Sagebrush Cafe would like to thank all the artists and art fans that came out to the opening reception of the Sagebrush Cafe Invitational Art Show, a gallery show drawing on the many and diverse talents of artists in the Antelope Valley.
Gabriel Baber – 1st
Aponte – 2nd prize
Michael Jones – 3rd prize
Joanne McCubrey – Honorable Mention
Each prize winner received a cash award and a series of handshakes, congratulations and appreciations. The opening reception had a decent turn-out from the community considering that it had to be held early on a hot Saturday evening in late July (not the best recipe for gathering a crowd in the Antelope Valley).
The art submitted is, by and large, a collection of bright colors, a dynamic sense of motion and there is a noticeable trend toward freedom. Where some gallery shows impress with art that seems to have striven for and achieved a sense of calm stasis, this show presents a lively sensibility that has little interest in stasis. It reaches. It vibrates. It moves.
That’s our take.