The Figures and Faces exhibition on at the Pacific Art League of Palo Alto untill the end of the month looks great! Juried by Lynne Todaro (sculptor and director of Vargas Gallery at mission college) selected a wide variety of media with diverse approaches but all very emotive and expressive!
Lynne Todaro, director of Vargas Gallery at Mission College and sculptor in some opening remarks.
First place was awarded to GayLynn Ribeira for her oil Stages.
She could have picked up a co-first for her second piece, Memory!
I was awarded second place for my oil, bugatha1!
Here I am with juror Lynne Todaro, so honored that she chose three of my portraits for the exhibit, bugatha1, Tiny as the Universe and Eden!
The gallery manager Stephanie Amon asked me to give an artist’s talk about my People in my Neighborhood series.
Third place went to Tanya Larin‘s oil Christoph Köln at the Age of 50.
Cherryl Pape received an honorable mention for her graphite drawing Omonike seen here with her lovely model.
Jiajun Lu , was also awarded honorable mention for his ceramic sculpture, S.J. in 3D.
Connecting with Ganesha, an archival pigment print was awarded an honorable mention.
Archival pigment print.
Maura Carta and her self portrait in oil.
Maura Carta and her handsome model.
The man and his portrait!
Carol Bower and Her pastel Kami
Weijue Wang and her Graphite powder on paper, Now You See Me.
“la Dance” Revisited: This Side / The Other Side archival pigment print photograph by H. Dogus Akaydin.
Venus and the Dark Veil of Censorship an Arista print digital photograph by The Antic Staatsoper.
Judy Kramer with her digital photograph and her darling model.
The Age of Wisdom, oil by Ayelet Gal-On.
Lamentation: A Sculpture for my Mother the Dancer by Ciaran Freeman a steel, nylon, spray paint and wood sculpture.
Ciaran Freeman gave a talk about his concept, research and process. His sculpture is much like a drawing in the third dimension welding together lengths of steel like individual lines from a pencil. He had looked toward Martha Graham and her work with jersey for insights into his mothers dancing practice and designed this sculpture for her.
Dave Woodard was the final talk of the evening. He told us the fascinating story behind his terra cotta sculpture with fishhooks, Dream of a Spontaneous Utterance. It was literally based on an actual dream he’d had after saying some things he’d regretted to a friend! How fabulous to dream in metaphor like this!
He had me at fishhooks!