I made it to the reception for the Members’ Exhibit at the Pacific Art League last Friday and found that my painting Sea Stack had been awarded an honorable mention by juror Edna Wagner Piersol!
Ocean themes did well, Mark Garner was awarded first place for his beautiful watercolor, The Slot.
I didn’t even see second place, but Carroll Woods took third place for her solar plate etching and montoype, Portland Bridge.
Doreen Barton picked up another honorable mention for her pastel, Gate and Door.
Photographer Robin Apple describing her iPhoto process for her vibrant and layered imagery. This gorgeous piece, Of Paradise and Parking Lots, has New York street signs blending with with a close up of a Yucatan woman.
I love this acrylic, Backyard Garden by Geri McGilvray, local artist and vocalist. It has such a light touch, a free spirit and the perfect shade of pink!
It was exciting to see the retrofit of the Art League finally complete! I think they did a great job of keeping much of the exterior character, although I will always be nostalgic for the old Norton Gallery on the second floor – I’m a sucker for hardwood floors and period details. PAL is renting out the two upper stories to pay for the seismic retrofit well into the future!