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Monday, September 12, 2016

Explorations in Colored Pencil V winners

Our annual show, "Explorations in Colored Pencil V" is currently on display in the Coastal Arts League Gallery in downtown Half Moon Bay, CA!


It includes 32 artworks by 14 artists, and it looks terrific.  The Coastal Arts League folks love it, too.  In fact they still talk about our show there in 2013!  If you get a chance to go see it, it's definitely worth a trip "over the hill" to Half Moon Bay, and then you have a great excuse to visit the beach and have lunch or dinner at one of the great restaurants and do a little window shopping.  Our show will be up through September 24.

The Half Moon Bay Review ran a nice article about it, complete with photo!  (Click on the image below to go to the newspaper's article on their website.)


On Saturday afternoon, September 10, Denise Howard presented "Speeding Up Colored Pencil" in the gallery, free to the public and anyone interested in learning a few ways to accelerate this traditionally slow medium.  We had a good turnout, and a photographer even came to take photos for new promotional materials for the gallery.

A little later on Saturday we had the reception and awards ceremony.  Louise Deutsch arranged for quite a nice array of refreshments to be brought in by both herself and several of our members.  Attendance was a little lighter than expected, probably due to the exceptionally backed-up traffic on the routes into town, particularly Hwy 92.  Our awards judge, Kendra Davis, arrived and said the way she chose the award winners was by specifically not looking at titles or names, she instead chooses based on "What would I most like to have hanging on my own wall?" She announced the following awards:

1st Place and $100: Lost in Time by J.Y. Chang

2nd Place and $50: Happy by Denise Howard

3rd Place and $25: The Persistence of Paint by Denise Howard

Honorable Mention: Terrestrial Orchid Ludisia discolor by Nancy Elizabeth Saltsman

Congratulations to the winners, and a big "Thank you!" to the volunteers who made it all possible!  We're very grateful to the Coastal Arts League for allowing us to use their wonderful space for a whole month and being very helpful, and to Kendra Davis for her time and effort in choosing the award winners.