By Art Alliance of Idyllwild
Art Alliance of Idyllwild (AAI) held its “Eye of the Artist” event on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Jasmine Peck judged over 60 pieces of art in four categories: 2-D, 3-D, wearable art and photography with ribbons also going to the Best of Show and Best Theme.
Peck is the ceramics teacher at Idyllwild Arts Academy and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Peck shared, “It was hard to choose with so many quality pieces of art.”
Locals and visitors purchased raffle tickets and placed them into boxes at the pieces of art they wanted to win. In addition to these art offerings, the event also had over 60 silent auction items donated by artists and local businesses.
The setting in IdyPark offered the perfect outdoor venue for this event with ample spacing, beautiful views and perfect weather. AAI thanks Shane Stewart for allowing the use of the park for the event.
The money raised during this event will be used for art education, grants, art events, exhibitions, public art projects, art classes for home-schooled students and to support the new AAI Art Gallery and Visitors Center.
AAI thanks our generous and talented artists, the judge and the volunteers for the smooth running of this event. We are grateful to many businesses who donated silent auction items and the community for its support.
As AAI’s only fundraising event this year, the funds are essential to the organization.
For more information about AAI or to join, visit www.artinidyllwild.org. AAI has “Art Lover” memberships starting at only $40 — no need to be an artist to support art in Idyllwild.