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EAST COUNTY WOMEN WIN TOP TWO ART AWARDS

January 22, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Joan McKasson and Joan Merrick were awarded first and second places respectively in the San Diego Watercolor Society’s January show “New Beginnings”. The juror, Carol Mansfield, complimented both paintings for their expert use of watercolor along with their strong colors and designs.

LAKESIDE RESIDENT WINS TOP ART AWARD

January 16, 2013 (Lakeside)--Sandra (Sandie) Seckington of Lakeside won a First Place award for miniatures at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s January show, “New Beginnings”.  Sandie’s painting, “Uncertain Future”, was picked by juror Carol Mansfield because of its painterly but realistic depiction of a cheetah.  Mansfield said that the cheetah had “such presence”.  

Asked about her painting, Sandie said, “As a lifelong animal lover and currently doting "Mom" to two horses, two cats, a parrot and a dog, paintings of animals are a special pleasure for me. I try to really get to the soul of the animal through its eyes and imbue it with fanciful colors to express my delight in the creature.

LOCAL ARTIST TAKES AWARD AT SAN DIEGO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY’S JUNE SHOW, RUNNING CLEAR.

 
June 13, 2012 (San Diego) -- La Mesa resident Chuck McPherson took the First Place Award at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s June Member Show with his painting Trickle Down Effect.  The juror recognized Chuck’s painting for excellent design and how he captured the texture of the rounded rocks and depth in the stream. More of Chuck’s work can be seen at his website http://artthatsells.net.  Chuck will be demonstrating at the San Diego Fair June 23, 11-6; June 24, 11-6; July 3, 12-4 and July 4 from 12–4. 

EXPRESSIONISTIC PAINTINGS AT LA MESA HEALTH LIBRARY

 
June 10, 2012 (La Mesa) -- The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library is featuring an exhibit of 15 landscape paintings by Santee artist Barbara McVey through the month of June.
 
McVey worked at schools with special education students until she retired in 1999. Then, she taught art history and the history of famous artists at elementary schools for five years. Today, she focuses on her artwork. Her exhibition at the Herrick Library features abstract watercolor and oil pastel paintings.

LOCAL ARTIST TAKES TOP AWARD AT SAN DIEGO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY'S MAY SHOW, CULTURAL EXTRACTION

 
May 16, 2012 (San Diego) -- La Mesa resident Chuck McPherson took the First Place Award at the San Diego Watercolor Society's May Member Show.  His painting, The Judge, is of a very special person in his life. 
 
He explains: "Judge Earl Cantos was the patriarch of a wonderful family that "adopted" me a few years back. I'd been best friends with his daughter and her husband who invited me to the Judge's Kensington home one day as she needed to check on her Dad who was showing, at 88, the symptoms of Alzheimer's.

CHUCK MCPHERSON, EAST COUNTY ARTIST, EARNS SIGNATURE STATUS

 

 

June 21, 2011 (San Diego) -- The paintings of Chuck McPherson, an East County resident,  are often among  the winners in exhibitions  he enters. Since 2008 he has won almost forty awards for his paintings.  In the San Diego Watercolor Society's 31 Annual International Exhibition, his watercolor painting, Cantos Cove, New England ,was juried into the show, and earned McPherson Signature Status.

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