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The Siskiyou Artists Association Held Their 64th Annual Art Show

Written By Shareen Strauss

SNN Correspondent

The Siskiyou Artists Association held their 64th annual art show during Siskiyou Arts Museum's Second Saturday on September 10th.The exhibit consists of multi-media work from twenty-four area artists which are on display at Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir through November 5th.

During the reception which drew art enthusiasts from around the county, the Siskiyou Artists Association president, Betty Swartz, presented Etna High School Salutatorian graduate, Savannah Miller, with a $1,000 art scholarship to help her pursue her art career. Present to accept the scholarship was her father, Jay Martin, as Savannah Miller is already attending the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia. Miller also has some of her artwork in the show.

Many of the artists were in attendance with some of their original works donated to the traditional "silent auction" that helps fund the association's Art Scholarship which is awarded annually. Also, by popular vote, there is a Viewers' Favorite to be chosen for next year's postcard announcement of this event.

This year, the show is critiqued by Redding artist, Barbara Enochian with her comments available to review at the exhibit. Barbara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from UC Berkeley. She also attended Shasta College in Redding for eight years and has been teaching art since.

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Shareen Strauss

During the reception of the 64th Annual Artists Association Show, Siskiyou Artists Association President Betty Swartz along with Bea Duran-Whiteman presents a $1000 scholarship to Jay Martin (middle) who accepted the award on behalf of his daughter Savanah Miller who is already attending the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia.

Savanah Miller graduated salutatorian at Etna High School majoring in art earlier this year. The Siskiyou Artists Association has been giving out scholarships for approximately 22 years.

Allen raises his glass of wine with his wife, Dorothea Schoenstein over her oil painting "Ode to Georgia O'Keefe: A Heavenly Blanket"

With a master's from UC in Art and a Ph.D. from UNY, Dorothea had a high-end art gallery called Barlett Fine Arts in Pleasanton, California for 18 years where she was an art appraiser and restoration of oil paintings.

Holding a picture of his daughter, Jay Martin stands next to Savanah Miller's artwork displayed at Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir at the 64th Annual Artists Association Show. He also is displaying the $1000 scholarship that she won on the opening day of the art show. The show is open to the public through November 5th.

Karen Copsey stands next to three oil paintings of buildings and streets in China where she has visited. As an architect, she enjoys painting cities and buildings from photos.

To jazz up one of the paintings, she painted the Ukrainian flag on top of a building. Copsey has been part of the annual show committee for the Siskiyou Artists Association's 64th Annual Art Show at Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir for the past 4 years. The show goes through till November 5th.

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