Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Showcase

Grass Valley, Wild & Scenic Film Festial Art Showcase, Howard Levine

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art

The 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is happening this weekend and one of my favorite parts about the event is the annual art exhibition.  Over 60 artists have their works on display in 37 different locations in both downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley.  The event is organized in collaboration with Nevada County Arts and this is the fourth year the event has made an “effort to increase awareness of the intersection between arts and the environment,” says festival director Melinda Booth.  While I did not manage to capture all of the arts on display, click here for a full list of artists and venues, the ones showcased in today’s blog post include:

Karel Hendee, LeeAnn Brook, Linda Galusha,  Eileen Blodgett, Kathryn Wronksi, Jude Bischoff, Geolyn Carvin, John Daly, Jennifer Brown, Sandra DeLong, Jeff Litton, Jonathan Lyerly, Donald Naquin, Sheila Cameron, Roseanne Burke, Kathy Frey, Joe Meade, Moira McLaughlin, Caroline Courtwright, Denise Wey, David McKayNeighborhood Center for the Arts.

Thanks to Howard Levine for the fun fish prints throughout downtown Grass Valley, I caught him in the act the other day and he just looked at me and smiled.  Congrats to local artist Jude Bischoff for winning the poster contest, you can see his piece at Festival Headquarters.  Longtime Nevada City designer/fine artist LeeAnn Brook’s new book “Points of Inspiration: an Artist’s Journey with Painting and Photography” will be on sale with a book signing on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at Luchessi Vineyards Tasting Room in Grass Valley, 50% of the proceeds will go to SYRCL.  DANK has opened a new space in the Miners Foundry and for those of you who can’t stop by this weekend follow their Facebook page for hours and upcoming exhibits. Some of the artists for the Wild & Scenic Art Showcase on display are visible in the shop windows, while others are better viewed from inside, so get out this weekend and celebrate the arts.  Photos from the Film Festival will be up on the InnSide Nevada City blog on Sunday, hope to see you out and about enjoying the festivities, feel free to leave a comment and share your favorite artists or exhibit.

2015 WSFF Art Exhibit Award Winners

2D Art:

First Place: Linda Galusha (at Lucchesi Winery)

Second Place: Christiane Raymond (at Mill Street Clothing)

Honorable Mention: LeeAnn Brook (at Lucchesi Winery)

3D Art:

First Place: Jan Nottingham (at Granucci Gallery, The Center for the Arts)

Second Place: Joe Meade (at Osborn Woods Gallery, Miners Foundry)


First Place: Nicole Dreon (at 151 Union Square)

Second Place: Eli Rush (at Kitkitdizzi)

Honorable Mention: Doug Baer (at 151 Union Square)

Student Work:

First Place: Megan Billingham (at Greater Grass Valley Visitors Center)

Second Place: Delphine Griffith (at Greater Grass Valley Visitors Center)

Best of Theme:

First Place: Jan Nottingham (at Granucci Gallery, The Center for the Arts)

Second Place: Gail Lipson (at ArtWorks Gallery)

Honorable Mention: Jeff Litton (at Matteo’s Public)

Jurors Awards:

First Place: Howard Levine (Stenciled Salmon throughout downtown Grass Valley)

Second Place: Debra Fike (at Smith Winery)

Honorable Mention: Kerstin Ronsiek (at at Granucci Gallery, The Center for the Arts)

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© 2015 InnSide Nevada City, © photos by Erin Thiem

9 replies
  1. Allison Massam
    Allison Massam says:

    Great post celebrating our local artists! This really is an awesome annual festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley!

    • Eileen Blodgett
      Eileen Blodgett says:

      Thank you, Erin Thiem, for including my Toem Dream pieces for Wild and Scenic in your marvelous blog. You do such a great job in promoting local art in our home towns- and linking to our web pages too! You are the best!

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