The juror for Left Coast Annual at the Sanchez Art Center this year was Cathy Kimball, Executive Director and Chief Curator for the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Kimball had the unenviable task of selecting 52 artworks from the almost 900 works submitted by 375 artists from California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Two of my paintings were selected to show. While Dunce 2 is a larger version of a very small painting done in 2011, Burnside Schoolhouse 2 is a differing view of the main room of a disused school in Burnside, Mississippi. I have painted scenes from this place a few times and have plans to return this year to document the further deterioration of the site.
Burnside Schoolhouse 2 was granted a Juror's award and I will have a solo show at the Sanchez Art Center in the spring of next year.