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Feeling blue: Danville seeking artists for ninth annual juried exhibit

Submissions for 'Into the Blue' exhibition due May 17

Danville’s Village Theatre and Art Gallery wants to know: how do local artists see the color blue?

This is the theme for the town’s ninth annual Juried Art Exhibit is entitled “Into the Blue,” which is accepting submissions in the form of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and video-media, with an entry deadline on May 17.

Work submitted to the “Into the Blue” exhibit will be displayed at the Village Theatre from June 28 through Aug. 17, with a free to attend opening reception scheduled for opening day from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Blue skies, blue berries, blue bells, blue oceans and blue eyes....Over the course of art history, artists have used all shades of blue to express themselves. Blue connotes a sense of calm and tranquility and today is popular in a wide variety of art, from traditional landscapes and seascapes to abstract art,” exhibit organizers wrote in a statement.

A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is required to participate, with a full list of rules and regulations available on the Village Theatre Art Gallery website.

To judge the entries from this year’s exhibition, town officials have selected Bay Area artists studio art professor at the University of California Berkeley, Leo Bersamina.

Bersamina began his career studying art and design in Santa Cruz, before attending San Francisco State University where he finished his BA with an emphasis in studio art. Town officials say he continued his studies at the Yale School of Art in New Haven, Conn., and lived in New York City before returning to the Bay Area.

The Village Theatre and Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Danville, is open to visitors Wednesdays through Fridays noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment only.

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