2024 Art Exhibition: Awards Ceremony & Venues

Partnering with Nevada County Arts Council again is a natural fit since we love showcasing the exceptional artistic talent from our region and beyond during the Wild & Scenic Art Show.

Juried art can be viewed throughout the Festival at Grass Valley and Nevada City venues. You can view the art and meet the artists at the reception or the art venues in our twin cities, home to more than 100 arts-related organizations producing upwards of a thousand events a year, scores of annual festivals, street fairs, art walks, and studio tours, and a generous base of artists and makers. 


The artwork will be on display for the general public starting on February 1st at Lucchesi Tasting Room (128 Mill St, Grass Valley), February 2nd at Szabo Vineyards | Tasting Room (316 Broad St, Nevada City), and February 13th at the Granucci Gallery (314 W Main St, Grass Valley).

20% of art sales go to SYRCL to help fund our many projects year-round.

On February 15th, please join us to kick off the Wild & Scenic Film Festival with an Art Reception and Awards Ceremony from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at our Grass Valley Headquarters, Center for the Arts (314 W Main St.). The event is FREE and open to the public. More information here.


2024 Art Reception & Awards Schedule

Thursday, February 15th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Grass Valley Headquarters, Center for the Arts (314 W Main St.)

2024 Art Venues

Nevada City: Szabo Vineyards | Tasting Room (316 Broad St), Fri. 2-10 pm, Sat. 1-7 pm, Sun. 1-6 pm

Grass Valley: Lucchesi Tasting Room (128 Mill St), Mon-Tue 12-5 pm, Wed-Thu. Sun. 1-6 pm, Fri-Sat. 1-9 pm

Granucci Gallery (314 W Main St), during fest Thu-Sun 2-8 pm*

*Regular hours: Tue-Fri 12-4 pm


Congratulations to our 2024 Selected Artists! 

Alexander Diederich, Allison Kalt, Ameera Godwin, Angela Apostal, Anita DuPratt, Annette Wolters, Barbara McCabe, Betsy Lombard, C Tenaya Harvey, Casey Newton, Chris Crossen, David Wong, Denise Wey, Elany Prusa, Eli Rush, Ellen Davis, Eric Engles, Fred Finney, Holly Tornheim, Jacqui Ver Loren van Themaat, Jennifer Rugge, Jim Bair, Jody Alexander, John Seivert, Jonathan Finegold, Jori Phillips, Jude Bischoff, Julie Romano, June Anderson, Katharine Popenuk, Kathleen Kershaw, Kirk Keeler, Kurt Barton, LeeAnn Brook, Linda Galusha, Lisa Parsons, Marsha Stone, Megan Enright, Michael Shea, Mieke Blees, Monica Hughes, Raven Westwood, Richard Swayze, Robert Stelson, Ron Kenedi, Rose Reis-Jackson, Rose Shulman, Shelby Cohen, Shelley Carlisle, Steve Solinsky, Terry Shearn, Tom Quinn, Tracy Rose, Will Barber, William Jacobson.


Congratulations to the 2024 Art Winners! 


Thank you to our 2024 Art Judges:

Piper Monica Johnson has always had an eye for art and design, evident in her newest venture, the Piper J Gallery at 10153 West River St. in Truckee.

Johnson moved to Incline Village 27 years ago to be a ski bum, but when the ski season ended, she returned to cosmetology, owning several hair salons in North Lake Tahoe. In 2000, a client invited her to try painting, and when she took a plein-air painting class with Gregory Kondos at Sierra Nevada College, she was truly hooked. In 2014, she acquired a studio space in Incline Village, which she expanded to include a gallery. During the pandemic, she moved the gallery to Truckee, discovering opportunity in the downtown’s emerging art and culture scene. Being in one of the 14 cultural districts in California, Johnson is thrilled to be amongst a concentration of art galleries and close to where Truckee Thursdays are held. 

Piper J Gallery seeks to inspire collectors while supporting and encouraging local and regional artists. Johnson also provides services in art consultation, site evaluation, and custom commissions. Johnson was a judge for the 2023 WSFF Art Exhibition and was so impressed with the quality of the work that her gallery now represents four of those artists.



MaryTess Mayall is Executive Director at Blue Line Arts, a vibrant arts center with an exceptional gallery in Downtown Roseville, California. Having lived for some time in the South of France MaryTess majored in Art from Fresno State University with a minor in French.

As an artist herself, she enjoys curating Blue Line’s many shows, on and off-site, as well as its diverse programs—drawing inspiration from, and support for, a rich regional ecosystem. More about MaryTess and Blue Line Arts can be found at bluelinearts.org.






Pat Kemeny Macias is the Executive Director (and chief curator) at the Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) in Chico. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and a Master’s degree in Printmaking from Eastern Michigan University, then served as an art teacher for eighteen years in Ann Arbor’s public schools system and as Director for Summer Art Fairs for seven years. Pat relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, to become Education Director at Laumeier Sculpture Park, a 105-acre open-air museum and sculpture park in Sunset Hills. She later moved to California to complete her teaching career at Piedmont High School in San Francisco over thirteen years. In addition to her role as Executive Director at MONCA, Pat is a current board member at Inspire School of Arts & Sciences Foundation.