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August 2, 2011 > Festival of Fine Art

Festival of Fine Art

The San Leandro Art Association (SLAA) held their 52nd Annual Festival of Fine Art Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24 at the historic Casa Peralta, featuring award winning art, art demonstrations, silent auction, and children's art activities. This event is a free, open show where anyone can enter their artwork, and serves to bring local work to the community and promote new and professional artists.

Well-known Bay Area artist and teacher Laura Williams served as judge, and 2011 winners were announced:

Oil and Acrylic Category:
1st - Edward Burton, "Quandary"
2nd - Martin Biro, "Medicine Man"
3rd - Monica Satterthwaite, "Grapes"

Watercolor Category:
1st - Monica Satterthwaite, "Moonlight Cactus"
2nd - Barbara Berrner, "Welcome"
3rd - Gregory Sallee, "Summer Garden"

Photography Category:
1st - Tom Hicks, "Tickets Please"
2nd - John Abercrombie, "Little Red Church"
3rd - Cathy Grills, "Lone Tree"

Porcelain Cateory:
1st - Jane Tsushima, "Pansy Tray"

Sculpture Category:
1st - Bob Riggo, "African Woman"
2nd - Rebecca Chau, "Vincent"
3rd - Nicholas Tricket, "Untitled"

Best of Show: "Moonlight Cactus" by Monica Satterthwaite

The next SLAA show will be a non-judged showing for members September 1 - October 1 at the San Leandro Main Library, located at 300 W. Estudillo Avenue. The library is also the location of SLAA's meetings, held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. Free and open to the public, the general meeting is kept short and followed by a demonstration from a professional artist. Oil painter Bill Parsons will be the featured artist on August 9.

For those who want to get involved in creating art or sharpen existing skills, San Lorenzo Adult School (820 Bockman Rd.) will be offering a 10-week drawing class on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon beginning September 15 for $75. A 10-week class in watercolor will also be available on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon starting September 12, also for $75. Classes will be led by Monica Satterthwaite, this year's Festival of Fine Art Best of Show winner. Register at the Adult School, 8:30 a.m. - noon, beginning August 22; the deadline is September 2. For more information call (510) 317-4200.

To learn more about the San Leandro Art Association, call (510) 357-4650 or visit online at

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