Wednesday, November 19, 2008

AUBURN, Wash. - November 17, 2008 - White River Valley Museum and City of Auburn Arts Commission has announced the artists selected to participate in Small Works, Big Presents exhibition, which will be on view from Nov. 19 through Dec. 14. The judges Sheila Farr, Jim McDonald, and Paul Metivier selected 78 artworks submitted from the 369 entries of 141 participating artists.

Artist registration was open to all artists, and saw 32 Auburn based artists, 35 from the Greater King County, 18 from Seattle, and 40 from Pierce County and 16 from other Washington State Counties. Farr, McDonald and Metivier reviewed original works submitted for consideration and selected the following 49 artists for the exhibition:
Mike Ferguson, Jan Wieser, Gail Yampol, Mary McInnis, Donna Jean Perry, Harry Uhorechak, Jesse Schwartz, Wendy Ray, Alfred Harmon, Sonja Sheppard, Mark Jacobs, Doug Sims, Larry Ferguson, John Wise, Tis Huberth, Iris Stripling, Bill Ritchie, DeAnna Foran, Mary Zaffuto, Matthew Johnson, Iris Marshall, Marilyn Van Cleave Ullin, Paul Glasoe, Lydia Strange, Ken Strange, Ellen Miffitt, Kelly Loney, Lea Bishop, Debra Rexroat, Debra Cepeda, Marianne Harlor, Sue Jackson-Andre, Susan Apple, Helena Poortuliet, Fran Holt, George Nomura, Cole Adams, Samantha Kocsis, Lydia Sutton, Mary Johnson, Zachary Kolden, Jacqueline Argueta, Frances Buckmaster, Kathleen Fruge-Brown, Kenneth Watson, Amanda DeSilver, Scott Manthey and Barbara Christensen

The inspiration for this exhibition is to provide a unique opportunity for regional artists, while being able to offer fine art at affordable prices during the holiday season. Artists working in a wide variety of media are represented, including photography, painting, printing, and collage. All entries were limited by size in either the small (20” x 24”) or mini (6”x 6”) categories.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: The City of Auburn Arts Commission and the White River Valley Museum are partnering to present the first Small Works Juried Art Show and Sale. The show celebrates the diversity and creativity in the regional arts scene and showcases the work of emerging and established Pacific Northwest artists while the community is offered an opportunity to purchase fine artwork. There are two categories that artists were able to enter: Small Works & Mini Works. This is a juried show.
Cash awards for Best in Show, 1st and 2nd place, voting for the People’s Choice Award, and Preview Sales will all occur at the Preview Opening and Awards Ceremony on November 18, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sale of the artwork will be available throughout the exhibition of which 25% of the proceeds benefit the White River Valley Museum.

ABOUT THE JUDGES: Sheila Farr is the art critic for the Seattle Times and author of books on Northwest artists Leo Kenney, Fay Jones and James Martin. Jim McDonald is an independent art curator and owner of Jim McDonald Fine Arts Services, LLC, based in Seattle. Paul Metivier teaches ceramics at Green River Community College and is a graduate of the University of Washington.

City of Auburn Arts Commission910 Ninth St SEAuburn, WA

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