Wednesday, September 15, 2010

TOP honors were gathered at . . .

Local newpaper, Idyllwild Town Crier, Sept. 16, 2010

Left Photo: Ethan Steward, Darcy Gerdes
Middle Photo: James Larkin, Gwen Novak

Winners of the Art Allaince of Idyllwild
12th annual juried members show. . .

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Congratulations to the Winners of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s 12th-annual Juried Members’ Show

Winners of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s
12th-annual Juried Members’ Show


First place: Ross Clunis “Back Creek”
Second place: John Simpson, “San Simeon”


First place: Carol Mills, “Momentum”
Second place: Debra A. Varnado “Everywhere I Go”


First place: Fariad, “Shoulders of a Mountain Man”
Second place: Darcy Gerdes, “Vision Eclipse”


First place: Bob Schraff, “Wine Delux”
Second place: Ethan Steward, “Passion Heart”

Mixed Media

First place: Mimi Lamp, “Highway to Heaven”
Second place: Ronald Singerton, “In the Garden of the Queen”

Honorable Mentions:

Bill Sperling, “Meditation Bench”
Gwen Novak, “A Tuscan View”
Elena Kern, “Fall into Winter”
Kathy Harmon-Luber, “Koi Reflections”

People’s Choice Award

First place: Ethan Steward, “Passion Heart”
Second Place: Gwen Novak, “A Tuscan View”

Artists’ Choice Award

First place: Darcy Gerdes, “Vision Eclipse”
Second place: Gwen Novak, “A Tuscan View”

2010 AAI Artist of the Year: Ethan Steward

Friday, September 10, 2010

Competition fierce at Idyllwild art alliance show

Competition fierce at Idyllwild art alliance show

Artist Darcy Gerdes, of Flying Pigment Studio, is exhibiting an acrylic painting she titled "Vision Eclipse." Her vision series is based on endangered animals and the environment.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Original Work to be unveiled at the AAI Juried Member Show


Artist Norm Deesing "The Nomad"(c)2010
IDYLLWILD, CA, 9/05/10 – The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s Annual Juried Member Show is a celebration of creative talent in a host of art mediums. Each year, the town’s top artists prepare new, original works of art, which include painting, sculpture, glass art, furniture, fabric, wood, metal, mixed media and photography. For artists, it’s a chance to admire the local competition. For art lovers, it offers the first pick of fresh, innovative works of art that range from the whimsical to the elegant.

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s Annual Juried Member Show is celebrating its 12th year. The show takes place the weekend of September 11 – 12, 2010, at Village Centre, C-1, located at 54245 North Circle Drive, in Idyllwild.

Come early and browse! The exhibition will be open on Saturday from 11:00 am until 4:00pm

Artist: Darcy Gerdes (c)2010  "Vision Eclpise" 10x20" acrylic
Later that evening, hobnob with the artists at the Artist Reception, which takes place from 6 – 8 pm. Sample delicious treats as you examine the fine, original creations and chat with artists and art lovers. Juror awards will include photography, abstract art, representational art, mixed media and 3-dimensinal works.

Cast your ballot for the Artist of your choice to help determine the People’s Choice Award as AAI Artists decide the Artists’ Choice Award.

Be sure to spend some time at the “Under $100” exhibit, which boast some smaller, less expensive creations that allow art lovers to pick up some original works at very low prices. Add to your existing collection or start a new one for under $100! The Exhibition will remain open on Sunday, September 12, from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

The Annual Juried Member Show is part of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s “Second Saturdays” Series, which presents a noteworthy art event on the second Saturday of selected months from March through October. The series culminates with the Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting, which takes place this year on Saturday, October 9th. A collector’s wineglass serves as your ticket to browse the AAI galleries, sampling the wares from as many as a dozen participating California wineries. Proceeds benefit art and art education.

The Art Walk and Wine Tasting is not to be missed! Tickets are available online at the Town Crier web site: