Debra Riley was announced as the winner of the People’s Choice award for September at the Artist’s Reception held on Saturday, October 19. Her piece, Symphony in Blue, not only drew the highest number of votes but also drew a buyer to purchase the piece at the reception. Debra has been an ardent student at CAL taking classes from CAL Teachers Gary Hernandez and Juan Cantavella. She credits CAL as a place where artists can learn, grow and flourish.
“Joining CAL had a huge impact on my artistic life. The first workshop I ever took, the first sale I ever made, the first art show I entered, and my first entry and acceptance into a national juried competition, all happened at CAL. “Symphony In Blue” won Best Floral in the Fall Show 2018, but to win the People’s Choice at CAL is a greater honor to me. I am very grateful to Juan Cantavella for making this program possible.”