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Patricia Allen

Susan Bolen

Mary Brewster

Jonathan Bock

Jerry Bosworth

Michael J Costa

Franka Gabler

Jeff Grandy

Charlt Hoffman

David Hoffman

Joseph Holmes

Ken Maggard

Amy Morgan

Toby Raetze

Terry Robinson

John Rogers

Norma Rogers

Duncan Spencer

Heidi Vetter



Dia de los Muertos, Night - by Jon BockDia de los Muertos

October 31 to November 2, 2009

Exhibit Hours - Noon to 8 PM Saturday ( Halloween ), Noon to 5 PM on Sunday, Noon to 9 PM on Monday 

 Artists Reception - All Souls Day 

Monday Nov 2, 2009 4PM to 9 PM

Pacific Saloon Building, 

Hornitos Town Square

Hornitos, CA


An art exhibit Celebrating the Day of the Dead. 

How do I get there?  Driving time from Oakhurst is about an hour. From Mariposa or Merced , take Hwy 140 to Catheys Valley , then turn north on Hornitos Road and follow the signs.  From Oakhurst or Mariposa, take Hwy 49 North through Mariposa, then left on the Old Toll Road, or Bear Valley Road . If you have the time, and donít mind bumpy pavement, we recommend the Old Toll Road.  It is bumpy and narrow here and there, but a beautiful drive.  Watch out for tarantulas crossing the road along the way, it is that time of year!  Other routes are just as good, and may confuse the Federales if they are out to ambush you!  Viva Joaquin! 


or... CLICK HERE for a Google Map

Featuring Works by...   


 Jonathan Bock

Susan Bolen

Judy DeRosa

Franka Gabler

Ann Mendershausen

Amy Morgan

Penny Otwell

Dixie Salazar

Rivka Schaffner



Other Contributing Artists...   


  Mary Jane Brewster

  Suzy Lozier

Toby Raetze

Duncan Spencer



This exhibit is three days only, and takes place in the Historic Pacific Saloon ( 1861 ) located on the Plaza in the 19th Century Gold Mining town of Hornitos .  With a population of less than 100 people, Hornitos is a living ghost town, with a rich history of mining, ranching, and banditry on the lawless frontier!

The exhibit will be open Halloween weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Oct 31st to Nov 2nd . The best day to attend is All Souls Day, Monday, November 2nd, for the artistís reception.  The reception takes place the same evening as the annual Day of the Day activities and candle lit procession held in Hornitos.

We recommend arriving in the afternoon, exploring the town, visiting the exhibit, then taking part in the other Day of the Dead activities.  As evening draws near, people gather in the Plaza, and candles are lit in the graveyard and along the procession route. The procession begins just after dusk and culminates with outdoor ceremonies at the cemetery, followed by an optional mass at the adjoining St. Catherineís Church, then a fund raising feed back at the town hall benefiting the Hornitos Patronís Club.  It is a lovely and moving event, as well as a chance to honor friends and loved ones who have passed on.  The exhibit will be open from 4 to 9 PM, closing briefly during the procession.



Alterpiece by Rivka Schaffner Ceramic Skull by Ann MendershausenHeart Path by Judy DeRosa

  CLICK HERE to learn more about Hornitos California .

Hornitos Graveyard by Jon Bock

Dixie Salazar - The Red Line - For My MotherProcession by Penny Otwell 

View a sneak peak of works from the exhibit on Penny Otwell's Blog!

Learn More by visiting Rivka Schaffner's Facebook Page!

View more images on Facebook!




We are pleased to present a small number of regional works by California artist Duncan Spencer. Stay tuned for more information on our Duncan Spencer retrospective exhibit in Spring 2010.

St. Catherine's Church, Hornitos CA - Painting by Duncan Spencer 1979


 Dia de los Muertos Figurine - Photo by Barbara Ezell 

Questions? Leave a message with our secretary and we will get back to you!  


Vaya con Dios!


Purchase requests for works from the exhibit should be made to Stellar Gallery 559-658-8844 or by email at 





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