California Islands Art Exhibition

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The 2016 California Islands Symposium will include a special California Islands art exhibition at the Ventura Beach Marriott from October 3 to 8. The display will feature original paintings, watercolors, and pen and ink drawings that reflect the beauty of the islands. Following the symposium, the exhibition will be on display at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, from October 9 through November 6, 2016.

The exhibition features contest winners including a first place winning acrylic painting by Marcia Burtt that depicts Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island. Nicole Strasburg won second place with a gouache etching of Scorpion Valley on Santa Cruz Island. Third place winner Estelle Deridder used colored pencil to illustrate a native toyon plant and native wildlife. An honorable mention was awarded to Mitsuko Schultz for her watercolor of a California Sycamore.

source: National Park Service