Word is that attendance was “heavy” at the Los Gatos Plein Air event, which concluded on June 21. Best of Show went to a familiar name. 

“Backyard Garden,” by John Guernsey. Best of Show.

John Guernsey took top honors for his piece “Backyard Garden.” Second Place was won by Yer Za Vue, for “Calero Reservoir,” and Wayne McKenzie earned Third Place for his painting “Fun Day.”

Brenda Boylan paints a street scene.

The Artists’ Choice Award was won by Will Maller for “Vasona Delight.” Honorable Mention awards were given to Tonya Zenin and Brenda Boylan. Paul Kratter served as juror.

Artists at the VIP gala associated with the Los Gatos event, from left: Yong Hongzhong, Kat Sowa, Anton Pavlenko, Yer Za Vue, Brenda Boylan, and Timothy Tien. 

The event, sponsored by the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club, attracted 34 artists from various states. “The event is a well-organized, artist-friendly event that offers up some great scenery and hospitality,” reports Boylan.


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