Emerald Spring Exhibition 2017 – National Juried Show 2017-06-09T15:54:50+00:00

Emerald Spring Exhibition 2017 – National Juried Show

There is a lot of excitement at EAC this time of year as we are all treated to a wide array of exquisite paintings from throughout the United States. It’s our 12th Annual Emerald Spring Exhibition – National Painting Competition. Awards will be presented on Friday, May 5th at 6:30 and artists and members only are able to participate in the Judge’s Critique at 5:30. It’s a rare opportunity to hear and understand why our judge, Ruth Armitage, chose the winners. Open to public now and the big reception will take place on 2nd Friday.
*A special thank you to our association members, area businesses and corporate Sponsors for their vision, energy, material resources, and generous funding in support of this exhibit.

Listen to local radio show, VizCity, interview Ruth Armitage, juror for Emerald Art Center’s 2017 National Juried Show.

AWARDS for the 2017 National Juried Show:


Best of Show Award – $1,500

Analee Fuentes – Coburg, OR
“Steelhead II Gill Plate”

Sponsor: Emerald Art Center


Gold Medal Award – $1,000

Elaine Daily-Birnbaum – Madison, WI
“Adrift in a Sea of Madness”

Sponsor: Emerald Art Center


Silver Medal Award – $700

Kimberly Wurster – Coquille, OR
“October Dream”

Sponsor: Merrilea Jones


Bronze Medal Award – $500

Ted Vaught – Portland, OR
“Cascade Canyon”

Sponsor: DariMart Stores – Pat Straube


Award of Distinction – $300

Kim Smith – Prineville, OR
“The Wonder of Trees”

Sponsor: Leahy, VanVactor, Cox & Melendy LLP


Award of Distinction – $300

Claudia Nix – Portland, OR
“A Dime A Dance”

Sponsor: Emerald Art Center


Founder’s Award – $200

Elizabeth Gargas – Hayfork, CA
“Suicidal Flowers II”

Sponsor: Emerald Art Center


Merit Award – $200

Michael Kelly – Beaverton, OR
“Intentional”

Sponsor: Century 21 Westover Realty, Michale Turner, Broker


Merit Award – $200

Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli – Missoula, MT
“Burning Down the House”

Sponsor: Emerald Art Center


Recognition Award – $100

Margaret Plumb – Elmira, OR
“Delta Dreaming”

Sponsor: Springfield Utility Board


Recognition Award – $100

Liz Walker – Portland, OR
“Inner Confidence”

Sponsor: Springfield Utility Board


Recognition Award – $100

Clinton Conley – Cottage Grove, OR “
Heavy Mist – Lower Yosemite Falls”

Sponsor: Springfield Utility Board


Recognition Award – $100

Gary Aagaard – Tucson, AZ
“C’est Tucson (After Magritte)”

Sponsor: Springfield Utility Board


Recognition Award – $100

Stacy Leeman – Columbus, OH
“Book of Esther W4”

Sponsor: Chris Mackay


Recognition Award – $100

Alisha Whitman – Elmira, OR
“Rolling In”

Sponsor: Chris Mackay


Recognition Award – $100

Lynda Lindner – Gig Harbor, WA
“On The Beach”

Sponsor: Marvin Hirschfield


People’s Choice Award – $250

Jun Kyu Lee – Lynnwood, WA
“Cloudy Day”
Sponsor: Plank Town Brewing Company


Grand Total Award Money $5850