Mayor Kitty Piercy opened the Eugene Mayor's Art Show Friday night.

Mayor Kitty Piercy opened the Eugene Mayor’s Art Show Friday night.

The Eugene Mayor’s Art Show opened Friday with a modest crowd — only about 150 showed up for the opening reception at the Jacobs Gallery, meaning you could actually move around the room and see the art.

Best of Show went to Bren Kleinfelder’s assemblage 67890.

I was one of three jurors this year, so obviously the choices were all excellent! Tina Rinaldi, Ann Bumb Hamilton and I chose 54 pieces from 197 submitted.

Here is a list of awards presented at a ceremony in Studio One before the showed officially opened:

  • Mayor’s Choice Award: to Hive No. 1, by Justin Stuck
  • Artistic Director’s Award: to Two-point Archtop Mandolin, by Christopher Fralick
  • US Bank Sponsor Award: to Strange Attractor – Riverway, by Niraja Cheryl Lorenz
  • Juror’s Award from Ann Bumb Hamilton: to 1/16th Indian, by Michael Whitenack
  • Juror’s Award from Bob Keefer: to The Hermit, by Jeremy Spafford
  • Juror’s Award from Tina Rinaldi: to Resonance, by Lynn Ihsen Peterson
  • Best of Show: to 67890, by Bren Kleinfelder