‘TBH’: Exhibit Shines Light on Local Talent

By Scott Craig   |   May 14, 2024
Nina Warner’s painting Shot House, Kharkiv, 2022

The exceptional talent of local artists will be on full display at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art for its annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition from May 16 to June 15. An opening reception for “[TBH]…To Be Honest,” featuring this year’s juror Walter Maciel, a Los Angeles gallerist, is May 16 from 4-6 pm. Maciel will announce his award winners at 5:15 pm.

Pecos Pryor’s Some of a Million

Maciel, who owns Walter Maciel Gallery in Culver City, reviewed more than 400 submissions from 176 local artists, selecting 45 works by 43 artists for the exhibition. 

The exhibition features many familiar names from the local art scene, including Westmont alumnus and former art instructor Pecos Pryor (’10), and includes painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, photography, and ceramic.

Maciel directed two art galleries in San Francisco for 14 years before moving to Southern California to open his own gallery in 2006. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in art history and studio art. He is well-known for showing art that is edgy, youthful, creative, and not always traditional. 

All the pieces in “TBH” are for sale, with 30 percent benefiting the museum.

The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays. It’s closed Sundays and college holidays. For more information, please visit westmont.edu/museum or contact the museum at (805) 565-6162.  


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