Valley Artists Guild

2010 Fall Exhibition

October 13 – 30, 2010

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.

The Juror for this show was Robert Tanenbaum (see bio to the right).

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

Teri Starkweather

Teri Starkweather

“Barbie’s Birthday”
Best of Show
Sharon Weaver

Sharon Weaver

“Morning Hits the Rocks”
1st Place
Natalie Smythe

Natalie Smythe

“Pipe Dreams”
2nd Place
Shula Singer Arbel

Shula Singer Arbel

“Somewhere”
3rd Place
Judith Bloch

Judith Bloch

“Ode to the Dunhuaug Caves on the Silk Road China: 400 A.D. 1400 A.D.”
Merchandise Award
Norm Beal

Norm Beal

“Sea Sprite”
Merchandise Award
Scott Kiché

Scott Kiché

“Margarita”
Merchandise Award
Margie Murray

Margie Murray

“Blue Abstraction”
Merchandise Award

Top Awards:

Best of Show: Teri Starkweather – “Barbie’s Birthday”

1st Place: Sharon Weaver – “Morning Hits the Rocks”

2nd Place: Natalie Smythe – “Pipe Dreams”

3rd Place: Shula Singer Arbel – “Somewhere”

Merchandise Awards:

Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.: Judith Bloch – “Ode to the Dunhuaug Caves on the Silk Road China: 400 A.D. 1400 A.D.”

Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.: Norm Beal – “Sea Sprite”

Canvas Peddler: Scott Kiché – “Margarita”

Carter Sexton: Nicola Kaftan – “Gathering Storm over Carpinteria”

Strathmore Artist Papers: Dorothy Shepherd – “Immersed in Beauty”

Advanced Photo Lab: Linda Sue Marshall – “My Boys”

Creative Catalyst: Margie Murray – “Blue Abstraction”

Honorable Mentions:

Nancy Taylor – “A Path in the Park”

Debra Hintz – “The Cool Pond”

Lee Banarer Award

Oren Cooper – “Attractions”