36th Annual BVS Cultural Arts Art Show

BVS Cultural Arts Presents


February 29, 2020

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Nancy Waldron with her watercolor donation.

The upcoming 36th Annual BVS Cultural Arts Art Show is fortunate enough to have six talented donors this year.

The show, as you may already know, runs from Sunday, April 5 til Friday, April 10. The reception is on April 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The cost of the reception is $10 for non-members or free for members. Membership is only $20 per year, or $35 for a family membership.

Donor artwork will be awarded to lucky prize winners on April 5 at the reception, and if you get raffle tickets ahead of time, you do not have to be there to win. During the week, the show is open to browse through at your leisure. Docents will be available if you find an art piece you cannot live without. Read about two of our donor artists below.

Nancy Waldron

A well-known artist about town, Nancy Waldron, has been involved with art since the 1980s. She began in oils, then went to acrylics, but now mostly concentrates on watercolor as her medium. It is really her favorite.

Nancy and her husband moved to Tehachapi in 1998, from the Bay area. Her employer, a large corporation, had transferred her to Bakersfield, but not wanting to live there, they discovered Bear Valley Springs.

One of her most valued tutors was David Reinhardt, from whom she learned her watercolor skills. Nancy teaches occasional workshops in Bakersfield and in Lancaster where she teaches watercolor. Face it, that medium is a challenge until you know the ropes. She has also taken Japanese brush painting classes.

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She has entered art into the BVS Cultural Arts Art Show the past several years, and her work is always popular. Her art is exhibited at The Treasure Trove in Tehachapi, and Nancy works there on Wednesday of each week. The title of Nancy Waldron's piece is Autumn, and is our watercolor donation for this year.

Colleen Farrell

Another one of our talented donors, Colleen Farrell, has been in the community for the past 10 years. She has taught art and pottery, and has engaged in different mediums.

She moved here from Los Angeles but was born in New York. Currently she teaches at Valley Oaks Charter School, and has volunteered at the Salvation Army to teach youth whose parents may not be able to afford art classes. She also taught art at Triassic Legacy Vineyards. Her class was called Canvas and Merlot.

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Before Colleen became involved in pottery, her favorite medium was oils. Her walls are covered with samples of her work, many of them cowboy inspired.

Her donation, this year is a piece of pottery is titled "Off The Cuff." The pottery piece came about as part of a pottery lesson. In the process of her showing her students different techniques and ways to finish off a piece of pottery, she ended up with this engaging piece.

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Colleen Farrell with her pottery donation.

We hope to see you at the reception, or sometime during that week, enjoying the work from all our talented artists.


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