Jurors Selected for 2017 Fall Competition and Member Showcase

We are pleased to announce our Jury Panel for the 2017 Online Fall Competition and Member Showcase.

        William Suys - Biography

Catherine Fasciato             Sharon Weaver           William Suys

William Suys

William Suys is an award winning artist. In addition to being a CPAP Painting Ambassador he is also a Signature Member and Director of Oil Painters of America. His awards include:

  • Winner, Best in Show - Salon International at the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art 2013
  • Award of Excellence - Animal, Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried Exhibition, 2016
  • Honorable Mention - Animal, Oil Painters of America 26th National Juried Exhibition, 2017
  • PleinAir Magazine Award - Best Sense of Mystery, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational 2016 
  • Award of Excellence - Best Wildlife, Oil Painters of America 2015 Salon
  •  Judge's Choice Award from Steve Doherty, Editor, Plein Air Magazine-Olmsted Plein Air Invitational 2015
  • Winner, 2nd Place -- Richeson International Still Life & Florals 2017
  • Signature member, Oil Painters of America
  • Awards Juror for 2014 Richeson75 Figure & Portrait competition. $10,000 top prize
  • Awards Juror for 2016 'First Brush of Spring' Plein Air 2016-New Harmony, IN
  • Awards Juror for 2016 Plein Air Cedarburg-Cedarburg, WI
  • Awards Juror for January 2017 Bold Brush Competition
  • “Editor’s Choice Award” - American Art Collector Magazine, Salon International 2013
  • "BoldBrush Award" BoldBrush painting competition 2014
  • First Place, Jack Richeson 'Animals, Birds & Wildlife' Exhibition 2012
  • Third Place, Jack Richeson 'Animals, Birds & Wildlife' Exhibition 2016
  • Dual Finalist/Finalist - Art Renewal Center International Salon 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2012/2013, 2011/2012
  • Oil Painters of America National Exhibition 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010
  • Portrait Society of America, Certificate of Excellence** 2001, 2002
  • Included in "Today's Masters" - Fine Art Connoisseur, March/April 2013, February 2014

Sharon Weaver:

Sharon Weaver is an award winning artist and also one of our Painting Ambassadors. Her partial list of honors and awards include:

  • Oil Painters of America 20th National Juried Exhibition, OPA at Devin Galleries, Coeur D' Alene, ID 2011
  • LPAPA 2016 Welcome Spring, Honorable Mention for Parker Lake
  • 2015 San Dimas Festival of Arts, Bronze Medal for Arboretum Reflection
  • 2012 Small Works Show SFVAC, Whites Gallery Best of Show for San Simeon Coast 
  • 2011 Winter Juried Show SFVAC, NoHo Pac, Best of Show Along the Kern River
  • Spring 2011 Exhibition at Gallery 800, Best of Show for Hangin' at the Mini Mart
  • Spring 2011 Exhibition at Gallery 800, 2nd Place for Dana Point Harbor Boats
  • Carmel Art Festival 2011, Honorable Mention for Harbor Reflections judged by Jean Stern, Curator for the Irvine Museum 
  • 2010 VAG Fall Exhibition, First Place for Morning Hits the Rocks
  • Viva L’Art, Canson Merchant Award for Autumn Path judged by David Gallup 
  • 2009 Paint America top 100, National Juried Competition, Paint America Assoc. 
  • Thousand Oaks Art Association 2009 Open Juried Show, Honorable Mention for Morning on the Rocks judged by Michael Zakian, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
  • Victor Celebrates the Arts, Merchants Award for Light Reflections

Catherine Fasciato

Catherin is represented by Benicia Plein Air Gallery in Benica and Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA and is a member of Arts Benicia,, Benicia Plein Air Painters, California Art Club (Associate Member),  American Impressionist Society (Associate Member), Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters (Signature Member) and California Plein Air Painters (Painting Ambassador)e Fasciato is an award winning artist and Painting Ambassador.

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