Valley Artists Guild

2010 Gold Medal Exhibition

April 7 – 24, 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 Stephen Wright, a figurative artist living and working in Los Angeles (see bio to the right).

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

Shula Singer Arbel

Shula Singer Arbel

“Eve's Decision”
Gold Medal winner & Golden Artist Colors, Inc. Merchandise Award
Rick Frisen

Rick Friesen

“Portait of the Artist as a Young Princess”
1st Place
Natalie Smythe

Natalie Smythe

“Brown Eyes Blue”
2nd Place
Dallas Chase

Dallas Chase

“Early Autumn”
3rd Place
Ione Citrin

Ione Citrin

“The Kiss”
Merchandise Award
Marion Wallin Stanley

Marion Wallin Stanley

“Rocks & Water”
Merchandise Award
Cheryl Goettenmoeller

Cheryl Goettenmoeller

“Time Rules the Roost”
Merchandise Award
Janis Betkijian Elias

Janis Betkijian Elias

“41 Olds”
Merchandise Award
Cheryl Goettemoeller

Cheryl Goettemoeller

“Spiral Thoughts”
Merchandise Award
Scott Kiché

Scott Kiché

“Wendy”
Merchandise Award

Merchandise Award Details:

Monarch Art and Frame, Inc.: Ione Citrin – “The Kiss”

Ampersand Art Supply: Marion Wallin Stanley – “Rocks & Water”

RayNar Art, Inc.: Cheryl Goettenmoeller – “Time Rules the Roost”

Creative Catalyst Productions: Janis Betkijian Elias – “41 Olds”

Continental Art Supplies: Cheryl Goettemoeller – “Spiral Thoughts”

Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.: Scott Kiché – “Wendy’

Lee Banarer Award / Strathmore Artist Papers: Christine Kaldjian – “Village in France”