Sunny Franson's blog

Friday, 2 February, 2024
Afer three years of drought ending in winter 2022, tributaries in which Clear Lake hitch migrate and spawn in spring have been and are being observed by state agencies, tribes, and other groups, who are working together to help hitch populations. People are in conversation about how best to protect hitch and create and maintain healthy habitat for them. Conversations are including affected parties- in agriculture, fisheries, tourism, and more. To me this is win-win, because people from many walks of life are participating in finding solutions that will be amenable for all. I see...
Monday, 2 May, 2022
You can register for this event at See more about it at and time:Sat, May 28, 202211:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDTLocation:Online 
Monday, 25 April, 2022
Good news! For the first time in some years, a number of Clear Lake hitch (Lavinia exilicauda chi) migrated up a small tributary to spawn. They are an endemic, protecteed species and are fast losing habitat, especialy spawning habitat. They are only several millineters as hatchlings, grow quickly, prey on infusoria or at least I've observed that - single celled at first then mullticelled as they grow, and appear to need shallow, flooded shorelines to grow and develop. Very shallow at first as they can't navigate current. They are Cyprinids, deep bodied, and require safe fish...
Monday, 25 April, 2022
An agency, Art Impact International, has virtual exhibits. One called Save the Planet is online now. It is at Art Impact International website is https://www.artimpactinternational.orgMany styles of art are in the exhibit, and I enjoyed reviewing them and reading artists' statements. I'm fortunate to have two images in the exhibit, Polarity and Mindfulness. 
Saturday, 29 August, 2020
Hello Everyone,Due to covid-19, Gualala Arts (Gualala, California) has arranged a virtual exhibit this year for the annual Art in the Redwoods event. They worked hard, included a zoom meeting, and even a take-away dinner to replace their annual in-person dinner. The single surface, oils and acrylics group can be see here: but you can see all the groups when you choose All Categories in a drop-down menu by ’Showing:’   I placed five pieces in the virtual exhibit, should you like to view them. I...
Tuesday, 4 September, 2018
At Art in the redwoods this year, (2018) this painting received a Judge's Award -- a really nice surprise.Many thanks!