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Art in the Redwoods Festival
Judges (2006)

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The three judges for this year's Art in the Redwoods Fine Art Exhibit will be Carole Beadle, Carolyn Meyer, and David Foster. Each has a Master's in Fine Art as well as being a practicing artist.

Carole Beadle Carole Beadle has taught in several colleges and universities in the Bay Area as well as the California College of Arts and Crafts where she has been a professor since the 1960s. In addition to the influence she has had due to her teaching, she has had over a dozen solo shows and has been in many more group exhibits. Her work is in over twenty private and public collections nationwide and in Europe. Her pieces often employ netting, mesh, and similar "insubstantial" material in forms that communicate a sense of channeling or passage from one state or place to another.

Carolyn Meyer Carolyn Meyer, a California native now living in Marin County, paints the landscape of the North Bay with a brilliant use of color, shadow, and light. She is considered one of the Bay Area's premiere colorists and plein-aire painters. Carolyn's interpretation of a landscape, using bold stokes and an overall loose application, allows her to capture the essence of a place with just the right amount of realism. Although her work shows the influence of 19th century sensibilities of European and Early California Impressionism, she is often compared with the Society of Six, a group of artists known for plein-aire painting in the Bay Area in the twenties and thirties. Her work is in private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Carolyn Meyer teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she is also Director of Galleries and Assistant Director of Fine Art Painting.

David Foster David Foster received his Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Illinois in 1999, and his Masters of Fine Art at Ohio State University in 2004. He has been a Visiting Artist in Glashaus, Wertheim, Germany, and recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award, and Fergus Gilmore Scholarship.

Foster's interactive sculptures explore the ideas of the "Naturally Artificial." His use of glass, steel, lights and computer components to probe and examine essential questions about the effects of biotechnology results in some amazingly modern constructions and installations.

Information on the 2005 judges.

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