Thursday, May 2, 2013

Torrey Pines "Art in the Pines" this weekend!

"Torrey Pines Rescue" 8" x 16" oil on canvas panel
2nd Place! "Beach Hike"  11" x 14" oil on canvas panel

 Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will host Art in the Pines 2013 this weekend, May 4th and 5th!

Art in the Pines: A Spring Art Festival & Sale

The Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Docent Society and Torrey Pines Association present the fourth annual Art in the Pines to be held Saturday, May 4 from 10 to 5 and Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. The Festival is free and open to all and will be held at the Reserve just south of the Lodge.

Art in the Pines is a two-day event featuring a professionally judged (Scott Prior, well known plein air artist locally) plein air contest with an awards ceremony; artists’ booths exhibiting nature-inspired art for sale in a variety of media such as painting, pastels, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and photography; food; live music (Mission Bay High School jazz trio, Sara Mussen, Minera Trio, Jen Hajj, Endangered Speciez band and Joe Marillo on sax); children’s art activities; a raffle and silent auction; guided nature walks; tours of the historic Torrey Pines Lodge; and expert demonstrations in painting and basket weaving.

This year, for the first time, artist participation has been open to all California residents. This juried art show features over 50 artists from well-known masters of the landscape to new talent.

The Art in the Pines festival provides opportunities for individuals, community organizations, foundations and businesses to support children’s nature programs at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. That model program serves 4,000 children in the San Diego area every year with an exemplary outdoor experience tied to the school curriculum.

The event is free, but there is a charge for parking. The Reserve has two parking lots, South Beach and North Beach. The lot closest to the Art in the Pines event is the South Beach Lot where there will be preferred parking for $20 per car during the event. You will not be able to use annual passes of any kind on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, in the South Lot. In the North Lot, you will be able to use passes on those 2 days or the charge is $10 per car. A free shuttle will run frequently from both lots. For safety reasons, bikes will not be allowed on the reserve's road that connects both lots during the May 4th and 5th weekend. Instead, you may enjoy walking to the event. It is a fifteen minute walk from the South Beach Parking Lot.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California, north of San Diego. From Hwy 5, exit on Carmel Valley Road and drive west for about 1.5 miles till you reach the Coast Highway 101. Turn left and proceed along the beach for about a mile. The park entrance is on your right just before the highway begins to climb the Torrey Pines grade. The street address is 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA 92037.
 "April in Torrey Pines"  11" by 14" oil on canvas panel

"Torrey Pines Lodge"  10" by 8" oil on canvas panel