HABITAT CALIFORNIA: Flora & Fauna
February 8 – April 18, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 8, 6 – 9pm
Juror: Tulsa Kinney, Editor of Artillery
Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is pleased to announce HABITAT CALIFORNIA: Flora & Fauna, an invitational and juried exhibition featuring the plants and wildlife of California in the shifting ecosystems they inhabit. The exhibition presents over 80 works of art in wide-ranging styles and media, including plein air landscape paintings, botanical drawings, and sculpture as well as installation art, video, film, and internet art. Topics include:
• Continuing the California Landscape and California Impressionist traditions.
• The intersections of urban, suburban, and wildlife habitats.
• The effects of climate change on wildlife and botanical habitat and species.
• Explorations in new media featuring California flora and fauna and their ecosystems.
Contemporary works will be accompanied by historic botanicals and paintings by noted California artists.
See the artist list at habitatcalifornia.net
Juror: Tulsa Kinney is the editor and co-founder of Artillery, a contemporary art magazine based in Los Angeles established in 2006. She received her MFA at USC in 1988 and has been in numerous solo and group art exhibitions for over two decades. At that time she was teaching digital imaging at various Southern California colleges along with her graphic design career at the LA Weekly. Tulsa started writing about 20 years ago and her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly. She continues to write about art and stay deeply immersed in the contemporary art world.
ABOVE: Botanical photograph by Dennis Keeley