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November 28, 2018

In the Fields: Botanical Lore at Arts Benicia

In The Fields: Botanical Lore

In The Fields: Botanical Lore

The history of art shows us that artists and plants are a natural pairing. Artists have been creating botanical lore for centuries, inspired by the forms, colors, myths, metaphors, science, and symbolism of plants. WIth over 100 works by Bay Area artists, working in a variety of media, this beautiful exhibit is open to the public in the Historic Benicia Arsenal.

 

 

Entreaty, Corn Lily 158, 36 x 36 in. oil on panel. 2017. Artist: Lorrie Fink
Photographer: John Janc

Participating artists:

Heidi Almosara  |  Bobbie Altman  |  Janis Anton  |  Jenny Arevalo  |  Paula Boas  |  Polly Bradbury |  Carla Marie Bratt  |  Paul Braybrook  |  Mark Bremer  |  Pat Calabro  |  Lara Cannon  |  Gerry Chapleski |  Debi Cooper  |  Lynne Cunningham  |  Merry Curran Gregg  |  Nikki Basch-Davis  |  Shari Arai DeBoer |  Vicki Byrum Dennis  |  Hedi B. Desuyo  |  Greg Dietrich  |  Steve Donegan  |  Gary Eleinko  |  Barbara Ellard |  Linda L. Ellinwood  |  Marguerite Elliot  |  Lorrie Fink  |  Maura Freeman  |  Virginia S. George |  Nancy  Gesimondo  |  Sonia   Gill  |  Lisa Toby Goodman  |  Vicki Gunter  |  Nicolin Haines |  Karen Hatzigeorgiou  |  John Haubrich  |  Frank Hoeffler  |  Yue Jiang  |  Joanna Kidd  |  Lauren Kussro |  Lynda Kusuma  |  Vanda Lavar  |  Christine Lemor  |  Teeda LoCodo  |  Rosanna Lyons  |  Elise Marshall
Roger Matsumoto  |  Pat Mayer  |  Sonya McAlister  |  Kimberly McCarthy  |  Susan McCarty |  Pamela McCauley  |  Erin McCluskey Wheeler  |  David McCrae  |  Teagan McLarnan  |  Julia McLeod |  Connie Millholland  |  Marc Newton  |  Kelsey Nollette  |  Mary Parkerson  |  Chuck Potter  |  Ajean Ryan
Robert Schwiebert  |  Roxanne Sexauer  |  Jimmy “James” Shier  |  Mary Shisler  |  Joan Siem |  Susan Silvester  |  John Smither  |  Jeff Snell  |  Allison Spreadborough  |  Megan St.Clair  |  Jennifer Tachera |  Tanzanight  |  Gene Thomas  |  Dee Tivenan  |  Amy Torgeson  |  Ouida  Touchon  |  Lucia P. Tsang |  Steph Van Doren  |  Lisa Warren  |  Jan Watten  |  Diane Williams  |  Laura Sharp Wilson |  Danielle Wogulis  |  Emil Yanos  |  June Yokell  |  Linda Zupcic

Jennifer Perlmutter, Juror, balances the influences of nature and civilization in her work, combining environmental character with urban features in a complex layering to create a push-pull of color, figure and texture. Botanicals were her first subjects, used to explore watercolors and oils in the late 90s.

Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit offering diverse and relevant exhibitions in its gallery and at other exhibition venues in Benicia; engaging public programs; creative workshops for adults; and inspiring youth arts educational programming. Located in the Historic Benicia Arsenal, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the California Bay Area regional art scene for over 31 years, supporting artistic development and enriching the larger community.

Gallery Location: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, CA  94510 | artsbenicia.org | 707-747-0131

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