Mission Hills Artist Wins Third Place

| August 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

Kirby Kendrick, an artist and resident of Mission Hills, San Diego, California, has won the third-place award in the highly competitive July 2022 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition Illumination 2.0, an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station. Kendrick’s painting titled Manet: It’s an Outrage! was selected by prominent local artist Geoff Allen for this honor, out of over 200 entries. Allen said of  the painting, “There is an overall unity of the application and the pattern. They are all sort of intertwined to make an overall feeling of an explosion of color, energy, and pattern.”

Manet: It’s an Outrage! by Kirby Kendrick is mixed media. Photo is courtesy of San Diego Watercolor Society.

Kirby Kendrick is a professionally trained artist specializing in Southwestern, contemporary, and impressionist paintings, drawings, multi-media, and installation. She began her journey into impressionism by unabashedly painting the walls of her Santa Fe adobe home in the patterns of Matisse. When her walls were covered, she moved onto a canvas, and eventually moved to New York City for three years of classical training at The New York Studio School.

Kendrick, who has lived in Santa Fe, NM and San Diego, CA, has also studied with a number of other prominent artists. Now residing in San Diego, Kendrick has received numerous awards and recognition during her career as a professional artist, including the Award of Excellence at the 2008 San Diego 50th International Award Exhibition. Her work is also featured on permanent exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art as well as at other locations in southern California and New Mexico. More of her work can be found at https://kirbykendrick.com/.

Paintings can be viewed and purchased directly from the gallery, and are also available to view and purchase on the SDWS website at https://www.sdws.org/galleryart.php?cat=6996.

The San Diego Watercolor Society, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1965, is dedicated to expanding the appreciation of and involvement in water media painting through education, exhibition, and promotion.  More information can be found at http://www.sdws.org.

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