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Artist BayWood Artists


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Biography


The BayWood Artists is a unique and diversified group of professional artists who share a passion for saving and preserving our San Francisco Bay Area environment. As artists we feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of our country and to be able to enjoy the unspoiled and undeveloped land that is all around us. One day we might hike up Mount Tamalpais to find the perfect view, canoe down the Russian River or set up our easels near the wetlands along the San Francisco Bay. We feel that we can contribute to the preservation of this treasure by capturing its beauty in our art. BayWood Artists contribute one half of the proceeds from our sales to one of the many environmental groups involved with preserving these lands, shores and waterways.
 
We all bring our own personal style and talent to one unified goal,  to create our own vision of the landscape and then to share it with like-minded supporters. We find great satisfaction in creating beautiful art that stands alone and also serves as a vehicle to perpetuate our unique environment.
 
How it began...
In 1996, Zenaida Mott, Lissa Nicolaus and Sherrill Miller were sharing a studio in San Anselmo, California. They were coincidentally approached by Mary Welch, the then director of MarinScapes, a fine art show that benefits Buckelew Programs in Marin County. It was suggested that since these artists all painted landscapes, they could do something to also preserve the land they loved to paint. They discussed the formation of a plein air artist group that would partner with a non-profit environmental group each year to produce an art show to raise funds and to bring awareness to Bay Area environmental causes. 
 
BayWood Artists was formed with a group of ten professional artists in 1997. Their first exhibition was held [...]

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