CFP Oct 24, 2001

Artists' Impressions of the California Landscape Conf. (U of the Pacific, CA 2.-5.5.02)

U of the Pacific, CA 2.-5.5.02)
Date: 24 Oct 2001

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Artists' Impressions of the California Landscape: Historical and
Contemporary Views

For two and a half centuries, California's coasts, forests, deserts,
mountains, valleys, and cities have fascinated those who have
sketched, painted, sculpted, and photographed the region's
magnificent and diverse landscapes. From Spanish beginnings to the
present, the mesmerizing effect of the state's environment is evident
in the rich artistic record of capturing moments in time. Amidst
shifts in demography, ecology, and political-economy, generations of
artists have preserved vistas of the past and their own contemporary
worlds, adding the power of interpretation, often with an eye toward
environmental concerns and an agenda for environmental reform.

This conference will explore themes and highlights of individual and
collective artistic movements that brought the image of California
into national and international prominence. It is also a celebration
of the aesthetic heritage and contemporary energy of the region's
living art community. An exhibition of contemporary landscape art
will be mounted in conjunction with the conference.

Possible sessions envisioned include:

Spanish and Mexican-period seascapes and landscapes
Yosemite Valley and its interpreters
California's Central Valley
The Plein Air Movement and its legacy
Representations of the California desert
Photographing the Sierra Nevada Range
Topographical survey photography:
Urban and industrial sprawl in California
The Monterey Peninsula: its artists and its allure
Revisiting visions of California as Eden
* Ordinary landscapes

The conference invites individual and session proposals on this
general theme to be forwarded, along with a brief resume, to:

Program Committee
Artists' Impressions Conference
John Muir Center
University of the Pacific
WPC 229
Stockton, CA 95211

Contact information:
Program Committee
Artists Impressions Conference
John Muir Center
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Phone: (209) 946-2527
Fax: (209) 946-2578
Email: johnmuiruop.edu
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Reference:
CFP: Artists' Impressions of the California Landscape Conf. (U of the Pacific, CA 2.-5.5.02). In: ArtHist.net, Oct 24, 2001 (accessed Oct 3, 2022), <https://arthist.net/archive/24675>.

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