There’s something special about the Eastern Sierra: no matter where you stand or in what direction you look, this unique landscape has the ability to inspire. Over the years, ESLT has met many artists living and working on the Eastside who recognize how important it is to preserve our region’s fragile wilderness, breathtaking vistas, and rural heritage – forever. These artists immortalize the Eastside’s wonders in their timeless works of art; their inspiration and our inspiration are one and the same, and the work they do goes hand in hand with our mission to protect the Eastern Sierra’s wild and working lands in perpetuity.
ESLT’s annual Art for Conservation Show and Sale ties our work with theirs. Now in it’s 6th year, Art for Conservation is taking place through September 17th at Mono Council for the Arts Gallery in Mammoth Lakes. Thank you to everyone who attended our Grand Opening Reception last week – we had a wonderful evening, and are pleased to report that several works of art were sold that benefit ESLT’s important land conservation work.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our ESLT Art Committee, a dedicated group of volunteers who have helped make this show a reality, year after year. The expertise and assistance of Lynn Marit Peterson, Debb Campbell, Rick Kattelmann, Bruce and Karen Licher, and Lori Michelon have made this event a true success. We couldn’t have done it without you all!
Are you interested in purchasing your own piece of paradise? Mono Council for the Arts Gallery will be displaying the artwork of our 27 member-artists until September 17th. The Gallery is open from 12 – 5 pm seven days a week, and remember: 25% of all Art for Conservation sales support ESLT’s work to preserve the Eastern Sierra’s vital lands.
Still to Come: ESLT’s Celebrated Artists!
In the weeks to come, Art for Conservation will celebrate a number of our talented member-artists in weekend “trunk shows” as part of our Celebrated Artists Series. Each featured artist will display additional works and offer demonstrations of their methods. Stop by Mono Council for the Arts Gallery between 12 and 5pm during these upcoming weekend days:
July 19 – 20: Lynn Marit Peterson will display an expanded selection of her watercolor paintings and prints. She will also have an easel set up – stop by to watch her in action!
- August 2 – 3: Debb Campbell will present an expanded selection of her artwork, and will be demonstrating the printmaking process.
- August 16 – 17: Lady Jill Mueller will be answering questions about her methods and offering an expanded selection of her artwork.
- August 30 – 31: Erik Holland will offer an expanded selection of his paintings, and will also have an easel set up to demonstrate his techniques.
Sign Up Today for an Artist Workshop!
In association with Art for Conservation, this summer ESLT Art Committee members Lori Michelon and Bruce & Karen Licher will also be offering a workshop on Linoleum Block Printing at the Licher’s Independent Project Press. Create a signed, numbered edition of 40 prints of your own design, printed by you on a classic Chandler & Price Hand-Fed Letterpress! The class will meet July 26, August 2, and August 9 from 10am – 1pm. The total cost is $150 (including all materials), and 10% will go to support ESLT’s work. Space is limited – contact 760.873.3600 or to sign up!