Yes, it feels every bit as good as I thought it might to have a painting hanging in the Triton! It’s such well regarded museum with a beautiful exhibition space and to have Feathers hanging alongside the works of so many of my piers made me feel truly at home! Thanks to friends and family who came out to share this evening with me – you’re the best!
First place was awarded to two artists this year (I know both of them!) Cuong Nguyen (who also won the painting competition last time ’round and is so good they might just devote a wing to him) and Holly Van Hart (who just joined the Los Gatos Museums Gallery). They each get a solo show!
In fact, the Gallery was very well represented with nine member artists in the show. In addition to Holly and me, there was David Stonesifer (with two pieces), Donna Orme, Will Maller, Ed Lucey, Ellen Howard, Linda Smythe, and Joan Harvey.
Proud to be hanging on this wall as you enter with with Jaya King and Cuong Nguyen!
Talking with Chief Curator Preston Metcalf about my project plans for 2014.
Cuong with his first place winning Portrait of Paul as Leonardo.
Holly Van Hart in front of her painting Possibilities Abound.
Jaya King with her moving paintings in the upper left and lower right (see below)
Jaya’s Little Silver Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun.
Joan Harvey with her painting Endless Summer.
I met the artist, Vincent Liu who painted Kung Pao Chicken hanging in the upper left and chatted with Linda Smythe who painted Pretty in Pink.
With the boys.
With the girls
I first met Pam Prentice, a Bay Area blogger at one of my Open Studios.