The Carnegie Arts Center announced the opening of a new exhibition featuring local artists.
The Carnegie Art Showcase is an all media juried exhibition that was open to entries from artists, age 18 and over, residing in all areas of Central and Northern California. A panel of professional artists, educators and curators selected 90 works from among the 244 entries for inclusion in the exhibition, an annual event.
The exhibition in the Ferrari Gallery includes pieces by 49 artists from throughout the region, including Altaville, Ceres, Clovis, Coarsegold, Cressey, Fairfax, Fresno, Hughson, La Grange, Mariposa, Merced, Modesto, Oakdale, Ripon, Tracy and Turlock. Works include paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, digital art and mixed media compositions. The Best of Show award was given to Modesto artist Bill Harris for his watercolor The Laundromat.
Two Turlock artists are part of the show. Hudson Berdino won an Award of Excellence for Reading, an oil on canvas; and William Conrad received an Honorable Mention for his watercolor titled Dammit Cinderella, Where Are Our Drinks? Hughson artist Nathaniel Oliveira also received an Honorable Mention for his acrylic and golf leaf on canvas, What is Sakura?
Admission to the gallery during regular hours is $5 general; free for Carnegie members and children 12 and under. The first Friday of each month is a free admission day for all. The Carnegie is located at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock.
The judges for the 2018 Showcase were Louisa Benhissen, painter and professor at Merced College; Penny Otwell, painter; and Brian Taylor, photographer and Director of the Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel.