This year’s Autumn Art Festival has been another success for Mistlin Gallery and CCAA. The gala reception was well attended and our fundraising efforts rewarded. We’d like to thank all of the artists who entered, and congratulate prize winners. We’d also like to acknowledge our organizing committee,  jurors and sponsors who make the show possible.

2017 Autumn Art Festival Awards

Artist, Sue Richardson, with her Best of Show mixed media piece, “On the Ferris Wheel”

Best of ShowOn the Ferris Wheel, Susan Richardson

Sponsored by Milt and Carol David

Category 1  – Oil and Acrylic Painting

1st place, category 1, Howard Rees’ oil painting, “Bodega Bay”

1st Place – Bodega Bay, Howard Rees

Sponsored by Michael Obrien – Beckwith Veterinary Hospital

2nd Place – Three Palms, Chella

Sponsored by Alice Richards

3rd Place – Steve, Eva Hass

Sponsored by Mary Jane Kiskinen

Honorable Mention – Open Range, William Scheuber

Honorable Mention – Incoming Tide, Rick Ingraham

Category 2 – Watercolor and Pastel Painting

First place, category 2, Howard Rees’ watercolor “Newport Harbor”

1st Place – Newport Harbor, Howard Rees

Sponsored by Dan and Lila Peterson

2nd Place – Autumn Celebration, Carol David

Sponsored by Richard and Wendy Allen

3rd Place – Toby, Chris Obers

Sponsored by Nicole Slater

Honorable Mention – Perched in the Palms, Marilyn Wear

Honorable Mention – Puerta del Patio, Barbara Gill

Category 3 – Mixed Media and Photography

1st place, category 3, mixed media by Nancy Burch, “SHH”

1st Place – Shh, Nancy Burch

Sponsored by Barbara Gill-Salerno

2nd Place – Epic, Carrie Arnold

Sponsored by James and Jill Clayton

3rd Place – Havana Condo, David Schroeder

Sponsored by Chella

Honorable Mention – 1000 Leaves, Barbara Kamps

Honorable Mention – Rural Horses, Anna Barber

Category 4 – Three-Dimensional

First place, category 4, Jason Bream’s metal sculpture, “The Better Half”

1st Place – The Better Half, Jason Bream

Sponsored by James and Jill Clayton

2nd Place – Dia De Los Muertos, Karina Jauregui

Sponsored by John and Rebecca Wynn

3rd Place – Bird Love Box, Linda Knoll

Sponsored by Phonsie Bates

Honorable Mention – Passing Through My Spirals, Randy Crimmel

Honorable Mention – Cherry and Turquoise Bowl, Larry Lew

Thank you to all the 2017 Autumn Art Festival Sponsors

Premier $5000 – $1000


Michael O’Brien  – Beckwith Veterinary Hospital

Supporting $599 – $200

Memorial Hospital dba Sutter Health, Rick and Wendy Allen, Stanislaus Artist Open Studio, James and Jill Clayton, Barbara Kamps, Jared and Galen Martin

General $199 – $20

Phonsie Bates, Anise Burns, Barbara Gill, Chella Gonsalves, Georgia Herrick, Mary Jane Kiskinen, Dr. R.J. Moriconi, Oak Valley Bank, Dan and Lila Peterson, Alice Richards, Louis Santistevan, Shirley Sharp, Nicole Slater, Marianne Ward , John and Rebecca Wynn

Thank you to all who donated items for the Silent Auction!

Wine donated by

Special Thanks to Jurors: Daniel Kasser, Leslie H. Hurst and Georgia Herrick

Langlois Music – Live Music by Patrick Campbell

Sammuel W. Mann – Information Technology

Civic Partners and Tenth Street Place

Modesto Downtown Improvement District

Tony Mistlin and Mistlin Honda

Autumn Art Festival Committee

Show Hosts: Phonsie Bates and John Wynn

Silent Auction: Suzanne McCaslin

Gala: Marianne Ward and Jo Ewell

Photography: John Wynn

Graphics: Linda Knoll

Publicity: Laura Stokes

Barbara Gill: Ribbons

Lou Santistevan

Janet Hardie

Special thanks to Dixie Zambruno and Rebecca Wynn and all the volunteers who gave their time and energy to help make the Autumn Art Festival a success!

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