From the artist, “I wanted this show to be about the place where I live and the things I see every day. When we first come to a spectacular landscape it is common to only be able to see the obvious. Many of these paintings are about the scenic but also emphasize mundane elements in order to let the viewer experience the whole. Some of these paintings are simple elements that catch my eye like the way a cast shadow defines a form. I want what most artists want…the viewer to glimpse the world as I see it, through my perspective and, in this case, appreciate that beauty.”
Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale
Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Balboa, CA
A new date and a new location! The 2014 Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale will be crossing the channel to share the amazing works with even more lovers of Catalina plein air art.
The 2014 show will feature ten nationally acclaimed plein air artists will display their interpretations of Catalina's rugged wildlands as well as Avalon and Two Harbors. Proceeds from the sale of these unique paintings support the growth of a permanent collection of plein air artwork that documents the Island's "wild side" and the Conservancy's restoration efforts.
Maynard Dixon Country is much more than just an art show. Maynard Dixon Country is a gathering bringing together artists, collectors, community, and friends who love art.
The guiding principles of the event are two fold: we want to help artists in America and we want to ensure the viability of historic preservation. We are deeply connected to the art of Maynard Dixon and his contributions to American art. But rather than focusing solely on the beloved paintings of Maynard Dixon, we focus on the "art spirit" and intention of Maynard Dixon, the artist, poet, and whole person. In choosing to remember Dixon this way, we believe his legacy becomes even more meaningful when it is illuminated by the artists who are living and making art in 2014.
The “West” means so many things; a mythical place that Hollywood created, an actual landscape as varied as the high plateaus of Arizona to the coast of California, as well its indigenous people and multicultural immigrants. It is this vast variety will be reflected in our show WAY OUT WEST. The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, July 12, from 1 - 4 pm and will feature a presentation by Kate Starling