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Artist Bill Kennann


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Biography


Artist Statement and Biography     My home and studio are located in Santa Cruz California which gives me access to the beautiful coastline, vineyards, and close proximity to the snow covered Sierra Mountains.  After moving to Santa Cruz in 1975 I fell in love with our coastal beauty.  I enjoy painting outdoors because of the intensity of color and the added sensations of sound and movement and the ever changing atmospheric conditions. I work in several mediums but primarily in oils when painting on location.  Often the vista view is so panoramic that I will spend several days on location to complete a larger canvas.  My education is ongoing and includes a BFA in Painting from San Jose State University in 1975. Member Santa Cruz Art League and Pajaro Valley Arts Council
 
AWARDS:
HONORABLE  Mention Award, 88th Annual Calif Statewide Exhibit, " Depict Calif Foothills, Mountains, Seashores " 2018 Art League Santa Cruz, Calif.
SECOND PLACE:  86th Annual Calif Statewide Exhibit, " Land And Sea " 2016  Art League Santa Cruz, Calif.
HONORABLE  Mention  Award, Capitola Plein Air 2015, " CAPITOLA WHARF AFTER THE RAIN ", Capitola.
BEST Depiction of The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 2013
" CHINA COVE # 2 " Point Lobos, Big Sur.
JUDGE 'S CHOICE HONORABLE Mention Award, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History 2010,
" FOGGY MORNING AT ROCKY POINT " , Big Sur.
 
Current & Upcoming Exhibits: 2020 - 2021:
Arts Council Santa Cruz County Open Studios 2020 ( Visual Arts Network ) 
Kennann Gallery  ( In store gallery and Online gallery )
Wisteria Antiques & Designs " Prints and Cards " current
Pajaro Valley Arts ( Member show 2020 )
Recent Exhibits:
Pajaro Valley Arts " Workers of The Land " Now - Aug 2, 2020
Pajaro Valley Arts " Plein Air Event, The Bounty " 2019
Arts Council of Santa Cruz County Open Studios [...]

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