Figures & Faces opened last night at Pacific Art League and we were very lucky to have juror, Ric Ambrose, Executive Director of the Richmond Arts Center join us. He was impressed with the quality and content of the submissions for this show, making this the best Figures & Faces exhibition at PAL to date! In this post I’ve linked the artist’s websites to their names where available. The exhibition runs until August 27, 2015.
Here’s a screen shot from PAL’s Facebook page (reception reminder)….
…and PAL always puts on a lovely reception.
I was very proud to have three oils selected, Blue Corset, Dahlia Days and Forte Pink, all pieces from my people at work series.
I was delighted when Ric Ambrose told me he saw these pieces as a triptych!
Lizzie Brooks was awarded first place for her HD video and photos Spirit and Self, seen here in a still.
Rick Ambrose recommended a quiet viewing of the video before the end of the exhibition to take in it’s full depth and texture.
Ric Ambrose with award wining artists, Diane Abt and Lin Fischer.
Lin Fischer received second place for her acrylic Sideways Glance.
Diane Abt was awarded third place for solvent transfer, encaustic, sumo ink, and thread sen to Japanese paper work, Malala : One Girl Among Many.
Ned Axthelm was given an honorable mention for his oil, Friday Night Jacket.
Lino Azevedo won an honorable mention for his mixed media, Untitled.
Tom Montan took an honorable mention for his oil, Danny.
Rachel Dwan‘s oil Florian.
Love how this wall works!
Claudia Lee Browne and her oil, Two Sisters.
Svetlana Neal‘s oil, Melody.
Laurie Barna‘s torn paper collage, Face of Liberty.
Leaving I realized that I missed something…
Tina Maier also won an honorable mention for her mixed media sculpture but as a board meeting was in progress, an outdoor snap was going to have to suffice.