36th Area Artists' Annual Juried Exhibit

36 Annual Juried Exhibit
Exhibition Dates: 
October 5 – November 16, 2013

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

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

Artists Reception:
Saturday, October 5, 1pm-3pm

Exhibiting Artists:
Hollie Adamic, Rosa Bazzani, Michael Belew, Barbara Berrner, Louis Bodas, Carol Jones Brown, Nick Calarco, Sachiko Campe, Pushpa Dalal, Tamara Danoyan, Phil Denst, Patricia Devitt, Andrea Ewald, Dorothy Gantenbein, Richard Geiger, Sal Guillen, Nancy Hansen, Mercie Harris, Juanita Hemanes, Geir Jordahl, Kate Jordahl, Ellen King, Ann Maloney-Mason, Colleen McCrystle, Molly McKenzie, Patra Nesseth-Steffes, Chester Ng, Terayuth Ngamvilaipun, Edward Ortman, Maude Pervere, Susan Quinn, Maybelle Rasmussen, Susan Sarti, James Sayre, Madeline Mischo Shelby, Marley Wright Smith, Nancy Starr, Nina Starr, Alani Taira, Rachel Tyzick, Doyle Wegner, and Kathy Zanger

Awards of Merit ($125):
Michael Belew, Portraits of Place, archival digital print
Louis Bodas, Interview, oil
Carol Jones Brown, What Now?, acrylic
Mercie Harris, Being #4, acrylic
Geir Jordahl, Xhai Grand Canyon Vista Hangshan, China, 2012, pigment print in acrylic
Alani Taira, Bath, wood engraving

Honorable Mention:

Phil Denst, Bill, acrylic
Dorothy Gantenbein, Singapore Gardens #2, pigment print
Dorothy Gantenbein, Singapore Gardens #1, pigment print
Madeline Mischo Shelby, Millhouse, watercolor
Doyle Wegner, Dream #1, acrylic
Kathy Zanger, Aiko, watercolor

Mona Froyland Memorial Award ($100) Awarded by the Mona Froyland Family
Patricia Devitt, Spirit Source, oil

Special thank you to the following volunteers for helping make a very special day.
Ann Maloney Mason, Christofer Aven and Leona Nichandros (refreshment service)
 Jerry Eady and Robert Jankowski (exhibit installation)
Alani Taira (flower arranging)
Knights on Fire members, Andrew Kong Knight and Drew Knight for music

This exhibit showcases art from the Bay Area art community. Juror Kenney Mencher selected 65 pieces from 107 entries – and includes acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, encaustic, pastel, digital collage, charcoal, wood engraving, clay, solar etching and photographic prints.

Judge Kenney Menche, originally from New York, NY, Kenney Mencher earned a BA and MA in Art History from City University of New York and University of California, Davis, respectively, following which he went on to obtain a MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He has taught at a number of institutions including the University of Chicago and Texas A&M University, and now teaches at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. He is the author of a text book Liaisons: Readings in Art, Literature and Philosophy. His exposure via solo and group exhibitions is extensive nationwide.