2nd "Faces" Art Exhibition - February 2024

Best in Show

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Bob Moskowitz

“Eliza at Ten”

Oil on Canvas

Dimension: 30″x20″

Price: NFS

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If there is power in the mundane, I attempt to record moments of human significance in the commonplace. The work suggests aspects of the human condition in context with the subject’s culture which can be revealed through observation and a peeling back of the layers. Although the subjects mask their emotions and feelings, close observation begins to reveal the specifics of content and meaning. The viewer is a participant in the un-masking of the innermost and universal motivations of people who would be otherwise be un-observed and ignored. We are each are own microcosm of the human experience.  Every individual is at once different, yet the same.  We share the need for shelter, food, and belonging.  Vulnerability is universal.  How this manifests for each individual makes us unique.  In my work I attempt to slowly pull back a curtain to expose a truth.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Bob Moskowitz moved with his family to the Bronx where he lived through kindergarten until they moved to Philadelphia, where he lived for 22 years.  He earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Westchester University and later a four-year certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There he won a Franklin Watkins Grant and a Scheidt European Scholarship.  In 1977 he moved to St.

Louis, Missouri to attend graduate school at Washington University where he met his wife, artist Margie Moskowitz. He earned an M.F.A. in Painting in 1979 and taught in St. Louis and Illinois until moving to California to teach at Ventura College where he was the art department chair for 21 years. He currently maintains his studio in Southern California.

Where the Human Spirit


the Canvas…

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners

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1st Place

Amanda Gargac

“Pressure “

Acrylic on Canvas

Dimension: 24in x30in

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Growing up as an identical twin, my personal view of self was skewed; we were usually referred to as “the twins” or “the girls” as it was easier than getting the two of us mixed up. As I entered adolescence, this lack of self and identity became prevalent, and I turned toward art to appease the longing for my own identity. Through my portraits, I aim to enthrall the viewer by using exaggerated color, secondary objects, and by intimately capturing every pore, scar, wrinkle, and blemish in utmost detail. Hyperrealism enhances my painting practice as it allows for intimacy and investigation between my work, the viewer, and the medium. I use these techniques to express societal, religious, cultural, and interpersonal factors of identity. As a portrait painter, my work aims to connect people in a way that is much more intimate than everyday interactions. I use my lived experiences of chronic mental and physical health conditions in my work as I often swing between ability and disability. Specifically focusing on the relationship between mental health and perception, I invite my audience to join this uncomfortable journey, experience empathy, and challenge the stereotypical depictions of mental health disorders.

Keri Carnes



Dimension: 20″ x 24″

Price: 1,300

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My artwork is driven by a need to understand the experiences that shape our internal narratives. We all have seminal moments that shape our conception of who we are; some of these moments are shared by many, and others reflect the unique experience of the individual’s path in life. These moments craft our perception of fate, resilience, joy, grief, community, and loneliness. These constructed identities color our memories, shape our behavior, and form bonds between people. My work strives to identify these defining moments and defining stories.

2nd Place

3rd Place

Michelle Weeks

“Into the Light”


Dimension: 11×14

Price: 1500.00

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I am a charcoal artist and love doing portraits. I am fairly new to the art sharing world but have enjoyed drawing for family and friends. I’ve recently fallen in love with trying to draw in more hyper realism style. It’s such a challenge and yet so rewarding to be able to create a drawing that looks like it could be a photo.

Artwork was judged on a variety of criteria:



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Honorable Mentions

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Jialun Tong


Charcoal on paper

Dimension: 18 x 24 inches

Price: 1000

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Gary LaParl


Oil on Panel

Dimension: 12″ x 24

Price: $475.00

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Crystalyn  Hutchens

Title: Metamorphosis

Medium: Oil and chalk pastel on oxidized steel

Dimension: 22in x 25.5in x 3mm

Price: NFS

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Devany Dellis


Oil on Canvas

Dimension: 14 x 14 Inches

Price: 350

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Joanna Li


Film Camera

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Emmette Lewis


Oil and acrylic on canvas

Dimension: 40“ x 40”

Price: 1,500

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Sarah Hie

“Dissociative “


Price: $150

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Cassietta Harris

“Solo Dolo Trip”

Acrylic paint

Dimension: 15×30

Price: $400.00

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Gazelle Powers

“Basking In The Sun”


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Xiaobin Su

Pondering Emotions: Faces Unveiled in Multiple Exposure

Inkjet Print Photograph

Dimension: Width 24″ x heights 36″

Price: 800

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Jeff Schewe

“Duane Michals”

Digital capture, digital print

Dimension: 17″x22″

Price: $750

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Jay Rivera Marcano

“Nel giardino di mia madre I”


Dimension: 24 x 36″

Price: $1,500

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Tomas Lagunavicius

“Differences 1 “

Digital art

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Victoria Serna

“Inky #2”

Graphite on gray toned paper



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Gillian Herrin

“Toadstool Clara”


Dimension: 8X12`

Price: $250

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Jen Nofziger

“I’m Fine.”

Face painting/Photography

Dimension: 11″x14″ min.

Price: $70.00

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Aaron Krone



Dimension: 13″ x 11″

Price: NFS

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Anne Cullum

“Ms. Wanda’s Been a Real Good Neighbor”


Dimension: 24 x 30

Price: $800.00

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Chris Kleinhans

“Eyes of Enigma “

Acrylic on canvas

Dimension: 16”x20”

Price: $200

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Kayla Simonitis


Oil paint

Dimension: 24”x36”

Price: $500

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Felipe Contreras

“O Rei (The King)”

Mixed Media on wood panel

Dimension: 18 x 15.5 x 1 inches

Price: $600

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Gayle Miller

“T & Me”


Dimension: 16 x 20″


Destiny Moore

“Man and his best friend”


Dimension: 2848×4272

Price: 200.00

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