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Carnegie Art Showcase To Open In July


From more than 200 entries, jurors have selected 88 works — including art from 10 Merced County artists — that will be on display in the annual Carnegie Art Showcase exhibition taking place this summer at the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock.

The juried exhibition is a celebration of artistic excellence, awarding a total of $2,350 in prize money.

The show will be on view in the CAC’s Ferrari Gallery from July 5 through Sept. 3, and a free public reception will take place on Friday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m.

Works in all media were submitted by artists from Northern and Central California. The final group selected for exhibition includes works by 54 artists representing 21 different communities. They include Merced artists: Linda Abbott, Amy Bultena, Katherine Crossley, Jennifer Fosgate, Kate Jackson, Carole Kamerer, Loren Lukens, Eddie O. Rodriguez; Atwater artist Christopher Viney; and Snelling artist Roberta Gray.

The exhibition is open to entries in all media, which this year include paintings, watercolors, drawings, stained glass, ceramics, wood, photographs, fiber arts, collage, mixed media, and digital works.

CAC Director Lisa McDermott says that the exhibition “represents the wide range of creativity that we find in the visual arts of this region. We are reaching more artists every year and seeing an increasing variety in the works we get to feature.”

She points to the selection of many established local artists for the show, as well as a number of artists who are appearing in the CAC galleries for the first time. “This is what makes the show unique and exciting every year,” she said.


Judges for the 2022 Art Showcase are:

Lauren Baines, Interim Director, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University

Richard Gomez, painter & faculty member in the Global Arts Studies Program, UC Merced

Jake Weigel, multi-disciplinary artist & sculptor, Art Department faculty member, CSU Stanislaus


The Carnegie Arts Center is located at 250 N. Broadway in Downtown Turlock. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: $7 general; $5 seniors/students; free for Carnegie members and children 12 & under. Website:

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