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Artists, photographers invited to support Yolo Basin Foundation

Jan Walker's painting of a barn owl, titled "Ready, Set Go!," is an example of work exhibited at the Bucks for Ducks Art and Photography Show in 2012. Courtesy photo

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From page A9 | September 06, 2013 |

Yolo Basin Foundation is celebrating its 23rd anniversary with a show titled “Art and Photography of the Bypass and Beyond: A Celebration of Central Valley Nature and Agriculture” at its Bucks for Ducks fundraiser on Nov. 15.

This year, Bucks for Ducks takes place in Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus. The event showcases local artists and photographers who support wetlands education by contributing pictures for the show. The donated works will be sold to the highest bidders at Bucks for Ducks in a silent auction format.

The juried photography exhibit will include the following categories: plants, animals, landscape and abstract. All photos must have been taken in the Central Valley. Photographs should be submitted by email as jpeg files. The last day for submission of photos is Sept. 27.

All media will be accepted for the art portion of the show. Any work submitted must be inspired by life in the Central Valley and created in an 8-inch-square format. Yolo Basin Foundation has wooden panels available for painting and will deliver them to artists. In previous years, artists have created tiles and multi-media collages in addition to paintings. The art pieces are due by Oct. 25.

There will be special recognition and prizes for three artists and three photographers.

The calls for entries along with more detailed information may be found at Yolo Basin Foundation’s website, www.yolobasin.org, or by calling Ann Brice at 530-758-0530.

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