On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Crescenta Valley Arts Council held an artists’ reception for the 2010 Crescenta Valley Paint Out. Held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, the event featured the work of artists ranging from local professionals to “first-timers” at a Paint Out. The Saturday evening artists’ reception was a wine and cheese event with live harp music.
The paint out exhibit lasted two days, Saturday and Sunday. The event actually began four weeks ago when artists registered at White’s Fine Art Gallery, got their canvasses stamped and then painted the Crescenta Valley for four weeks.
At the exhibition there was a steady stream of visitors on both days, and they cast ballots for their favorite painting. CV Arts Council member and paint out organizer Sharon Hales was particularly pleased with the showing. “The artist submissions are absolutely outstanding and show an amazing breadth of perspectives in the Crescenta Valley,” Hales said. “It’s a thrilling exhibit in an historic venue.”
Hales added that the public embraced the exhibit.
“They loved the exhibition as well as the Stephen Seymour Thomas art exhibit provided by St. Luke’s Church and La Crescenta Elementary School,” she said. She added that the artists also enjoyed the experience, which she said “initiated a camaraderie and network of local artists.”
Helping with the proceedings were renowned artists Margot Lennartz, renowned California Art Club artist and teacher, Frank Lennartz and Miguel Perez of White’s Fine Art.
“This event surpassed all our expectations,” said Hales. “Painters are requesting another paint out in 2011.”
To see more artwork, visit crescentavalleyartscouncil.org.
By Robin GOLDSWORTHY