After a month-long Request for Qualifications, 50 artists have been selected to submit work for the next phase of “River Reflections,” a major arts project, funded by the California Arts Council, that will call attention to the Mokelumne River, source of drinking water for 1.4 million people, locally and in the East Bay. The artists listed below, who are from Amador and Calaveras Counties, and the East Bay, will now have until December 5th to deliver their final creations to AmadorArts or Calaveras Arts Council for inclusion in month-long exhibits that will travel to three locations starting in January, 2015.
Artists will submit works which reflect the significance of the Mokelumne River, whether for water, irrigation, power, recreation or beauty. They have been encouraged to push the limits of creativity. “Think outside the river.” To inspire artists in the coming months, complimentary guided river experiences will be provided, including a boat tour of Pardee Reservoir and a Plein Air day at Middle Bar Bridge. Finalists will each receive a $200 stipend, potential cash awards, and the opportunity to sell their works during the exhibits and at the Grand Finale event in May, 2015. The project and its artists will be documented in a video produced by Cole Productions and distributed statewide.
River Reflections 2014 Artist List
2-D Visual Art - Ruth Andre, Sarah Berweger, Paul Bourgeois, Kevin Brady, Sandra Campbell, Cristi Canepa, Vickie Chew, Tyler Childress, Susan Conner, Judy Day, George Allen Durkee, Libby Fife, Dave Gano, Krista Glavich, Sarah-Anne Graham, Marilyn Hinsdale, Randy Klassen, Gayle Lorraine, Ruth Morrow, Brenda L. Nasser, Judy Regnier, Ray Roberts, Connie Romano, Susan Smith, Pru Starr, Julie Trail, Leslie O. Vasquez, Marcy Wheeler
3-D Visual Art - James Aarons, Mary Anderson, Marianne Bourgeois, Danielle Brodie, Karen Crane, Rod Hanchett, Marie Martz-Mort, Edie Schembri
Dance - Cara Agustin; Literary Arts - Ed Cline, Kevin Fritson, Marilyn Pinnow, Monika Rose, Linda Toren, Muriel Zeller; Music - Grover Anderson, Lee Davis, Kat Everitt, Adam Gottstein, Meghan OKeefe, Jimbo Scott; Other Performance Art - Leslie O. Vasquez
The “River Reflections” project is a unique collaboration of local agencies, including the Calaveras Arts Council, the Foothill Conservancy, the East Bay Municipal Utilities District, and AmadorArts, the lead agency. For information, phone Terra Forgette, River Reflections Project Coordinator at 209-267-9038.
The Mokelumne River is going to become a celebrity as 50 artists start to make it the subject of their works of art which will eventually be presented to the public starting in January.