Upcoming Events

The Metal Arts Society of Southern California (MASSC) Mystery Metals Challenge

Sat. September 17, 2022 – Opening and Artist Reception
5pm – 8pm

Show continues through Saturday, October 1, 2022!

Chemers Gallery is happy to be partnering with the Metal Arts Society of Southern California  (MASSC) for their Mystery Metals Challenge. This members-only event features participants who must create a piece of metal jewelry that fits within the scope of the surprise parameters they are given. The majority of the construction must be made of metal but can be composed of other materials as well such as gemstones and wood.

We are expecting 30-50 artists to participate in this first in-person showing since the pandemic began. We are excited to host the event and for the opportunity to show the work of these fine metal artisans.

All works will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided!

 

Thank you from the bottom of our heART!

Thank you to our artists and supporters for making this exhibition so full of heART! We are very proud to have such a wonderful community and the opportunity to have this in-person show to celebrate! 

Over 90 pieces of art are now on display at Chemers Gallery from over 70 artists! This year’s juror, Kim VanDerHoek, carefully deliberated when selecting this year’s award winners in three categories: Contemporary Craft, Contemporary, and Traditional. See below the list of Winners, Runner-ups, Honorable Mentions, Best of Show and the “Enderle Choice” awards.

Special thank you to Sharyn Cable from the Enderle Center and TACFA for sponsoring this outstanding local tradition.

Congratulations to all!

To see all works on-line click this link.

Best of Show


Kara Bullock How to Disappear Completely, Mixed Media

 

Enderle Center Awards

Enderle Center Special Award:

Jason Li Whitewater Butterfly, Watercolor

Honorable Mention:


Kathryn Wilson Desert Spring, Ceramic

Honorable Mention:


Prerana Kulkarni Colorful Succulent, Watercolor

 

Contemporary Craft

First Place:


Monique Berman Selwitz Lotus Bud Necklace, Labradorite, Kyanite, London Blue Topaz & Sterling Silver

Second Place:


Michael Evans Segmented Wood Vase Cherry, Bloodwood, Yellow Heart & Ebony

Third Place:


Irina Dorofeeva Fantasy Woodland, Silk Painting

Honorable Mention:


James Minidis Cherish, Vintage Book Music Box

Honorable Mention:


Erin Demotte Kaleidoscope, Beaded Cane

Honorable Mention:

Nohline L’Ecuyer Triangle Earrings, Peridot, Citrine & Sterling Silver

 

Traditional

First Place:

Marie Tippets Louisville Slugger, Soft Pastel

Second Place:

Jason Li To the Beach, Watercolor

Third Place:

Echo Baker My Tulips, Oil

Honorable Mention:

Lisa Mistuik Gleaning, Oil

Honorable Mention:


Teri Starkweather Floating in Light, Watercolor

Honorable Mention:

Brad Neal Gathering in Arles, Provence, Watercolor, gouache & ink

 

Contemporary

First Place:


Lynn Welker Water’s Edge, Mixed Media

Second Place:


Kimberly Altman Ice Flower, Acrylic

Third Place:


Lisa Mullin Swallowtail Wing Abstract, Mosaic

Honorable Mention:


Diana Mulder Captive of the Sea, Mixed Media

Honorable Mention:


Nick Capaci Glass Scape, Fused Glass

Honorable Mention:


Ted Rigoni Repose, Photograph

 

We are already looking forward to what wonderful works will be submitted next year!