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"A Walk Through the Cypress"    

April 2018

by Terry Taylor

April is a fresh, colorful month.  Around the Central Coast, the sun is bright, the hills are  spring green and wildflowers are beginning to bloom and delight us all as we drive the coastal roads. 

At Cypress Gallery, the Spring Juried Show is on display, and you don't want to miss this one.  Local artists, many new to the Art Association, have entered their best work for this annual competition.  The show runs through April 29th. Here are the talented winners:

BEST IN SHOW went to Eileen Negus for her glass mosaic over paint entitled "Blue Table."  Congratulations, Eileen!

Best of Show
ACRYLICS:  First place was awarded to Betsee Talavera for "Heading for the Hills" and she also received a third place ribbon for "Outrush."  Second place was given to Susan Baldwin for "Bry's Cove" and Angie Hamlin received an honorable mention for "Jellies I."  Another honorable mention was awarded to Vicki Andersen for "Vineyard Fence."

AQUA MEDIA:  Barbara Curtis took first place for "Isn't It Hootnotic," second place was awarded to Diane Atturio for "Cardoon," and Tom Heslop's "Three Flew Over" won third.

COMPUTER GRAPHICS:  Barbara Snyder was the first place winner in this category with "Spiny Cactus" and Floyd Snyder's "Three Giants of the Forest" brought in a second place ribbon.

GRAPHICS:  First place was awarded to Penny Lee for "Miriam," Mary Whittemore took second with "Too Many Burnt Biscuits," and Barbara Curtis received a third place award for "You Don't Know Jack About Me."  Minnie Anderson's "Walking the Dog" was given an honorable mention as was Linda Gooch's "Little Doug."

MIXED MEDIA:  Angie Hamlin received a first place ribbon for "Seashore Family," second place was awarded to Trish Campbell for "Something Fishy," and Mikel Naccarato's "High Tide #8" took third place.

OIL:  First place in this category went to Julia Nash for "A Toast to My Son."  Elizabeth Monks Hack won a second place ribbon for "Large Lemons," and honorable mentions were given to Edgar Ramirez for "Flower Field, Lompoc, and to Julia Nash for "Richard from Art Class."

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Bill Morson won first place for "Humboldt Lilies," and third place for "Whirligig."  Tom Chrones took second with "Mission Fountain,  and "37" by Jane Kametani received an honorable mention.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL:  First place was awarded to Kathy Badrak for her embellished gourd entitled "Two Spirits" and "Rainbow Trout" a sculpture by Wendy Schroeder, won a second place ribbon.  Kristine Kelly's glass "Red Poppy" took third place.

Cypress Gallery is also a gift shop, as many of you know.   You will find a fine selection of small items, Lompoc souvenirs and greeting cards for all occasions, as well as affordable paintings and prints.

Lompoc Valley Art Association meets the first Tuesday of most every month and meetings are open to the public.  Please plan to attend for a social half-hour beginning 6:30 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and a special art presentation by a local artist or video presentation.  Meetings are held at the Stone Pine Hall, 200 South H Street, Lompoc.

Cypress Gallery is operated by the members of the Lompoc Valley Art Association and is located at 119 East Cypress Avenue, Lompoc.  Hours:  Tuesday through Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. 805-737-1129