Yosemite Renaissance 31 – 2016

Have you ever been to Yosemite in the Winter or early Spring? It is a glorious time to visit and enjoy the snow. One of the relatively unknown treasures of the valley at this time is the annual Yosemite Renaissance Art Competition, which debuts in late February. The show runs from Friday, February 26 through May 1, 2016 in Yosemite Valley. The opening night has a wonderful, well-attended reception at the main gallery next to the museum in the village. This year the reception is on Friday, February 26 from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

The show is open to all mediums, and I entered one of my landscape pieces called “Yosemite Reflections.” Out of a record 364 artists and 973 entries, they selected 55 pieces by 50 artists. I am thrilled to announce that my piece got into the show. Here’s my piece.

Yosemite Reflections - reduced
I hope you can come and see the show sometime while it is in Yosemite Valley. It will also travel to Kings Art Center in Hanford, CA (June through July) and Carnegie Art Center in Turlock, CA (August through September) after it closes in the Valley. If you want additional information about the exhibit, this is the link to the website.



  1. Sue Yascolt says:

    I can’t make the reception (my granddaughter’s 11th Birthday) but I want to try to make it to the exhibit…

    • Denise Oyama Miller says:

      Sue – We will be camping there in April, but I hope to get there before then to see the show, too. Maybe we will spend a night at the Ahwahnee!!! (I refuse to use the new name for the hotel. Someone has definitely lost their mind.) Unfortunately, I can’t make it to the reception. I will be teaching on that date. I went a couple of years ago to the reception, and I was stunned by how many people made it there in the middle of February. It was a delightful reception. Great fun!

  2. Kathleen Thomas Smith says:

    Hi I’m Lorraine Thomas daughter. My minister is Japanese and needs a green Japanese influenced stole. I’d like to give him one for Christmas. If you’d be interested in this project let me know.Thank you

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