Winners honored in Truckee amateur art show ‘pARTicipate’ |

Winners honored in Truckee amateur art show ‘pARTicipate’

The Office BOSS art show coordinator Brian Shepp, left, and Eric Anderson , one of the art show's first-place winners.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Eric Anderson and Ben Anderson-Flint (no relation) were the first-place winners at the amateur art show, pARTicipate 2015, sponsored by The Office BOSS. Awards were presented at the art opening and reception April 16 at The Office BOSS Mail Center, next to the Truckee Safeway.

Ben Anderson-Flint won the 14 and Under category with his photograph “Rainy Snow Storm.” Ben’s stormy image is mounted on distressed wood and really captured the show’s theme, Spirit of the Sierra.

Eric Anderson’s acrylic painting of downtown Truckee brought many compliments for a striking combination of realism and impressionism. Eric Anderson is an architect by trade and an artist by hobby, and his story is one that many entrants relayed.

“Although I’ve been dabbling in painting for many years, this is the first time I’ve submitted my work to any sort of show,” Anderson said.

Chief juror of the show was local artist Cathee van Rossem St. Clair. St. Clair is an award-winning artist, published author and illustrator and has been an Artist in Residence with local schools for more than 25 years, touching the lives of thousands of kids.

She is affectionately known to students as the Egg Lady because she leads the Egg Painting Workshop for district fourth-graders.

In the 14 and Under category, Honorable Mentions were given to Skyler Kawecki-Muonio, Lara Huml, Zoe Huml and Girl Scouts from Troop No. 116 — Margaret Peet, Mikaela Prestowitz, Elena Prisco, Emily McAmis, Rhiannon Moore and Emma Swalander.

In the 15 and Over category, Honorable Mentions were awarded to Evan Blake for his pen and ink “Side Mirror,” and Jim Schmidt for his fused glass fish.

St. Clair noted each entry for its distinguishing characteristic. Everyone received positive encouragement and a gift bag with art supplies from The Office BOSS Mail Center. All submissions are available for public viewing at The Office BOSS Mail Center until May 16.

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