artist receives seven awards at state fair
by Jonni Hill,
September 8, 2006
Pam Brekas, entered 10 of her photographs in the Nevada State Fair with very
pleasing results. Out of her 10 entries, she garnered seven awards including a
grand champion and a first-place award for a black-and-white photo in the
"buildings" category showing reflections in a globe at
Union Square in San
Francisco. Brekas also received a first place in both "digitally enhanced" for a
black-and-white study of a truck on the Mack Ranch in Minden and a
black-and-white nature study she titled "Silhouette of Sweet Peas" as well as a
first place in "mixed media."
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Brekas unretouched photo of a distorted reflection in a painted window took
second place in the "color photography of building" category at the Nevada
State Fair. The black-and-white photo showing reflections in a globe at
Square in San Francisco was grand champion and also first place in the
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She took a second place in "color photography of building": "Reflections in a
Window in San Francisco," a second place color for "vacation attractions":
"Peking Acrobats" and a second place for "color digital enhancement" with a
photomosaic of a carousel horse.
"OK, so I've been throwing a lot of stuff against the wall,
(entering shows, etc.). Some things stick and others don't," Brekas said. "So
this is what I've done recently."
Brekas was accepted at
the International Exposition of photography at the Oregon State Fair. "I've
entered before but I was never juried into the show, often missing by one
point," Brekas said. "This year I had one color photo of eucalyptus bark and a
ladybug accepted. This show is really an international event and most winners
China and India," she said. "I'm just thrilled that I got in. I have also
submitted two photos of the Oregon State Fair for a book to be published about
Brekas has also been
accepted to participate in the Tahoe Art League Art Expo at the Edgewood Golf
Course which will be from
noon to 9 p.m. daily Oct. 18-19. She will also
participate in the Reno Soroptimist's Art, Autos and Authors show at the
National Car Museum which will take place Nov. 3-4.
"I've sent work to
for two juried shows in September and October. I have friends who take my work
to the shows for me down there," Brekas said. "Because of that, I've won some
awards and sold some art there. I can also keep a little presence in the area I
moved from," she said.
"I'm sending in slides
and information to Sierra Arts to be considered for a solo show in
Reno next year. I
already have a show in September-November 2007 at the Vision Place in Reno,"
Brekas said. "Hey, I just have to keep doing it."
Brekas is also proud of
her "Bad Biker Bear" she entered in the Bears by the
Lake a CeleBEARtion." It
is displayed at the Horizon, No. 8 on the map and will be auctioned off for
charity at the end of September along with the other 49 bears done by area
A Pam Brekas workshop
will be offered at Artistic Viewpoints Nov. 11. Her workshops are invigorating
with her ability to awaken the "inner child" and teach her students how to have
fun playing and remember there are no rules in art.
For more information
about Pam Brekas or the Brekas workshop call Artistic Viewpoints 783-0633.