Art for Conservation 2013 Makes its Debut at the Labor Day Festival

Art for Conservation

The ESLT booth generated lots of interest from festival-goers, and we all enjoyed connecting with the community and spreading the word of our efforts.

At our 5th annual Art for Conservation Show and Sale, ESLT offered Labor Day festival-goers in Mammoth Lakes a beautiful collection of artwork inspired by the Eastern Sierra. Our booth at Mono Council for the Arts’ Labor Day Festival of the Arts and Music was filled with the works of our participating member-artists, who generously donated 50% of their sales to fund ESLT’s mission to preserve vital lands. Thank you to all who contributed by purchasing our members’ artwork, or just by stopping by our booth to say hello!

Our sincere thanks goes to the Mammoth Lakes Foundation for their generous loan of a tent and art panels. With these, we were able to exhibit a variety of works, from original oil and watercolor paintings to stunning photography, palladium prints, and an assortment of cards and calendars – not to mention original abstract art created by Karen Licher using soils she gathered in Bishop!

AFC Team

Our Arts Committee Team had a great time showing their artwork to the community while supporting ESLT. From the back: Bruce Licher, Karen Licher, Lynn Peterson, Lesley Bruns (staff), and Rick Kattelmann.

We are very grateful to our hardworking Arts Committee, who helped us plan and staff Art for Conservation. Rick Kattelmann, Bruce and Karen Licher, Lori Michelon, and Andy Selters each contributed significantly to the success of the weekend, and our committee lead, Lynn Peterson, did a phenomenal job taking the reins and executing a fantastic event.

We would also like to thank our contributing artists: Art for Conservation would not be possible without their generosity, dedication to our mission, and enormous talents. For a full list of the 21 participating artists, visit our website.

If you are a professional artist whose work is inspired by the Eastern Sierra and our mission to preserve its vital lands, and you would like to participate in Art for Conservation in the future, please contact us at!