BayWood Artists Paint Marin! A benefit for the Open Space District and Trust
Sausalito Bay Model, October 22nd through November 20th, Tuesday through
Opening Reception: Friday October 22nd, 2010 6-8pm
Reception and Artist Demonstrations: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 9-4pm
BayWood Artists is a group of professional landscape painters dedicated to
preserving the environment for future generations to enjoy. Through exhibits and the sale of paintings, BayWood artists focus public attention on, and contributes to, environmentally sensitive projects.
This year, BayWood Artists will raise money to help Marin Open Space address the issues on Ring Mountain in Tiburon. Ring Mountain is home to many special status plants, including the endangered Tiburon Mariposa Lily – known to exist nowhere else on earth. These special plants have adapted to Ring Mountain’s serpentine-derived soils, which are toxic to many other plants. Unfortunately, also adapting to the soil are invasive non-native plants, such as broom and
pampas grass. They threaten the habitat and populations of Ring Mountain’s
unique native flowering plants.
BayWood Artists are Chris Adessa, Christin Coy, Ben Farnham, Jon Francis, Paul,
Kratter, Sherrill Miller, Victoria Mimiaga, Christophe Newhard, Zenaida Mott,
Lissa Nicolaus and Thomas Soltesz. Centered in Marin County and encompassing the Bay Area at large, this thriving group celebrates its 12th Anniversary show this October. There is no other group of plein air painters in the Bay Area whose sole purpose is to protect and preserve the land they capture on canvas.
Among the environmental groups that have benefited from BayWood Artists: Russian Riverkeepers, Marin Open Space District, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Restoration of Bolinas Lagoon, Greenbelt Alliance, Fish Friendly Farming, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Marin Bayland Advocates, Bay Area Ridge Trail, Angel Island and the Save Mount Diablo Association.
For more information: www.BayWoodArtists.com, www.marinopenspace.org
Contact: Ron Miska at Marin Open Space, 415-499-6387 or Victoria Mimiaga, 415-606-8270
Sausalito Bay Model: 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 (415) 332-3870