Oak Group artists are passionate about painting on location. One of the first groups of artists exhibiting to preserve open spaces, members have worked since 1986 to protect land for wildlife, recreation, ranching, and farming. Oak artists make visual records, drawing public attention to lands we stand to lose and generating funds to protect them. To date, Oak Group sales of $3 Million have supported open space preservation.
Pictured above: Ray Day, January 3, 2018, Sedgwick Reserve. Every year, the group celebrates the birthday and legacy of our painting father, Ray Strong, with a paint-out and picnic. Standing left to right: Karen Foster (Emeritus), Sarah Vedder, Carrie Givens, Bill Dewey, Kevin Gleason, Linda Mutti, Ann Sanders, Rick Schloss, Thomas Van Stein, Bill Mitchell, Meredith Abbott, Jeremy Harper. Sitting: John Iwerks, Chris Chapman, Arturo Tello (& Clarita), John Wullbrandt, Ray Hunter
The Oak Group Impact
The Oak Group has helped preserve tens of thousands of acres within parks, preserves and open spaces throughout California. Projects include trails, historic and nature preserves, farmland and more.