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Wildling Museum exhibit highlights California national parks, monuments

Celebrating the National Lands of California, a new juried exhibition at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang, opens Saturday, July 20. The exhibit features 63 artworks selected from 316 entries submitted by artists across the U.S., competing for a pool of $4,000 in cash prizes. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be announced during the artist reception, which takes place on opening day from 3 to 5 p.m. Featured locations of the artworks include the Carrizo Plain National Monument, Channel Islands National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Redwoods National Park, and Yosemite National Park among others.


Wildling Museum exhibit
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WILDLING MUSEUM OF ART AND NATURE

“The diversity of the entries is inspiring,” competition judge George Rose said in a press release from the museum. “As a native Californian who has spent a lifetime walking these parks, monuments, and preserves, judging these entries has reminded me how fortunate we are to have these lands protected for all to appreciate, and to remind us that we all play a part in preserving them for future generations.”

The exhibit features works ranging from various mediums, including acrylics, oils, watercolors, block printing, and photography. Each piece is also available for sale, with 40 percent of the proceeds benefiting the museum. The exhibit will remain on display through Sunday, Jan. 20, 2020.

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is located at 1511 Mission Drive, unit B, Solvang. Call (805) 686-8315 or visit wildlingmuseum.org for more info.




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