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Featuring the Work of Katherine Bradford

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About Katherine Bradford

Katherine Bradford is inspired by places she’s lived and worked in California and the Southwest. Underlying her paintings are questions about what happened there in the past and what is the best way to preserve these scenic lands for future generations. Formerly an archaeologist, she joined the SCAPE artists’ collaborative in 2011, participating in art shows to help raise funds to help protect open spaces and increase public awareness of environmental and land conservation issues. Her recent efforts include the University of California Natural Reserve System 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition to benefit the reserve system; “Places of the Heart: from the Coast to the Carrizo,” art show (co-chair) to benefit the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature; and the Maynard Dixon Country Camp Out, to benefit the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts and the Maynard Dixon Living History Museum. She is co-author, with artist Holli Harmon, of Revelations: Culture and the Human Landscape of the Central Coast; and serves on the art council of the Westmont College Museum of Art.

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Maynard Dixon Camp Out

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The Dixon Camp Out is much more than just an art show. In fact, it's not really an art "show" at all. This event is a gathering of artists, collectors, community, and friends who love art.

The guiding principles of the event are two fold: we want to help artists in America and we want to ensure the viability of historic preservation. We are deeply connected to the art of Maynard Dixon and his contributions to American art. But rather than focusing solely on the beloved paintings of Maynard Dixon, we focus on the "art spirit" and intention of Maynard Dixon, the artist, poet, and whole person. In choosing to remember Dixon this way, we believe his legacy becomes even more meaningful when it is illuminated by the artists who are living and making art in 2017.

The camp out is one of our major fundraising events to support the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts. In bringing serious collectors to this event, we help the artists on the forefront of American art continue to thrive, and we fulfill our mission for historic preservation. All art sales from Dixon Country Camp Out directly fund the artists as well as the annual operating budget of the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts and the Maynard Dixon Living History Museum.



We strongly believe in the importance of preserving Dixon's historical property, and the need for sharing it with other artists. We want to ensure that future generations will understand and benefit from everything we do at the Dixon property, which is why we continue to produce the Maynard Dixon Country event, host artist retreats, mount major shows for local artists, and host art workshops.

This promises to be a very exciting show and sale. All of the art listed can be purchased immediately by clicking on the artist's name which will take you to the available art. When you fill out the "Intent to Purchase" form you will receive a link for immediate purchase.



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