Juried Exhibition

Art ShowYou are invited to come view the national fine art exhibition, “For the Beauty of the Earth 2018”, in its final week through October 28 at Riviera UMC.

Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other hours by appointment. The address is 375 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

More than 90 original paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media are on display. All of the artworks are available for acquisition.

Congratulations to the award winners.

  • The Drifter - Otto SturckeBoth “Best of Show” and “People’s Choice” were awarded to Otto Stürcke for his 20×30 pastel painting, “The Drifter”
  • November Morning - Joe MancusoJoe Mancuso received First Place for his 16×12 pastel painting, “November Morning”
  • Bee Wize!! - Lorraine TrenholmSecond Place went to Lorraine Trenholm for her 18×24 pastel, “Bee Wize!!”
  • Holiday Reflection - Lisa Mozzini-McDillThird Place was earned by Lisa Mozzini-McDill for her 12×24 oil, “Holiday Reflection”
  • Under the Pier - Jan GodachyJan Godachy took an Honorable Mention for her 14×20 watercolor, “Under the Pier”
  • Treehaven 1 - Linda BrownHonorable Mention was also awarded to Linda Brown for her 20×26 pastel, “Treehaven 1”

It is a beautiful show, and every painting juried in is already a winner. A special thank you goes to our juror, Kim Lordier, and our judge, Peter Adams, for their part in making this a top-notch exhibition. A huge thank you also goes to our sponsors for their contributions of cash and product prizes for our 2018 awards.

  • One West Bank
  • Royal Talens North America
  • Jack Richeson & Company
  • Girault Pastels (PastelETC)
  • Diane Townsend Artists’ Pastels
  • UArt
  • Ampersand Art Supplies

Exhibition Juror: Kim Lordier

Kim LordierKim Lordier received a BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 1989. After college, she flew with a major air carrier, turning to painting full time after the events of September 2001. In 2002, she was introduced to the art of the Early California Impressionists at the Oakland Museum, and was exposed to plein air painting as a creative means.

Azure Wonderland - Kim Lordier

Azure Wonderland

Currently, Lordier’s paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and have been exhibited at the Autry Museum, Maynard Dixon Country, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, National Arts Club and Forbes Gallery in New York, Haggin Museum, Forbes Galleries, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Irvine Museum and the Laguna Art Museum.

Her work has been showcased on the cover of Art of the West, Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist and The Artist Magazine. Acknowledged by jurors and her peers, Kim has received recognition for her landscapes at major plein air events, international magazine competitions, national pastel society shows and museum exhibitions.

Kim is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country.

Awards Judge: Peter Adams

Peter AdamsContemporary American artist Peter Adams was born in Los Angeles on August 27, 1950. He received his training at Art Center College of Design, Otis Art Institute, Instituto de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, and at the Lukits Academy of Fine Arts in Los Angeles. At the Lukits Academy, Adams spent seven years, from 1970 to 1977, in diligent formal training, including four years as the personal apprentice to the renowned classical painter of murals, landscapes, and portraits, Theodore N. Lukits (1897-1992).

Afternoon Shadows, Cedar National Monument - Peter Adams

Afternoon Shadows, Cedar National Monument

From his years with Lukits, studying still life compositions consisting of sculptures and porcelains from various Chinese dynasties that were part of the Lukits personal collection, Adams gained a heightened appreciation for Asian objects d’art and antiques. This interest later led to Adams traveling throughout Asia, and in 1981 he became the first American artist to travel and paint unescorted through the People’s Republic of China. His fascination for Asia gained him great acclaim when, in 1987, he was the only American artist to travel and paint with the Mujahideen rebels in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. Today, Adams combines Eastern design concepts with the Western sense of depth through atmosphere.

Since 1993 Adams has served as president of the historic California Art Club, which was established in 1909 and is one of the largest and most active professional arts organizations in the country. Under his leadership, the Club’s roster has grown from 80 members to nearly 3,000 at present. Today, the California Art Club is recognized as a leading proponent of the current national realist art movement.

Show Update

Best of ShowThe show is now closed for entries and the artwork has been juried in.

We thank all of the artists who participated, and extend our congratulations to those whose artwork was accepted.

Preview the accepted works here.

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“For the Beauty of the Earth 2018” is part of Riviera UMC’s Rejoice in Art! Fine Art Fair and Exhibition. Contact us for additional information.

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