FSVAA 60th Annual Nor-Cal Regional Juried Art Show
FSVAA 60th Annual Nor-Cal Regional Juried Art Show is a competition designed to celebrate the amazing
fine artists of Northern California
Entry Day: Sat, November 11 (11am to 6pm)
Selected artworks will be exhibited at the
Solano Town Center Gallery
1350 Travis Blvd, D-8 Fairfield
November 17, 2023 thru January 4, 2024
(All dates are subject to change)
FSVAA Members: $30 (Includes up to 3 entries, 4-6 entries $60)
Non-Members: $40 (Includes up to 3 entries, 4-6 entries $80)
There is no limit to the number of entries per artists.
Only selected entries will be notified.
Entry Day: Sat, November 11 (11am to 6pm)
Jury Day: Sun, November 12
Non- Selected Artwork Pick up: Sun, November 12 (6-8pm)
and Mon, November 13 (11am-6pm)
Show Opens: Saturday, November 17, 11am
Reception/Awards Gala: Sat, November 18 (3-6pm)
Poetry & Art Reception: Saturday, December 2, 4-6pm
Juror's Talk Sunday: Sun, January 7, 2024 (1-3pm)
Artwork Pickup Date: Sun, January 7, 2024 (3-6pm)
Artwork Pickup Date: Mon, January 8, 2024 (11am-6pm)
Oil / Acrylic / Watercolor / Pastel - Drawing
Sculpture - Assemblage / Ceramic Vessel / Mixed Media - Collage B & W Photography / Color Photography (Traditional) / Computer Art (Enhanced Photography, Digital Art) /
Fiber Art - Textile / Printmaking /Jewelry / Glass
Marc Pandone is from New York and moved to California to attend Graduate School at California College of Arts
and Crafts after studying Art and Art History at Connecticut College and Florence Italy. He has been a
Fulltime Art Professor at Solano Community College since 1990.
Marc was recipient of Faculty of the Year award in 2013. He has been granted three sabbaticals as a Professor, all to enhance and improve the Fine Arts offerings at the college. From 2005-2010 Mr. Pandone was a Visiting Artist/Lecturer
at UC Davis as part of their Arts and Culture Program, begun by poet Gary Snyder. As an active member of the
Sierra Club since 1986 Marc has been involved in various committees and agencies regionally to assist
on environmental issues. As part of that union of environmental concerns and art, Marc was awarded an Artist
in Residence at Yosemite National Park in 2014. His own artwork has been displayed in numerous local and regional exhibits and galleries, as well as nationally. His Yosemite artwork was featured in the book
Art of the National Parks published in 2013.
Marc lost his home and studio of 27 years at Lake Berryessa in the August 2020 LNU Fire.
Art making, teaching and awareness of the issues of our time remain a key source of inspiration
for the celebration of what it means to be alive.
Ric Ambrose has an MFA in drawing and a BFA in studio art and art history. Ambrose has over 30 years of leadership experience in the arts managing art collections of historical and contemporary art. He taught studio art
at Colorado State University and West Virginia State University.
He has curated over 300 exhibitions in art, sciences, and history at five organizations including Sanger de Cristo Arts Center (Pueblo CO), Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Lawrence Hall Of Science (UC Berkeley) and the Clay Center
for the Arts and Science (Charleston, WV). He was the Executive Director Of The Pacific Art League for several years.
A practicing artist, Ric has exhibited his large-scale drawings at numerous museums
and art centers across the country and is represented in numerous public and
In high school and college (University of California, Davis), I continued with my art and writing.
After graduation, I did some traveling. I found myself in Japan, where I bought a little automated camera.
There, I took a few lucky photographs. I made several trips to Japan, and finally, following the advice of friends
I bought a Nikon camera and a couple of lenses. Soon I moved to Alaska, where I bought a garage-sale darkroom setup,
a Time-Life book on how to develop negatives and print photos, and I was on my way. Or so I thought.
My photos were still amateurish and often fuzzy. One day I answered a want ad for a darkroom assistant for a local commercial photographer. Soon, I learned the craft. In those early years I made some lucky images, getting published in the state’s largest newspaper and also Alaska magazine, where I was paid a whopping $5. I was thrilled. I also made a
trip to a large park called Katmai in western Alaska, and I documented my adventures there in black and white.
Because of the area’s notorious weather, few people had done that at the time.
A local publisher was doing a guidebook on a place called Katmai, needed black and white photos,
and so we connected. I ended up not only working on the Katmai book but two others. Under my former name,
Johannsen, I co-wrote a guidebook, about a popular recreation area near Anchorage called Prince William Sound.
Soon I was hired by Alaska magazine as an associate editor/staff photographer. In addition to writing and
editing articles I wrote two in-house books called Facts About Alaska and Alaska Farms and Gardens.
During all these years I traveled the state and found extraordinary photo ops. Many of these images made their way
into national and international publications.
Over the years, clients have included National Geographic books, National Wildlife Federation,
Sunset magazine and other publications almost beyond counting.
About 30 years ago, I was asked to teach photography and journalism at the local community college
near where I now live in California, east of Sacramento. Teaching, both in classrooms and via small workshops,
has become my greatest calling, my way of giving back for the many opportunities I have had. Great light and
composition continue to excite me. It is my passion and joy to share this enthusiasm. Many students have joked
that I have “ruined their lives,” that they see things so differently now. I am grateful that I can help. Although I no longer teach in a formal college classroom setting, I enjoy sharing my knowledge through numerous workshops and trips.
All the while I have continued writing. While living in Sacramento I was managing editor and then editor of Sacramento magazine. In 2012, I wrote a book about a historic Gold Rush town, Images of America: Coloma, published by
Arcadia Publishing. I’ve also written two editions of a book called A Handbook for Global Careers.
I sell stock photos from my collection of nearly 300,000 award-winning images. Geographical areas include
northern California, Alaska, Tanzania, Morocco, western Ireland, Ecuador, Bhutan, Iceland and many other places.
I love portraiture, wildlife and landscape photography.
Submissions will take place in person at the Solano Town Center Gallery. No digital submissions available for this show.
Submit Entry Form at time of entry.
Juried Art Show Tags are available on the link above or on our website: www.fsvaa.art
Entries must be current, original artwork not previously displayed in an FSVAA Regional Juried Art Show. No copies, reprints
or likeness will be accepted.
2D work should measure 4' x 5' or less and must be ready for hanging with wire between fasteners. No clip or saw-tooth hangers. No wet paintings will be accepted.
3D work may not weigh more than 200 lbs. and should not have a "footprint" larger than 4' x 6'.
No art in the show may be removed before the close of the show, except by the purchaser who must have the artwork before the end of the show.