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History of the Stockton Art League

The Stockton Art League began in the 1930s as a group of artists who met every week at the Haggin Museum and drew. One of the group, Marcella Wood, conceived the idea to form an art club. Because of her efforts, the Stockton Art League was officially established in 1936 with Marcella Wood as president. She held the office for two years.

The second president was Oscar Galgiani. He was a well-known artist in the community. In 1964 Oscar Galgiani painted murals for the San Joaquin County courthouse.

The third president was Ruby Zahn White. She also was a very talented artist and made many artistic contributions to the community. When she died, she very generously bequeathed money to S.A.L. At our Annual Haggin Exhibition a $200.00 prize is awarded in her name.

Our fourth president was Theodosia Benjamin, and May Schooley was the fifth.

Our sixth president was Mabel Myers, who also left a bequest to S.A.L. and a $160.00 prize is given in her name at the Haggin Exhibition.

In 2011 the Stockton Art League celebrated its 75th anniversary. The Stockton Art League has held its 56th Annual League Exhibition at t he Haggin Museum in 2010 and looks forward to this biennial association with the Haggin.

In 2001, the Goodwin Gallery opened, providing a permanent home for the Art League. See more about Elsie May Goodwin.

Past Presidents

  • Pat Price
    2014-2016
  • Cliff Johnston
    2012-2013
  • Maria Flumiani
    2009-2011
  • Dick Massa
    2006-2009
  • Tina Moore
    2005-2006
  • Regina Rose
    2005
  • Ruth Koon
    2002-2004
  • Don Baker
    2001-2002
  • The Board
    1999-2000
  • Tina Moore
    1994-1998
  • Rosemary Fowell
    1992-1994
  • Bill Cypher
    1990-1992
  • Barbara Craggs
    1989-1990
  • Edith Malan
    1986-1989
  • Doug Genschmer
    1984-1986
  • Bernice Huston
    1982-1984
  • Richard Reynolds
    1980-1982
  • Janice Vaughn
    1978-1980
  • Don Baker
    1977-1978
  • Dolores D’Pharr
    1975-1977
  • Joe Warburton
    1974-1975
  • Vern Mapes
    1972-1974
  • Alyce Slabic
    1970-1972
  • Helen Garfolo
    1968-1970
  • Lloyd Organ
    1966-1968
  • Charles Hess
    1963-1966
  • Herbert Hoover
    1962-1963
  • Gail Hazard
    1960-1962
  • Vernon Altree
    1958-1960
  • James Ritchy
    1957-1958
  • Adele Pruitt
    1956-1957
  • Jack Whipple
    1954-1956
  • Helen Dooley
    1953-1954
  • Richard Reynolds
    1952-1953
  • Lida Giambastiani
    1949-1952
  • Ruby White
    1948-1949
  • Fay Condeyre
    1947-1948
  • Irene Holmes
    1945-1947
  • Suzanne Scheuer
    1944-1945
  • Mabel Myers
    1943-1944
  • May Schooley
    1941-1943
  • Theodosia Benjamin
    1940-1941
  • Ruby White
    1939-1940
  • Oscar Galgiani
    1938-1939
  • Marcella Wood
    1936-1938