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Open air painting in the time of sheltering at home

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
School is Out, Summer Begins, second place, oil painting by Sasha Syssoeva.

By Jan Theriault

Once each year artists in the area are challenged by Two Rivers Gallery to paint outdoors and to paint a subject we may all recognize. 

This year was different as we have been encouraged to stay at home due to the pandemic. The goal was to paint something in your yard. 

Willie Kunkel chose to paint a motorcycle sitting in his yard and that won him first place and $200. 

Willie is a self taught artist and is his first time entering the contest. He is graduating from nursing school at Wenatchee Valley College in August hoping to be hired at a large hospital.

Coming in second place is Sasha Syssoeva who painted School is Out, Summer Begins. This is the second year that she has won the $100 prize.

Sasha learned oil painting in Russia and WVC.

Brad Brisbine chose to paint a fountain in his back yard that won him a Third Place, $50 prize. Brad has participated in the Paint-Out every year and has often been in the top three. He is a well known painter and architect of the Pybus Market and other local businesses.

Two Rivers Gallery is now open and showing the artworks of many local and regional artists.

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