2014 Best of Show: Macario Pascual, "Fog and Sunset," oil on pastel
September 8-13, 2014, the Mendocino Art Center welcomed eight celebrity artists and more than 70 participating artists from six different states for the second Mendocino Open Paint Out, a plein air festival.
September 15-29, the award winning pieces – the Best of Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and honorable mention paintings in the categories of oil, pastel and watercolor – will be on exhibit in Gallery Ten.
The 13 award-winning paintings were selected by the celebrity artists from over 380 paintings created during the week.
Best of Show
Macario Pascual, “Fog and Sunset,” oil on panel (Lahaina, HI)
1st Place: Susan Elwart Hall, “Berry Pie Served Here" (Atherton, CA)
2nd Place: Erin Dertner, “Faybell in the Sun” (Fort Bragg, CA)
3rd Place: Jake Gaedtke, “Rocks & Rolls” (Folsom, CA)
Honorable Mention: Linda Barretta, “Sea Whisper" (Healdsburg, CA)
First Place, oil: Susan Elwart Hall, "Berry Pie Served Here"
1st Place: Fran Hurd, “Shimmering Light" (Santa Rosa, CA)
2nd Place: Suzi Marquess Long, “10 Mile Beach" (Mendocino, CA)
3rd Place: Carol Robbins, “Caspar Day" (Alturas, CA)
Honorable Mention: Carolyn Hartling, “Vibrant Vino" (Coarsegold, CA)
First Place, pastel: Fran Hurd, "Shimmering Light"
1st Place: Rolando Barrero, “Noyo Harbor Light" (Vallejo, CA)
2nd Place: Sally Cataldo, “Morning Light" (Santa Rosa, CA)
3rd Place: Dennis Simpson, “Angling for Caspar Cove" (Napa, CA)
Honorable Mention: Leslie Rich, “Coastal Stroll" (Willits, CA)
First Place, watercolor: Rolando Barrero,
"Noyo Harbor Light"
Quick Draw Competition – People's Choice Award
Erin Dertner, oil - entry #19 (Fort Bragg, CA)