“Dancing Trees” by Linda Caldwell. Winner of RCLC’s 2006 Art In the Redwoods Environmental Award

Linda Caldwell, holding winning artwork

This year RCLC sponsored two Gualala Arts Center awards to artists whose works best captured the beauty of our natural coastal environment.

The Art in the Redwoods RCLC Environmental Award was presented to Linda Caldwell for her photograph, “Dancing Trees”.

Linda said “Thank you for selecting me for your prestigious award. I treasure the compliment as well as the image and what it represents.

The image ‘Dancing Trees’ was shot in early morning when the sun’s warm rays of light blended with the foggy mist surrounding these beautiful oak trees, creating a kind of mystique or aura. The curved entwined shapes of the trees gave a look as if they were dancing, thus Dancing Trees was born.”


RCLC Director Shirley Eberly, congratulates Zach Pine on his award

Redwood Coast Land Conservancy’s Environmental Award was given to Zach Pine for his rock installation photograph at the 2006 Gualala Arts Center Environmental Art Show.

Zach Pine said, “I was honored to receive the RCLC award. My artwork is largely motivated by my desire to better understand and to protect the environment, so recognition by a group such as yours is especially meaningful. I’m donating my prize to the Gualala Arts Center in gratitude to the Center and to the artists and curator who made this inspiring show possible.” More of Zach Pine’s work can be seen on his website: www.naturesculpture.com.