Staff Report

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to welcome artist Holli Harmon for the next installment of the museum’s digital presentation series on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. 

Harmon previously exhibited at the Wildling Museum as part of The River’s Journey in 2018. On July 31, she opened a new exhibition at Santa Barbara’s Sullivan Goss Gallery featuring her most recent body of work, Califia, referencing the mythical female warrior who became the state of California’s namesake. 

Harmon earned her master’s degree from San Diego State University. She has attended Santa Barbara City College for life drawing and printmaking classes as well as the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., and Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, Ariz.

Presentation participants will enjoy learning more about Harmon’s artistic process, along with an up-close look at her many different techniques, including monoprinting, oil painting, mixed media and more.

Layers of regional flora, fauna and culture make their way throughout Harmon’s work as she explores California landscapes and subject matter, often using the female figure as a storyteller through her vivid compositions. 

“My work revolves around human experiences that are connection points between different cultures and generations set in iconic California imagery,” says Harmon. “My paintings are material records of these places and people.”

To register for this event, visit: Admission to this event is free, however donations to support the Wildling Museum’s digital programming efforts are greatly appreciated. Donations may be made online at

The live presentation is limited to the first 100 registrants. A recording of the presentation will be available following the event. Please email or call (805) 686-8315 with any questions.

Califia is on view at Sullivan Goss Gallery from July 31- September 21, 2020. Learn more at and