I was extremely pleased to find out that my print American River at Effie Yeaw was accepted into the 2015 Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition. The Crocker-Kingsley is one of the most important art shows of the year in our region, and it’s always a great honor to be accepted. This year, only 75 pieces were selected among 1,300 entries by juror and world renowned painter, Gregory Kondos. The following is some history on the show from the Crocker-Kingsley website:
The Kingsley Art Club has been in existence for over 120 years, making it one of the oldest arts institutions in the West. After meeting in member’s homes, in 1927 membership increased and the Kingsley found a permanent home at the E.B. Crocker Art Gallery. The club featured an annual program of art lectures, art exhibitions of its members work, and sponsored occasional exhibitions by artists outside Sacramento. Responding to a community need, Kingsley instituted an invitational art exhibit that provided an opportunity for emerging artists to show their work to the general public. Now known as the Crocker-Kingsley, the 75th show was held in 2009.
Considered one of the most prestigious competitions on the West Coast, past exhibits have included early works by many premier artists such as Wayne Thiebaud, Gregory Kondos, and Stephen Kaltenbach. The competition is open to any California artist, and has been a launching point for many emerging artists. The entire show is mounted at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville for 6 weeks. The winners then move to the Crocker Art Museum for a period of 3 months.
Show details as follows:
January 9 – February 21, 2015
Blue Line Gallery
405 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA
Opening Reception: January 17, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Accepted Work: American River at Effie Yeaw