Monday, February 24, 2014

SRAC's 16th Annual Juried Art Show A Success!

About 34 artists participated in the Sebastian River art Club's 16th Annual Juried Art Show, and what a weekend it was.  Saturday and Sunday, February 15th and 16th, the weather was great (sans a bleep of rain on Saturday), the crowds were great, the sales were the best ever.  And of course the artwork was spectacular--oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolor--landscapes, seascapes, abstract, wildlife, and lots of 3D types such as jewelry, sculpture, pottery and more.  Artists were happy, browsers were happy, and the Club got a lot of positive feedback from everyone.  Many artists sold works, and 13 of our Artist Members won ribbons for their outstanding pieces, which were judged by renowned Vero Beach artist Deborah Gooch.  Below are the winners:

BEST IN SHOW - Christopher Doomis, "Pelican Prince" shown here with Deborah Gooch
JUDGE'S CHOICE - "Brown Pelican" acrylic by Kathleen Richter
1ST PLACE OIL - "Wading" - by Grace Savage
2ND PLACE OIL - "Peaceful Ocean" by Ray McLendon
"3RD PLACE OIL - "Parachuters" by Shirley Warwick
1ST PLACE WATERCOLOR - "Bamboo" by Judy McNamara (Club President)
2ND PLACE WATERCOLOR - "Lilac Memories" by Mary Rahmig
3RD PLACE WATERCOLOR - "Pin-up" by Ann Marwick
1ST PLACE ACRYLIC - "Vintage Florida" by Ned Nolan
2NDPLACE ACRYLIC - by Lee G. Smith
3RD PLACE ACRYLIC - "Blue Heron" by Beve Bruffey
1ST PLACE 3D - "Snook on the Hook" by Ray Ground

1ST PLACE PHOTOGRAPHY - "Wave" by Toni Hill
Congratulations to all ribbon winners, and a big thanks to all who participated - it sure is a lot of work to set up for a show like this, and sacrifice a weekend to come out and tie up their Saturday and Sunday.  Judge Deborah Gooch was pleasantly surprised at all the very professional work on display.  She certainly had her work cut out for her.  And a big thank-you to her for judging our show--not an easy job.

Next show in Riverview Park is March 22nd, and our final one is April 12th.  After that our Club slows down a bit, no more business meetings for the summer, however the Art Center is still open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11-3:00.  1245 Main Street, Sebastian Florida ... a nice place to come in out of the heat.

Judy Burgarella
VP, and blogger for the
Sebastian River Art Club's Art Center


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