POINT REYES, CA - June 1, 2012 - The event will be a visual feast with the natural beauty of the Point Reyes National Seashore placed on canvas by some of the best known landscape artists in California.
BayWood Artists, a group of professional Northern California artists is dedicated to helping preserve and protect those areas that are recognized as particularly beautiful and important to future generations.
Two Spectacular and Historical Art Exhibitions, will feature over 100 paintings, to mark 1), the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of Point Reyes and 2), the 15th Anniversary of the BayWood Artists.
In order to capture the beauty and drama of this National Park, the BayWood Artists have hiked, stayed overnight, and painted extensively in the area for nearly a year, capturing the spectacular beauty and drama of well known areas as well as more remote and equally beautiful sites.
Proceeds from the shows will benefit the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
WHEN AND WHERE:
First Exhibit: The Red Barn, Point Reyes Bear Valley Visitor Center
September 1 – 26
Opening: (Labor Day) Sept. 1st 2nd, and 3rd: Noon – 5p.m.
[After Opening weekend, Call for hours: (415) 663-1200: x 303]
Second Exhibit: Bay Model Gallery, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
October 5 – 27
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 5, 5:00 -8:00p.m.
Directions and Information: (415) 332-3871
Both Exhibits: Free Admission
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Stewards of the Seashore since 1964. Soon after the park was founded, the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) was formed to help preserve and enhance the park’s extraordinary natural, cultural and recreational resources. As the primary nonprofit cooperating association of the park, PRNSA helps raise funds to support critical resource preservation projects and manage a series of environmental education programs that seek to engage the public in the mission of the park. Through our work we continue to leave a legacy of stewardship for our magnificent seashore. PRNSA’s goals are to:
- Restore, preserve, and protect species, habitats and historic sites in the park
- Foster opportunities for healthy recreation, contemplation and learning
- Cultivate the next generation of environmental stewards
- Deepen the public’s understanding and appreciation of the park
- Maintain and improve the park’s 150 miles of trails
Contact PRNSA: www.ptreyes.org
The BayWood Artists, a non-profit organization of well known professional artists, is dedicated to helping preserve for future generations the lands they love, the open spaces of the greater Bay Area. Through exhibits and the sale of paintings, the artists hope to focus attention on, and raise funds and awareness for, those lands and the organizations committed to their preservation. This highly respected group of artists is celebrating its own 15th Anniversary along with the 50th Anniversary of Point Reyes National Seashore.
The BayWood Artists and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association are joining forces to mount two major art exhibits to celebrate the Park and these two Anniversaries (see above). The artists have hiked and travelled all over the Park for nearly a year painting over 100 paintings to capture all its beautiful and dramatic, and sometimes remote, sites.
Members: Chris Adessa, Christin Coy, Ben Farnham, Jon Francis, Paul Kratter, Sherrill Miller, Victoria Mimiaga, Zenaida Mott, Lissa Nicolaus, and Thomas Soltesz. 2012 Guest Artists are: Krystal Allen, and Martha Borge.
Contact BayWood Artists: www.baywoodartists.org