The first five Merit Artists for 2009 were named Saturday, December 6 at the reception for Currents, the annual all-member exhibition. A sixth Merit Artist will be chosen by popular vote and named in late January.
On Saturday November 1, 2008, the Art Center welcomed back Mr. Cam Leonard and his family to dedicate his donation of Charles Umlauf's "Uccelli" into the Sculpture Garden. Leonard, a founding father of the Sculpture Garden and past president of the Art Center, was present along with Jesus Moroles (a long-time friend of Mr. Leonard), who designed the base for the donated sculpture. Also in attendance was Harold Phenix, another long-time friend of Mr. Leonard and of the Art Center, as Phenix was the first Art Festival Poster Artist in 1993.
Wind Way Gallery opens an exhibition with art work by Anita Diebel, Mary Frazier, Mary Lou Lewis, Don Jackson, Caro Jackson, Elsa Lopez Mathews, and Karen Neyland on Saturday, August 30th. Please join the artists at the opening reception on August 30th from 5 to 8 pm. Wind Way will have extended hours during Hummer-Bird Festival.