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Au Naturel 2016 Exhibition Opens at CCC Royal Nebeker Art Gallery

Au Naturel 2016 Exhibition : Bruce Erikson, Maineville, OH; Music Pausing for Love, Oil, 11" x 14"

CCC Celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of Au Naturel

The tenth annual international juried exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century will be on display from January 21 through March 10, 2016 at Clatsop Community College’s Royal Nebeker Gallery located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR. Gallery hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The gallery is open on Sundays and holidays by appointment only. A reception honoring the selected artists will be held on Thursday, January 28, at 6:00 pm.

Royal Nebeker, Gearhart, OR: Faster, Drawing/wash, 9.5” x 6.5”

The Au Naturel 2016 exhibition marks the competition’s tenth consecutive year and is being held in memory of Royal Nebeker, internationally renowned artist and beloved instructor who taught at Clatsop Community College for over 30 years and who served as the first juror for the

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CCC Announces Au Naturel People’s Choice Award

Diana, by James McComas, wins Clatsop Community college Au Naturel People's Choice Award

James McComas(Superior, CO, USA)Diana, Oil on Linen, 24×18

Voters selected Jim McComas’ oil on linen piece entitled Diana for the People’s Choice Award in this year’s international juried show Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, which was recently on display in the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery.

 

All gallery visitors were invited to cast a vote for their favorite piece. Upon being notified that his painting Diana received the greatest number of votes, the artist responded, “I felt privileged simply to be juried into this year’s Au Naturel and I feel doubly so to have received the People’s Choice Award.”

 

This is not the first time that the artist has been selected to exhibit in the Au Naturel; he was also chosen to exhibit two of his paintings in the 2013 exhibit. In describing what he calls “an interesting little back story” about

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Au Naturel People’s Choice Award Announced

Image of Clatsop Community College "Au Naturel" People's Choice Award winning painting, Prey, 44”x30” Watercolor, by Alexandra Becker-Black (Portland, OR USA)

Prey44”x30” Watercolor Alexandra Becker-Black(Portland, OR USA)

Voters selected Alexandra Becker-Black’s watercolor painting entitled Prey for the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century exhibit at Clatsop Community College.

Throughout the duration of the show, which opened on January 23rd and was on display through March 20th, visitors were invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award.

In her artist statement, Becker-Black explains that she “aspires to capture an ethereal beauty that transcends reality by using the body itself as an emotional medium,” and “finds beauty to be subtle, simple, elegant, and pure, stripped down to reveal the bare essence of what is true.”

Becker-Black studied art at both PNCA and OCAC in Portland as well as overseas in Italy, earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2007, and is currently based in Portland. For additional information

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2014 Au Naturel Reception and Awards

Artists pictured left to right:BACK ROW: Lisa Taylor (Dublin, CA), Andrea Moni (Irvine, CA), Ben Rosenberg (Portland, OR), Deborah Shapiro (Tigard, OR), Patrick Kernan (Portland, OR), Georganne Watters (Rhododendron, OR), Bethany Rowland (Portland, OR), Reed Clarke (Portland, OR), Evan Degenfelder (Lebanon, OR), Joseph Besch (Portland, OR)MIDDLE ROW: Michael Kelly (Beaverton, OR), V.E. Long (Angwin, CA), Soo Ock Ryu(Katy, TX), Ellen Soderquist (Dallas, TX), Alexandra Becker-Black (Portland, OR)FRONT ROW: CCC’s Kristin Shauck, Founding Director of the Au Naturel international competition and Charles Froelick, the 2014 Au Naturel juror and owner/director of Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR.ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: James Archer (not shown, Portland, OR), Annie Heisey (not shown, Portland, OR)

The opening reception of Clatsop Community College’s eighth annual juried art exhibit, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century was held Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the CCC Art Center Gallery.

This year, artists from 28 states, the

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CCC Announces the 2013 Opening of Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century

Clatsop Community College is proud to announce that the artwork selected for the seventh annual international competition Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century is on display at CCC’s Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR. The Au Naturel exhibit will run from February 21st through March 28th, 2013.

 

The CCC Art Center Gallery will host a reception honoring the selected artists on Thursday, March 7th at 6:00 pm. This year’s juror, Clint Brown, will be present to give a gallery talk. Awards to be announced at the reception include cash prizes, purchase awards, a solo show award to be held during the 2013-2014 exhibition season, and a select number of workshop awards. The Bridgewater Bistro and Clemente’s Restaurant are generously providing hors d’oeuvres for the event, and Erikson Floral Company is generously providing flowers. A No-Host Post-Reception party at the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro, at

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