Second Saturday Gallery Reception: May 14, 5pm–8pm
2016 Best in Show: Suzi Marquess Long, "Luna's Lilies," pastel
This annual showing features the finest works created by the Art Center’s contributing members. A highly competitive juried selection process leads to an exceptionally creative, high quality, and much anticipated gallery showing with a wide spectrum of garden-themed artwork, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, photography and more. This year's exhibition is juried by Jacquelyn Cisper.
Mendocino Art Center's 24th Annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 25.
1st Place: Moss Rock, "Hidden Foliage," ceramic
2nd Place: Larry Wagner,
"Garden Sculpture 2," photo on metal
3rd Place: Wendell Rickon, "Gardener's Bounty," wood
2016 award winners
Best in Show
Suzi Marquess Long, "Luna's Lilies," pastel
Moss Rock, "Hidden Foliage," ceramic
Larry Wagner, "Garden Sculpture 2," photo on metal
Wendell Rickon, "Gardener's Bounty," wood bench
Marion Bush, "Cultivate Your Garden," mixed media
Russ Christoff, "One of a Kind," photo on metal
Mickie McCormic, "Flowers in a Teapot," embroidery on print from photo
Janis Porter, "Bloom," watercolor
about our juror
JACQUELYN CISPER lives in Fort Bragg, CA, where she works as a full time artist in a wide variety of media from oil pastel, gouache and oil painting to upcycled clothing, ceramics, creative writing, cooking, and a few more.
From earliest childhood she had a fascination with paint, clay, fabric, anything that might be used to create. She became serious about painting in particular at the age of 11 when she joined a plein-air painting group in Medford, OR.
Jacquelyn graduated from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA, in 2003 with a double major in Fine Art and English: Writing. In 2004 she received a Post Graduate Degree in Fine Art from Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Since then she has been involved in the art communities of Mendocino and Fort Bragg, CA, and Toledo and Newport, OR. She has exhibited publicly since 1994 and is currently represented in multiple locations.
Though Jacquelyn has only been a full time resident of the Mendocino Coast since 2008, she vacationed here every summer since birth. In many ways the beaches, forests, boats and buildings are more home to her than any of the multiple places she lived previously. She is represented by Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA; Highlight Gallery, Mendocino, CA; Icons, Mendocino, CA; Glassfire Gallery, Fort Bragg, CA; Una’s Curious Closet, Mendocino, CA; East Sac Merchantile, Sacramento, CA; Gallery of Arts and Culture, Crescent City, CA; and The Gallery Mendocino, Mendocino, CA.
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