PAINTER OF THE YEAR 2015
Judge Leo Fuchs awarded the 1st place ribbon for the 2015 Painter of the Year to Ron Hanner for his painting “Buckhorn Cove” with the following comment: “Well handled, shows consistency and continuity, confidence and rhythm.”
Alicia Siegler received Second Place for “Cliff Town.” The Judge said, “A good painting. Executed with confidence. The artist knew where they were going and moved, and was able to bring in strong darks without using black.”
David Stokes received Third Place for “Tanahlot”, “Well done, shows expertise and confidence.”
This year’s winners were chosen by Judge Leo Fuchs at the May General Meeting. He also offered commentary on all of this year’s entries in the Painter of the Year Competition.
Leo Fuchs is currently director of arts education for SELMA (SUPPORT and EDUCATION for LOCAL MUSIC and ART) a philanthropic organization headquartered in Palm Desert and serving the entire Coachella Valley.