"CYCALISTS" by Gloria Vernon

"CYCALISTS" by Gloria Vernon


Find a cure for spring fever at the PAA show

By From page B1 | April 6, 2011

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ” — Mark Twain

The Placerville Arts Association has a cure for spring fever and that is the Spring 2011 membership show.

The beautiful display of paintings will satisfy the eye and offer a cure for spring fever. The show is on view until Friday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the El Dorado Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville.

The art is a stunning reveal of 133 paintings in various media: pastel, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, oil, ink and mixed media by 48 local artists.

The show is open to the public at no charge.

A print by Diane Sewell is offered as a prize to fund the scholarship program for graduating seniors who will be majoring in art.

The show is staffed daily by Placerville Arts Association members.

Artist Jeanne Vodden selected the following winners in the 2011 show. There is an awards reception on Friday, April 8 at 4 p.m. to honor the artists.


Abstract experimental: Best of Show, Gloria Vernon, “Cyclists,” pastel; second place, Sue Wright, “Midnight,” watercolor; third place, Ramona Beckwith, “Signs of the Past,” mixed; honorable mention, Ramona Beckwith, “A Different Bow,” acrylic; and honorable mention, Pen Slade, “Green, Peach and Grey,” acrylic.

Animal: first place, Peggy Petrali, “Lucy Lu,” watercolor; second place, Shirley Isola, “Beso Up Close,” colored pencil; third place, Sue Wright, “The Tiger,” ink; honorable mention, Shirley Isola, “Just Being Cute,” colored pencil; honorable mention, Carmen Riley, “Coast is Clear,” watercolor; and honorable mention, Kaaren Poole, “Sun Conures,” pastel.

Floral/Still Life: first place, Tracy Lewis, “Ratskullcandy,” watercolor; second place, Peggy Petrali, “Warm Summer Days,” watercolor; third place, Julia Swain, “Still Life With,” watercolor; honorable mention, Joyce Bahnsen, “Ballet,” watercolor; and honorable mention, Lori Anderson, “Fresh Flowers,” oil.

Landscape/Seascape: first place, Connie Randmaa, “Silver Fork,” pastel; second Place, Connie Randmaa, “Traffic,” pastel; third place, Philip LaChapelle, “Trees Incorporated,” oil; honorable mention, David Beauchamp, “Red Canoe,” pastel; honorable mention, Joyce Martin, “Tuscan Harvest,” oil; and honorable mention, D.J. Lanzendorfer, “Euculaptus,” oil.

Miniature: first place, D.J. Lanzendorfer, “Volley,” oil; second place, Joyce Martin, “Finch,” oil; third place, Marilyn Jassowski, “Placerville Sunset,” acyrlic; honorable mention, D.J. Lanzendorfer, “Buying Sunflowers,” oil; and honorable mention, Shirley Isola, “Rosemary’s Babies,” mixed.

Photography: first place, Sandy Follett, “Yosemite Milkweed,” photography; second place, Sandy Follett, “Oak Spirit Fantasy,” photography; third place, Donald Jassowski, “Colorful Parrots,” photography; honorable mention, Sandy Follett, “Tufa Light,” photography; and honorable mention, Pen Slade, “Palengue Ruin,” photography.

Portrait: first place, Jelena Alford, “The Inward Look,” acrylic; second place, Marilyn Jassowski, “Game,” oil; third place, D.J. Lanzendorfer, “Girl in the Red,” oil; honorable mention, Cynthia Hayes, “Durban,” watercolor; honorable mention, Dora Johnson, “Man with Cigar,” oil.

For more information about the show

Inquiries to Lucy Kapple 530-295-9191


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