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Heyday Harvest 2013


Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

Heyday Harvest 2013

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual Ticket Ended $75.00 $5.12
4-Ticket Special
4 tickets and a signed copy of the new paperback version of Tamalpais Walking
Ended $75.00 $5.12
6-Ticket Special
6 tickets and a signed hardcover version of Saltscapes
Ended $75.00 $5.12

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Woodcuts, kite aerial photography, and basketry. Three masters of the unique expand our understanding of art, deepen our appreciation of California, and introduce us to new ways of seeing. Join us for a lively evening as we celebrate the natural and cultural world of California with Heyday artists and a pop-up art show. Wine will flow, hors d’oeuvres will be served, artists will share their work, our newest books will be unveiled, and exquisite art will be auctioned during a program emceed by Heyday’s founder and publisher, Malcolm Margolin.


TomKillion-photo Tom Killion grew up on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock art. Tom has collaborated with Gary Snyder on two Heyday books, The High Sierra of California and Tamalpais Walking, and a third book is due out in 2014.


Cris Benton is a retired professor of architecture and former department chair at the University of California, Berkeley. His kite aerial photography began during a sabbatical year spent as Artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and blossomed into Saltscapesa book forthcoming from Heyday documenting the salt ponds of the South Bay.


Julia Parker, Coast Miwok–Kashaya Pomo basket maker, carries the stories of baskets in her hands. A prolific artist, teacher, and storyteller, she makes baskets that carry the stories of an older California. She has worked as Cultural Specialist at the Yosemite Museum since 1960. A new book from Heyday, Scrape the Willow until It Sings, recounts her life story and celebrates her accomplishments.


Dugan Aguilar is a Pauite/Pit River/Maidu photographer whose work celebrates the perseverance of Native American culture. He has exhibited his work at the Institute for Indian Arts, the California State Indian Museum, and the C.N. Gorman Museum. He is the recipient of several awards from the Santa Fe Indian Market and the photographer of Deeper Than Gold: A Guide to Indian Life in the Sierra Foothills.

L. Frank (Ajachmem/Tongva) is an artist and “decolonizationist” who has exhibited in numerous shows and published a collection of her drawings, Acorn Soup. She is the author of First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians and a regular contributor to News from Native California.

Doug Hansen has worked as a Fresno Bee newsroom artist, freelance illustrator, and cartoonist, and he illustrated David Mas Masumoto’s books Letters to the Valley: A Harvest of Memories and Heirlooms: Letters from a Peach Farmer, as well as his own Mother Goose in California and Aesop in California. He teaches rendering and illustration at his alma mater, California State University, Fresno.

Kimi Kodani Hill is the granddaughter of Chiura Obata, and the Obata family historian. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the California College of Arts and Crafts, she has served as the consultant for numerous Obata projects and exhibits. She is the editor of Shades of California: The Hidden Beauty of Ordinary Life and Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata’s Art of the Internment.

John Muir Laws is a naturalist, educator, and artist, with degrees in conservation and resource studies from the University of California, Berkeley; in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; and in scientific illustration from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His Heyday books include The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds, The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada, Sierra Birds: A Hiker’s Guide, and The Laws Pocket Guide Set: San Francisco Bay Area.

Kathleen Smith, Bodega Miwok and Pomo and a member of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, is a painter and traditional craftsperson. She is Heyday's artist-in-residence where she is working on a project on traditional California Indian food gathering and preparation. 


  • Two nights in a vacation home overlooking Tomales Bay
  • Two nights in a home on the historic Healdsburg plaza
  • Field Sketching Workshop with John Muir Laws
  • Private Tour of the Oakland Museum with Kimi Kodani Hill and Lisa Sasaki
  • “Muir Beach,” original signed print by Tom Killion
  • “Barrel, Salt Pond E6B,” original signed photograph by Cris Benton



Thursday, October 10, 2013 
Reception at 6:30 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m. 
The California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco (map)

CHS is two blocks from both the Montgomery BART station and the 5th & Mission parking garage.


Individual tickets: $75 – Entry to event
Ticket Package #1: $300 – 4 tickets and a signed copy of Tamalpais Walking
Ticket Package #2: $450 – 6 tickets and a signed copy of Saltscapes

Tickets can be purchased here or by calling (510) 549-3564, ext. 316. Funds raised support the publication of Heyday books. Except $25 allocated to the value of goods received, tickets are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law



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When & Where

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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