The judge for this exhibition was Scott W Prior, award winning oil painter and Southern California native. His comments about the winning entries can be found at the bottom of the gallery.

Best of Show

 First Place Award 

 Second Place Award 

 Award of Merit 

 Award of Merit 

 Award of Merit 

 Award of Merit 

 Award of Merit 

 Honorable Mention 

 Honorable Mention 

 Honorable Mention 

Award of Merit

"Twilight", Kjerstine Jennings;

This one just jumped out at me and I had to go back a couple times to check it out. I loved the color and moodiness of "Twilight", it made me think of the Golden Age of Illustration, which I love.

 

"Stuffy in Bell Jar", Rachel Schlueter;

Just love the concept and paint handling of this one, it's just fun!

 

"Vampira", Erica Brooks;

This one stuck out to me because of the mood and how Erica handled the mood, flesh tones and that hair. Just a solid figurative piece.

 

"Portal", David Boston;

For me this one is all about the composition and mood. So simple, yet so gorgeous.

 

"Quoth, The Raven", Susan Fox;

Love the composition and design with Susan's piece, it's got a nice feel to it that grabbed me. 

 

"Danae", Barrie Love;

Solid composition and design with Barrie's piece, I really like how with the legs it's a harder edge then when you get to her upper torso it becomes soft. 

 

"Oyster Child", Sam Massey;

This is just a little magical piece, I really like how the carving and the grain of the wood go together with the overall concept. it's super cute

 

"Homage to the Dead, Duluwat (Indian) Island", Paul Rickard;

What I liked about this one was the mood and color, then there's the nicely handled boat. 

 

"Bozo", Linda Wise;

This one for me was just super fun. The complimentary color on this really makes it pop.  And I like that all of the hair is in the composition and not cropped off. 

 

"Vlad", Eric Mueller;

For me this is just a solid old school design, like what the old sign makers used to make.  I just dig it. 

 

"Hathor: Queen of the Underworld", Sara Kimber;

I really liked the whimsical feeling of this piece. It feels like a character in a movie to me. Just fun. 

Award of Merit

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