Exhibit Spotlights Area Artists ‘At the Edges’

Cassandra Ensberg's "In the Fringe"

Cassandra Ensberg’s “In the Fringe”

The creative works of 31 local artists will be front and center in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art’s new show, “At The Edges: Tri-County Juried Exhibition,” on display from May 20- June 19. Though there will not be an opening reception for the show, artists and visitors are welcome Monday through Friday between 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., while the exhibition is open. Before coming to campus, guests will be required to fill out a health questionnaire, which can be found at westmont.edu/visitor-information. The exhibition will be available for online viewing at westmont.edu/juriedshow.

Bay Hallowell's "E Pluribus Unum"

Bay Hallowell’s “E Pluribus Unum”

Marcos Ramirez ERRE, a Tijuana-born artist whose work addresses issues of identity, race and immigration, is this year’s juror, selecting 50 works out of 336 entries from artists in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties.

“He selected an exhibition of art with diverse styles and a wide range of subjects,” says Judy L. Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor of art history and museum director. “Works range from captivating photography to sculpture to landscape painting to assemblage. The exhibition puts a spotlight on the talented community of artists who work in our tri-county region.”

Well-known local artists include Bill Dewey, Cassandra Ensberg, Bay Hallowell, Susan Tibbles and Inga Guzyte.

All of the pieces in the show are for sale, with 30 percent benefiting the museum. Artist awards and prizes will be posted on the virtual exhibition. Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery and Paseo Nuevo sponsor the show.