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Avian Fine Art Exhibit Benefits Local Nonprofits

It Was Worth It by Tim McMeans

OAKHURST — The public is invited to enjoy a special winter exhibit — Avian: Birds in a Changing World — presented by Sierra Art Trails, Yosemite Area Audubon, and Visit Yosemite Madera County.

Avian is a natural blend of the missions of two California non-profit organizations based in the Sierra Foothills surrounding Yosemite National Park, and is a fundraising exhibit benefiting both organizations.

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The exhibit presents 62 works by 42 artists from across the country, including local artists Trowzers Akimbo, David Deeken, Wendy Denton, Michael Frye, Franka Gabler, David Hoffman, Sally Owens, Faith Rumm, and Michelle Gillette. The exhibit is curated by artists Monique Wales and Carolyn Hartling.

Calling the Sun by Stephanie Martin

The artwork includes painting, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, printmaking and photography, portraying beautiful depictions of birds, and works inspired by bird anatomy, migration, habitat, feeding, mortality, and nesting.

The reception is open to the public, and offers live music by Warren Cox, a special appearance of Sammy the Owl — yes, a real live owl! — good food, good company, and great art. $2,000 in cash awards will be announced at the reception.

Avian – Birds in a Changing World

A fine art exhibit benefiting Yosemite Area Audubon and Sierra Art Trails

At Gallery 5, 40982 Hwy 41 in Oakhurst

Wednesday, December 6th – Sun. January 14th

Gala Reception – Sat. December 9th from 4pm to 8pm

Red Tail by David Hoffman

Yosemite Area Audubon is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society and Audubon California, covering Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties. Yosemite Audubon focuses on birds and their habitats, conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, and on educating and inspiring others to protect them.

Sierra Art Trails is dedicated to promoting artists and artisans, art education, and cultural tourism. Each year, the organization produces the Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour and other unique art exhibits and events. Sierra Art Trails presents annual awards to artists and art organizations, and raises funds for school art programs and public arts.

Gallery 5 is located at Yosemite Gateway Gallery Row in Oakhurst, California, just south of Yosemite National Park. The gallery is dedicated to offering unique rotating exhibits, workshops and events that promote the arts in the area. Gallery 5 is sponsored by Visit Yosemite Madera County.

If you would like to support this exhibit with your donation, please call or email and we will provide additional information.

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