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Past Exhibits

April 18 thru July 5, 2009

On exhibit in the Museum Gallery is “Lost & Found,” a stimulating group show with multifaceted approaches to collage and assemblage art. The diverse group of 22 jury-selected artists powerfully expresses the concept in their use of materials and mediums as well as subject. 
Awards were presented at an energized reception on April 18 attended by a multigenerational group of more than 150 guests. Charlotte Valestra was presented the Jurors Award for “A Leg for a Medal.” The award included a $1,000 cash prize donated by two local arts advocates. Awards of Merit were presented to Julian Harake, Patrick F. McGinnis and Pamela Zwehl-Burke.
Exhibiting artists included: Sima Ansari, R. Anthony Askew, Mike Brady, Barbara J. Cornett, Dale Cornwell, Kimberly Davis, Izzy Greer, Gene Inglis-Ward, Robert Jensen, Thomas Larson, Syd McCutcheon, Barbara B. McIntyre, Diane Reuter, Launa D. Romoff, Mary Stanley, Marlene Struss, Susan Tibbles, and Dug Uyesaka.
The work shown in this special exhibit was selected by a trio of distinguished jurors from a field of more than 100 entries. “The jurists no doubt found their role challenging given the quality of work and the display space limitations,” said Esther Jacobsen Bates, Executive Director of Elverhøj Museum. “The resulting show is an exhilarating look at a very engaging art form.”

The Jurors:

Rita A. Ferri is Visual Arts Coordinator and Curator of Collections for the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and has been an arts administrator and award-winning arts educator for over 25 years. Debra McKillop teaches art at Ventura Community College is an artist, graphic designer, gallery manager, and curator. Frances Puccinelli has had an active role in many areas of the arts including juror, gallery owner, curator, organizational volunteer, consultant, retailer and collector.

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