Wednesday, September 15, 2010

YOSEMITE: In Detail, Watercolors by Sally Owens

The work of artist Sally Owens will be featured in an upcoming solo show of paintings in Yosemite National Park. Owens, a longtime park resident and winner of regional, state & national awards, is best known for her subtle & detailed portrayals of natural "found objects" such as leaves, feathers and branches, meticulously rendered in watercolor.
The exhibit, YOSEMITE: In Detail, will run from September 27th through November 7th at the Ansel Adams Gallery, located in Yosemite Village. Come renew your spirit after a long, hot summer, and welcome Autumn to Yosemite. The weather cools, the crowds dwindle, and glorious fall colors adorn the landscape. Paint, hike, and enjoy the scenery, then swing by to meet Sally. Artist's Opening Reception Wednesday October 6th from 4 -6:00 p.m.

See more of Sally Owens' work!

About Sally Owens:

"I was born in Japan and have long admired the graceful simplicity in asian art and design. I grew up in California, where the natural landscape is tremendously varied and inspiring, raised by two teachers for whom travel and the arts are passionate interests. Our family visits to Yosemite forged a connection which endures to the present.
My husband, a wilderness ranger, also profoundly influenced my direction, and continues to inspire me with his keenly felt love of nature. Since 1988 we have built our lives around the singularly beautiful place that is Yosemite. In our increasingly fast-paced, complex world, it remains a sanctuary where I find great satisfaction dedicating hours to
a solitary pursuit requiring only brush, water, paper and paint.

While artistic inspiration abounds in the many majestic landmarks, I am particularly drawn to what is found in their shadows, common things with a quiet beauty that often goes unnoticed. I hope the subjects of my paintings speak for themselves. My aim is to keep the painting process simple, and I strive to create artworks as spare & elegant
as the objects themselves. In my work I hope to reveal the subtleties of the natural objects around us, and to illuminate the extraordinary in ordinary things."

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Yosemite Facelift Cleanup- Sept 22-26

The annual Yosemite Facelift park wide cleanup is approaching! Join hundreds of other volunteers as they undo the summers' damage. Special events have been planned and raffle prizes will be given away throughout the weekend. Organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association, this helpful annual event is very popular and effective. Reserved camping may available for registered participants. More information is available at