Fedorchak Wins Brandon Gallery Plein Air Best of Show Award

Fallbrook artist Penny Fedorchak won Best of Show in Brandon Gallery’s first Plein Air Art Competition, Noreen Ring, gallery director announced.

Lisa Mozzini-McDill, an accomplished plein artist and graduate from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art, judged scores of entries submitted by regional artists before deciding on seven award winners.  Fedorchak was winner of the Best of Show award for a watercolor painting titled “Yosemite Falls.”  Mary Mulvihill won first place, and Judy Richardson won second place.  Other winners included Susan De’Armond, third place, who also pulled down an honorable mention award along with Susan Keith and Eileen Pace.

 

PLEIN AIR ARTIST AWARD --- Lisa Mozzini-McDill holds the winning plein air landscape art by Fallbrook artist Penny Fedorchak.  McDill judged art produced by 28 artists before picking seven pieces to win awards.
PLEIN AIR ARTIST AWARD — Lisa Mozzini-McDill holds the winning plein air landscape art by Fallbrook artist Penny Fedorchak. McDill judged art produced by 28 artists before picking seven pieces to win awards.

Ring said the competition pitted artists in several media.  Art was developed and completed outdoors with no more than ten percent completed away from the site where painting originated.

The gallery hosts a public reception March 7, 2015, from 5-7PM.  The entire show will be on display in the gallery from March 3-28, 2015.

Brandon Gallery (www.fallbrookbrandongallery.org) 105 N. Main, one door off Alvarado in the Village of Fallbrook, is a non-profit artists’ cooperative with 26 artists representing many major creative disciplines.  Each month artists from San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties display hundreds of pieces of art that include textiles and sculpture, jewelry and gourd art, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and pastels, greeting cards, printmaking, photography and digital media and artist supplies.  Brandon Gallery, a division of Fallbrook Arts, Inc., is open from 10AM to 4PM Tuesday through Saturday.

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Fallbrook’s Brandon Gallery Announces Winners of Eighth Small Works Competition

Overall winner as Best of Show is Elizabeth Bautista, an ink acrylic painter. Other winners include Tony Radcliffe, first place; Martha Cowan, second place; Noreen Ring, third place; and Patty Fournier Willis, honorable mention.

Angela Koenig, Brandon’s chair for the event, says the gallery has adopted “open” categories to put more stress on artistic technique. Winners in those categories were: R. Mike Nichols, one each for best composition and edge control; Shirley Calvert, use of color; Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, best in storytelling; Virginia Cole, best design; and Chick Curtis, second year in a row for best use of light.

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BRANDON GALLERY GOES WITH EXQUISITE CORPSE AS HALLOWEEN APPROACHES

Fallbrook’s Brandon Gallery echoes a century-old tradition of artists’ collaboration with an “Exquisite Corpse” project in October, it was announced today.

EXQUISITE CORPSE --- Carol Zaleski, left, and Kathleen Morgan put finishing touches on two of three “portraits” in Brandon Gallery’s Exquisite Corpse project. Brandon Gallery will host a public reception Saturday, October 18, from 4-7PM at the gallery, 105 N. Main, Fallbrook, CA 92028.

Noreen Ring, gallery director, said that several teams of artists are creating unique paintings of a figure; however, in keeping with the unpredictability of the “Cadavre Exquis” art form, each person does not see the entire “body of work” by the other artists, but only enough to know where and how to link her segment.  The Exquisite Corpse approach dates back to the 1920s surrealist period when artists celebrated the idea of art “created by all” instead of one.

Five well-known and skilled artists from Brandon Gallery are participating through the end of the project on October 18.  The artists: Virginia Cole, Kathleen Morgan, Colette Passini, Noreen Ring and Carol Zaleski worked individually and collectively to create three finished canvases.  Each piece will be sold during a silent auction at a public reception and sale Oct. 18, 4-7 PM.

Brandon Gallery (www.fallbrookbrandongallery.org) 105 N. Main, one door off Alvarado in the Village of Fallbrook, is a non-profit artists’ cooperative with 26 artists representing many major creative disciplines.  Each month artists from San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties display hundreds of pieces of art that include textiles and sculpture, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and pastels, photography and printmaking, digital media, jewelry, greeting cards and artist supplies.  Brandon Gallery, a division of Fallbrook Arts, Inc., is open from 10AM to 4PM Tuesday through Saturday.

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Brandon Gallery 2015 Calendar

 

FEBRUARY

Fallbrook Art Association Volunteers and Officers showing in Studio 105

MARCH

Plein Air Competition and Exhibition

Take-in: Feb. 20 and 21, 10AM-3PM

Public Reception/Awards Ceremony: March 7, 5-7PM

Juried pieces on display March 3-28

APRIL

Art of the Avocado Competition and Showing

 MAY

 Wildlife Art in Studio 105

JUNE

Art by the Inch

JULY

Oil and Watercolor Show

AUGUST

Bob Kaler, Photographer, in Studio 105

SEPTEMBER

Fallbrook Art Association Special Member Showing

OCTOBER

Harvest Festival

NOVEMBER

Small Works Competition and Exhibition

DECEMBER

Holiday Boutique

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