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AAA 52nd Open Exhibition held at Muzeo photos, July 18, 2015

AAA 2015 Open Winners

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2015 Open Winner Photos

Evalynn J. Alu - 1st Place Overall Category



Tony Podue -  Special Merit Category



William Galvez - Favorite 15%




Cypress City 2016 Spring Open Winners:

Cesar Devera - Mayor Award

Genevieve Bennett - 1st Place

Juan Magoo Valencia - Special Award

Karen Neal - Honorable Mention


Corona Arts Colony Winner:

Ira Yawnick - First Place, Photography Entry

Go! Go! Go! AAA Artists! Congratulations to our members

It was an exciting moment when 2 of our AAA members won William Galvez limited original prints in AAA February monthy meeting night. Photo above from left to right: April Albrecht, William Galvez, Karen Neal-AAA president and Jim Everett.


AAA 1st Exhibition in 2013 at the MuzeO.

The exhibition by AAA members ran for 3 weeks or so.

Cesar Devera

Advanced - Artist of the Year









William Galvez

Masters -Artist of the Year


Jan Montana

Intermediate - Artist of the Year


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Tony Podue was awarded the Distinguished Volunteer,

Visual Arts for 2014 to 2015 from the Allied Arts Board this past winter.

Tony Past Artists of the Year Awardees

Winners of our AAA 2016 53rd Open Event

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2016 AAA 53rd Open Event Winners

2017 Traditional Artist Guild of Paramount Annual Open Juried Show Winners:

Tony Podue - Best of Show, a 1st Place and a 3rd Place Award

Rich Boyd - Judge's Award and the Chairman's Award

Cristina Taruc - Judge's Award, a 1st Place and a 2nd Place Award

Cesar Devera - 2nd Place Awards in 2 categories

2017 Lakewood City Artist Guild Open Show Winners:

Magoo Valencia - Judge's Award, and an Hon. Mention

Ira Yawnick - Sylvia Lippe Photography Award, and 2nd Place Photo. Award

Cesar Devera - 2nd Place Award

Allan Garofalow - 2nd Place Award, and an Hon. Mention

Rich Boyd - 3rd Place Award, and an Hon. Mention

Tony Podue - two Honorable Mentions




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Alan Garofalow our newest appointed board member (4th VP) as of the June 27th board meeting. 

Alan received an Honorable Mention ribbon at the OC fair for this painting. portrait of a shepherdess in the field, inspired by 19th-Century realist William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Officials cull a few hundred submissions from thousands in each category for display and judging. Participants learn via email a couple of weeks in advance whether they survived the initial round.   Allan Garofalow’s four oil paintings survived the first cut. “That’s my daughter-in-law, with the San Bernardino Mountains behind her,” he said. “The stick she’s holding was actually a piece of PVC.”


By: SUSAN CHRISTIAN GOULDING | | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: July 14, 2017 at 6:39 pm | UPDATED: July 14, 2017 at 10:09 pm

2017 Orange County Fair Painting Competition

Tony Podue - 2nd Place Award and an Honorable Mention

Allan Garofalow -  Honorable Mention

Mary Ann Cosgrove - Honorable Mention (Plein Air)







2017 City of Cypress Open Juried Show Winner:

Cesar Devera - Best of Show Award,  a Diamond Ring Award , and a 1st Place Award