NCC Members who have earned awards or have shows outside of the club
From Dee Anne Dinelli
"Voices of Our Story ~ Shifting Perceptions; Bridging Divides"
The invitational group show at The Center for the Arts, Granucci Gallery in Grass Valley, CA opens in one week, on Friday, April 21st.Opening Reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. —
Meet the four artists invited to participate in this exhibition:
Marylou Falstreau, Painter and Poet
Dee Anne Dinelli, Photographer
Aaron Davis, Painter, Tattoo Artist
Hollie Dilley, Sculptor
This exhibition is the evolution of the Voices of Our Story/A-Place-to-Call-Home Project
, which began in 2016.We live in a society more divided than ever before. There are so many “isms”, all of which reflect divides: Ageism, Racism, Sexism, Ableism, Classism, Heterosexism, Cissexism, Sizeism.
Then there are the political isms: Capitalism, Environmentalism, Socialism, Communism, Theocratism, Fascism, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.If the world continues to be divided, to look at all issues through the lens of taking sides as to right or wrong, black or white, them or us, we will never achieve satisfaction, happiness, joy—live a positive life with meaning—on a personal level, community level, national or global level.Art has the power to bridge divides. Artists communicate story and meaning, tapping into the viewers' emotions, and shifting perceptions in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.The arts can intensify divides when used as a tool of propaganda or can act as a bridge to connect us.
The meaning expressed in the works of the artists represented in “Voices of Our Story: Shifting Perceptions; Bridging Divides”, serves as bridges to bring us together.
Visions in Monochrome at the Granucci Gallery, Center for the Arts
The Nevada County Camera Club showcased beautiful monochrome photography by our members during Photography Month in April. In addition a panel of photographers, Ellen Davis, Robert Arnold and MIke Shea participated in a talk about the subject of "Monochrome Photography" that was well attended.
Congratulations to the following for selling their images!
Gold Country ON Camera Photo Challenge
For the fifth year, 40 members accepted the challenge of creating something out of sometimes, nothing!
Our judges this year were:
Margie Determan and Ed Rotberg (former members of the club)
Congratulations to all and awards listed below:
Best of Show "Forging the Past" Mike Oitzman
Best of Show (Honorable Mention) "Toxic River" Mike Shea
Best Nature "Wildfire Preparedness: Where are Ann Westling
Best After Dark "Grass Valley's Jewel" Bill Harris
Every Picture Tells a Story "Irreverence" Dave Nelson
Historic Nevada County "Town Talk Chip Burner" Dave McLellan
Best Mixed Media "How Now Drowned Cow" Allison Kalt
Best Creative "Off the Fence" Ellen Davis
Best Quintessential NC "Gentle Giant" David Wong
Judges Choice (Ed Rotberg) "Melo Pello Memorial" Fred Claussens
Judges Choice (Margie Determan) "PolyGas" Barbara Summers
Peoples Choice Fire Grace Farag
Congratulations to member Carol Menaker for publishing her new book:
My book is out there in the world. If you live near me, don't miss my reading at the Madelyn Helling Library on Friday, April 28 at 4:00 pm. Or see you at The Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore in June. Stay in touch. And thank you for reading and starting a conversation.