Member’s Exhibit – PAL

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!

Marie Cameron  Sea Stack  Oil


Mark Garner  The Slot  Watercolor


Ocean themes did well, Mark Garner was awarded first place for his beautiful watercolor, The Slot.


Carroll Woods  Portland Bridge  Solar plate etching and montoype


I didn’t even see second place, but Carroll Woods took third place for her solar plate etching and montoype, Portland Bridge.


Doreen Barton  Gate and Door  Pastel

Doreen Barton picked up another honorable mention for her pastel,  Gate and Door.


PAL Members' Exhibit        PAL's New Entrance         Juror Edna Wagner Piersol and artist Robin Apple


Robin Apple  iPhoto


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.


Gery McGilvray Backyard Garden Acrylic


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!


Gallery View


Gallery Viewers


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!

Spring Awakening

I finally got a chance to visit the Spring Awakening show at the Pacific Art League that was juried by Los Gatos artists Maralyn Miller and Ed Lucey and I was delighted to see that I had been awarded 3rd place for one of my two entries!

Spring Awakening PAL 2014 Marie Cameron - Lily of the Valley with Cows


Here’s the run down of awards, (click on the artist’s name for more information):

Fred Holle - When Winter Comes Can Spring Be Far Behind?

1st place  went to Fred Holle from San Carlos for his acrylic, When Winter Comes Can Spring be Far Behind?


 Lyn Twitchell - Jessica 1

2nd place was awarded to Lyn Twitchell of Gardnerville, Nevada for her oil, Jessica 1. So lush!


 Marie Cameron - Lily of the Valley with Cows

3rd place was given to my oil, Lily of the Valley With Cows.


Mark Garner - Peaceful Reflections

Honorable Mention went to Mark Garner of Palo Alto for his watercolor, Peaceful Reflections.


Robin Apple - I Never Promised You a Rose Garden no.1

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden #1,  a photograph by Robin Apple of Palo Alto also received an Honorable Mention.


Sagi Erez- Second Day in Yellow

Second Day in Yellow, an oil by Sagi Erez of Sunnyvale was awarded an Honorable Mention too.


Jennifer Blalack - Spring Reflected

I really enjoyed the exuberance of Cupertino’s Jennifer Blalack’s acrylic, Spring Reflected.  I love how the blossoms seem to bloom out of a chaos of golden mud!


Spring Awakening PAL 2014 - paintings by Julia Watson and Deborah Gabris

I was happy to see two fellow Los Gatos Museums Gallery artists in the show, Julia Watson of San Jose with her acrylic, Spring of ’13 and Deborah Gabris of Los Gatos with her acrylic, Spring in Pacific Grove, Carpet Ice Plants.


Spring Awakening PAL 2014 - Marie Cameron - Dancing on Yellow

It was nice to see one of my photographs hanging in an exhibit for a change! Here I am with Dancing on Yellow.

 Skye Becker-Yamakawa- Hesperia

My favorite in the exhibit was still Skye Becker-Yamakawa‘s Hesperia which was featured on the postcard for the show. Heavenly! How fun it would be to decorate a room around this painting!