Brushstrokes 2017

Exhibits // Brushstrokes 2017

May 19 - Jul 2

Overview // In conjunction with The Painters Group, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art presents Brushstrokes 2017, its biennial juried painting exhibition on view from May 19 – July 2, 2017. This year’s exhibition was open to artists across California.

Exhibition juror David Limrite selected 53 paintings from 241 images submitted. He wrote, “I chose work that, for me, best represents mature and accomplished expressions of creativity, art making and mastery of the chosen medium. I looked for work that exhibited the highest quality, in terms of execution and craftsmanship. I chose work that displayed consistency and strength in the foundations of picture making including: value, color, shape, texture, edge quality, mark-making and drawing skill. I was particularly interested in work that was spatially well organized and strong in design and composition… The paintings that I chose were all paintings that I deeply responded to and would like to live with.”

David Limrite received a degree in fine art from San Diego State University and a degree in illustration from Art Center College of Design. He taught drawing and painting at Art Center College of Design and at the Brentwood Art Center where he was also the Director of Education for twenty-three years. He is a practicing artist who also teaches workshops and coaches other artists.

Brushstrokes 2017 is a biennial exhibit sponsored by The Painters Group, one of the five artist groups affiliated with the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Its mission is to connect artists with other artists, to support members by providing a sense of community and atmosphere conducive to artistic experimentation and learning, and to provide a forum where member artists can participate in exhibitions and workshops.

Related Programming:
Monday, May 15 at 7 PM: Film screening of Ross Bleckner: Remember Me. Suggested donation $5 members, $7 general includes refreshment.

Thursday, June 1 at 12 PM: Art at High Noon with juror David Limrite. Free and open to the public.

TPG Meeting before David Limrite's Art at High Noon tour. Thursday, June 1 from 11 AM — 12 PM. Nybak Wing.

Details // An opening reception will take place on Friday, June 2 in conjunction with Art After Dark. Free and open to the public.

Banner image (left to right): Indignation, Lena Rushing; Le Petit Arbre, Larry Kappen; The Juggler's Diary, Craig Coss. Homepage image: What is Beyond Us, Jeanne Miller.