The Candy Store

Funk, Nut, and Other Art with a Kick


This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2022.

ISBN: 9783777438399 Category:


Adeliza McHugh helped put the whimsical, funky, and irreverent aesthetic of California’s Central Valley on the art-historical map at her legendary Candy Store Gallery. Published on what would be the 60th anniversary of the gallery’s founding, this catalogue is the most significant to-date on the Candy Store and celebrates, as McHugh liked to say, art with a “kick.”

In 1962, Adeliza McHugh opened the Candy Store Gallery in Folsom, California. The business began as a candy store, but when that closed, McHugh converted it into an art gallery. There, she featured ceramists and painters who would become nationally and even internationally significant, including Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, Irving Marcus, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Jack Ogden, Sandra Shannonhouse, Peter VandenBerge, and Maija Peeples-Bright. Their work, along with that of many other artists, delighted visitors to the gallery for 30 years.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 25.4 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 24 April 2022
Number of pages 120
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 25.4 cm
Weight 300 g


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Scott A. Shields is the associate director and chief curator at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. He holds a PhD in art history and has curated more than seventy-five exhibitions. His most recent publications include E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit; Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955; Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette; and Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings.