2022 WSFF Art Show Prize Winners on Display at Fable Coffee – YubaNet

The winners of the 2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition were announced on Thursday, January 13and, in an online ceremony co-hosted by the Nevada County Arts Council and the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). Three expert art judges – Joshua Harrison, Consuelo (Chelo) Montoya and John Natsoulas – selected the seven winners.

Rachel Pellow – At Home in the Wild

The winners are:

  • Best Theme (Currents of Hope): “Kellogg Oak in Spring” by Eric Engles
  • Photograph: “Alpine Trees in Snow, Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe” by Kirk Keeler
  • Two-Dimensional: Linda Galusha’s “Fractured Rescue”
  • In three dimensions: the “inside” of Deborah Bridges
  • Judges Award – Josh Harrison: “Remember: Hope from Ancient Ancestral Roots” by Jennifer Rugge
  • Judges Award – Chelo Montoya: “At Home in the Wild” by Rachel Pellow
  • Judges Award – John Natsoulas: “Bolinas Lagoon” by LeeAnn Brook

The winners shared their sources of inspiration with the participants during the ceremony. Kirk Keeler’s photograph “Alpine Trees in Snow, Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe” depicts the inherent beauty of the landscape. “At Home in the Wild” by Rachel Pellow is a photograph of sculptures she creates from materials taken from wild landscapes and serves as a type of environmental portrait of wild spaces. “Remember: Hope from Ancient Ancestral Roots” by Jennifer Rugge is inspired by ancient art, languages ​​and signs. It was created with natural mineral paints and handmade paper that give the piece a texture and depth that interacts with ancient reindeer dancing across the surface.

“We received over 100 nominations this year, which made selecting winners quite difficult,” said Eliza Tudor, executive director of the Nevada County Arts Council, “especially given the high quality of nominations.”

“We are thrilled to share these incredible works of art with the Fable Coffee community,” said Lívia Campos de Menezes, Director of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. “Being able to see the works in person gives people the opportunity to interact with the size and scale of the pieces as well as better appreciate the intricacies of the materials.”

The winning art is now on display at Fable Coffee at 233 Broad Street in Nevada City until January 30, 2022. To view the gallery online and/or purchase the winning pieces and other artwork, go to https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/2022artexhib/

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival runs virtually until January 23. Tickets and information available at https://wsff.eventive.org/passes/buy

What: The 2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition Prize Winners

When: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, until January 30and, 2020

Where: Fable Coffee, 233 Broad Street, Nevada City

Who: South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and Nevada County Arts Council

Admission fee

Information: livia@wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

Website: https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/2022artexhib/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildScenicFilms

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