37th Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit

37th Area
Exhibition Dates: 
October 11 – November 22, 2014

Gallery Hours: 
Thursday through Saturday, 11am – 3pm and by appointment.

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

Artists Reception:
Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 1pm – 3pm. The public is invited. Admittance is free.

The 37th Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit exhibit showcases art from the Bay Area art community. Judge, Victoria Sheridan selected 65 pieces from 150 entries – and includes acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, encaustic, pastel,  monoprints, glass, digital art, charcoal, clay, and photographic prints. From this stunning group, Ms. Sheridan granted 6 Awards of Merit and 11 Honorable Mentions. This is truly a “must see” at the Adobe!

Awards of Merit  ($125):
Aphra Pia, After The Rain, archival pigment print
Georgia Whitaker, Copper Sky, acrylic
John Ascher, Torso 8, clay
Kay Athos, Tidepool, acrylic
Louis Bodas, Visitors, oil
Vicki Bohe-Thackwell, The Chicken, mixed media on wood (oil/acrylic/crushed dried flowers)

Honorable Mention

Al Murdach, Nude At Rest, pencil & colored pencil
Al Murdach, Wild Garden, mixed
Edward Ortman, Sonoma Vineyard, oil
Edward Ortman, Hildie’s Selfie, oil
John Ascher, Pod 6, clay
Larry Sovinsky, Looking Into Darkness, photography
Myriam Espinosa Aguirre, Forest Lizard, oil on canvas
Nancy Starr, Enchanted Forest, watercolor
Polly Bradbury, Passage, cast glass
Richard Gunn, Quick Study, watercolor/ink
Vicki Bohe-Thackwell, Flowers For Gary, mixed media on paper (metalic/acrylic/chalk/clay)

Mona Froyland Memorial Award ($100) – Sponsored by K. Froyland and selected by K. Froyland Representative
Georgia Whitaker, Copper Sky, acrylic

Exhibiting Artists: 
Al Murdach, Alani Taira, Ann Maloney-Mason, Annette Lerch, Aphra Pia, Atilla Cziglenyi, Barbara Berrner, Carol Jones Brown, Carolina Durán-Johnson, Christina Knapp, Clara Contessa Burton, Dick Albert, Edward Ortman, Georgia Whitaker, Gerald Thompson, Grace Yun, John Ascher, Kay Athos, Larry Sovinsky, Larry Van Deusen, Louis Bodas, Lynne Prather, Malcom Scholz Luzio, Marge Barta Atkins, Maria Koo-Gin, Mark Mertens, Mary Hynes, Matthew Beraz, Matthew Kowalski, Mercie Harris, Myriam Espinosa Aguirre, Nancy Starr, Natalie Juntz, Patricia Devitt, Philip Denst, Polly Bradbury, Reinel Rose Campa, Richard Gunn, Robert Wolff, Ruby Stanton, Shannon Whitney, Susan Bass, Susan Quinn, Susan Sarti, Tamara Danoyan, Terayuth Ngamvilaipun and Vicki Bohe-Thackwell

Judge Victoria Sheridan has taught art history for over 20 years.  She has a M.A. in Art History from The University of California, Davis and a M.A. in Humanities from Dominican University of California. Sheridan has been the recipient of grants from The Getty Research Institute, a fellowship from the Canadian Centre for Architecture, an internship at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and a research grant to visit the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Victoria Sheridan also has an extensive career photojournalism with photographs published in Bay Area newspapers.  She has exhibited her fine art prints in galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, and she has taught at several Bay Area colleges and universities.  She continues to shoot documentary projects and daily assignment work for news publications. Her work can be seen at www.victoriasheridan.com