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Photo: Vilma Mendillo

Arts Program
The Arts Program supports the Foundation’s mission by teaching people of all ages the beauty and importance of our native flora and landscape through exhibitions, art classes, lectures and special events.

Three exhibitions each year  in the Theodore Payne Gallery and our annual Artist-in-Residence program support and display the work of fine artists – contemporary, modern and historical – whose creations were influenced by the California flora, landscape and natural history.

In addition, our all-volunteer Arts Council produces occasional public talks and classes, and prints and note cards based on the Foundation’s permanent art collection. A percentage of the proceeds for all activities benefit the Foundation. Arts Council membership is open to anyone interested in art, nature and the Foundation. To join or learn more, contact:

Arts Council 
Beverly Crist, Chair
Janet Blank
Andrew Chaves
Snowdy Dodson
Dee Farnsworth
Joan M. Harrison
Michael Lewis Miller
Allan Roman Reyes