Artist Debee Olson working in her studio
Image courtesy of Debee Olson
November 22, 2011
Sheila Edridge, (530) 246-1225
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will display recent works by North State artist Debee Holland-Olson at the park's visitor center from Friday, November 25 through January 14, 2012. "The pieces on display are inspired by my summer-long stay in the park. Through plein-air studies, photographs, and personal accounts I have created this new series of works," stated Olson.
Holland-Olson graduated from Shasta College in 1973 and transferred to California State University Chico State, graduating in 1976 with a degree in Fine Art. She has been an art educator in Trinity County for the past 32 years while continuing to pursue her fine art career. Debee has been selected to participate in many group exhibitions including Adamson-Duvanne Gallery in Los Angeles, Napa Valley Museum, and Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland, Oregon. Her selected solo exhibitions include Highland Art Center in Weaverville, William Zimmer Gallery in Mendocino, and Montserrat Gallery in New York City.
Whiskeytown's Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Highway 299 and J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive, and can be reached by calling (530) 246-1225. The visitor center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the exceptions of the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays. For more information on Whiskeytown, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/whis