Mother Lode Show announces art winners


A WATERCOLOR "Perfect Occasions," by Cindy Brabec-King of Palisades, Colorado wins Best of Show and is on display at the 47th Annual Mother Lode Art Exhibition at the Shakespeare Club in Placerville. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

What: The 47th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

Who: Placerville Arts Association

Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville.

When: Through Sunday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free


The 47th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition continues at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville, through Sunday, Aug. 25.

The exhibition is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. including Sundays and on Aug. 25 there will be a reception and the presentation of awards beginning at 3 p.m.

The show features two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art from realism to abstract and experimental in a wide variety of media, in categories of seascape, landscape, portrait, still life, animals, miniature and experimental are all a part of this show. Photography and digital art have been added to the media list this year.

This year’s judge was Terry Miura. He spent six years in New York as a freelance illustrator for such clients as Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek. Eventually he and his family moved to Fair Oaks where he has continued painting.

The show’s juror this year was Margaret Welty. She is an adjunct professor of art at Folsom Lake College where she has served on the faculty for more than 20 years.


The 2013 winners

Best of Show: Cindy Brabec-King, Palisade, Colo., watercolor, “Perfect Occasions;”

Award of Excellence: Steve Walters, Cool, watercolor, “Circus Nikita;”

Award of Excellence: Tatyana Fogarty, Fair Oaks, oil, “Along U.S. 395;”

Award of Excellence: Barbara Kempe, Cool, watercolor, “My Secret Garden;”

Award of Merit: Shirley Isola, El Dorado, colored pencil, “Bling!;”

Award of Merit: Katie Caulk, Placerville, linocut, “Hollyhocks;”

Award of Merit: Kaaren Poole, Shingle Springs, mixed, “Cerrunnos;”

Michelle Gillett Memorial Award: Joan Kramer, Rescue, watercolor, “Mixed Roses;”

Connie and David Zelinsky Award: Lisa Aikenhead, Placerville, photography, “Sunbeam, Alaska;”

Placerville Arts Association Award: Connie Randmaa, Pollock Pines, pastel, “Scotland Bouys;”

Honorable Mention: Dora Johnson, Placerville, oil, “Dancers;”

Honorable Mention: David Lobenberg, Sacramento, watercolor, “Attitude;”

Honorable Mention: Don Ackles, Turlock, mixed, “The Brass;”

Honorable Mention: Steve Walters, Cool, oil, “Cupid’s Rose.”

Many national and California award-winning artists are participating and the art will be available for purchase.

The public is invited to view the show and to participate in the People’s Choice Award selection.

This exceptional yearly art event is proudly sponsored by the Placerville Arts Association.

For additional information visit the PAA Website or call 530-676-3959.

Placerville Arts Association

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