Sandi Whetzel's Art Accepted in National Art Exhibit: 2009 Inaugural National Juried Exhibition of Art

Two of my acrylic paintings, Succulence! and Wine on the Vine III, were juried in to the 2009 Inaugural National Exhibit of Art at the GoldRush Center in Gold Beach, on the Oregon coast. The judge was internationally renowned watercolor artist and instructor, Sterling Edwards. He selected the art of 54 artists to be included in the exhibit and competition. Being accepted into art exhibitions locally and especially those open to national participation is cause for celebration. While my art did not win any of the awards presented, it was an honor to be selected to participate. To my knowledge I and one other artist were the only artists representing Douglas County. Other areas of Oregon were represented as well as other states across the nation.

The Gold Rush Center is Southern Oregon's largest art Gallery and hosts many events, including art shows, educational events, and community gatherings. The exhibit opened May 1st. I attended the opening reception held that evening and the awards ceremony May 2nd. The collection of art was impressive. The art will be on display through June 5, 2009 at the GoldRush Center, 29692 Ellensburg, Avenue in Gold Beach, Oregon. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm and Saturday - Sunday 9am - 5pm.

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