In the month of August 2010, during beautiful California evenings, two invitation-only exhibitions and sales of plein air art took place: The Embarcadero Exhibition in San Francisco on August 7 and The Great Central Valley Exhibition in Fresno on August 29.
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The events were a success thanks to our partners, the artists, the remarkable crew of volunteers, and the enthusiastic attendees. Partial proceeds of the sales go to support Sierra Foothill Conservancy.
In between the two events, the artwork was on display at the Madden Library at California State University, Fresno from August 12 through August 25. The Library was open to the public and the foothills were brought indoors during that time. Over 100 people attended the three-part presentation by one of the founders of Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Chuck Peck, plein air artist Adam Longatti, and biologist and Vice President of the SFC Board, Rodney Olsen. (Photo courtesy of Curt Toumanian)