Placerville Arts Association announces winners

By From page B16 | November 18, 2010

"IMARI AND ROSES" by Valerie Bye

"IMARI AND ROSES" by Valerie Bye

The members of Placerville Arts Association are presenting their works of art at the lovely atrium of the El Dorado Government Center, building B, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville.

The show is open to the public at no charge and is open through Friday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The awards reception is Friday at 4 p.m.

The winners of this year’s show are:

Floral/Still Life — Best of show, Valerie Bye, “Imari and Roses,” watercolor

Abstract/Experimental — first, Varya Mc Millan, “Forgotten,” mixed; second, Ramona Beckwith, “Hornets Nest,” mixed; third, Pen Slade, “Lyrical,” oil; honorable, Ramona Beckwith, “Kokopill 1,” acrylic

Animal — first, Shirtey Isola, “They’re all Ears,” colored pencil;  second, Shirley Isola, “McClintock Up Close,” colored pencil; third, Kaaren Poole, “California’s True,” oil; honorable, Barbara Gerard Mitchell, “Tranquility,” oil; honorable, Carmen Riley, “Tusks,” watercolor;  honorable, Carmen Riley, “Chaco,” watercolor.

Floral/Still Life — first, Lucia Rothgeb, “Pomegranate,” oil; second, Peggy Petrali, “Day Dreamin’,” watercolor;  third, Jean Stiles, “Garden Valley,” pastel; honorable, Lucile Kapple, “Shell by the Shore,” watercolor; honorable, Joan Kramer, “Fruits of Harvest,” watercolor; honorable, Julia Swain, “Sunstrech,” acrylic.

Landscape/Seascape — first, Rod Williams, “Red Tractor,” oil; second, Connie Randmaa, “Istanbul,” oil; third, Kathryn Hall, “Up the Creek,” pastel; honorable, Diane Lanzendorfer, “Not Wet Yet,” oil; honorable, Jean Stiles, “Yosemite, Tenaya,” watercolor; honorable, Pat Stoddard Aragon, “Trailing Cows — Bar,” pastel; honorable, Carol Sheets, “Glimmer of Hope,” pastel.

Miniature — first, Connie Randmaa, “Italian Sunset,” pastel; second, Lucia Rothgeb, “Celestial Music,” mixed; third, Connie Randmaa, “Woods Lake,” pastel; honorable, Ramona Beckwith, “The Bat,” acrylic.

Photography — first, Sandy Foltett, “Garden Fairy;” second, Sandy Fottett, “Winter Wonderland; third place, Sandy Foltett, “Hanging Out;” honorable, Phyllis Abate Wild , “Deep Silence;” honorable, Shelly Thorene, “Facing Light.”

Portrait — first, Kathryn Hall, “Contemplation,” pastel; second, Rod Williams, “Window Watcher,” oil; third, Patricia Watkins, “Waiting for You Mom,” pastel; honorable, Barbara Gerard Mitchell, “Pikasso Guitar — Pat,” oil.

A gallery wrapped giclee donated by Alyceann Ginelli called Fuchsia Fantasy will be raffled. Tickets are $1.00 each or 5/$6.00. All proceeds will contributed to an art scholarship fund for local seniors. The winner of this lovely gi- clee will be chosen at the reception on Friday.

There are 120 works from 40 artists. They include most two-dimensional mediums: watercolor, oils pastel, charcoal, acrylic, pencil, photography and prints. Represented are the many and varied facets of art expression.

A People’s Choice Award is selected with balloting by the attending public.

The committe working on the show is headed by show chairman, Lucile Kapple and her assistant, Homer Rail. Those working to set up the show are: Shirley Isola, Valerie and Pete Bye, Connie and Juri Randmaa, Bruce Gru- enzel, Peggy Petrali, Inge Nibblett, Rosemary Griffin-Ragsdale and Alyceann and Frank Ginelli. There are an additonal 40 members volunteering for projects and staffing the show.

Those wishing additional information can call Lucile Kapple at 530-295-9191. The judge was noted artist and teacher, Howard Reese.

Mimi Escabar

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