Exhibition: May 6-26, 2023

Abstractly Speaking, abstract art can touch the emotions in a fresh, raw and powerfully direct way. 

Art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.

Award Winners

  • Best of Show: The Robust Health of Madness, Sean Tupa
  • First Place: Calivirgin, Marilyn Eger
  • Second Place: Shibori Sampler, Tanya Lieberman
  • Honorable Mentions: Marie Crocket, Zach Manzanetti, Andrea Morris

Sample Gallery

Please visit the Center to view the full exhibition of work.

About the Judge

Heath Buckmaster is a marketing, fundraising, and business development consultant who specializes in visual arts organizations and nonprofits. He is the Marketing Director of Archival Gallery in Sacramento, Marketing Director and member of the EGFAC Board of Directors, and Board Advisor for the Sanford Brush and Palette Club in North Carolina. Previously seen on KVIE Public Television, he was the executive producer of the station’s annual Art Auction for many years, and served as an on-air host and assistant curator. He is a co-founder of the KVIE PBS Art Gallery, KVIE PBS Legacy Collection, and Sacramento Mural Alley. Heath currently lives in North Carolina and is an avid collector of artwork by Northern California and North Carolina artists.