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Annual Gift Gallery 2023

Nov 18 – Dec 30, 2023
Reception Dec 2, 5-7 PM

May 1, 2021 - June 13, 2021


For centuries Artists have been the scribes of humanity, expressing what is happening both in the world around them and in their unique inner landscapes. 2020 was an unprecedented year worldwide marked by a pandemic, as well as cultural, political and racial divisions. 2020 may possibly be seen as paradigm shift going forward. How is our rapidly changing world shaping what and how artists create?

Juror: Melinda Cootsona

Melinda Cootsona is a native of Northern California where she was influenced by the Bay Area artistic tradition. Melinda has painted all subject matter for close to forty years, however her paintings now focus on the strength of the female form.Having taught in person classes since 2000, she developed her first Ecourse in 2012. Melinda continues to mentor and educate students around the globe, helping them to find their voice and to create personal, meaningful work.Cootsona has been included in exhibitions at the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Triton Museum in California, The San Francisco Art Market, The Coos Bay Museum of Art in Oregon, and Art Basel Miami, as well as many group and solo shows throughout the U.S. Cootsona received her BA from the California College of the Arts. Her work can be found in collections in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China.