Welcome to the region’s foremost presentation of new work by California artists. Building on a tradition of more than 30 years, the Carnegie Arts Center is proud to continue honoring the very best in the visual arts. From the original Spring Juried Art Show, long hosted in the old Carnegie building by the Turlock City Arts Commission, to the new Carnegie Art Showcase, our annual juried exhibition has continually strived to increase awareness, encourage creativity, and feature great quality. Under the shadow of the global pandemic, we have proceeded with caution in bringing the show together. Working remotely, our esteemed panel of jurors selected 84 works — from among the more than 200 submitted — for the exhibition. With face masks on and hand-sanitizer at the ready, they reviewed and chose the award-winning pieces in person. We are excited at the level of diversity present in the works selected, and we believe all visitors will be delighted and impressed with this showcase of talent. Enjoy!


Susanne Kübler French is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Merced. She holds a degree in Industrial Design from Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach, Germany and a MA in Studio Art from California State University, Fresno. Susanne’s work includes highly textured vessels and abstract figurative sculpture. She currently teaches Ceramic Art and coordinates the exhibition program for the Merced College Art Gallery. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibits. She has traveled extensively, exploring and sharing ceramic techniques throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and most recently Japan.

Susan Stephenson is best known for the panoramic oil paintings she develops from direct observation; she uses scenery from her everyday life and transforms it through an exploration of color and light. A native of Louisiana, she received her BFA degree from Louisiana Tech University and her MFA degree from Boston University, where she studied with John Moore. After living in southern New England for over twenty years, Stephenson now lives in California’s Central Valley and teaches in the Art Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

Young Suh explores the relationship between humans and nature with photographs and video. His major projects include Forest Invisible, a meditation on the Western landscape and its wildfires; Can We Live Here? Stories from a Difficult World, a collaboration in mixed media with poet Katie Peterson that compiles narratives of human struggle in extreme climates; Instant Traveler, an observation of the National Parks and the tourists who visit them. His work has been exhibited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, the University of Mississippi Museum, and Haines Gallery, San Francisco. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at University of California, Davis.

Award Winners

Best of Show

Eddie O. Rodriguez, Merced

Grazie Mille, 2017

Oil on canvas

Awards of Excellence

Richard Gomez, Atwater

Inclusion, 2020

Spray paint on panel

Vivian Patton, Groveland

Columbia Tea House, 2019

Pastel on gessoed board


Awards of Merit

Frank Ayala, Merced

The Portal to the Oasis of the Wolves, 2020

Oil on wood panels


Carol David, Modesto

Nevada City Sunrise, 2019



David Dolan, Modesto

veil, 2020

Woven paper, found images


Geri Patterson-Kutras, Morgan Hill

Pear Still Life, 2016

Acrylic on cloth, with mixed media newspaper transfer

Honorable Mentions

Ray Briones, Modesto

Aimless, 2019

Watercolor and gouache on paper


John Claes, Turlock

Spring Weather, 2020

Charcoal and graphite on paper


Susan Conner, Altaville

Winter's Rest, 2020



Marcy Duarte, Modesto

Dominga, 2019

Oil on canvas


Jennifer Van, Denair

Quadriptych: Antipathy, Solace, Compunction, Cogent, 2020



Christopher Viney, Atwater

Three Half Domes?, 2019


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