Save The Bay And Baywood Artists Will Hold Art Sale To Raise Funds To Protect And Restore San Francisco Bay

October 5, 2011

Save The Bay, the oldest and largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay, is pleased to announce a special partnership with BayWood Artists, a group of twelve distinguished Bay Area landscape painters dedicated to preserving the environment. In conjunction with Save The Bay’s 50th Anniversary, the BayWood Artists will raise funds and awareness for the non-profit organization through their annual art exhibition and sale – which features paintings portraying the beauty of the Bay – at the Bay Model in Sausalito. Community members are encouraged to attend BayWood Artists Make a Splash! A Benefit for Save The Bay from October 21 through November 12, 2011. More information can be found at www.BayWoodArtists.org.

“San Francisco Bay would not be the beautiful natural treasure it is today without Save The Bay’s work since 1961,” said Save The Bay Executive Director David Lewis. “During this 50th Anniversary year, we celebrate changing the course of history by fighting and winning battles against impossible odds to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. Going forward, we have a vision for a healthy and thriving Bay to improve the region’s quality of life and economy; and we truly appreciate the generous support of the BayWood Artists in helping us bring that vision to fruition.”

"Save The Bay is a paragon of environmental activism, possessing a dedicated work ethic and a true sense of professionalism," said BayWood Artists Chair Sherrill Miller. "The BayWood Artists are honored to partner with Save The Bay to raise funds for and awareness of our beautiful and unique Bay through our annual exhibition and sale."

Truly "painting for preservation," each year the BayWood Artists choose a local non-profit organization as the beneficiary of their annual art exhibition and sale. This year, the BayWood Artists chose to partner with Save The Bay in celebration of the environmental organization’s 50th Anniversary. As part of this partnership, the artists will produce a major art exhibition of over 100 paintings, the sales of which will benefit Save The Bay and its programs to reduce Bay pollution, restore 100,000 acres of healthy wetlands and stop inappropriate shoreline development.

Art Exhibition Details
BayWood Artists Make a Splash! opens on October 21, 2011, with a public reception from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,and runs through November 12, 2011 in the Bay Model Exhibition Gallery, Marinship Park, Sausalito. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

As part of the exhibition, a special screening of Episode 4 of the KQED/PBS film Saving The Bay will be held on October 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with an introduction by filmmaker Ron Blatman. Episodes 1-3 of Saving the Bay will be shown on subsequent Saturdays, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

About Save The Bay

Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. Formed in 1961, Save The Bay is celebrating 50 years as the Bay’s leading champion, protecting our natural treasure from pollution and inappropriate shoreline development; restoring habitat; and securing strong policies to re-establish 100,000 acres of wetlands that are essential for a healthy Bay. We engage more than 25,000 supporters, advocates and volunteers to protect the Bay, and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders by educating thousands of students annually. Save The Bay is proud to have achieved this impressive milestone and remains dedicated to making the Bay cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. Save The Bay is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.
www.saveSFbay.org

About BayWood Artists
BayWood Artists, a group of ten distinguished Bay Area plein air painters, is dedicated to preserving the environment for future generations to enjoy. They produce an annual exhibition and sale of paintings at the Bay Model to raise both funds and awareness of Bay Area environmental causes. Each year they donate fifty percent of proceeds from painting sales to an organization that protects the land and environment. In 2011 BayWood Artists became a 501(c)3 sponsored nonprofit. www.BayWoodArtists.org

BayWood Artists include Chris Adessa, Christin Coy, Ben Farnham, Jon Francis, Paul Kratter, Sherrill Miller, Victoria Mimiaga and Zenaida Mott, Lissa Nicolaus and Tom Soltesz. Guest Artists for this show are Kim Lordier of Millbrae, CA and Clark Mitchell of Petaluma, CA.

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