Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Coming Attractions

You've still got another weekend to catch the Emerging Artist Show at the gallery and you really should. It's an incredibly diverse collection of work curated by Cherie Hacker. Next up is the National Juried Digital Art and Photo Show.

Work from ten artists from New York to California has been accepted into the National Juried Digital Art & Photography Exhibit at Asylum Gallery, 1719 25th St., Sacramento CA 95816. Jurors for this show were Kent Lacin, a well known commercial and fine art photographer and Marcelle Wiggins, a digital and mixed media artist and professor at CSUS and Cosumnes River College. The exhibit opens with an artists’ reception November 15th from 6 to 9 pm and continues Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm until December 21st. A Second Saturday reception is also planned for December 13th from 6 to 9 pm.

The artists in this exhibit are Curtis Bond, Robyn Desposito, Jack Hastings, Jodie Hooker, Jim Klein, Develyn Marshall, John McGrath, Terry Oliver, Chris Schiller & Michael Smith. While the majority of artists are from the Sacramento region, there will be work from Redding, CA; Austin, Texas and Sunnyside, New York.

Kent Lacin, photographer and owner of Kent Lacin Media Services, has been a photographer since he was eight and a half when he got an Asahi Pentax for Christmas. After receiving a BA in Fine Art and MFA in Photography/Fine Art from UCD, he made movies and videotapes for a while, then created Kent Lacin Media Services in 1978 specializing in commercial photography for businesses. He has won many awards, both national and local for his work, judged local and statewide shows, exhibits, teaches, and actively shoots both fine art photography and commercial photography currently. He is an avid bicyclist.

Marcelle Wiggins is a Sacramento based artist, who is currently working in the medium of digital art and painting. She received a Bachelor's Degree in painting from Sonoma State University, Master of Arts Degree in painting from California State University Sacramento and Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting from San Francisco Art Institute. She has exhibited throughout the Northern California region since 1982, and has lectured and taught studio art since 1986 at Yuba Community College, San Francisco Art Institute, Sierra College, Cosumnes River College, and California State University Sacramento. Marcelle teaches Drawing, Figure Drawing, Digital Painting & Drawing, Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Painting at Cosumnes River College and Drawing, Watercolor Painting and Electronic Art at California State University, Sacramento.

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