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Black Mountain Art Show concludes Friday

March 2, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — There are 105 pieces of art produced by 25 artists at the Black Mountain Art Show sponsored by the River Valley Artists Guild.

The art show features different pieces of art such as watercolor, jewelry, acrylic, pastel, photography and more.

Some of the pieces on display are for sale at various prices, of which 10 percent will go to the guild.

“With the 10 percent that the artists donate to us from their earnings, a portion goes to an art scholarship that we use to give to an art student,” said Lynn Gammel president of RVAG.

The art show continues today, when the “best in show,” will be awarded during a reception.

“Our reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and we’ll have Chuck Neuzil performing ‘The Art of Jazz,’ during the reception,” said Georgia Craig, RVAG secretary. “The way that we award the ‘best in show,’ is that guests will take a card and put the name of the art piece they liked the best. Once we get all of the cards counted, we will announce the winner using the reception.”

This year RVAG donated $5,000 to benefit art programs around the Tri-state.

“We received the $5,000 grant from the Teaumen and Grace Fuite Foundation,” said Gammel. “We were very excited for the opportunity to help the local art programs in order to make lives a little bit easier for the hard-working teachers.”

One of the artists who submitted various pieces into the Black Mountain Art Show was Yvonne Quillen.

“When I was about 10 years old I would pretend to be sick in order to stay home and watch Bob Ross on television,” said Quillen. “Not long after, my parents bought me a Bob Ross painting set and I have been painting ever since.”

Quillen said she submitted entries in photography, pastel and acrylic categories.

“I love to do scenery in my artwork and what I enjoy doing most is ocean scenery,” said Quillen. “I like to feature turtles in my ocean scenery since they are my favorite animal. It does take time and effort to finish an art piece so for anyone who is just starting I would encourage them to take time and follow their heart.”

The Black Mountain Art Show sponsored by RVAG continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Mohave Community College (Bullhead Campus) Building 600.