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Painting by Wood River Valley Artist Featured on Albertson College Auction Invitation

2003. 04. 05.

CALDWELL, ID- A botanical painting of the world by Wood River Valley artist Lisa Holley is featured on the invitation for this year's Albertson College of Idaho auction.

To meet the objective of this year's auction theme "A Passport to the World," Holley depicted the world using an image of Idaho's state flower - the syringa. The painting will be available for sale at the auction April 26 in Caldwell.

'My objective as an artist, is to present botanical subjects in a fashion which encourages the viewer to observe the subject with new insights and to explore the drawing with new visual and mental awareness,' says Holley. 'Illustrating botanicals became a passion of mine after studying the works of 16th century artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Drawing plants, flowers and insects, involving the viewer in another dimension of thought, is a challenge during the creation.'

Holley earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Syracuse University and did graduate work at Wayne State and Syracuse University. She also has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. The former president and CEO of the Michigan-based Earl-Beth Foundation, Holley has exhibited her work at the Prichard Gallery, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Anne Reed Gallery, Kimball Art Center in Utah and other organizations and businesses. Additionally, her artwork is included in collections at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, Penn., Environed Health Services in San Rafael, Calif., and Sigma Investment Services in Grosse Pointe, Mich. For additional information, please see

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