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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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January 30, 2013 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stefan Baumann or Kris Baxter   800.511.1137 [email protected] [email protected] RED BLUFF, California (January  30, 2014) Local artist Stefan Baumann won a Blue Ribbon and took 1st place in the Painting Division at the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale’s Western Art Show.  His landscape oil painting titled “The Drag Rider” tells the visual story of a rider on horseback rounding up a calf that was lost in the high chaparral.  This painting  dramatically portrays the end of a day in the life of a cowboy with Baumann’s sensitive and effective use of light throughout the painting.  Stefan…

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