HABITAT CALIFORNIA: Flora & Fauna
February 8 – May 23, 2020 – EXTENDED, closing date TBD
Invitational and Juried Exhibition
Juror: Tulsa Kinney, Editor of Artillery
Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education | pvartcenter.org
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 100 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 are accompanied by loans from private collections of 18th and 19th-century botanical prints and ornithologies as well as landscapes by noted early California artists, including William Wendt, Charles Reiffel, Edgar Payne, Clark Hobart, Theodore Robinson, and Ansel Adams.
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. 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.