Yosemite Plein Air Paint and Photographic Shoot Out

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Event Date:

04/05/2014 - 04/07/2014

Event Time:

All Day

Art has played an invaluable role in protecting landscapes throughout time. The protection of Yosemite through the Yosemite Grant Act of 1864 has direct links to the art that was created by painters like Albert Bierstadt and photographers Carelton Watkins. For many of the politicians of the time, these works of art were the only opportunities for them to see what this great Yo-Semite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Big Trees had to offer.

In honor of the 150 years of Yosemite and to inspire current and future generations of artists, the Mariposa County Arts Council will gather regional artists for several days of art making in Yosemite.

Artists painting en plein air (fresh air), photographers, and those working in other visual mediums will work in concert to create images that celebrate the large and small scale grandeur of Yosemite.

The artwork created will be used in a commemorative art exhibition at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery in the Fall of 2014.