Valley Artists Guild

2008 60th Anniversary Gold Medal Exhibition

March 5 – 22, 2008

Valley Artists Guild is a nonprofit organization founded in 1948 to provide a setting for all levels of artists to expand their artistic careers and endeavors. VAG is comprised of over 150 members working in a wide variety of mediums, techniques and genres. VAG is one of the founding members of VIVA Art Center. For more information about Valley Artists Guild, please visit their website.

This Juror for this exhibition was Mary E. Oliver (see bio to the right).

For more information about Valley Artists Guild, please visit their website.

Some of the winning entries are posted below; a full list of winners is at the bottom of this page. Click on any image for a higher resolution version.

Natalie Smythe

Natalie Smythe

“Sophie’s Colors”
2008 Gold Medal Winner
Dorothy Shepherd

Dorothy Shepherd

“The Yellow Mountains”
First Place – Scenic
Linda Carlson

Linda Carlson

“Intercession”
First Place – Sculpture
Dorothy Shepherd

Dorothy Shepherd

“Chinese Gourds”
First Place – Still Life
Dallas Chase

Dallas Chase

“Namjing Snow”
First Place –Modern Experimental
Nancy R. Taylor

Nancy R. Taylor

“Mary”
First Place – Figurative
Ed Weiss

Ed Weiss

“Four Girls of India”
First Place – Genre
Beth Summers

Beth Summers

“Lone Canoe”
Second Place – Scenic
Debra Garrison

Debra Garrison

“Lost in Thought”
Second Place – Figurative
Lahn Jung JuLes

Lahn Jung JuLes

“Emotions #12”
Second Place – Modern Experimental
Donna Geist Buch

Donna Geist Buch

“Citadel”
Third Place – Modern Experimental
Elaine Cohen

Elaine Cohen

“Oceania”
Merchandise Award

Full List of Award Winners for VAG 2008 60th Anniversary Gold Medal Exhibition:

Gold Medal: Natalie Smythe – “Sophie’s Colors”

Scenic:
1st Place: Dorothy Shepherd – “The Yellow Mountains”
2nd Place: Beth Summers – “Lone Canoe”

Sculptural/Dimensional:
1st Place: Linda Carlson – “Intercession”

Still Life:
1st Place: Dorothy Shepherd – “Chinese Gourds”

Modern:
1st Place: Dallas Chase – “Namjing Snow”
2nd Place: Lahn Jung JuLes – “Emotions #12”
3rd Place: Donna Geist Buch – “Citadel”

Figurative:
1st Place: Nancy R. Taylor – “Mary”
2nd Place: Debra Garrison – “Lost in Thought”
3rd Place: Van Saro – “End of a Nation”

Genre:
1st place: Ed Weiss – “Four Girls of India”

Lee Brasler-Banarer Award:
Eleanor Bievenue – “The High Road-Agoura”

Merchandise Awards:
Valley Moulding and Frame: Elaine Cohen – “Oceania”