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Yosemite Renaissance 34 (2019)

Yosemite Renaissance 34 is traveling. The show has closed at Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, and is now showing at Gallery 5 in Oakhurst, through November 17th. There will be a gala “Closing Reception” on Saturday October 19th from 5 to 8 pm with Live music by Good Medicine.

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.