Lindsay native Beckie Ballew Nava is featured photographer at Lindsay Museum and Gallery


LINDSAY – A Lindsay native with well-traveled eye for photography will display her unique view of Lindsay landmarks as well as the beauty of Tulare County as part of the latest exhibit at the Lindsay Museum and Gallery.

Beckie Ballew Nava was born and raised in Lindsay, a country girl that loved horses and the outdoors. After marriage and living in Santa Barbara and the Bay Area, she returned to her roots to raise her own family in Visalia. Many trips to the Central Coast, Lake Tahoe, Colorado and Hawaii always drew Beckie to glorious sunsets and sunrises and views of nature’s endless possibilities.

Now, an avid photographer, she seeks serenity behind the viewfinder, often inspired as she sees the world at a different angle and light than others. Beckie’s passion for photography and nature is reflected in her collection.

Her show, “Back Home,” at the Lindsay Museum & Gallery will focus on Lindsay landmarks as well as local Tulare County beauty, from Kaweah Lake and Yokohl Valley to Balch Park. Besides framed pieces, she also prints her work on stunning metal and canvas. Some of her work is on permanent display at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera and Cafe 225 in Visalia.

The show is being hosted by the Lindsay Art Association. Founded in the early 1940s, the Lindsay Art Association has been a community staple for decades, showcasing and supporting both local artists, and internationally recognized ones. This nonprofit organization not only hosts and curates community art shows, such as the annual Orange Blossom Festival, but the popular community Day of the Dead event. For more information on Ballew, like her on Facebook at or visit her web site at

The show opened on Sept. 1 and an artist reception for Ballew will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Lindsay Museum & Gallery, 165 N. Gale Hill Ave. The Lindsay Museum and Gallery is housed in the former Lindsay library. This beautifully restored 1934 building features exposed wood beam ceilings, large distinctive windows, and hardwood flooring that enhances the both the artwork on view and the visitor experience. The Lindsay Museum & Gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays.

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