A.R.T. Inc. Member Artists: Looking Forward

Looking Forward
Press Release and Exhibition Program

Exhibition Dates: 
January 21 – March 4, 2017

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

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

Artists Reception:
Saturday, January 21, 1–3 p.m. Meet and greet the artists.

Adobe Art Gallery presents the works of A.R.T., Inc. members in the upcoming exhibit Looking Forward, featuring a variety of media including two and three-dimensional art. Art Judge Angela Johal will select the exhibition awards. Johal’s portfolio includes recycling materials and geometric figures.

Leah Virsik, the recently hired Director, who exhibited multiple times at the Adobe Art Gallery before obtaining her Master of Fine Arts from SF State is excited to work with A.R.T., Inc.  “I value the opportunity to start my professional relationship with the Adobe Art Gallery by building on the long-term relationship it has had with A.R.T., Inc. and its members.”

A.R.T., Inc. was founded in 1984 as an association for artists to exchange ideas and exhibit their art. Fostering connections between local artists and art enthusiasts, A.R.T., Inc. provides free art demonstrations for people of all ages and displays the work of its members in six venues in Castro Valley. Members’ art has been displayed at Bank of the West, Castro Valley Library, Baywood Court Senior Community (three galleries), Gladding Gallery at the Adobe Art Center, and Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center.

Exhibiting Artists:
Rebecca Amedio, Kay Athos, Nina Balassone, Rosa Bazzani, Shari Benson, Barbara Berrner, Carol Jones Brown, Nick Calarco, Carl Call, Attila Cziglenyi, Lee Daguman, Philip Denst, Molly Dolly, Patricia Doyne, Sheila Fimreite, Richard Geiger, Kathleen Hardwig, Mercie Harris, Juanita Hemanes, Susan Hersch, Kin Hsieh, Bob Icenogle, Nina C. Kindblad, Marie Kulka, Nicole Leming, Bev Lindsay, Ann Maloney-Mason, Janet Metzler, Helene Miscovich, Ethel Morgan, Janice Moulton, Edward Ortman,  Maria Luisa Penaranda, Lynne Prather, Terry Preston, Carol Ramos, Biz Rasam, Maybelle Rasmussen, Kathy Ries, John Ries, Lisa Rigge, Peg Robinson, Susan Sarti, Christa Schanda, Sarah Schneider, Lynne Shephard, Winda Shimizu, Nan Soldahl, Stan Stadelman, Nancy Starr, Ruey Syrop, Alani Susan Taira, Gerald Thompson, Winifred Thompson, Renea Turner, Tracy Vinzant, Doyle Wegner and Georgia Whitaker.

Congratulations Artists!!!

Awards of Merit ($100):
Kay Athos, Secrets, oil
Nick Calarco, Star of India, bromoil print
Mercie Harris, Breeze, acrylic and collage;
Lynne Shephard, Migration, mixed acrylic
Lisa Rigge, When Life was Simple, hand-tinted photograph

Honorable Mentions:
Carol Jones Brown, Fast Track, acrylic/mixed-media
Kin Hsieh, Stonebrae Golf Course, watercolor
Marie Kulka, Early Morning Fog Glow, photography
Nicole Leming, Bastion of Stillness, oil
Ethel Morgan, Lost in the Clouds, oil on canvas
Alani Susan Taira, Susuki, mixed-media: acrylic, collage, found objects, fabric
Susan Sarti, Big Pink, acrylic and oil crayons
Christa Schanda, Grace, acrylic
Stan Stadelman, The Barn, watercolor
L. Renea Turner, Neighborhood Reflections, photography 35mm inkjet print
Tracy Vinzant, Coming Home, pastel
Georgia Whitaker, High Note, acrylic/mixed-media

Thank you to Tri-City Voice and The Pioneer Online for covering our exhibit "A.R.T. Inc. Member Artists: Looking Forward".