34th Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit

34thArtists Area Annual Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates:
October 8 – December 1, 2011

Gallery Hours: 
Thursday through Saturday, 11am – 3pm

 Adobe Art Gallery
20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA

Artists Reception:
Saturday, June 4, 2011 – 1pm – 3pm. The public is invited. Admittance is free.

The 34th Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit opening Artist Reception & Awards Presentation is Saturday, October 8, 1pm-3pm, at Adobe Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Ave., Castro Valley   The public is invited.  Admittance is free.

This exhibit showcases art from the Bay Area art community.  Juror, Jacqueline Cooper selected 65 pieces from 144 entries – spanning a wide range of media.

Awards of Merit  ($150)
Nick Calarco, Carmel Garden, intaglio print
Philip Denst, The Back Yard, acrylic
Todd Leonardo, Monkey, oil
Ann Maloney-Mason, Faithful Friend, acrylic on paper
Maude Pervere, Pemba, waxed albumen print on sekishu
Leah Virsik, Snack: Hungry for Growth Series, found paper & thread, running stitch binding

Honorable Mention

Michel Belew, Rising Tide, archival digital print
Nick Calarco, Buddhist Temple, Oahu, bromoil print
Patricia Devitt, Follow Your Path, oil
Jenna Kang, Rest pen, watercolor
Charles Moehle, Windows, photography
E. Whitfield Morgan, Fishing The Bay, oil
Edward Ortman, Burgers and More, oil
Maude Pervere, Serengeti, waxed albumen print on sekishu
Peg Robinson, Generations, watercolor

Mona Froyland Award Winner ($100)  
Sponsored and selected by the Mona Froyland Family
Guus Burgemeester, Lake Chabot Reflections, oil-acrylic

Selected Exhibiting Artists:
Allen Fletcher, Amy Nelson Smith, Ann Maloney-Mason, Aphra Pia, Bev Lindsay, Brian S. Weinstein, Carol Bettencourt, Carol Jones Brown, Charles Moehle, Christa Schanda, Dianne Lanning, Dorothy Gantenbein, E. Whitfield Morgan, Edward Ortman, Ellen M. Bailey, Eva Best, Geir Jordahl, Glenn Hemanes, Grace Yun, Guus Burgemeester, Jenna Kang, Jerry Eady, Juanita Hemanes, Karen Kramer, Kay Athos, Kristen Egan, Leah Virsik, Madelene Mische Shelby, Marjorie Haggin, Maude Pevere, Mercie Harris, Michel Belew, Myriam Espinosa Aguirre, Nan Soldahl, Niambi Kee, Nick Calarco, Patra Nesseth-Steffes, Patricia Devitt, Peg Robinson, Philip Denst, Richard Man, Rob Holmes, Robin McCoy, Scott Miner, Sheila Tajima Shadle, Sonia Underdown, Stan Stadelman, Susan Carnahan, Susan Sarti, Takako Hickey, Tamara Danoyan, and Todd Leonardo

Competition was very strong – with 65 pieces selected from 144 entries. Media represented includes: acrylic, oil, watercolor and encaustsic paint;  fabric, wood, ceramics, photographic print (silver gelatin, digital, pigment, albumen, intablio, bromoil) and  book arts.  

Judge Jacqueline Cooper received her Masters Degree in Fine Arts from UCLA in 1998 and has worked for the last twenty years as an Art Professor, Independent Curator, Art Critic and Gallerist. Between 1995-2000 she worked as the Los Angeles Editor for the Chicago New Art Examiner writing critical reviews and longer editorial pieces whilst also opening an independent artspace, 208 South La Brea Gallery in Los Angeles. Having moved to San Francisco in 2004 she worked as a Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute and in 2007 she opened Autobody Fine Art Inc. on the island of Alameda and successfully took the organization through non-profit incorporation. Autobody Fine Art Inc. was the only contemporary art space on the island and specialized in showing sculpture and installation artwork. More details and images of all of the past exhibitions can be found at www.autobodyfineart.com. Jacqueline Cooper is currently the Artistic Director of the Sun Gallery, Hayward and the Fine Art photography and Video Coordinator of the Alameda County Fair.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors for ProArts in Oakland.