Conservancy’s 10th The Wild Side Art Show goes virtual

Artwork pictured above created by Michael Obermeyer

Online exhibition will launch Oct. 25

The Catalina Island Conservancy’s Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale will celebrate its 10-year anniversary by featuring 10 nationally-recognized artists. More than 80 paintings that highlight Catalina Island’s wildlands, Avalon and Two Harbors were created especially for this show and will be available for sale.

The online exhibition will launch online Oct. 25 and honors the longstanding tradition of plein air painting on Catalina Island. The island has long been a destination for plein air artists who work outside in the natural elements and light.

The exhibition will feature newly-created works available for purchase, with video introductions to each piece by the artists. Art lovers will be able to view and purchase works online through Nov. 7.

This year’s artists whose work will be 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.

“In this, our tenth anniversary of Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale, you will find our featured artists presenting their unique visions of the landscapes of Catalina Island, “ said Victoria Seaver Dean, Conservancy board member and event chair. “It is exciting that more friends of Catalina than ever will be able to view their works as this year the show will be online. Enjoy their vision and start or add to your collection with these distinctive paintings of Catalina while also supporting the Conservancy and its mission.”

The Conservancy is very appreciative of all our donors, and extend special thanks to our 10th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Corporate Partners, Capital Group and The Works Consulting, and Media Partner, American Art Collector.

Patron Sponsorships and Priority Access tickets for this year’s Catalina: The Wild Side show include early access to buying and are available online at the Conservancy’s website,


Conservancy’s 10th The Wild Side Art Show goes virtual