Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) sponsored an award at the Art in the Redwoods festival in 2006, for the fifth year in a row.A cash prize of $100 contributed by the Friends of the Gualala River was given to the artist who best captured the ecology of the Sonoma-Mendocino coast, as determined by the festival judges.
Congratulations to artist Marylou Schingler for her award-winning oil painting “Lyell Fork – Late Summer,” which won the first place award for oil & acrylic paintings, as well as the Environmental Award sponsored by Friends of the Gualala River.
“Lyell Fork – Late Summer”
by Marylou Schingler
The art exhibit is on display at the Gualala Arts Center through September 3 (although Ms Schingler’s painting is no longer on display, having been purchased by a fortunate art patron). There is no charge to see the exhibit, which is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays, and from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on weekends.