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Art of the West Awards, 2015 Signature Member Juried Competition

Posted by Director, Signature Services on January 11, 2016 at 7:31am 2 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the Art of the West Awards granted as part of our 2015 Juried Competition.

The artwork of our 2015 Signature Members was submitted to Art of the West Magazine and the selections were made by Editor Allan Duerr. Please join us in congratulating the award winners:

  • Timon Sloane, Award of Excellence
  • Larry Cannon, Rick Guidice and Edward Duarde, Awards of Distinction
  • Chris Adessa, Tom Hughes, Inna Cherneykina,…

Topanga Autumn, Early Morning Plein Air, part 4

Posted by Elena Roché on December 16, 2015 at 10:35am 0 Comments

We call it Dragon Rock. The gnarly sandstone formation just a short hike up Cheney Ranch Trail. If you step off the main trail and onto the footpath it will take you to the very top that resembles a big glob of dry clay and has multiple little caves and holes. Prehistoric rocks that were polished by rivers long gone are trapped in it. These rocks are the remnants of a mountain range that used to dominate the Eastern part of Arizona. High cliffs on the south side of Dragon…


“It’s Just Paint and Canvas” By Rick J. Delanty , 2015

Posted by Rick J. Delanty on December 3, 2015 at 9:31am 0 Comments

“It’s Just Paint and Canvas”


By Rick J. Delanty



   What is the true” market value” of a painting? How does a potential collector know that a fair price is being offered? After all, the price can be negotiated…It’s not like a car, a stereo system, or a suit jacket that contains technical components and can be shopped between stores. It’s only paint and canvas, right?



My Plein Air Challenge

Posted by Barbara Tapp on November 23, 2015 at 10:53am 0 Comments

Before I head out to paint I set myself a challenge which I write as short notes on my IPhone.  I reread them on site. This week it was  be different in your approach and had to do with the process of laying washes. At the end of the painting I want to feel I tried something new . In this case I did get a softer layer in the background due to the 4 layers of washes .…


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    Exposed - A Photography Exhibit

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    ELIGIBILITY Open to all photographic media including digital photography, film photography and alternative photographic processesEXHIBITION DATESNovember 6th – 26th, 2015OPENING RECEPTION First…Continue

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    Call for Artists - A Plein Air Paint Out in Downtown San Rafael

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    A Plein Air Paint Out in Downtown San RafaelSaturday August 29, 2015Call For Artists San Rafael, CA (June, 2015)  - Plein air artists are invited to participate in the  Downtown Artists in…Continue

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    94th Anniversary Art Exhibition - "Vive les Arts"

    Started by Pacific Art League in Archived Events Jul 22, 2015. 0 Replies

    Don’t miss this opportunity to have your best work exhibited at a milestone event, the 94th Birthday Celebration of the Pacific Art League, which has thrived since 1921! Entry is open to all artists…Continue



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    YOUNTVILLE - ART, SIP & STROLL at Yountville, CA

    April 16, 2016 from 11am to 5pm
    Yountville Art Commission invites artists to participate in the 4th Annual Art, Sip & Stroll, a celebration of art in the heart of wine country. Throughout its four-year history, Art, Sip & Stroll has become the largest annual art event in Yountville with over 3,000 visitors who come to enjoy the Yountville Public Art Walk and juried art from artists all over the Bay Area and Northern California.Artists are responsible for their own sales and retain 100% of their proceeds. Yountville…See More
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