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Conservation of Santa Monica Mountains through Fine Art, En Plein Air Paint-Outs and Exhibits

Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore

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OUR MISSION is to promote appreciation of our environment through art and to support conservation and maintenance of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a place of natural beauty for enjoyment by all.


The primary objectives and purposes of this organization are:

To unite artists to express through their representational artwork the enjoyment and importance of preserving the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

To encourage and provide as a public service, information on conservation and environmental education though the works of representational art.

To promote representational art in the area by providing en plein air “paint-outs” in various local natural settings within the Recreation Area.

To enhance appreciation of the environment by exhibiting and selling original representational art in nature centers, visitors centers, art galleries, at special events and exhibits held in the parks for public enjoyment.

To donate some percentage of proceeds from art sales to conservation and environmental organizations.


As an informal association of volunteer artists, these goals are accomplished through the capture of this magnificent environment in our paintings and the subsequent exhibits that enhance the awareness of the general public.


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