The May Show
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through May 27, 2012
Gualala Arts Center
The May Show, a juried art exhibition, will open Friday, May 4, in the Burnett Gallery at the Gualala Arts Center with a reception at 5:00 p.m.. The distinguished juror of The May Show is Melissa E. Feldman, a writer and correspondent for Art in America.
The May Show exhibition presents outstanding visual art and artists without regard to the type of media. The opening reception will feature with music, champagne, strawberries and chocolate. The May Show exhibit will continue on display through May 27, 2012.
The Third Annual May Show will be quite an event this year. Artists submitted 106 pieces in a variety of media.
Begun in 2010, The May Show complements Gualala Arts' highly successful unjuried annual summer art festival,
Art in the Redwoods.
The goal is to offer an intimate juried event which would attract participation by both local artists and those outside the area using any medium.
The top three winners will receive $2,250 in prize money during the opening night reception for the public and the artists.
Curator Doug Patterson is assisted by committee members Tom Eckles, Sue Friedland, Russ Hardy, M.D., Barbara Kelley, Hall Kelley, and Cornelia Renynolds.
This year's juror is Melissa Feldman, currently an independent curator, art critic, and writer for art publications.
After attending the Institute of European Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, she received an M.A. in Modern Art from the Institute of Fine Art at New York University. Her career has included positions at the Bess Cutler Gallery, the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She also spent five years living in Glasgow and London working on exhibitions of international contemporary art.
In conjunction with the show, Feldman will deliver the Hardy Lecture on the Visual Arts, entitled
Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art,
on Thursday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. at the Gualala Arts Center. The lecture will identify California's brand of minimalism developed in the late 1960s and '70s as a leading influence on current generation West Coast artists.
Previous years' jurors were Lucinda Barnes, Chief Curator of the Berkeley Art Museum, and Stephanie Hanor, Assistant Dean and Director of the Mills College Art Museum.
The range of last year's winners highlights the diversity of media this event attracts. Marion Patterson's first prize entry "Antarctica Warming" was a monochromatic photograph with oil overlay. "Really Rococo" by Ann Berger , the second place selection, was a ceramic sculpture, and Jan Fogel's third place "Scrum" was an abstract painting.
The May Show 2012 Award Winners
by Heidi Endemann
by Hal Fogel
by Ron Bolander
Works accepted for
The May Show 2012
|Bill Apton|| ||Shown Me A Sign II|
|Bill Apton|| ||Wind Borne|
|Ann Berger|| ||Walled City|
|Ann Berger|| ||Embers|
|Ron Bolander|| ||Protect Me|
|Janice Carrell|| ||Gualala Beach|
|Martin Covington|| ||Black Tree|
|Martin Covington|| ||Monet 2|
|Tom Eckles|| ||Subtle Sunset #3|
|Heidi Endemann|| ||Gorilla|
|Heidi Endemann|| ||Grisaille #2: Lost in Translation|
|Heidi Endemann|| ||Grisaille #3: It's Dutch|
|Hal Fogel|| ||Untitled #2|
|Jeanne Gadol|| ||Standing Proud|
|Craig Gilliland|| ||Transition|
|Sharon Greensfield|| ||Arches|
|Sharon Greensfield|| ||Golden Rods|
|Doric Jemison-Ball|| ||Dysfunctional Teapot II|
|Doric Jemison-Ball|| ||Dead Duck IV|
|Doric Jemison-Ball|| ||Pig|
|Barbara Kelley|| ||Happy Land|
|Barbara Kelley|| ||Light Field|
|Alan Lant|| ||River Lovers|
|Arna Means|| ||Pandora's Vessel|
|Arna Means|| ||Two Nudes (Titillation)|
|Molley O'Leary-Klier|| ||Old Soul|
|Molley O'Leary-Klier|| ||Blackbird, Blackbird|
|Denise Otterson|| ||Pacific Splendor|
|Josh Schechtel|| ||Winter Afternoon|
|Terry Solomon|| ||Tracy's View of Yellowstone|
|Craig Tooley|| ||Ancient Oak Surveys Snow|
|Marie Van Elder|| ||Sea 1|
|Marie Van Elder|| ||Sea 3|
|Jim White|| ||Moon Setting and Shadow|
|Jim White|| ||Yosemite Falls and North Star|
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.