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“SLOPE Honors Pristine Coastal Visions”

San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment

“SLOPE Honors Pristine Coastal Visions”

This exhibit runs from April 1st Thru May 30th

San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment (SLOPE) is proud to celebrate the local beauty of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary with this art exhibit “SLOPE Honors Pristine Coastal Visions,” April 1-May 30, 2022.  It’s a tribute showing & sale of inspired paintings dedicated to the SLO County coastline of this Marine Sanctuary, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Northern Chumash Tribal Council.


Meet the artists and learn about the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary at a reception at Art Central.  (Tentatively scheduled depending on Covid parameters.)

When traveling along the Pacific Coast this spring, there is a good chance you have seen Plein Air painters capturing coastal views on canvas. San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment (SLOPE) artists have been painting for several months preparing for a special show with views of the coast from Cambria to South San Luis Obispo County.

A portion of all painting sales will benefit the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary in moving from the nomination phase to being designated as a National Marine Sanctuary. SLOPE has chosen to contribute toward this process because of the many benefits to our central coast area in their goal to protect our beautiful coast. This will be accomplished through better water quality, protection of wildlife and sustainable fishing, prevention of oil spills through a ban on oil leasing and development and protection of indigenous sites. Benefiting from the time-tested indigenous knowledge of coastal areas, a sustainable future for our coast will be insured. Visit to learn more.

SLOPE is a group of professional artists working with local and national organizations to create artworks depicting the beauty and uniqueness of California’s Central Coast. Their art is used to draw public attention for the purpose of raising awareness and to generate funds for preserving local lands for open space, wildlife, and ecologically respectful recreation, ranching and farming.


Members featured in this exhibit are Dennis Curry, Jan French, Dotty Hawthorne, Sandi Heller, Daniel Jones, Laurel Sherrie, and Jim Tyler. Participating Emeritus Members include Bruce Everett, Tracy Paz, Denise Schryver, Libby Tolley, and Anne Laddon. 

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