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The May Show

Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through June 6, 2010
Gualala Arts Center
The May Show

Congratulations to the Winners!

The May Show 2010: First Place: Keith Wilson, Second Growth
Keith Wilson
"Second Growth"

Sumi ink with watercolor on paper
First Place $1,000

The May Show 2010: Second Place: Rosalie Winesuff, Evolving
Rosalie Winesuff

Ink drawing on digital monoprint
Second Place $750

The May Show 2010: Third Place: Josh Schechtel, Abstract: Hortus 6
Josh Schechtel
"Abstract: Hortus 6"

Acrylic on Canvas
Third Place $500

Gualala Arts announces 36 participants in The May Show, a juried art exhibition opening May 7, 2010.

Lucinda Barnes The distinguished juror of The May Show is Lucinda Barnes, Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Collections at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Curator Barnes has chosen 39 works for the exhibit which will open in the Burnett Gallery at Gualala Arts Center with a reception on Friday May 7 at 5:00 p.m.

The May Show exhibition presents outstanding visual art and artists without regard to the type of media. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography and fiber, selected from 248 art works submitted by ninety-two artists.

The May Show artists are: Frances Alman, Patricia Baskerville, Sharon Beals, Polly Bech, Ann Berger, Linda Cloonan, Tom Eckles, Craig Gilliland, John Hewitt, Stephanie Hoppe, Madeline Ibrahim, Doric Jemison-Ball, Lars Johnson, Bruce Jones, Ling Yen Jones, Barbara Kelley, Anne Kessler, Suzi Marquess Long, Larain Matheson, Connie Matz, Beverly McChesney, Jamie McHugh, Bubby Nash, P.T. Nunn, Sandy Ostrau, Marion Patterson, Adelle Platt, Charles Quibell, Josh Schechtel, Caryn Seifer, Jean-Marie Thierry, Barbara Tocher, Karen White, Keith Wilson, Rosalie Winesuff and Marian Yap.

According to Russ Hardy, The May Show Chair and Gualala Arts Board member, The May Show was created to complement Gualala Arts' highly successful annual summer art festival, Art in the Redwoods, with an intimate juried event which would attract participation by local artists as well as by artists from around the state and the nation. The exhibit includes 20 artists from The Sea Ranch, Gualala and Point Arena, and 16 from around northern California and beyond, including three from outside California, roughly in proportion to the entries.

On Thursday May 6, at 7:00 p.m., the Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents Lucinda Barnes on Material Witness: Artists Respond to a Changing World.

The May Show exhibit continues on display through June 6. Remember, the Opening Reception is on Friday and not the traditional second Saturday.

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