The men and women who work at the Capitol building are best known for wielding power, crafting legislation, making headlines and forging the unique story of California history. Some operate in front of the camera and others deep behind the scenes. Whether elected or a lobbyist or staff member, these men and women came to the Capitol from all walks of life and every point of view and learned the art of how to best operate in these marbled halls.
At the end of their working careers, these members of the Capitol family surprised us with their continuing passion for another kind of art. They bring to their canvas and their metal works the same dedication for getting it right that held them in committee hearings or meetings that lasted late into many, many nights. They challenged themselves to fashion a new way of expression that chose the brush and forge instead of the handshake and memo.
We are delighted to initiate a new effort to expand the Capitol Art Program and draw out from our own ranks artists whose work is just beginning.