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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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Call to Artists: 10th Annual 2016 Au Naturel Exhibition at Clatsop Community College

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Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, announces the 2016 International Juried Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, invites entries. The 2016 Au Naturel exhibit will open on Thursday, January 21, 2016 and continues through March 10, 2016.

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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 Opens at CCC Art Center Gallery

James McComas, Superior, CO: Diana, Oil on Linen, 24x18

James McComas, Superior, CO: Diana, Oil on Linen, 24×18 Cynthia Yatchman, Seattle, WA: Carapaces, Mixed Media, 12×12 Nicole Jeffords, Austin, TX: Arden, Oil on Canvas, 28×22 Reed Clarke, Portland, OR: Apparition Number Four, Oil on Canvas, 42×42 Patrick Kernan, Portland, OR: Amanda, Watercolor and Pastel Pencil, 21×14 Chris Sheridan, Seattle, WA: Beyond the Boundary of the Hedge: Margarita and His Errand, Oil on Canvas, 54×40 The ninth annual international juried exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century will be on display from January 22 through March 5, 2015 at Clatsop Community College’s Art Center 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 29, at

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Call to Artists: 2015 Au Natural Exhibition

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…Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, announces the 2015 International Juried Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, and invites entries.

The Au Naturel competition is open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, or printmaking medium with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Entrants must be 18 years or older, and student work created under instruction is ineligible. Submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Due to the special focus of this exhibit, photography is not eligible. Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Visit www.aunaturelart.com to view artwork from previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information

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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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Au Naturel Opens at CCC Art Center Gallery

Au Naturel - Image of mixed media Painting by Annie Heisey

The eighth annual international juried exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century opens January 23rd at Clatsop Community College’s Art Center Gallery located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR. The show will run through March 20th, 2014. A reception honoring the selected artists will be held on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 pm. A No-Host Post-Reception party at the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro, at 243 11th Street in downtown Astoria, will immediately follow the reception.

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Call To Artists For The Eighth Annual Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition Host

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The Au Naturel competition is open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking medium with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making.

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Au Naturel Exhibit: People’s Choice Award

Blash, by Michael Reedy

Throughout the duration of the exhibit, February 21st through March 28th, all visitors were invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award. After the close of the exhibit, all votes were tallied and Michael Reedy’s Blash received the greatest number of votes.

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