Artist opens studio, garden for San Diego Humane Society benefit tour April 25-26


Award-winning Escondido artist Cathy Carey hosts a studio and garden tour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, as a benefit for the San Diego Humane Society and Project Wildlife.

For a suggested $10 donation, which goes directly to the folks greeting you at the door from the humane society, enjoy a tour of Carey’s colorful studio and succulent garden, plus tasty refreshments, at 2048 Ridgecrest Place, Escondido. As part of her continued support of the San Diego Humane Society, Carey will match $5 for every donation.

On display will be Carey’s current series of native animals such as owls, quail, coyotes and foxes, many of which she has seen on her one-acre property overlooking Lake Hodges.

The self guided tour includes her drought-tolerant succulent garden, with imaginative groupings of plants, wine bottles, and sculptures by other artists.

A big draw to this show is Carey’s hand-made Painted Jewelry Collection. These are sold exclusively at the Rancho Bernardo Inn gift shop and La Playa gallery in La Jolla during the year. She will also be featuring paintings of the coastal area, from Laguna Beach to Swami’s in Encinitas and native gardens.

Carey has won numerous awards, and her paintings are in many private collections, including Larry Page of Google and J. Craig Venter of the Venter Institute in La Jolla. She regularly shows in the Escondido Municipal Gallery.

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