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Christine Cariati: In The Garden

Christine CariatiChristine Cariati is a contributing artist and the curator of Arcadia 2007. She selects and coordinates the artists—and hangs the show with SFMOMA curator Janet Bishop. Her contribution “In The Garden” is a beautiful example of her “theater” style work. These pieces are assembled from 5 to 10 layers 300# Arches Cold Press paper to create a substantial three dimensional work. The paintings are gouache, a difficult medium, which Cariati handles with a master’s hand. “In The Garden” expresses the terrible beauty of nature. Her birds are so enchanting, but a closer look reveals a Darwinian context and a hint of nature’s use of beauty.

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Paula McCartney: Nature/Culture

Paula McCartney Paula McCartney’s Bird Watching is a facinating thought experiment for the viewer. You start by thinking that you’re seeing an intimate slice of nature. Suddenly culture intrudes and the questions begin. In the end, the image is undeniably beautiful and a great contribution to the Arcadia 2007 auction. Rumor is that tickets are going fast, so get yours today.

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Mark Ulriksen: Family Tree

Mark UlriksenSan Francisco artist Mark Ulriksen is best know for his great cover illustrations for The New Yorker and other magazines. But did you know that Mark is a three time contributor to Arcadia? This year’s donation is called “Family Tree” and is another classic. It brings to mind the sense of community that is engendered when neighbors get together to plant trees with Friends of the Urban Forest. The event is next Monday, so get your tickets today.

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Andrew Schoultz: Artist/Activist

Andrew SchoultzThe mythology of Andrew Schoultz’s work is a perfect match for Arcadia. Nature and culture are entwined — in conflict and in cooperation. Andrew’s contribution to Arcadia: Artists Celebrate Trees, is a work of intense detail and passion. Schoultz’s work will be part of the live auction and should attract a lot of interest. Get over to to get tickets to Arcadia. The soiree and auction will be held Monday, April 23rd, 2007.

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