Art Where Wild Things Are

8th Annual Art Where Wild Things Are

Originally called Painting Where the Wild Things Are, this juried art exhibit and auction was conceived in 2009 by Carol Doersch an SFAC member and an American River Natural History Association founding member, as an art based fundraiser for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center.
Ms. Doersch sought out David Peterson and others of the Sacramento Fine Arts Center for assistance in making her vision a reality. SFAC soon became a partner in the project. This Exhibit will be in our Galleries 1 and 2 May 16-June 4, 2017.

We are proud to announce the Show Chair for this exhibit is Helen Plenert.

The call to artists closed April 15th. The theme of the artwork requested is broad and creative interpretations of life in our local natural world. All media was sought, including painting, sculpture, fiber and new this year, photography. 237 artworks were sunmitted.

The judges for this successful exhibit and fund raiser this year are William Ishmael, Merle Axelrad and Paulette Trainor .

Artist's Reception May 18th at 5:30-8:30 pm. Awards will be presented. Live Piano by Larry, Refreshments.

We expect refreshments and live music.
At the close of the exhibit the art work is moved and installed at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and sold at Live and Silent auctions at the Gala June 10, 2017.

The auctioneer for this event will be Yve Rojas!

Questions? Corrections? Email David Peterson


Best of Show
Charlotte Cooper , “Crow V” & “Crow IV”

1st Place
Ronald Kendall,  “The Pink Sky Echoed Beaks and Claws”

2nd Place
Susan Maxwell Skinner “Great Blue Heron American River”

3rd Place
David Dawson,  “Great Blue Heron Rising, American River Parkway”

Merit Award
Cleber Bonato,  “Transparence”
Kristi Warren, “Camellia Spring”

Honorable Mention
Marge Gorman, “Trunk Show”
M Marquette , “February 2017 Splash”
Gina Viani,   “Ready to Fly”

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