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Conservancy Times BY BOB REID the sales of the artwork benefit San Francisco Bay Area, partici- the Conservancy, including estab- pated in her first Catalina: The We introduced you last week to lishing a permanent collection of Wild Side show last year and said four of the plein air painters who plein air art that can be seen at the she's excited to be among the art- will be featured at the Catalina Nature Center in Avalon. ists capturing the Island's conser- Island Conservancy's Catalina: Among the artists participating vation in her works. The Wild Side Art Show & Sale in Catalina: The Wild Side this "I hope my work helps to cata- on Oct. 26. This week, we would year is Andy Evansen, who first log the changes, helps to preserve like to you to meet four more art- joined the show in 2012 and has the natural beauty and brings a lit- ists. been a part of it ever since. He tie bit of the beauty into the homes Each will be among the 10 began painting watercolors in the of those who love Catalina" she plein air painters who have spent mid-1990s. He served as presi- said. considerable time on Catalina dent of the Minnesota Watercolor She has been featured on the capturing the Island's conserva- Society from 2004 to 2006 and cover of Southwest Art and The tion in their works, teaches workshops around the Pastel Journal, as well as fea- All are plein air artists, which United States. tured in Plein Air Magazine, is a French term that translates as "There is such a beautiful qual- Fine Art Connoisseur, American "in the open air." It means these ity to the light on Catalina, and Artist and The Artist Magazine. artists paint nature while they are I'm always aware of the island's She is a Signature member of the in nature, unique history as well, he said. Laguna Plein Air Painters, the The Conservancy has been "Participating in Catalina: The Pastel Society of America and sponsoring the art show and sale Wild Side Art Show is such an a Distinguished Pastelist in the since 2011, and proceeds from honor for me." Pastel Society of the West Coast. Kim Lordier, a native of the John Cosby, who lives in San Clementei also has participated in the show since 2011. He was Sheriffts Log responsibly handling the removal born in Hollywood and raised in From page 5 of numerous abandoned vehicles the West. from the streets of Avalon.He was a founding board Alaska, to return to Catalina Island member of the Laguna Plein Air on Oct. 30. Golf carts Painters Association and is a sig- He will speak with the youth One golf cart was reported sto- nature member of California Art in the community during Red- len from the 100 block of Catalina Club. He was also a founder of the Ribbon Week about making good Avenue. Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting choices and staying drug-free. It was found several hours later Invitational held at the Laguna His visit is being sponsored by on Vieudelou Avenue. Art Museum. Catalina Island Vacation Rentals Anyone with information and supported by CHOICES. regarding the taking of another person's golf cart, without their Thank you permission, is encouraged to noti- On behalf of the communi- fy the detectives at the Avalon ty, we would like to thank the Sheriff's Station. Under California City of Avalon, especially the Law, it is a felony to "Joyride" and Code Enforcement officers, for prosecution will be sought. I [ I I II I ........ [" : i ~ I " ' " ": Andy Evansen, a painter from Minnesota, came to Catalina to capture the Island's beauty on canvas. He is one of the featured artists at Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale Oct. 26. Photo by Jack Baldelli. Matt Smith, who's participated America. in the show since 2011, said he's Please join us for Catalina: inspired by the Island's wild side The Wild Side. For the first time, because he imagines that it looks the event will take place on the "like areas of Southern California mainland, at the Newport Harbor did 100 years ago" He was born Yacht Club in Balboa, to bring the in Kansas City but moved tobeauty of the Island to a larger Arizona at a young age and can audience. For more information often be found painting plein air and to purchase tickets, please from southern Arizona to the visit www.catalinaconservancy. Canadian Rockies and from the org or call 562-437-8555 ext. 239 California coast to the mountains Bob Reid is the Catalina Island of Colorado. Matt is a signature Conservancy's chief development member of Plein Air Painters of and communications officer. 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