Once again, I was honored to have a painting in the Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition. This juried art show opens at the Yosemite Museum, and then travels around California for a year. The show also starts around the time of year for the annual Firefall event in Yosemite Valley, and I don’t need much of an excuse to visit!
The opening reception was Friday, February 22 this year, so I arrived a day early, Thursday afternoon. Lodging prices in Yosemite were quite high for winter season (possibly because the Firefall is getting ever more popular), so for the first time, I elected to stay outside the park in El Portal, which is right at the entrance.
After checking into my motel, I headed into the park. A series of recent snowstorms had hit the area, and it was like driving around in a winter fairyland. I wouldn’t have much time to paint, so just drove around for a few pictures, then headed to the Firefall. I won’t go into that experience here, as I posted a weblog entry you can read here. If you haven’t seen my short Firefall video, you should watch it:
I won’t go into detail on my visit, but it was very cold, barely getting above freezing most days, so my painting activities were a bit limited. Plus, with all the recent heavy snow, many pullouts and parking lots were unavailable, and those available quickly taken up by the unusually large winter crowds.
Here are a few pictures from the trip. Click on the thumbnails to get a larger picture and description.
|Yosemite Renaissance 34 will be on display at the Yosemite Museum from February 23rd through May 5th, 2019. The Museum Gallery is open daily 10 am to Noon, and 1 pm to 4 pm. The 2019 Traveling Exhibit will be displayed at the following venues. We will confirm specific dates and times as they become available.
Kings Art Center, Hanford, CA. (June through July)
Carnegie Art Center, Turlock, CA. (August through October)
Gallery 5 at Gallery Row, Oakhurst, CA (October through November)