2015 Sponsors


18th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition

July 30 - August 23, 2015


Paso Robles Art Association
The Showroom Gallery
1130 Pine Street
Paso Robles, CA 93447
(805) 238-5473


Myrna Wacknov, Juror

Kate Burridge, Show Director
Janice Pluma, Exhibition Director




Exhibition Contents





Introduction by Janice Pluma, Exhibition Director


Welcome back to The Showroom gallery in Paso Robles, California for the 18th Annual Open Exhibition of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.


This is the fourth year that the eagerly anticipated exhibit has been presented in this venue. It’s the second year that entries have been limited to smaller works. The quality of work submitted continues to prove that small can be mighty. The visual punch of approximately 60 acrylic paintings brings an excitement to this intimate gallery that draws in scores of excited visitors. It is certainly a favorite in this community! The Paso Robles Art Association and the ISAP committee thank this year’s juror, Myrna Wacknov for her excellent choices. We are proud to display these paintings.


Congratulations to all the entrants and award winners! Special thanks to the hardworking people who helped to make the show a reality and especially to ISAP for this wonderful partnership.




Juror's Statement


It is always an honor and a serious responsibility to jury any art competition. Having entered many shows, I know the emotional investment that each entry represents. We are elated when our painting is accepted, crestfallen when it is not! I want to commend everyone who took a risk and entered the show. Do not be discouraged if your painting did not make it into this year’s show. Every exhibit should be a wonderful learning experience, as an exhibitor and/or as a viewer. To that end, if you would like to learn more about my evaluation of your painting, I am happy to share my thoughts with you. Art is one of those wonderful activities in life where growing and learning has no limits.


Jurying a show is always subjective, but I strive to eliminate as much personal bias as possible. There were four categories of criteria considered, with 1 to 5 possible points for each one. Content (story or emotional impact), Composition (design), Originality and Technique were what I was evaluating. Every artist has a different hierarchy of how they would rank the importance of these different aspects of painting. I personally feel originality is more important than technique, but that is a personal bias. For this show, all four categories had equal weight. I added up the points and 15 or better was accepted. Congratulations to those artists and to those who received awards.


For me, the true value of art is in the activity itself. The sheer joy of sloshing paint or making marks, exploring color, expressing ideas, discovering surprises and getting lost for hours in a magical world is far more important than the final result. Enjoy the process, love your time creating, strive to always learn more and you will always be the winner!



Myrna Wacknov

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International Open Exhibition Sponsor Awards

Cash Awards:

$1500……ISAP First Place/Best of Show

$1000……ISAP Second Place

$500……..ISAP Third Place

$300……..ISEA Award for Most Experimental

$250..........Burridge Studio Award

Material Awards:*

Sub/Article..Acrylic Artist Magazine


$500.........Vermont Art Supply

$300..........M Graham & Company

$296.........Chroma Acrylics

$200.........Citra Solv

$200.........Savioir Faire

$175.........Creative Catalys + International Artist Magazine + Matboard and More

$150.........Jack Recheson & Company

$150.........French Canvas

$150.........Nova Color Artists Acrylic Paint + Matboard and More

$100.........Ampersand Art Supply

$100……..Golden Artist Colors

$100……..Jerry's Artarama

$100…......Venus Studios Art Supply

* Awarded as a merchandise certificate





Artist Index



Sponsor Award

Donna AbbateThe Aviary Dance - Madame Galina
Denise AthanasLowcountry Impressions XIX ISEA Award for Most Experimental
Skip BaileyIn Memorium Nova Color Artists Acrylic Paint, Matboard and More
Keith BarnettCapsaicin Addict
Ross BechtCorner Seat
K. BellD'face
Arnor BieltvedtSunshine at the Beach
Patricia CairnsCliffhangerISAP First Place/Best of Show
Kellee ConradNight Storm
Bob CronkMeeting at the White House Pub Ampersand
Rick DelantyHideaway
Marilyn DizikesSunset ISAP Third Place
Joan DorrillLand of Turquoise Creative Catalyst, International Artist Magazine, Matboard and More
Roberta DyerBubbles 001
G EliotLife in a Box French Canvas
Kathy ElliottDeparture Jerry's Artarama
Maureen FarrellMoving Forward Holbein
Kathryn FehligMountain Ash Crown Acrylic Artist Magazine
Elizabeth Fontaine-BarrOff The Path
Christine FortnerTemperate Zone
Peter GoochPorpoise Bay NZ - Yellow Jack Richeson & Company
Nancy GraeberIn times of Unrest Burridge Studio Award
Susan GrinelsBCR 5
Mel Grunaumezzo forte
Lynne HardwickPentimento IV
Paul HitchenMidOcean Alone
Kelli Money HuffTide
Toby KleinRock & A Hard Place
Jessica KovanWake Up
Maggie LevyLooking Into the Fire Venus Studios Art Supply
Pam LittleChoteau Sunset
Carol MansfieldLand Marks
Georgia MansurWaters Edge
Sue MarrazzoJet Stream
Linda McAllisterAbandoned
Ellen McMahillFrom Within
Kathleen MooneyAges of the Moon Citra Solv
Pat Moseuk52nd Street Chroma Acrylics
Mari O'BrienFor Spock
Frank OlivaSerenity
Janice PlumaProgression
Meredith RegalFlight Lesson
Sarah RichardsOrange Pekoe
Rebecca RielFire Song - Red Winged Blackbird ISAP Second Place
Rick RuarkRobie House Planter
Deborah RussellQuail and Poppy Fanscape Savoir Faire
Jason SacranHealing
Janice SchaefferSky Fall
Susie Seitz-KingShe Was Getting All Fired Up
Jerry SmithEastside Reflections Vermont Art Supply
James StewartFall Creek
Leslie TejadaCosm #39: Nagis
Jo ToyeAfter the Fair
Anri TsutsumiA Midsummer Daydreaming #3
Nancy VestArizona
Martha WakefieldCircling Below I M Graham & Company
Carolyn WarmSunSideman Golden Artist Colors
Barbara WilliamsChinoiserie


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