Glenna Hartmann Art Invitational

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An Art Invitational Exhibition and Sale, honoring the late Glenna Hartmann, will be held February 20 and 21 (10 am to 5 pm) at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. This is the premiere of an event to occur bi-annually with proceeds benefitting the science education programs at the Santa Barbara
Museum of Natural History and The Nature Conservancy program on Santa
Cruz Island—two programs which were dear to the artist, whose heart was devoted not only to painting but to the land and natural world that inspired her.

The exhibition will feature 100 new works created by nearly 60 of California’s foremost landscape artists, including Elizabeth Tolley (see her oil painting, California Spring, above), plein air colorist Camille Przewodek, pastelists Ann Sanders and Clark Mitchell, and many others. See a complete list of participating artists here.

What a beautiful way to honor a beautiful painter and person. If any of you West Coasters make it to the show, comment here to tell us about it!

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2 thoughts on “Glenna Hartmann Art Invitational

  1. Mike

    I was able to attend the Glenna Hartmann show Saturday as part of an extended trip up the Coast of California. It was quite inspiring in a couple of respects. The hills right now are all covered in the green with a tinge of yellow that only comes from new grass. It only last a few weeks, but it does make one want to get out and paint. The show itself lived up to the billing it received. While not a pastel show by any means (there were only a couple of Artist showing in the medium), it was an excellent sampling from some of the best landscape Artist currently painting in this state. It was both inspiring and educational. I enjoyed seeing many places that I recognized, and how the Artist chose to interpret them. I was also reminded that as an Artist, I will never truly achieve perfection and that it will be a life long journey trying to improve. Finally, as the show was a tribute to Glenna. I was pleased to see that they had several of her pieces for us to enjoy, as well some of her own words explain why she painted and gave so much back to the area.

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