Mosaic giraffe takes top honors at annual 927 Art Show
Once again, area artists have come up with an eye-catching array of offbeat entries for Cambria’s Prefix 927 Art Show. Often humorous, sometimes zany and always creative, these works fit right in with the annual exhibition’s non-traditional theme.
This year’s winners were announced at the show’s opening reception Friday, Sept. 1, at the Cambria Center for the Arts.
Sally Hogan captured first place for her 4 1/2-foot-tall mosaic sculpture titled “Felipe La Fleur: Wooden Mexican Carousel Giraffe.”
Second place went to Tish Rogers for her “Around and Around We Go” mixed-media sculpture (a carousel horse). Art Van Rhyn took third place for his “The Tweeter” (a mixed-media sculpture), while Patrick Dennis placed fourth with his “For the Birds” mixed-media piece (branches filled with birds and small paintings).
The awards also included five honorable mentions: Kathi Rippe (“Techies in Cyber Space,” sculpture); Lana Cochrun (“Hole in One,” acrylic painting); Tom Murphy (“Envy,” acrylic painting); Terry Ogden (“The Thinker,” photograph); and Rosemary Pisciotta (“Rustico,” mixed collage).
The show’s juror was Timothy Roche, Cambria artist, instructor, and past president of the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the Allied Arts Association of Cambria.
Prefix 927 continues at the Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., through Sept. 24. The gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.