Slideshow of 2013 Award Winners

First Place Popular Choice
First Place Popular Choice

Train Man
by Shirley Green

Second Place Popular Choice
Second Place Popular Choice

Curious
by Mark Garner

Third Place Popular Choice
Third Place Popular Choice

Banjo Player
by Ferenc Besze

Beyond the Surface ($300 M. Graham paints)
Beyond the Surface ($300 M. Graham paints)

Ancient Arches
by Grace Rankin

Juror's comments: "Lots of interesting textures and shapes.  Makes you want to reach out and touch the painting."

Tony Baxter ($200 gift certificate)
Tony Baxter ($200 gift certificate)

Rainy Drive
by Caroline McClntic

Juror's comments: "Unique way of showing the scene.  Done with feeling that creates a definite mood."

Picture Elements ($150 gift certificate)
Picture Elements ($150 gift certificate)

Sharing a Laugh
by Stewart Weinberg

Juror's comments: "Great division of space, while the eye contact makes for interconnection.  We want to know what they are talking about."

Picture Elements ($150 gift certificate)
Picture Elements ($150 gift certificate)

No More Slack
by Cleo Crouch

Juror's comments: "Wonderful rendering and exceptional level of skill."

Cheap Joes ($100 gift certificate and bag)
Cheap Joes ($100 gift certificate and bag)

Bremsenes Cave
by Anne Oseberg

Juror's comments: "The feeling of movement and rhythm make this painting very interesting."

University Arts ($100 gift certificate)
University Arts ($100 gift certificate)

Beyond the Literal
by Karen Druker

Juror's comments: "Wonderful looseness and spontaneity of technique and design."

University Arts ($100 gift certificate)
University Arts ($100 gift certificate)

Alviso Yacht Club
by Paula Tuerk

Juror's comments: "Very Immediate.  One gets the feeling and mood right away."

Creative Catalyst ($60 DVD certificate)
Creative Catalyst ($60 DVD certificate)

Fun B4 iPhones
by Diane Fujimoto

Juror's comments: "Fun!!  Great movement across the painting creates a lot of interest."

Creative Catalyst ($60 DVD certificate)
Creative Catalyst ($60 DVD certificate)

Sheer Delight
by Joan Dunkle

Juror's comments: "Interesting color and shapes.  The layers of color give a good feeling of transparency."

Quiller ($50 gift certificate)
Quiller ($50 gift certificate)

The Telephone Game X
by Kim NaVarre

Juror's comments: "Love the Texture.  The positions of the darks are perfect."

Union Framing ($50 gift certificate)
Union Framing ($50 gift certificate)

Dancer 1 by Design
by Laurie Barna

Juror's comments: "The connections are wonderful and create a good flow."

Accent Arts ($25 gift certificate)
Accent Arts ($25 gift certificate)

Ripples
by Peter Carey

Juror's comments: "Good division of space.  Technically very well done."

1st Place ($500)
1st Place ($500)

Supersize Me
by Nancy Near
 

Juror’s Comments: The whole presentation is well thought out. As you come in closer to the painting, there are wonderful surprises  in the variety of color in the darks and shadows.

2nd Place ($300)
2nd Place ($300)

Somewhere Beyond the Sea
by Sayeko Nakamura

Jurors comments: "Nice color transitions, such as the blues, help you travel in and around the painting. Inventive and fun!"

3rd Place ($200)
3rd Place ($200)

Heavens Pouring
by Uma Kelkar

Juror's comments: "Loose and immediate.  Great sense of atmosphere."

Emerging Artist ($100)
Emerging Artist ($100)

Monkey Temple Marionettes
by Donna Miklica

Juror's Comments: "Negative shapes are just as interesting as the positive shapes."

Honorable Mention ($100)
Honorable Mention ($100)

Sushi Chef
by Carol Worthington Levy

Juror's comments: "The design of space is so interesting that the design is a painting in its own right.  Very unique."

Living in Color - Terri Hill Book
Living in Color - Terri Hill Book

Don't Forget to Squint
by Michael Rogan

Juror's comments: "Interesting use of color.  Wonderful expression."

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