Juror of Selection/Curator – Michael Friedland
Michael studied painting and design at Paier College of Art, Coronado School of Fine Arts and Philadelphia College of Art. Retired from a forty-year career as a designer, he has been teaching painting with watercolor for the past seven years. He teaches at Falkirk, Corte Madera, Oakland, and helps with the California’s Watercolor Association Community Outreach program teaching Vietnam Veterans. He taught design at a University in Montreal and at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He also teaches painting for several weeks each year at Yosemite National Park in their artists in residency program.
Michael is on the board of directors of the California Watercolor Association and is Director of their National Exhibit. He is a member of the BayWood Artists, a group that paints together (en plen air) each summer to fundraise for environmental organizations through annual show and sale in the Fall.
Juror of Awards – Dorallen Davis
Dorallen Davis studied with the Cape Cod School of Colorist, landscape and figure, from the early 90’s and continued with figure studies in Annapolis Md with Cedric and Joanette Egelie until present time. Dorallen owns and teaches at Marin Art School of Novato and has been active in the community of Bay Area artists by serving on the Marin Arts Council and as co-founder for the revitalization of Marin Open Studios. She has taught throughout Europe and Mexico and has lead multiple workshops in California.
A few words about the Exhibit from Dorallen Davis:
“Falkirk’s Summer Juried Show is a wonderfully eclectic show curated by Michael Friedland and coordinated by Darcie Chellew. The exhibit shows an eye towards eclectic unity and in my opinion is very successful. I had a difficult time containing my choices to three first, second and third place winners and two honorable mentions. We added another two honorable mentions and I would have loved to have added more. My choices were narrowed down to composition and the execution of artists skills through knowledge of medium and use of personal skills.
I am very honored to have been chosen to Jury this fine show and would like to acknowledge the role that Falkirk and the City of San Rafael have extended to the community of artists throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.”