You are cordially invited
2019 Juried Painting Show
Selected by Priscilla Klass
March 19 - April 14, 2019
Coastal Arts League
300 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
The theme of the show was selected by Curator, Linda Curtis, who says, "Every painter thinks of these elements of composition."
Linda Curtis and Cheryl Costella's vision is expressed in the hanging of 52 works by 28 regional artists. Both curators are members of the Artists Collective and their work can be seen in the front gallery.
The Coastal Arts League in Half Moon Bay is proud to present a Juried Painting Show, from March 21 to April 14. Juror, Priscilla Klass, has selected works by 28 local and regional artists. Cash prizes of $150, $100, and $50 will be awarded at the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 23, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.
2019 Decker Gallery Exhibition Schedule
1. January 19 - February 18, 2019: Murthy, Sheldon, Martin, Rutherford
2. February 19 - March 17: Renwick, Manchester, Frink, Bork
3. March 19 - April 14: Juried Painting Show
4. April 16 - May 5: Peninsula Photographic Arts Guild
5. May 7 - 26: Schovsbo, Veseliza, Westerlund
6. May 28 - June 16: HMB High School Benefit Show
7. June 18 - July 14: American Pen Women
8. July 16 - August 11: Juried All-Media Show
9. August 13 - September 8: Plein Air Painters
10. September 10 - October 11: Juried Photo Show
11. October 14 - November 3: Chris Carrig Group
12. November 5 - December 1: Millbrae Camera Club
13. December 3 - January 5: Annual Members Show 2019
Creating a naturalistic illusion of depth in a painting can be accomplished in various ways. For example, foreground colors in nature appear more saturated than those in the distance, because the thickness of the atmosphere softens them. So in our painting we can use the purer pigments for nearby objects, and can de-saturate each pigment (by adding its color compliment) to suggest objects farther away.
And of course, nearby objects tend to appear larger and more in focus than those in the distance. So the painter can adjust sizes accordingly, and can blur far-away edges to enhance the effect.
The effect of distance can also be suggested conceptually, even when keeping saturation and focus the same throughout, by overlapping objects. The mind’s eye will assume that the complete object is “in front” and that partial objects are “behind” even when the objects are the same size.
Diane Lee Moomey 2019