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Yosemite Renaissance 34 (2019)

Yosemite Renaissance 34 is traveling. The show has closed at Kings Art Center in Hanford, and will be on display at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock from Aug 8th through November 10th. The exhibit will travel on to its final venue, Gallery 5 in Oakhurst, opening on October 14th.

This year, 62 works by 60 artists were chosen from 640 entries.  The exhibit includes paintings, prints, textiles,  mixed media, photographs and 3-dimensional works by artists from across the country, selected to inspire a new generation of people to understand, preserve and protect our wild lands and natural places. 


Yosemite Museum Staff

Interim Chief Curator - Greg Cox

Registrar - Sara Hay

Interp - Ben Cunningham Summerfield

Interns - Brittany Puhrmann, Heather Vandergrinton

Yosemite Museum Gallery Volunteers

Tom Byde


Penny Otwell, Joan Sharma


Best of Show - $1000 award

            Wendy Tan – “Affection” 

First Place – three $500 awards

            1) Lyrinda Snyderman – “Inexorable Descent”

          2) Trowzers Akimbo – “The Otters Are Back”

          3) Bryant Austin – “I’m Here” 

 Second Place – three $300 awards

            1) Kirk Keeler – “Ice Pattern on High Sierra Pond, Eastern Sierra”

          2) Esther Eve Jacks-Grayson – “Together”

          3) Deborah Pepin – “Fall Splendor Lundy Canyon Eastern Sierras” 

Honorable Mention –five $100 awards

          1) Monique Wales – “Grand Show, Sierra Gloaming”

          2) Franka Gabler – “Fishing, Eastern Sierra”

          3) Marek Matusz – “Moon and Clouds”

          4) John Kifer – “Fire on the Merced”

          5) Pamela Hicks – “The Awe of El Cap” 

Weiss / Vocelka Award - (two $500 awards)

Donors- Derrick Vocelka and daughter Sarah Vocelka Hendrickson

In honor of mother and daughter B. Weiss and Mary Weiss-Vocelka 

          1) Denise Oyama Miller – “Bird’s Eye View”

          2) David Hoffman – “Brown Creepers No. 2” 

People’s Choice Award - $100 award

            1) Marilyn Wear - “Heading Downstream”

Email us at info@yosemiterenaissance.org or call 559-683-5551 if you have questions.