of Nature Wildlife Art Show
Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
20th Annual Reflections of Nature, the Fallbrook Art Center’s
iconic wildlife show, will be open Saturday, May 4 from 10
a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from 11a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission is $6
opening reception will be held Friday, May 3 from 6–8
p.m. (this is free to Premier & Friends Level Members,
others pay $10).
show is held at the gallery on 103 South Main at Alvarado
center will welcome nationally recognized artists from across
the U.S. and Canada, who bring their art and stories of global
travel in pursuit of the wildlife they portray in their work.
Several are from San Diego County.
are 21 participating artists, including a father and son,
Gamini Ratnavira and his son Neil. Gamini is from Sri Lanka
and lives in Fallbrook. He is the Founding Artist of the show.
Gamini is very active in wildlife and nature preservation.
This year he will show with his son, Neil, who does nature
by award-winning Fallbrook artist and nature conservationist,
Gamini Ratnavira, the Reflections of Nature art event showcases
the wonderful world of the wild and reminds us of the importance
of preserving its beauty.
more than ever, people are becoming aware of the need to preserve
nature, and the show offers a unique opportunity to interact
with people who have dedicated their lives to telling nature’s
story through their art,” says Mary Perhacs, executive
director of the center.
artists will be present at the show to talk with visitors.
Most of them travel the world seeking inspiration for their
work and have many stories to share. This is one of the elements
of the show that makes it so interesting.
diversity in this show is evident in the art presented by
artists from across the country working in a broad range of
mediums and disciplines, including plein air, to portray the
world’s wildlife and the landscapes that sustain them.
While many of the artists have been with the show since its
inception, the 2013 show welcomes many for the first time.
the show, visit the Center’s Café des Artistes
for lunch, an espresso or glass of wine, then stroll through
quaint Village stores.
in 1996, the Fallbrook Art Center is one of five projects
governed by the Fallbrook Arts, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
California corporation. The Fallbrook Art Center is a distinguished,
accessible, and welcoming institution that offers a range
of exemplary art exhibitions and community outreach events.
is the Art Center’s longest running show and is the
foundation upon which the Art Center was established. The
show started off as a weekend tent show at the Palomares House
for the Fallbrook Land Conservancy then moved to the Art Center
when they opened in 1996.