The founders and staff at Bird Dog Arts all share a passion for promoting the arts and California Artists.

David Gordon

Managing Partner

David Gordon is a third generation Kern County native with a bachelor’s in arts and applied design from San Diego State University and a master’s in landscape architecture from North Carolina State University. Besides twenty-five years of landscape design, Gordon has been the assistant director of the Bakersfield Museum of Art followed by seven years as the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Kern where he began the Kern County Plein Air Festival. Gordon’s specializes in local landscape paintings depicting the gritty that is the San Joaquin Valley often adding brightness and drama to his pieces. He lives in Bakersfield, CA with his husband, Robert of 24 years, and their four dogs, Eunice, Dougie, Rhonda, and Dexter.

Peter Edelmann


Married to a wonderful woman.

Father of four fantastic children and terrorized by two Newfie dogs, chickens, and horses.

Experience in being a Serial entrepreneur and owner operator of various businesses for over 30 years including current ownership in movie theaters, music venues, resort hospitality, a brewery, coffee Roaster, distillery, restaurant, culinary incubator, and Art Galleries.

As a partner in EB development, I have provided consulting services to various national developers over a 20-year period in retail/outlet development, including the Tejon Ranch Corporation.

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