We are pleased to announce our third annual fine art fair — “For the Beauty of the Earth” — a juried show of fine art landscapes, seascapes and other subjects to take place October 14-29 at Riviera UMC.
The goal of this exhibit is to rejoice in the beauty of our earth and to celebrate the artists who capture this beauty in their creative process. It is also to provide an opportunity for artists to display their work, and for the public to view and purchase the excellent plein air and studio pieces being produced by these fine artists.
Artwork will hang in the Ocean View Room, Chapel and adjoining spaces. Product prizes from sponsors will be presented as Awards of Excellence, Merit and Honorable Mentions at a public reception to take place Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m.
Exhibition Juror: Richard McKinley
Richard McKinley is an internationally known artist in oil and pastel, president of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and best-selling author of two art books. His work is represented in several national galleries and is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art Museum. He has been a professional working artist for 38 years and has more than 35 years of teaching experience.
Awards Judge: Otto Stürcke
Otto Stürcke is a high-ranking member of several prestigious art groups, including the historic California Art Club, Pastel Society of America and the California Art League, and has garnered a long list of awards for his artwork. After valiantly serving his country in Desert Storm, Stürcke spent 15 years working as an illustrator for Disney, Warner Bros., and Sony Pictures before deciding to pursue his own creative endeavors as an oil and pastel fine artist.
The show is now closed for entries and artwork has been juried in.
Visit Riviera UMC October 14-29, 2017 to view the exhibit.