Jul 24–Sept 27, 2020


This retrospective exhibition explores the prints of Rachael Winn Yon, a Central Coast artist who passed away in December 2019. Rachael Winn Yon was joyous, adventurous, curious, and energetic. Her large personality is reflected in her prints, with playful imagery and imaginative scenes. Winn Yon was a long time supporter of SLOMA and a member of the Central Coast Printmakers. Click on the image below to enter the exhibition.

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Image: Rachael Winn Yon, Fool’s Folly, color screen-print with hand-cut stencils, edition 2/9, 11.75 x 17.5 in., From the collection of Steve Sumii and Janet Swanson

Terminally Optimistic: The Prints of Rachael Winn Yon is presented in partnership with the Central Coast Printmakers, one of SLOMA’s affiliated artist groups.

Related Programming
SLOMA will host a virtual walkthrough with printmaker Leslie Sutcliffe (date TBA).

To get to know the artist a little better, viewers are also invited to listen to a Spotify playlist of songs selected by Rachael while they scroll through the digital gallery.

Want to see more? Click here and enjoy 360° views of Terminally Optimistic in our first virtual walk through, thanks to our friends at Haven SLO

Rachael Winn Yon was featured in Sky Bergman’s 2017 film Lives Well Lived. In the clip below, Rachael tells stories about her artwork and describes herself as “terminally optimistic.”

Learn more about the Lives Well Lived project here.

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