REDDING, Calif. - Artists and photographers unveiled 16 pieces of art inspired by Northstate vistas in a reception at the Bureau of Land Management in Redding Thursday.
Fourteen paintings and two photography entries completed the exhibit encouraged by Redding area artist Marti Weidert.
The artists worked during the spring months in the BLM managed Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area north of Red Bluff, where they captured scenes of verdant meadows, vibrant wildflower blooms, scenic vistas and river rapids.
About fifty people attended the opening reception in the BLM Redding Field Office, including Robert Bird of Red Bluff, whose five shot panorama captured an Iron Canyon sunrise with the Coastal Range in the background.
"Because it's so wide open without everybody around you, there's lots of trails to go through lots of things to look at and see and it's such a really good example of what Northern California is," Bird said
The art will remain on display at the Redding BLM office until September.