Folks Making Art for Parks

“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”
― Ansel Adams

California state parks serve as inspiration to artists, photographers, painters, and all those folks who try to capture the magic in some form so they can take a little piece of the parks home with them.  Perhaps we cannot experience our favorite park every day, but we can glance upon a photo in our home and conjure up those memories to pass the time until our next adventure.

One group, Folk4Parks.org, is capturing the magic of state parks in much the same way. Folk4Parks is a net-roots organization and fellow advocate and voice for parks. They have announced that they are commissioning a new, collectable state park poster series to commemorate the state park system. The artwork in the series is inspired by the Art Nouveau period of the early 20th century, a reminder of a time in California history when our parks grew and prospered. All posters are 12″ x 17″ aqueous-color prints on premium recycled paper.

Last week, Folk4Parks introduced the first poster in their series: Annadel State Park.

The first of Folk4Parks' new CA state park poster collector series

“We felt Annadel was a great place to start,” said Christopher Grant Ward of Folk4Parks. “Sonoma County is especially hard hit by the closure list, and we wanted to provide an opportunity to support the Parks Alliance of Sonoma County.”

Folk4Parks hopes that these posters will help raise money for other non-profit organizations across the state.

“For any CA State Park organization that wants to participate, this could be a great way to draw attention to their local state park, raise money and offer their members a beautiful, collectable thank you gift for supporting their local park,” said Christopher. “Interested organizations can contact Folk4Parks at takeaction@folk4parks.org to get involved.”

In the coming weeks, Folk4Parks will be offering more posters from parks across the state. We encourage you to collect them all. Start with Annadel!

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