Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Seance" on display at Blue Line Gallery, Roseville

Blue Line Gallery HOSTS 33rd Open Show

Juror Shelly Willis, Sacramento’s Public Art Director, Comments on the Selection

ROSEVILLE, Calif., January 28, 2010—Shelly Willis, Art in Public Places Program Director for the city and county of Sacramento, has selected 62 works of art from 655 submitted from artists from across the U.S. and abroad for Roseville Arts’ 33rd Annual Open Show. The exhibit opens February 20 with an evening reception at the Blue Line Gallery.

“It was a pleasure and honor to view the 655 submissions,” wrote Willis, who is accustomed to evaluating and selecting from sizable numbers of artwork. “The quality and range of ideas expressed in the paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media works submitted was vast and impressive.”

The exhibit will showcase the fine artwork of forty-two artists from eight different states, in a variety of media, from oil and watercolor painting and ceramics to solar etchings and mixed media that includes crochet and button-work, copper and reeds. Visitors will be confronted with a range of thought-provoking content that may speak to their intellect, sense of humor, spirituality and emotions, as well as to their aesthetics.

Willis will also select the winners of $2000 in cash awards, including the coveted $1000 Best of Show Award, to be announced during the opening reception.

WHO: Blue Line Gallery

WHAT: Roseville Arts’ 33rd Open Show

WHEN: February 20 – April 9, 2010; hours, Tues-Sat, 10-5

WHERE: Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville

WHY: To introduce artists’ work from a broad geographic area

COST: FREE admission; artwork for sale; donations welcome

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