Last month, the AYF Orange County ‘Ashod Yergat’ Chapter brought together eight young Armenian artists from in and around the Orange and LA county areas to showcase their work for a two-day art festival on the weekend of May 22-23.
Almost all of the artists were selling their pieces at prices varying from $15 to $1,000. The event was free admission and all of the proceeds were benefiting the artists.
The exhibition featured works from painters and photographers. The two photographers both had a different way of expressing their work. One, had photographs of nature and objects focusing on using different filters that added effect to each of the pictures. The second photographer was able to capture the everyday life of the people in Armenia in either black and white or sepia adding a very deep effect. The six artists all used either color pencil, oil or watercolors.
As a member of the Orange County Chapter, I feel that it was definitely a successful event. We wanted to make sure that we somehow helped artists within our community which we feel was successfully done. We thank our artists and guests for participating and we hope to do this event again next year.