Valley Artists Guild

2009 Gold Medal Exhibition

April 8 – 25, 2009

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 Quinton Bemiller (see bio to the right).
Download Juror’s Statement (28K PDF).

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.

Anthony Verity

Anthony Verity

“Eden Series – Persimmon Mountain”
2009 Gold Medal Winner
Dallas Chase

Dallas Chase

“Symbiotic Association”
1st Place
Antonio Delayo

Antonio Delayo

“Puerco”
2nd Place
Janis Elias

Janis Elias

“Double Self Portrait”
3rd Place
Reece Holland

Reece Holland

“Butterfly3
Honorable Mention
David Friedman

David Friedman

“Peace Plan”
Honorable Mention

Full List of Award Winners for VAG 2009 Gold Medal Exhibition:

Gold Medal: Anthony Verity – “Eden Series – Persimmon Mountain”

1st Place: Dallas Chase – “Symbiotic Association”
2nd Place: Antonio Delayo – “Puerco”
3rd Place: Janis Elias – “Double Self Portrait”

Honorable Mentions:
Reece Holland – “Butterfly 3”
Scott Kiche – “Portrait of Autumn”
David Friedman – “Peace Plan”

Lee Banarer Award
Marian Fortunati – “September Song”

Merchandise Awards:
Canson Fine Paper Award: Dorothy Shepherd – “A Quiet Moment”

Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials: John Paul Thornton – “Pulse”

Golden Artists Colors, Inc.: Lisa August – “Under the Influence”

Jerry's Artarama: Bernice Levine, Music of the Night

Jack Richeson & Co. Fine Art Materials: Marion Wallin Stanley – “Dreaming of the Sea”

Liquitex Artist Materials: DK Denniston – “Submerged V”

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff: Brian T. Fair – “Toma’s”