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Small Wonders - bring awards to local artists


Last updated 8/14/2008 at Noon

Carol Zaleski stands next to her Best in Show winning painting,

Brandon Gallery’s Second Annual Small Works Exhibition, under the direction of Chairperson Mary Tomaskevitch, opened Saturday, August 2, with a gala reception that included the presentation of several awards to talented local artists. Juror for the show was Tom Fong, a celebrated watercolorist, teacher and juror.

The show carried the requirement that all work must pass through a 12-inch opening one way, which leaves the final measurement up to the artist.

The show is open now through the end of August and can be viewed at the gallery, located at 105 North Main Avenue.

Brandon Gallery was established in 1977, making it the oldest artistic co-op in San Diego County. Over the past three decades, the gallery has earned an outstanding reputation for high-quality art made by local and regional artists and its juried shows.

Fine art works that can be found at the gallery include watercolors, oils, computer image art, photography, handmade jewelry, glass works and much more.

The gallery became a nonprofit entity in 2001 and works effectively with other art venues in Fallbrook to grow this sector of the community. Each year, an Annual Appeal campaign is held so that supporters of the arts in the community can make contributions to help sustain the gallery.

Small Works Exhibition winners

Results of All Media Jurying

• $200 First Awards: Janice Cipriani, Carol Zaleski, Marion Mettler

• $50 awards: Jill Jones, Carol Mansfield, Carilyn Vice

• $75 Founders Award: Jeanne Shanahan

Merchandise Awards

• Jo Lind Eckstein

• Beth Taft

• Ruth Rush

• Evelyn Cramer

• Carilyn Vice

Honorable Mentions

• Alberto Varela

• Jeanne Shanahan

• Ira Yawnick

• Bob Ochs

• Vita Sorrentino

Jeanne Shanahan and Mary Tomaskevitch present the Founders Award to Sandra Wilks for her painting

• Jeanne Shanahan

Additional awards of late

Brandon Gallery members further distinguished themselves on Sunday, August 3, at the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League Open Juried Exhibition.

Carol Mansfield was awarded the Show Director’s Special Award in Oil-Acrylic. Rita Miller won first prize and honorable mention in Graphics and Diane Adams was awarded second place in Watercolor.


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