Native Daughters of the Golden West - Art Presentation on June 12th


Native Daughters of the Golden West – Junipero Parlor 141, Invites the Community to a Presentation by Cynthia Wagner Weick and Artist Joaquin Turner: 

"Experience the Monterey Bay through the Eyes of Early California Artists on Monday, June 12th

 The Native Daughters of the Golden West, Junipero Parlor 141, invites the community to enjoy a presentation about local Monterey County history on Monday, June 12, 2023, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Casa Serrano, located at 412 Pacific Street, in Downtown Monterey. The talk will be presented by Cynthia Wagner Weick and Artist Joaquin Turner: "Experience the Monterey Bay through the Eyes of Early California Artists.” The presentation will include Early California art on the walls of Casa Serrano from the Monterey History and Art Association’s collection.

Following the lecture, there will be refreshments. A $10 donation is suggested. Please RSVP to Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or [email protected]

Cynthia Wagner Weick and Artist Joaquin Turner will discuss several artists spotlighted in their book, Preserving Nature: A Field Guide to the Art and Artists of the Monterey Bay, with an emphasis on the art displayed at the Casa Serrano. The book outlines a self-guided tour of scenes 22 artists painted in the late-19th century through the mid-20th century: in Monterey, Asilomar, Pebble Beach, Carmel by-the-Sea and Point Lobos. This talk will focus on Xavier Martinez, William Ritschel, Granville Redmond, Charles Rollo Peters, E. Charlton Fortune, and Franz Bischoff. See where these artists were inspired, learn about their lives, and explore their roles in shaping the region’s rich artistic fabric.

Author Bios

Dr. Cynthia Wagner Weick is Professor Emeritus at University of the Pacific, where she taught in the business and engineering schools for 27 years and authored over thirty articles and books. Weick has a lifelong interest in art and art history, and now resides in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  

Joaquin Turner is an award-winning artist and Monterey County native. Turner's work casts the region's landscape in a light that recalls the paintings of early area artists, including Charles Rollo Peters, William Ritschel, and Percy Gray. His Carmel gallery features both his work and the work of important early Peninsula artists. 

About The Native Daughters of the Golden West/Junipero Parlor 141

The Native Daughters of the Golden West Junipero Parlor 141 in Monterey, CA is one of over 80 chapters within the state of California.  Established in 1886, the Native Daughters of the Golden West is a non-profit organization of individuals born in California who are dedicated to the preservation of California’s history and the social and cultural development of the State.

The Native Daughters of the Golden West Foundation contributes to many charitable projects including California Admission Day, California Lighthouse Preservation, California Mission Restoration, Veteran's Welfare, and more. The Native Daughters of the Golden West also has a Children’s Foundation.

The organization’s Golden West Home in San Francisco is celebrating 92 years on Baker Street. Julia Morgan, the famed architect of Hearst Castle and Asilomar Conference Grounds, drew the plans for this facility. Formally dedicated in January 1929, the home currently is maintained for the “aid and comfort of NDGW members”. It is a four-story building with a museum, meeting facilities, and a public reference Library. Guest rooms are available for Native Daughters of the Golden West members and their guests to visit the city of San Francisco. For more information, go to