The opening reception of Clatsop Community College’s thirteenth annual juried art exhibit, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century was held Thursday, February 7th, 2019, in the CCC Royal Nebeker Art Gallery.
Juror Ashley Stull Meyers, a writer and curator based in Portland, Oregon, selected 43 works of art from over 400 submitted images. Works on exhibit represent 32 artists from 11 states plus Canada.
13 of the selected artists were present for the reception. Juror Ashley Stull Meyers gave a gallery talk, and cash prizes, a purchase award, and workshop awards were announced. Awards for the Au Naturel exhibit are supported by submission fees paid by all artists who enter the competition.
This year’s Au Naturel exhibit will remain on display through March 14th in the CCC Royal Nebeker Art Gallery, 1799 Lexington, Astoria, OR, and is free and open to the public. The CCC Art Center Gallery is located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria. The gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm; Sundays and holidays by appointment only. All visitors are invited to cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the close of the exhibition.
Henk Pander, originally from the Netherlands and an internationally recognized artist who is based in Portland, Oregon, won first place for his oil painting on linen entitled The Photographer (Portrait of the writer and photographer F.H. as breast cancer survivor).
For second place, Ms. Stull Meyers selected the oil painting I Love My Sagging Breasts by Charles Gray, of Ft. Worth, Texas. This painting was also selected as this year’s purchase award and will be part of the college’s growing permanent collection. Jay Senetchko of Vancouver, B.C. in Canada, won third place for his oil painting The Sleepwatcher.
All of the artists selected to participate in the 2019 exhibit were invited to submit proposals for the special award exhibit and workshop awards, which were reviewed by the art faculty. From among these submissions the following artists were chosen for a special three-person award show: Tom Jensen of Everett, Washington; Beth Kehoe of Lake Forest Park, Washington; and Drea Frost of Cannon Beach, Oregon. This award show will open the Royal Nebeker Art Gallery’s 2019-2020 exhibition season next fall, and all three artists will be conducting workshops in conjunction with the exhibit.
Thanks to the Bridgewater Bistro, Erikson’s Floral Company, the Fort George Brewery & Public House, The Inferno, and the Cannery Pier Hotel for their support.
To view images of the award-winning artwork, plus all the work in this year’s exhibit as well as prior exhibits, please visit the gallery page of the Au Naturel website at: aunaturelart.com.
Group Photo (by John Alarid), pictured from left to right:
BACK ROW: Charles Gray, Carol Wood, Otis Quaicoe, William Webster, Joe Lastomirsky, Drea Frost, Henk Pander, Judith Perry, Grace Flott
FRONT ROW: Kristin Shauck, Au Naturel Founding Director, Ashley Stull Meyers2019 Au Naturel juror, Jay Giliberty, Carrie Williams , Beth Kehoe, Karen Schmidt
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