39th Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit

39th area
Exhibition Dates: 
October 8 – November 19, 2016

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

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

Artists Reception:
Saturday, October 8, 1pm-3pm. All are invited! The event is free and open to the public.

Judge, Dan Fontes selected 63 pieces from 145 pieces!  Very challenging, given the number of entries and the overall high quality of the work submitted.

Congratulations Artists!!!

Exhibiting Artists:
Hollie Adamic, Marge Barta Atkins, Jon Barber, Rosa Bazzani, Michael Belew, Shari Benson, Edna Bingham, Dee Bueno, Valerie Caveglia, Atilla Cziglenyi, Patricia Devitt, Don Drake, Allen Fletcher, Jim Fonseca, Dorothy Gantenbein, Susan Hersch, Toby Howard, Kin Hsieh, Laura Kenny, Ellen King, Tammy Landon, Carolyn Lord, Cristina Macaraig, John Mallon, Ann Maloney-Mason, E. Whitfield Morgan, Jason Oberbeck, Aphra Pia, Stevie Ray, Joanne Rickets, John Ries, Kathy Ries, Lisa Rigge, Ronald Rigge, Anthony Rollins, James Sayre, Nan Soldahl, Nancy Starr, Ruey Syrop, Alani Taira, Gerald Thompson, Winifred Thompson, L Renea Turner, Doyle Wegner and Kevin Wright

Award of Merit ($150)
Marge Barta Atkins, Matilija Fantasy #2, watermedia
Dorothy Gantenbein, untitled, archival pigment print
Tammy Landon, Squidbord, mixed media
Jason Oberbeck, Rights vs. Responsibilities, mixed
Lisa Rigge, Three Lilies, hand colored photograph
Gerald Thompson, Death Valley to High Sierra, oil

Honorable Mention

Hollie Adamic, Dahlia, inkjet print
Jon Barber, Fruit, charcoal
Shari Benson, Orca, ceramic
Susan Hersch, Vista Del Mare, pastel
Toby Howard, Spirit Hawk, stain glass
Laura Kenny, Heron Embrace, mounted pigment print
Aphra Pia, Symphony, archival injet print
Aphra Pia, Moment In Time, archival injet print
Lisa Rigge, Pioneer Kitchen Store, color photograph
Ronald Rigge, Aspen Trunks, color photography
Gerald Thompson, Crater Lake, oil
Doyle Wegner, Katrina Blues, acrylic

Mona Froyland Memorial Award ($100) Sponsored by K. Froyland and selected by K. Froyland Representative
Gerald Thompson, Death Valley to High Sierra, oil

Dan Fontes produces murals, paintings, photographs and has created dozens of works of public art throughout Northern California. He grew up in Oakland and received an AS (Earth Sciences) from Merritt College and BFA from Cal State Hayward (now Cal State Eastbay).  He is perhaps best known for the “Giraphics” (1983) murals located beneath the 580 freeway at Oakland Avenue and the “Animurals” project (1985) as well as the “Lake Merritt Mural Project” (1987-88) formerly at 27th and Broadway. Two of his murals were gifts to Oakland’s two sister cities Fukuoka, Japan (1992) and Dalian, China (1994) where he taught & conducted papermaking workshops. Fontes, a founder of the non-profit group Renaissance of Papermaking, taught classes in the Oakland public schools and throughout Northern California for many years.  Dan has been longtime volunteer board member of various arts organizations over the years including Renaissance of Papermaking, Pro Arts, Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, the Eastbay Depot for Creative Re-use, Health through Arts-signs of Recovery and most recently the Pacific Pinball Museum of Alameda.  More information at https://localwiki.org/oakland/Dan_Fontes.