The 6th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show will be Oct. 23 and will feature the paintings of 10 nationally recognized plein air painters, who have interpreted Catalina Island’s wildlands, Avalon and Two Harbors in their works.
Sponsored by the Catalina Island Conservancy, this year’s show will take place at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in Balboa. As it has every year since its inception, the show will feature newly created works, painted in the plein air style, which is painting nature while in nature. The artists whose works will be on display and available for purchase are Brian Blood, John Cosby, Don Demers, Kathleen Dunphy, Andy Evansen, Debra Huse, Laurie Kersey, Kim Lordier, Ron Rencher and Matt Smith.
“The artists participating in the 6th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show are providing a rare and beautiful portrait of the Conservancy’s protection and restoration of the Island,” said Ann M. Muscat, PhD, Conservancy president and CEO. “This event is an exceptional opportunity to see and purchase the works of these nationally acclaimed plein air artists and to support the Conservancy’s unique use of art for conservation’s sake.”
Proceeds from the sales of the artworks benefit the Conservancy’s conservation, education and recreation programs, and support the Conservancy’s permanent collection of plein air art that documents the organization’s conservation efforts and progress in habitat restoration. Many of the paintings acquired during previous shows are on display for the public in the Conservancy’s Nature Center in Avalon Canyon. Here are the details about the event:
Date: Sunday, October 23
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Priority Preview and Purchases
2:30-4:00 p.m. General Access
Place: Newport Harbor Yacht Club
720 West Bay Avenue
Balboa, CA 92661
The article above was released by the Catalina Conservancy.