The Pacific Art League held a reception for their October exhibition Landscapes, Seascapes and Urbanscapes, juried by Sara Kabot, Head of Exhibitions at the Cantor. I was pretty excited to hear that one of my two oil paintings juried in (Bottom of the Bay) was awarded First Place! There had been a record 343 entries for this show and a lot of really fine work! I’ve linked artist’s websites to their names it you want to visit them.
So happy to see the blue!
Gary Coleman, felllow Los Gatos Museums Gallery member, was awarded Second Place for his oil, Blazing Shadows.
Third Place went to this gorgeous photograph. So hard to catch the delicacy of these images when up against glass and reflections!
Lisa J Ellis Sunbathing Photography Honorable Mention – love it, it seems so Californian to me!
Living Water 1, an acrylic by Malika Santa Cruz was awarded an Honorable Mention. There was another Honorable Mention for a photography of the Giants Ball Park but my image was so blurry I couldn’t post it.
Cynthia Barmore‘s Stanford in oil was a small but perfect painting.
There was a gorgeous encaustic, Down The Road, by PAL instructor Janet Bartlet.
I was happy to see a group of my friends were juried in as well. Curiously, they all had window placements which is great exposure but challenging to shoot. Maralyn Miller, Los Gatos artist and current LGAA president, exhibited her beautiful Pacific Grove oil.
Ed Lucey, fellow Los Gatos Museums Gallery member, Los Gatos Artist and also LGAA member was showing his oil, North of Salinas (dramatic view of hills lower right.)
Saratoga Artist and LGAA member, Isaias Sandoval was exhibiting his acrylic Ocean View.
Kit Colman was exhibiting the oil painting Moon Over Palo Alto.
Archil Pichkhadze was showing his stunning oil painting Three. I had recently been introduced to his work through Anne and Mark’s Art Party and through assemblage artist Jennifer J. Renzel now I’m a big fan!
Anita Tran with her Photoshop CC, The Stanford Quad (center) flanked by photos of young art critics taking a close look at the art.
Mark Monsarrat with Half Moon Bay Farm (left), one of thoe oil paitings he har juried in, Angelica Spurigo with her oil The Vessel (center) and Patti Bond with Yellow Swirl (right), one of two photographs she had on exhibit.
Caroline Mustard was also having an exhibit of her ipad digital Art in the Corridor Gallery.
Pacific Art League instructor and watercolorist, Steve Curl gave a live demo of his technique, a real crowd pleaser! His dynamic use of a wash in the island’s light filled mist – very nice!
Is this the show they charged $100 to enter?
That was for the Grand Opening Exhibition where the special (tax deductible) $100 entry fee went to support art education.