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Ron Rencher, "Atmospheric Avalon," 10 x 12 in.

The Catalina Island Conservancy’s Catalina: “The Wild Side” art show features paintings from nationally recognized plein air painters.

“The Wild Side Art Show and Sale” is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a virtual exhibition that launched Sunday, October 25, 2020. More than 80 paintings that highlight Catalina Island’s wildlands, Avalon, and Two Harbors were created by 10 nationally-recognized plein air artists.

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John Budicin, “Yacht and Tuna Club,” oil, 8 x 14 in.
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Kim Lordier, “When Green Turns Gold,” 12 x 24 in.

Art lovers are able to access high-res images and video introductions of each piece available for sale, all of which were created especially for this show.

“Moving to an online format has created the opportunity for a wider audience to view and appreciate the work of our artists than in years past,” said Victoria Seaver Dean, Conservancy board member and event chair. “We have had a great response so far, with more than half of our paintings finding new homes!”

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Joe Paquet, “First Rays Cat Head,” 18 x 24 in.
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Paul Kratter, “Shark Harbor Below”

Many pieces are still available. Art lovers will be able to view and purchase works online through November 7.

This year’s artists whose works are on display and available for purchase are Cindy Baron, John Budicin, John Cosby, Andy Evansen, Paul Kratter, Kim Lordier, Michael Obermeyer, Colin Page, Joe Paquet, and Ron Rencher.

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Colin Page, “Clearing Skies,” 16 x 20 in.

The Conservancy is very appreciative of the support of Capital Group as an Artist Partner Sponsor. Access to registration and the digital catalog are available online at the Conservancy’s website,

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