Fallbrook Art Association

127 N Fallbrook

April/May Show  through May 16th, 2021

Reception Saturday April 24, 2-4pm

See the video of this Plein Air Art Competition  by Joel Anderson


 "Grand Topiaries"  Casein, 11x14"  First Place  Plein Air Contest Award.

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

1st Annual LPAPA Squared Online Exhibition/Auction

December 7-20th, 2020 

     Auction link click here

     View Catalog click here

 "Quiet Perspectives"  Casein, 8x8"  First Place Artist Award. Go to LPAPA's online gallery for free registration Virtual Gallery Reception: LPAPA Squared All Member Show

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM
LPAPA in Residence Virtual Gallery Reception
Online Zoom Live-Streamed Event
Laguna Beach, CA

"Sunset Glaze" was accepted into the Richeson Casein 2020 Exhibit.

Richeson Gallery Casein Contest is a first of it's kind, to promote and educate on the qualities of casein painting. There were 500 contestants. This was  a studio work, painted in the times of Covid, from photos taken last summer at Sunset Cliffs, San Diego.

Pastel Society of San Diego online National Juried Show is open now until November 30th, 2020. Falling received a Third Place Award. 

"Portraits of Justice" is now open as a semi-permanent exhibition of courtroom illustration at the  Edward J. Schwartz Courthouse in downtown San Diego. Reproductions of sketches of famous trials spanning more than two centuries on display feature Bill Robles, Howard Brodie, Betty Wells, Jane Rosenberg and many others from around the country. Twenty seven artists in total working high profile cases are exhibited. I was asked to curate this exhibtion, over two years in the making, by The Learning Center of the Southern District of California and the United States District Court  Southern District of California. The exhibition includes the history of courtroom illustration, the golden era of courtroom sketching and a special section on the judges of the U.S.District Court of the Southern Distric of California. Click here for the official press release. The exhibition is part of the outreach program by the United States District Court of Southern Californai to educate the public about the judicial branch of the fedearl government. Click here for the network broadcast review by KFMB.  The  artists include: Andy AustinVicki Ellen BehringerHoward BrodieMarilyn ChurchChristine CornellIda Libby Dengrove,  Mona Shafer Edwards,  Janet HamlinWilliam J. Hennessy, Jr.,  Leo HershfieldGreg HighKrentz JohnsonCarole KabrinButch KriegerJerry Lemenu, Pat LopezArnold MeschesFranklin McMahonGary Myrick, Ruth Pollack-PappasFreda Leibowitz ReiterBill RoblesDavid RoseJane Rosenberg, Dana VerkouterenBetty WellsBrigitte Woosley. Other contributors are J.W. AugustPhoebe Hoban, Paul KruegerDouglas O. Linder  and Gina Wohlsdorf.

Photo: L to R: Detroit artist Jerry Lemenu, San Francisco Bay Area artist Vicki Ellen Behringer, Los Angeles artist Bill Robles, San Diego artist Krentz Johnson and Honorable Janis L. Sammartino at the grand opening January 23, 2020.

Filming set for The New York Times' news documentary The Weekly in an old courtroom downtown Manhattan December 2, 2019. This was an amazing courtroom. There were carved wood nooks with "In God We Trust" behind the bench, marble fireplaces, lots of big windows, and an upstairs gallery. I was invited by The New York Times to re-enact two sketches for 

"The Gallagher Effect" episode airing on FX and HULU. 

December 3, 2019 Bill Robles and I posing in front of the Courthouse after the Change of Plea hearing of Duncan Hunter. Bill and many other courtroom artists are featured at a semi-permanent exhibit that I curated for the

Edward J. Schwartz Courthouse "Portraits of Justice" opening January 23, 2020.

San Diego County Fair Art Exhibition June 1-July 4, 2019

Demo in pastel Weds Jun 12 with Pastel Society San Diego noon-4pm, and

Demo  in gouache July 1 noon-4pm in front of the Fine Arts Exhibition.

Exhibitior July 4th  sales and demo in the Garden Area 11-5pm, Area A.

Four paintings accepted in Fine Arts Exhibition.

Paint San Clemente June 22-July 25, 2019

Plein Air Quick Draw  Event Contest 3rd Place.

Paintings after the Gala June 29th on exhibit through July 25th.

Art Center in the Square

Group Show November 6 - January 4.

Clairemont Town Square Shopping Center

4809 Clairemont Drive (first storefront on the left at the Lakehurst Ave entrance)  Hours Daily: 10-6pm Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Reception Friday, November 9, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm

and Grand Opening Saturday, November 10, 10-6pm

I will Demo in pastel Sunday, November 17th, 2:30-4:30pm

Ladybug Art Studio is sponsoring this Pop-up Exhibition

Bluff Strokes Paint Out

Dubuque, Iowa, October 7-13, 2018

Nancie King Mertz, Juror

Award of Merit for Jack's

12x16" Pastel

Photo (left) of painting at Bluff Strokes Competition, Dubuque, Iowa -- On a cold stormy afternoon.  Photo by Rita Persian.

Photo (right) with Nancie King Mertz at Bluff Strokes awards banquet. Photo by Deb Otto


San Diego County Fair Art Exhibition

June 1 through July 4th, 2018

Fine Arts Exhibition

Art Demos: Pastel Demo June 14, noon-4pm with Margaret Larlham representing PSSD Gouache Demo  June 29, 3-5pm.

Plein Air Contest Participant June 21 

Pictured left: Plein Air Painting Contest "Dangle II" 

Plein Air Demo on Media Day, 2018 Pastel, 18x24".  Photo by Kate Fitzsimmons.

Autumn Sycamores, Marian Bear Park, 2018, Pastel, 9x12" First Place in Pastel,

at the Fine Arts Exhibition Hall at the fair.

Pastel Sociey of San Diego 

32nd Annual Open Juried Show

May 16-28th, 2018

Gallery 21 Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park.

"Path With Sycamores", 3rd Place award.

San Diego County Fair Art Exhibition

June 2 through July 4th, 2017

Fine Arts Exhibition 

Art Demo June 14, 3pm, With PSSD June 28, Noon-4pm.

Plein Air Contest Participant...June 22.

Meadow with Boulders, 18x24" Pastel, Honorable Mention

Mission Trails Regional Park
  July 16- August 12, 2016
Art of the Park--Pastel Society San Diego
Seven Pastelists from the PSSD--Visitor Center Gallery
Reception Saturday, July 23, 1-4pm

San Diego County Fair Art Exhibition

June 5 through July 4th, 2016

"Raining Carousel"  Pastel 3rd Place"Winter Hours"  Pastel Honorable Mention

Individual Art Demo in Pastel Wed June 8,15th

Plein Air Contest Participant...Pastel,First Place.

"Winter Hours" 19x25" Pastel, Honorable Mention

Southwestern Artists' Association

15th Annual Juried Art Show

"Top 100" March 1-15, 2016

Gallery 23 1770 Village Place San Diego, CA 92101 619-232-3522

Reception Sunday March 6, 5-7pm  Open daily 10am-4pm

"Bridge With  Pots" 5x7" Gouache, Watercolor Pencil

"Pavilion With Clouds" 6x8" Gouache, Watercolor Pencil, Third Place Miniatures.

July 1-29th "Quiet Pavilion" 18x24", Gouache/Watercolor Pencil
June 3-25th "Cabrillo" 18x24" Gouache/watercolor pencil
April 1-29th "So Koot" 6x8" Gouache/watercolor pencil
March 2-26th Two works (left, below)
Receptions First Fridays  5-8pm

NTC Liberty Station   2825 Dewey Road, #105
San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 876-4550 

"Pavilion With Cast Shadow" 12x16" Gouache/watercolor pencil
Third Place in  March Members Show


"November Pavilion" 4x6" Gouache/watercolor pencil

Honorable Mention in Miniature 

"Pavilion Portal" 9x12" Gouache

San Diego Watercolor Society February Members Show


Spanish Village

Gallery 21

Spanish Village Art Center,

Jan 25-Feb 28, 2016

Raining Carousel, 5x8",Gouache

Lake Miramar Sunset, 5x8" Gouache

Lake MIramar in Autumn, 5x8" Gouache

"Fair Enough" 18x24" Pastel OnPastelbord, First Place Award

Pastel Sociey of San Diego 

29th Annual Open Juried Show

August 12-24th

Gallery 21 Spanish Village Art Center

Balboa Park.

"Raining Carousel"25x31"Pastel on Paper

Save Our Heritage Organization  

Art of the Park

Invitational Exhibit 

Marston House

April 17 through September 2015 10-4pm

$15 for inside Exhibit at Marston House includes tour of the home.

Exhibit Dates For Gardens Exhibit is Sunday

August 16th and Sunday Sept 20th. This is a free exhibit .Oils, Watercolors, and Pastels from Krentz Johnson Plein Air Collection

                               Sunset Reflecting Pond, Pastel, 19x23"

San Diego County Fair Art Exhibition

June 5 through July 5th, 2015

"Blue Pavilion"  Pastel 3rd Place

"Mt Woodson Blue Oak"  Pastel

Individual Art Demo in Pastel Tuesday June 30th 12-2pm

Plein Air Contest Participant "Plein Fair Fountain"

Demo from 2014 San Diego County Fair photo by Shea Brandt

Mt Woodson Blue Oak, Pastel, 19x23"

Southwestern Artists' Association

14th Annual Juried Art Show

"Top 100" March 18-31, 2015

Southwestern Artists' Association, Gallery 23 1770 Village Place San Diego, CA 92101 619-232-3522 

 Open daily 10am-4pm Free admission.  

View of Miramar, Gouache, 5x7", Third Place Award



Spanish Village Gallery 21

Spanish Village Art Center,

Jan 31-March 1, 2015

Xanadu II, 5x7" Gouache

Mission Bay Susnet, 5x7", Gouache

Pastel Society San Diego--Art In The Park

Mission Trails Region Park Gallery

at the Visitor Center

Feb 28 through March 28th, 2015

Reception Saturday March 7th 1-4pm

Ten Pastelists Group Show

Balboa Park Jacarandas, Pastel, 16x20"

Hollenbeck, Pastel, 12x18"

View of Ramona, Pastel , 16x20"

Mt. Woodson Oak Study, 14x18"

Pastel Society of San Diego Membership Show

Pt. Loma/Hervey Branch Library 3701 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107

May 1-August 2, 2014

Park Reflections II 19x24" Pastel On Paper, Honorable Mention

Pastel Sociey of San Diego 

28th Annual Open Juried Show

April 2-14th, 2014

Gallery 21 Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park.

Southwestern Artists' Association

13th Annual Juried Art Show 

"Top 100"  March 2-15, 2014

Exhibiting "Reflecting Bridge", 9x12" Oil, 2014

Southwestern Artists' Association, Gallery 23 1770 Village Place

San Diego, CA 92101 619-232-3522  Open daily 10am-4pm Free admission.  


Spanish Village Gallery 21

Spanish Village Art Center,  Jan 31-March 2nd 2014 

"Footpath Mt Woodson" 2x4" Gouache 2014

"Oak Mt Woodson Meadow" 2.5 x4" Gouache 2014

Mt. Woodson White Oak 19x24" Pastel On Paper

Pastel Sociey of San Diego 

27th Annual Open Juried Show

April 24-May 26, 2013

Gallery 21 Spanish Village Art Center,

Southwestern Artists' Association

12th Annual Juried Art Show 

"Top 100"  March 2-16, 2013 

Exhibiting "San Elijo Lagoon", 9x12" Oil, 2013 Frist Place 

Southwestern Artists' Association, Gallery 23 1770 Village Place

San Diego, CA 92101 619-232-3522  Open daily 10am-4pm Free admission.  

Art in the Pines Plein Air Competition

May 4-5, 10-5pm.

"Plein Ol Torrey" 15x16" Oil on Wood  $400

At torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037

Small Image Show: Gallery 21  Spanish Village Art Center,

January 23-February 25, 2013.

Juried Show. Reception January 26th, 4-8pm.

Three works in gouache, Leslie von Kolb Memorial Award.

Group Show: Gallery 21 Exhibit at Spanish Village Art Center, January 5-12, 2013.

"Ocean Beach Wave with Pier" Pastel on Board 16x20" 

Oils and Pastels. Reception January 5th.Click here for more info