Sunday, May 25, 2014

Annual Members' Exhibition Award Winners Announced

A warm APAP welcome to returning member and fabulous artist Christine Debrosky (!  Take a look at her wonderful work.  Christine teaches workshops, and you can find out more about them on her website, too.

Congratulations to our Annual Members' Exhibition winners:

1st Place: E.C. Wynne "Pria River"
2nd Place: Matt Sterbenz "After The Rain"
3rd Place: Kathy Howard "Chapel At Greasewood"
Honorable Mentions (in alpha order):
Martha Goodrich "It's Been Dry"
Kadi Love "On A Cloudy Day"
Marsha Owen "Lake Irwin Summer"
Beth Ray "Shelter of the Santa Ritas"
G. Eric Slayton "Another Abandoned Homestead"
Marla Smith "Granite Mountain Evening"

Bob Dalegowski entertains one of the many visitors to the MAG Gallery reception May 23rd.

Bill Cramer and Kathy Howard pose for a shot with her 3rd Place pastel painting.
Many thanks to our intrepid organizers, Diane Scholar and Gary Binder, who spent many behind-the-scenes hours on this show and our lovely artists' reception at the Mountain Artists' Guild Gallery in Prescott.  The reception was packed, and we were treated like royalty by the gallery staff.  Also, our thanks to Bill Cramer for jurying and judging our contest.  He told us he had a very difficult time choosing, as so much of the submitted artwork was excellent.  Our cash awards and prizes totaled more than $1000 this year, and we're expecting to offer more at next year's show, so please don't miss out.
The show runs through June 18 at Mountain Artists' Guild Gallery, 228 Alarcon St., Prescott AZ.
Variety and beauty beckons artists​ at Boyce Thompson Arboretum (c) Heather Coen
Heather Coen invites APAP artists to come paint with her in the Hummingbird Garden at Boyce Thompson Arboretum on Tuesday, May 27, from 8 am to 10 am.  According to Heather, "It’s so close and convenient for anyone to get to; even visitors in wheelchairs only have a short distance downhill from the visitor center. It's also shadier and cooler there.  I'll bring a few samples of scenes I've painted from my most recent two visits, and other artists are invited to join me."

Saturday, May 17, 2014