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Paint the Forests

Reception: Friday, September 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
On exhibit from September 9 through October 2
Gualala Arts Center
Elaine Jacob Foyer

Waiting for Trilliums by Caesar Citraro Gualala Arts will feature the winners of the Redwood Forest Foundation Paint the Forests 2010 Juried Arts and Photo Competition from September 9 through October 2, 2011. The contest was offered nationwide and asked artists and photographers to convey the beauty and plight of our forests through their art. Reception will be held on Friday, September 23 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The exhibit will include Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners and the Paint the Redwoods Medalists plus a few local artists who entered the competition.

Mother of the Forest by Michael Bagdonas The "Paint The Forests" Juried Art And Photo Competition was established by the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI) as part of its commitment to the Working Community Forests initiative established by RFFI.

The Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. is a private non-profit, section 501(c)3 organization. The RFFI vision is to establish community-based forests that provide both critical habitat for increased biodiversity and improved regional economic vitality. The RFFI mission is to acquire, protect, restore, and manage forestlands and other related resources in the Redwood Region for the long-term benefit of the communities located there. As an expansion to its mission, RFFI wishes to expand its model of working community forests nationwide.

Art has always played a key role in forest history, as artists such as Thomas Hill and Albert Bierstadt presented the grandeur and beauty of the forest areas to eager audiences nationwide. Today, thousands of local organizations, museums and groups still portray the beauty of our forested areas in regions across the county. It is RFFI's desire to reinforce that long standing tradition through the Paint the Forests competition.

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