I’m always impressed by the great quality and diversity of work that goes into this annual statewide competition and exhibition at the Triton Museum of Art, work that is made even stronger by the context of how it is paired with other pieces which reinforces aesthetics or meanings by drawing on similarities or emphasizing contrasts.
Amazing color and movement on this wall, topped off by a mixed media piece, Having Fun, by Jeanette Turkus.
Incredibly strong portrait it an interesting color to grey-tone ombre effect.
I think these red shoes (apart from Shards) might have been my personal favorite in the exhibit!
I love the way these prints were hung next to Shards, both works were ocean themed made up of swirling strokes.
Sequins, shells and Shards-Point Alones at the Salon!
Of course the big news of the night is who won the coveted solo shows that the Triton was offering …. this time the honor went to a painter and a photographer.
Stephanie Lam not only won Best in Show for her oil, African Child 3, but also an Honorable Mention for her oil, African Child 1!
Similarly, Yao-pi Hsu (who I know from the Los Gatos Museums Gallery) also won Best in Show for her photograph, Splash and Flow and took a third in photography for a second of three pieces she had juried into the show, Beyond the Surface!
Mei-Ying Dell’Aquila was awarded Third Place for her oil Her Muses.
Ron Dell’Aquila took First Place in photography with Toy Maker, one of two photographs he had int he show.
Kim Newell was awarded an Honorable Mention for her oil, After the Storm.
Cherryl Pape was awarded an Honorable Mention for her charcoal drawing, James.
Jeff Owen was awarded an Honorable Mention for his digital photo, Squeezer.
I see a David Lippenberger painting in the corner.
Great glasses combo on the right!
Belinda Lima with her mixed media piece, Perceived Realites.
Julia Watson with her oil, Nocturne 2.
Lynette R. Cook with her acrylic, All Lined Up (up top).
Vanessa Callanta with her acrylic, Bryan’s Hands.
In the end, there are just so many people to talk with – it was hard to catch everyone I wanted to! There were plenty of artist shots that I missed, and I definitely need to go back for a closer look at all the great work!
Thanks to all my friends who dropped by to say hello- It always means so much to me!