Corona, CA: Riverside Artists Win Top Juried Show Awards

Riverside artists Chick Curtis won the Best of Showand R. Mike Nichols won First Place at the 2012Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Juried Art Show. The 18 show winners were announced at a preview reception last night (May 30)at The Shops at Dos Lagos, located at Temescal Canyon Road between Weirick Road and Cajalco Road in Corona.

The prestigious Juried show, which awarded $5,000 in prizes, drew almost 400 entries from artists in 30 Southern California cities. The public can view the hundreds of Jury selected art at the Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Gallery from June 1 – 30.

This is the second consecutive Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Best of Show Award for Curtis, who won $1,000 this year for his “Break Time” Oil painting entry. First Place winner R. Mike Nichols received $500 for his“TopsyTurvey” Watercolor entry.DureeWassem of Corona won the $400 Second Place Award for her “Beat the Heat” Oil painting and Erica Cordero of Riverside won the $300 Third Place Award for her “Hope in Her Eyes” Mixed Media entry. Richard Wynne, Lake Elsinore, won two $200 Honorable Mention Awards for his “Dance Night” and “Tango de Amor” entries.

Corona artists winning $200 Honorable Mention Awards include:

• WildaCerny: “Best Friends”Oil

• Andrea Cruz:“Contemplation” Oil

• Susan De'Armond: “ Succulents” Watercolor

• Ana L.M.Gonzalez:“Corona Ice Service” Oil

• Claudia Kilby: “Incarnation” Oil

• Michael Thompson:“Molly”Acrylic

• Kimberly Wlassak:“Mi Corazon por Alicia” Mixed Media

Riverside $200 Honorable Mention Winners include:

• Joan Coffey: “Cold Drink on a Hot Day”Oil

• ada m. passaro: “Radiance” Pastel

• Anita Silvestri: “Trapped” Mixed Media

Other $200 Honorable Mention winnersareNoreenRing from Fallbrook for her Mixed Media “Man Over Moon Over Moon” and Steven J. Mueller of Perris for his photography entry titled “Accident.”
The 2012 Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Jurors for the show were Martin Betz, Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Exhibits Director and Brigitte Schlemmer, Director of Fallbrook School of the Arts.
Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Gallery Opens Friday

Admission is free to the Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Juried Art Show Gallery from June 1 – 30. The Gallery, located at The Shops a Dos Lagosnear Anthropologie, Z Gallerie and the new children’s play area, is open Fridays 3 – 7 p.m., Saturdays 12 – 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 – 5 p.m.

Most of the Juried show art from Southern California artists isavailable for purchase. Artists receive70% of artwork sales, with 15% donated to the Corona Art Association, and 15% to the Riverside Arts Council. Visitors to the Gallery can register for the chance to win tickets to the upcoming Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters.

The public can also view the Heart Gallery portrait exhibit. The professional portrait exhibit features foster children in need of “forever homes.” Visit for more information about the Heart Gallery of Riverside.

Summer Arts at Dos Lagosis the Corona center’s June celebration of music, art, theater and dance. Visit to view the month long Summer Arts at Dos Lagos schedule. For information on future ART events at The Shops at Dos Lagos send an email to

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