The Art Alliance of Idyllwild held a “Winter Solstice” Art Show last Saturday with judged, themed art and 150 pieces of artwork by 48 artists. A winter wonderland gallery was set up in the Town Hall all within a matter of a few hours.

Christine Dodd, judge for the event, commented “I had a hard time choosing ribbon winners because of the high quality of submissions.” Dodd is the creative director for the Palm Springs Art Patron and Laguna Beach Art Patron magazines.

She awarded the following ribbons:

Ribbon Title Winner

Best in Show“Bouquet”Valentina Lamdin

Best Theme“Solstice Glow on Trees”Carol Landry

People’s Choice“Winter Wedding”Donna Elliot

Category         Ribbon                                Title                                         Winner

Best in Show                     “Bouquet”                               Valentina Lamdin

Best Theme                       “Solstice Glow on Trees”    Carol Landry

People’s Choice               “Winter Wedding”                 Donna Elliot

Wearable Art  1st                                         “Starry, Starry Night”             Martha Lumia

“Ice Flow”                               Judy Aussenhofer

“Starry Winter Night”             Julie Roy

3D Art               1st                                         “Close Your Eyes”                Cher Townsend

2nd                                        “Guardian”                             Kirk Evans

3rd                                        “Northern Lights”                  Scott Finnell

Honorable Mention          “Compass Rose”                 Jeff Boone

2D Art               1st                                         “Dogs”                                    Jessica Schiffman

2nd                                        “A Great Reptilian Mother”  George Companiott

3rd                                        “Cowboy Sunrise”                Susan Eyer-Anderson

Honorable Mention          “Leading Me Down the Garden Path”       Lorel Cornman

Honorable Mention          Four Years of Rain               Jana McCullough

Photograph    1st                                         “Waiting for a Blessing”      Peter Szabadi

2nd                                        “Resilience”                           Caryn Gilbert

3rd                                        “Winter Aspen”                      Lissa Evans

Honorable Mention          Lily Winter                              Bill Sperling

View photos of the winning entries and the judge’s comments about each on the AAI’s Facebook page @ArtAllianceIdyllwild.

Cher Townsend’s work, “Close Your Eyes,” was the first-place winner in the 3D art category at last week’s “Winter Solstice” Art Show for the Art Alliance of Idyllwild.


The first-place art work in the 2D category at the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s “Winter Solstice” Art Show was Jessica Schiffman’s “Dogs.”


Carol Landry won Best Theme for “Solstice Glow on Trees.”


Best in Show went to Valentina Lamdin for “Bouquet.”


First-place for Photograph went to Peter Szabadi for “Waiting for a Blessing.”


First-place for Wearable Art went to Martha Lumia’s “Starry, Starry Night.” Photos by Peter Szabadi