I love these receptions at the Pacific Art League! I always run into old friends, meet new ones and fall in love with lots of paintings!  Scapes was a big success, 35 paintings were selected from the 190 entries as far away as Connecticut. In addition to the first, second and third place awards juror Jim Caldwell generously awarded 5 honorable mentions, and I was delighted that my painting, Christy Ann’s Lace, was among them.

Marie Cameron and Ann Dubois Scapes PAL - photo Olivia Purohit 2012

My fabulous friend Ann Dubois and I hanging out at the Scapes Reception with my oil painting, the honorably mentioned, Christy Ann’s Lace.

Jo Killen Announcing Awards Scapes PAL - photo Marie Cameron 2012

Director and ceramic artist, Jo Killen giving the welcoming address and announcing awards at Scapes.

Scapes Reception at the Pacific Art League - photo Marie Cameron 2012

Taking in the opening address at the Scapes reception at the Pacific Art League.

Judy Kramer A Profusion of Poppies First Scapes PAL - photo Marie Cameron

Judy Kramer with her first place photograph, A Profusion of Poppies.

Bill Moy Guard Tower honorable mention Scapes PAL - photo by Marie Cameron 2012

Bill Moy with his photograph, Guard Tower, which received honorable mention.

Marie Cameron and Patricia Oji with her painting Two Spirits Soaring Scapes PAL - photo Jorge Castrillo

I’m with Patricia Oji and her acrylic painting, Two Spirits Soaring.

Peter Schachter's New York Late Summer Afternoon iPad painting third - photo Marie Cameron 2012

Peter Schachter’s iPad painting, New York Late Summer Afternoon, was awarded third place.

Luis Hurtado-Sanchez Winter Verticals HM Scapes -photo Marie Cameron 2012

Luis Hurtado-Sanchez’s photograph, Winter Verticals, was awarded honorable mention.

Terry Eden Bay Lands Sunset Acrylic Scapes PAL - photo Marie CameronTerryEdenBayLandsSunsetAcrylicScapesPAl-photoMarieCameron

Terry Eden’s acrylic painting, Bay Lands Sunset was awarded honorable mention.

Betsy Kendall Low Tide Meeker Slough Scapes PAL - photo Marie Cameron 2012

Betsy Kendall’s oil painting, Low Tide Meeker Slough, was a personal favorite. I love her loose, gestural style and subtle palette.

Reception Tonight!

Come join me at the reception for Scapes tonight at the Pacific Art League where my painting, Christy Anne’s Lace will officially be awarded honorable mention!  Oh yes  – the rumor about wine and brownies is true!   See you tonight  5:30 – 8:00 pm!

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Queen Anne's Lace Pendant  photo by Marie Cameron 2012

Queen Anne’s Lace in the Air

I was just dropping off Christy Ann’s Lace for installation in the Scapes show at The Pacific Art League when I noticed that directly above was Anna Jacke’s Queen Anne’s Lace watercolor, still hanging from the Waterworks exhibit. What are the odds! Representing sanctuary, this flower symbolizes complexity and delicacy – is Queen Anne’s Lace the new “it” flower?

The reception for Scapes is this Friday, October 5,  5:30 -8:00 I’ll be there with an entourage of  friends!

Marie Cameron Dropping Chrissty Ann's Lace at PAL 2012

I dropped off Christy Ann’e Lace for installation in Scapes at the Pacific Art League.

Anna Jacke's Queen Anne's Lace Watercolor

Anna Jacke’s Queen Anne’s Lace watercolor painting in Waterworks.

Marie Cameron - Pacific Art League 2012

The Pacific Art League has been around since 1921 when it was known as the Palo Alto Art Club.