Thursday, September 4 was opening day for "Explorations in Colored Pencil III" at The Peninsula Gallery in San Mateo, and Saturday, September 6 was the opening reception.
There are 24 pieces in the show by eight artists, all members of CPSA DC210:
- Janki Chokshi
- Phillip Dean
- Gemma Gylling
- Denise Howard
- Andrea Myers
- Mike Purdy
- Christopher Swetlin
- Ranjini Venkatachari
Here are the award winners!
|1st Place and $100: "Don't Take the Bridge" by Denise Howard|
|2nd Place and $50: "Here's Lookin At Ya!" by Gemma Gylling|
|3rd Place and $25: "Watermelon" by Christopher Swetlin|
|Honorable Mention: "Tree of Character" by Denise Howard|
Thank you to gallery owner Neeley George for arranging the show, the wonderful gallery employees who hung it, artist Sheila Finch for jurying for the awards, Andrea Myers and Gemma Gylling for managing the refreshments, and Chris Swetlin, Linda Huffman and Denise Howard for donating toward the refreshments. An additional shout-out goes to Chris and his daughters for creating a beautiful Honorable Mention ribbon that's nicer than any store-bought ribbon!
For anyone who'd like to learn more about colored pencil as a fine art medium, on Saturday, September 20 1:00 - 2:30 PM Ranjini Venkatachari will give a presentation "Color Pencil Possibilities" at the gallery. The presentation is free and no reservation is necessary. Pass the word!