Saturday, February 26, 2011

Allied Artists Association Arrives at Gallery 21

"Hidden World", watercolor by MARK SMITH

Hello All,

It's a new year and an all new roster at Gallery 21 in Spanish Village Art Center, located at 1770 Village Place in Balboa Park. Gallery 21 is proud to present the Allied Artists Association of San Diego, in their 2011 All Members' Show.  Exhibit runs 2/23/11 - 3/7/11, and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The opening reception is Sunday, 2/27/11 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The current exhibit features 32 fabulous artists who work in media including photography (traditional and digital), oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pastel, silk painting, encaustic, printmaking, ceramic and mixed media. That's quite a playbill, don't you think? I visited the gallery today, and was amazed at the variety of style and expertise in the artists' renderings.

Awards are for Outstanding Art in the following categories:

1st Place - $100, 2nd Place - $75 and 3rd Place - $50
Honorable Mention Certificates will also be awarded.

I will attend the opening reception on Sunday, and fill you in on the award recipients. I've got my favorites, but I will wait to see what the juror and the People's Choice selections are.

Back tomorrow with the results. "Anticipation...anticipation", I know!

Monday, 2/28/11 1:20 p.m.

Well, the reception was a great success with a marvelous turnout by patrons and artists alike. The quality of art in this show certainly commands attendance. Now for news of the awards for the show. This year's recipients are:

1st Place Winner - Joan Everds for "Lily", photograph
2nd Place Winner - Jackie Myers for "Midnight Strikes", acrylic
3rd Place Winner - Alicia Tirado for "Turquoise Waters", colored pencil

Honorable Mention - Vicky DeLong for "Flock", ceramic vase
Honorable Mention - Edwin H. Wordell for "Symbolic", mixed media collage

The People's Choice award will be awarded at the end of the show when all votes are tallied.  I, easily, cast my vote, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed while sending out good "vibes" to my favorite.  (You know who you are...) Ask me no secrets...

"St. Mary River", monotype by JULIANNE RICKSECKER

The Allied Artists Association of San Diego shows its work once a year at the Riford Center in La Jolla, California, and their artwork is permanently on display in a window gallery setting in the Emerald Building in downtown San Diego.

With a motto of "Many Artists. One Passion", the Allied Artists Association of San Diego is a multi-talented group of artists that represents a broad spectrum of art media and photographic arts. They may be contacted individually or through their website at: P.O. Box 181325, Coronado, California 92178. For further info, contact Vicky DeLong at: 619) 850-6637.

Written and posted by Cassandra Shepard, Studio 32
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