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California Nature Art Museum Hosts Event with Renowned Photographer George Rose

April 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Special event celebrates his new book entitled California’s Changing Landscape: The Way of Water

Join us for an inspirational and educational lecture and book signing with George Rose at the California Nature Art Museum (formerly the Wildling Museum) in the Second Floor Valley Oak Gallery.

WHO: California Nature Art Museum

WHAT: Lecture & Booksigning with George Rose

WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2024 ~ 4:30 – 6pm

WHERE: 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang

WHY: To celebrate the release of his new book

NOTES: California’s Changing Landscape: The Way of Water is published by the California Nature Art Museum and is sold in the gift shop or online for $38.98. All proceeds benefit the Museum.

Over 140 stunning photographs capture George Rose’s expansive documentation of California’s complicated and dramatic water story. George began this project during the pandemic, just as the effects of drought were becoming increasingly visible. Then, California was hit with record-setting rain and snowstorms in early 2023. This onslaught of water effectively filled reservoirs and – at least temporarily – ended the drought. “I made the decision to educate myself about California’s convoluted water systems and set out to photograph as many of the important and not-so-important state water reservoirs as possible,” said Rose. “As I looked back, I realized I was witnessing a changing climate and landscape which was evolving right before my eyes.”

Over 50 years ago, Rose began his long career as a photographer. A few highlights of his vast experience include the Los Angeles Times (twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize), National Football League (NFL); co-owned/published the Mendocino Grapevine; won a “World Press Photo Award” and was named California “Newspaper Photographer of the Year”. In addition to his new book, Rose has released books such as VINEYARD Sonoma County (2017) and WINE COUNTRY Santa Barbara County (2019). Rose is a contributing photographer with Getty Images and lives in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley. Much of his time is devoted to documenting the natural environment as well as top vineyard estates up and down the coast of California.

Please contact Joni Kelly, Communications Consultant at 805-886-1869 or via email jonikellycomm@gmail.com for more information about this exciting event at California Nature Art Museum, to request high resolution images, or to arrange an interview with Executive Director, Stacey Otte-Demangate and author/photographer George Rose. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for working media by advance arrangement. Please visit calnatureartmuseum.org for more information about the Museum including a complete listing of exhibits currently on view.


April 12
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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California Nature Art Museum
1511-B Mission Dr
Solvang, CA 93463 United States
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