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Artists showcased at Blue Line Gallery exhibit

By: Staff report
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Six area artists were honored May 31, as hundreds of guests celebrated the opening of the Blue Line Gallery’s first regional art exhibit. “We were immediately engaged with the high caliber of visually stunning works, both representational and non-representational,” wrote jurors Myron Stephens and Brad Cordell. “As jurors it was a daunting task evaluating the number of high-quality entries.” Stephens and Cordell presented awards to the six artists, who collectively received $1,300 in cash prizes. A $600 Best of Show was awarded to Auburn artist Everett Jensen for his oil painting, “Nature’s Cafe.” Karen Fulk, a Wheatland sculptor and painter, was awarded the $300 Jurors’ Pick for her ceramic, “Bridling My Tongue.” Merit awards of $100 went to James Hirschinger of Loomis for his photograph, “Vienna Abstract;” Sherman Moore from Rocklin for his marble sclupture, “Eve;” Joon Park of Roseville for “Through an Eye of a Needle” acrylic on wood; and Sam Tubiolo of Sacramento for his large ceramic sculpture, “Salutation/Ribbed Grotto.” The Blue Line Gallery, located at 405 Vernon St. in Roseville, is open and free to the public, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tueuesday through Friday and 1-8 p.m. Saturday and until 9 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month. Free parking is located in the overhead parking garage. For more information, see www.-rosevillearts.org.