Last Friday, 4 November 2011, the juried exhibition, "Scapes: Land, Sea and Urban" opened at Pacific Art League's main gallery in Palo Alto, California.
My painting, Lake, was chosen as part of the show. It can be seen from the street:
This painting was inspired by the environment disasters in many countries when wetland became dried due to drought, which often were the results of human activities.
The show included pieces of many styles and subjects, within the framework of "Scapes", as shown in the picture below when works were being dropped off and installed:
The winning entries were interesting in their own ways but not really that exciting and inspiring. However, I did like the second and third place winners.
First Place Winner
Second Place Winner
Third Place Winner
The two honorable mentioned entries were very uninteresting. Far better is this piece which received no mentioning:
But that's how it goes in juried shows. People have different preferences. There were two more shows in the Pacific Art League - one was the students' show and the other was the 90th anniversary history show of the League:
The League has huge space - studios, classrooms, galleries and a wonderful garden. It is proudly celebrating its 90th anniversary and rightly so.
Related article: Scapes: Land, Sea & City - Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, November 2011; Juror: Maria Medua (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery at Fort Mason)