- also a silk painting demo on Wednesday, June 18 at the gallery.
Jun 21, 2008 Knights, Wine and Roses Fundraiser at St. Joseph High, Santa Maria, CA
Jun 14, 2008 Los Padres Artist Guild Studio and Garden Tour, Orcutt, CA
Jun 10, 2008 Featured Artist on the website for Dharma Trading Company
Jun 7, 2008 Wine in the Pines, Pine Mountain, CA. Click here for more info.
Mar 20 - Apr 18, 2008 All in the Family, Mother-Daughter Artists, Jill and Molly, present a retrospective of their work. Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA
Apr 19, 2008

Poster artist for the Santa Barbara County Vintner's Festival. Click here for more info about the festival. Jill will be signing posters at the Festival.

Dec 1 - 2, 2007 Holiday in the Vineyards, Murrieta's Well Winery, Livermore, CA
Nov 23 - 25, 2007 Los Padres Artists Guild Holiday show and sale, Maldonaldo Center, Santa Maria, CA
Nov 10 - Dec 31, 2007 Holiday show at Halcyon Store, featuring small works at gift-giving prices. Halcyon, CA  
Nov 9 thru
Jan 2008
Student Art Show of Jill's Silk Painting class, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA
Nov 3, 2007  "A DeVine Affair" benefiting Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, Addamo Vineyards, Santa Maria, CA
Nov 2, 2007 Demonstration of silk techniques at Allan Hancock College Dedication Ceremony, Santa Maria, CA.
Oct 6, 2007 Autumn Arts/Grapes & Grains Festival, Santa Maria, CA
Oct 13-14, 2007 Open Studio tour, Clark Center, Arroyo Grande, CA
Sep 15-16, 2007 Art & Wine Festival, Lafayette, CA
Sep 14, 2007
7-9 p.m.
Reception,  Lesa Johnson Gallery, Lafayette, CA - featured artist
Sep 9, 2007 Corks & Canvas, in support of the Arts, Rancho Miranda, Santa Maria, CA
Sep 2 & 3, 2007 Livermore Valley Wine Harvest Festival artist, Livermore, CA  Jill's artwork was chosen to "logo" this exciting event. Click here to see the artwork.
Jun 2007 Issue Jill's painting "So Many Choices" is on the cover of the Vine Times Magazine! Click here to see the cover art at www.vine-times.com.
Oct 13 & 14, 2007

SLO County Open Studio Tour –  group show at Clark Center, Arroyo Grande, CA

Oct 6, 2007

Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival, Santa Maria, CA

Sep 16, 2007 Discover Santa Maria, Santa Maria, CA
Jul 14, 2007

Wine Classic Auction

Jul 11 - 15, 2007 Santa Barbara County Fair – demos and entries
Jul 6, 2007

SLO Art after Dark in conjunction with Central Coast Wine Classic. Jill’s donation of 24 x 18 “L’heure Blue” will be duplicated on one-of-a-kind wine bottle for live auction.

Jun 23, 2007

Orcutt Childrens Art Foundation Art and Wine event, Union Plaza, Orcutt, CA

Jun 9, 2007 Featured Artist, Wine in the Pines, Pine Mountain Club, CA
May 26, 2007

Byron Winery Cellar Club Event, Byron Winery, Santa Maria, CA

May 5, 2007 Tours of Getty Villa and Museum with Allan Hancock College
May 2007 Solo exhibit at Wine Cottage Bistro, Orcutt, CA
Apr 21, 22, 2007

Santa Barbara County Vintner’s Festival at Foley Winery with Donalee Nelson, Buellton, CA

Feb - Mar, 2007 "All Natural" solo show at Halcyon Store, Halcyon, CA
Jan - Mar 2007 "Silks" solo show at Santa Maria Board of Realtors, Santa Maria, CA
Nov - Dec, 2006 "Inner Beauty Revealed" at Lesa Johnson Gallery, Lafayette, CA
Sep 24, 2006 Discover Santa Maria! Discovery Museum, Santa Maria,  2 - 5 p.m.
A wonderful art event with great food and wines, benefiting the Children's Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum.  Jill's painting for 2005 auction generated $3500 for the museum.
Sep 9, 2006 Wine, Beer & Western Cheer, Tre Hermanas Vineyard
Foxen Canyon,  12 - 4 p.m. Come enjoy art and local brews and vintages, while benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley.
Jul 28 - 30, 2006 "A Midsummer's Day Dream", 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Costa de Oro/Gold Coast Marketplace, Santa Maria. Jill will be painting and showing her work, with proceeds to benefit the Santa Maria Arts Council.  Come look, taste wine and buy art!
Jul 15, 2006 Central Coast Wine Classic Auction.  Featured artist in live auction, donated "Good Grapes, Good Wine" to raise funds for charities.  Jill's painting, paired with a fabulous cuvee by Richard Sanford (Alma Rosa) and Jim Clendenen (Au Bon Climat) went for over $4000!  Jill was honored to have been invited to participate in this important event.
Jul 8, 2006 "Knights, Wine and Roses" Fundraiser for St. Joseph High School alumni   (Two of Jill's children are SJHS grads)
Jun 10 - 28, 2006 Jill and Tom traveled to Europe and participated in a "plein air" master workshop in the Loire Valley in France.  Be watching for new paintings, inspired by the charming French villages, fabulous Paris and quaint Zurich.
Apr 8, 2006 Byron Winery, Vintner's Festival weekend open house, 10 to 5.
Jan 19 - Feb 25, 2006 Allan Hancock College solo show, "It's All About Silk" .
Dec 10 & 11,  2005 Jill and Gold Coast Frames team up for a 40% off sale on Jill's Original Artwork, and equally fabulous savings on frames.  Choose your painting and frame in a single stop, and enjoy some holiday cheer with Jill.   
Out-of-towners, I'm extending my "sale" prices to you... just e-mail Jill with requests!  And Happy Holidays!
Dec 3 & 4, 2005 Byron Winery, "Christmas on the Trail" Art Show with Donalee Nelson
Dec 2005 -
Jan 2006
Wine Cottage Bistro, Orcutt, CA
Sep 17, 2005 Jill is featured artist for Discover Santa Maria Valley.  View her sensational poster design--click here.  It will be the live auction centerpiece for on September 18 at their annual fund-raising for the Discovery Children's Museum.  Her artwork, scarves and other items are displayed at the museum for sale from June through January 2006.
Aug 22, 2005 Jack House Art in the Garden, San Luis Obispo, CA  12 - 5 pm
July 14, 2005 Jill's silk painting, "Cure for the Blues," was awarded Best of Show (and First Prize) in the Professional Artist class at the Santa Barbara County Fair.  "Beneath the Surface" won Second in the same category. (Click on the painting name to view the award winning artwork)
July 2, 2005 St. Joseph High School “Knights, Wine and Roses” Alumni fundraiser
July 1-4, 2005;
May 27-30;
April 8 – 10
Featured artist at Firestone Winery, Los Olivos, CA  (“Sideways” Country!) Check with Jill for next appearances there. (Sometimes Andrew Firestone, the “famous bachelor,” leads tours of the facility.)
Jun 25, 2005 Open Studio - part of tour for Los Padres Artist Guild, tickets available through Jill
Apr 23-24, 2005 ArtWalk 2005, San Diego, CA
Mar 5 - Jun 4, 2005 University Gallery, Halcyon, California
Artists reception, March 5, 2 - 4 p.m.
Mar 2005 Guest Artist, Broadway Gallery, Santa Maria, CA
Reception, March 4, 6 - 8 p.m
Mar - May, 2005 "Small pleasures" collection at Roasted Bean, Orcutt
Mar - May, 2005 Group show at SM Board of Realtors, Santa Maria, CA
Feb thru Mar 2005 Community Partners in Caring, 123 N. "D", Lompoc, CA.
Jan 4 - 31, 2005 Festivate! - Grossman Gallery at the Lompoc Public Library
Fall 2004 Fall 2004 Allan Hancock College Spectrum Catalog. Jill's "Triple Pears" is featured on the cover. To view this painting click here.
Dec 10, 2004 - Jan 12, 2005 "Meritage a trois" - Mckeon-Phillips Winery & Art Gallery, Santa Maria, CA
Exhibit including Barbara Alloway & Donalee Nelson
Dec 1, 2004 -
Jan 31, 2005
Gallery at the Network, San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 12-14, 2004 Fountain Hills Festival, Fountain Hills, AZ
Jul - Oct 2004 "Local Color" - Vigneto Ristorante, Arroyo Grande, CA
Aug - Sep 2004 "Charisma" - Assunta Fox Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
May - Aug 2004 "Spring Art" - at Bistango & Bayside, Orange County, CA
Apr - July 2004 "Let's Eat" - Vigneto Ristorante, Arroyo Grande, CA
Feb - May 2004 Tri-Counties Blood Bank, Santa Maria, CA
Jan 9 -
Mar 10, 2004
"All Silks" McKeon - Phillips Winery, 2115 S. Blosser Road, Santa Maria (805) 928-3025
Oct 8, 2003 -
Jan 8, 2004
"Opposites Attract", First Impressions, Santa Maria, CA
Oct 10, 2003 "Opposites Attract" Artists Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. - Jill Targer teams up once again with David Blaemire for a display of their works at First Impression Gallery, 338 E. Betteravia, Santa Maria,CA. (805) 922-2700 The show will run through 2003.
Oct 1 -
Dec 31, 2003
Art along the Way, Gulliver's Travels, San Luis Obisbo, CA
Oct 4, 2003 Jill will be signing her artwork and posters at the Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival in Santa Maria.
Dec 1, 2002 "Exclamations!!!" A show by Jill Targer 
and Claudia Mapes, opens at Court Yard Gallery  in Pismo Beach.  
Reception from 1 - 3 p.m.
Sep 13, 2002 5 - 8 p.m. Reception and sale
First Impression Gallery, 338 E. Betteravia Road, Santa Maria
May 1, 2002 Pacific Merchant's Trading Company, Inc. debuts Jill Targer's
Cocktail and Wine Tasting Beverage Napkins for sale worldwide.  These napkins come in packages of 20.  Please contact Jill Targer to order them.
April 30 -
May 31, 2002
Solo show - Scenes of the County Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission
1601 Anacapa, Santa Barbara

Stone coaster and napkin sales are sensational!  Six new napkin designs have been introduced and are available through Jill or Pacific Merchants, as well as at Stein Mart and other fine stores throughout the country. 

Jill has been selected to create the poster for the Grapes and Grains Festival / Autumn Arts Fair in both 2002 and 2003.   She will once again be signing her work at the festival in October 2003.

Jill Targer's work appears in group shows throughout the year. 
For more information and display locations, contact Jill through this website.

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