41st Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit
October 20–December 8, 2018
Gallery Hours (during exhibits):
Thursday, Friday and Saturday | 11am–3pm
and by appointment
Location: Adobe Art Gallery
20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA
October 20, 2018 | 1pm–3pm. All are invited! The event is free and open to the public. Awards will be announced at 1:45pm.
Juror René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), had the extremely challenging task of selecting 47 works of art for exhibition from the 127 pieces entered. There was an overall dark mood to the works submitted both formally through the use of black paint and black and white photographs to themes of death and loss. The work reflects our challenging times and within it, a hopeful element of perseverance.
Hollie Adamic, Hetal Anjaria, Marge Barta Atkins, Shari Benson, Clara Burton, Hui-Chung (Sylvia) Chang, Elinor Cheung, Natalie Ciccoricco, Debra Collins, Madelyn Covey, Amber Crabbe, Attila Cziglenyi, Marcella Davis,
Philip Denst, Selvaggio Dordetti, Mihaela Dulea, Ulysses Duterte, Paul James Fessa, Phillip Garbutt, Shelley Gardner, Seema Gupta, Kathleen Hardwig, Nina Kindblad, Marie-Luise Klotz, Leah Korican, Larry Lagin, Allison MacCullough, Ginny Milo, Bill Sala, Seongmi Seol, Madeline Shelby, Rita Sklar, Melanie Small, Kevin Street, Ruey Lin Syrop, Gerald Thompson, Winifred Thompson, Renea Turner, Sonia Underdown, Ain Veske and Doyle Wegner
About the Juror:
René de Guzman is the senior curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). He joined OMCA’s staff in 2007 to complete the reinstallation of the Gallery of California Art. Previously, de Guzman was Director of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco where he worked with emerging and mid-career local, national, and international artists for 15 years. De Guzman’s work both at OMCA and YBCA is marked by an ongoing commitment to experimentation and innovation, and the creation of community around cultural activity. De Guzman has been an active art educator and currently serves as Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Division of the Curatorial Studies Program at the California College of the Arts. René de Guzman juried the actual artwork and selected five Awards of Merit ($150) and ten Honorable Mentions.