Tevi "Paw Paw" Lambert Retrospective Exhibition

Auburn native Tevi (Gittings) Lambert, 1947-2004, studied art at Cotty College in Missouri and worked as assistant art director at the Marshalltown Art Museum in Iowa before returning to Auburn with her son Matt. A wide variety of works from Matt Lambert’s collection is on display at the Auburn City Hall Gallery through the end of March, 2019.

The AAC with Tevi's family is hosting a reception at City Hall on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 5-8pm.

Tevi attended Lincoln Way School (present day Auburn City Hall), E.V. Cain Middle School, and Placer High School, graduating in 1966, having enjoyed art instruction from Mr. D' Angelo. Tevi went on to study art at Cottey College in the town of Nevada, Missouri before becoming assistant director at Fisher Arts in Marshaltown, Iowa. She returned to Auburn in 1979, where she lived until her death in 2004. The worked presented in this show was all created in her small bedroom / studio near the American River Canyon, along with hundreds of additional pieces big and small.

Tevi was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her 30s and spent the remainder of her life in management of her condition. One of her strategies was to paint and create.

The kindest spirit and most beautiful smile. Charming wit and the coolest style.

A lover of cats, music and fashion. Magic with a paint brush, her canvas was her passion.

Unconventional tastes and champion of the odd. Generous, whether you were complete or flawed.

She was an artist to the core. No less, much more.