36"H X 36"W - Enamel on Galvanized Steel

2nd Place - "Abstractions" - Juried by Diana Lo Schiavo/Artist - Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA.

22"H x 13"W x 17"D - Bronze Sculpture
Merchandise Award -Valley Artists Guild "2010 Gold Medal Exhibition"Juried by Stephen Wight/Artist - Sherman Oaks, CA.
dear art afficianados
     I thought you might like to see these award winning pieces which were honored with special awards this month at various art exhibitions in the Los Angeles area. It means a lot to me when my peers recognize my work. This is the juice that keeps my creative pump going. Yes, I love the process of making the art, but the frosting on the cake is the acceptance of fellow artists and the honors bestowed upon me and my work. This energizes me to keep creating!

awards   selected exhibitions
2010 2nd Place - "Abstractions" - Juried by Diana Lo Schiavo/Artist - Long Beach Arts Long Beach, CA.

2010 Merchandise Award - Valley Artists Guild "2010 Gold Medal Exhibition - Juried by Stephen Wight/Artist - Sherman Oaks, CA.

2010 Semi-Finalist (selected out of 2,500 artists worldwide) - 2010 Int'l. Juried Fine Art Painting Competition - Juried by Dr. Karen Roberts/PHD Art Professor/Teacher - Artists Haven Gallery - Fort Lauderdale, FL.

2010 Showcase Winner - Art Slant Showcase Online Competition.

2010 Finalist - "Make Love Not War" - ArtSceneToday.com Online Painting Competition.

2010 Special Recognition Award for "Succulents" - 12th Annual All Media Juried Online Int'l. Art Exhibition-Chosen from 300 entries - Juried by Laurence Bradshow/ Curator/Professor of Art.

group exhibitions
2010 June
- Chatsworth's Annual Depot Art Show - Chatsworth, CA.

2010 May - Poetry on Canvas - Lindsay Dirx Brown Gallery - San Ramon, CA

2010 May - "Amazing Women" - The Women's City Club of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA.

2010 May - "Landscaped" - Graffia Gallery - Spring Lake, Michigan.

2010 April/May - St.JohnsArtWall.com

2010 March/April - "Asian Inspired" - Doyon Gallery - Camarillo, CA.

solo exhibitions

2010 June/July/August
- Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks, CA

2010 September - Talking Stick - Santa Monica, CA.

2010 November - Indie Collective - Culver City, CA.
  2010 May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011 - "12" Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online Int'l. Art Exhibition - Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Curator/Professor of Art.

2010 May/June - "80th Annual Statewide Exchibit - Nature's Treasures Contemporary Landscape Painters of California - Santa Cruz Art Leage - Juried by Richard Mayhew/Artist - Santa Cruz, CA.

2010 May/June - "Contrast-Light-Energy" - Juried by Marjorie Kaye/Director/ Caladan Gallery - On-Line Exhibition.

2010 May - "Amazing Women" exhibition @ Women's City Club, Pasadena, CA., Juried by Kirk Smith/artist, Laura Malis/artist, Francine Kolcz/artist, Carolyn Smith/artist and Yvette-Janine Pardo/Artist - Pasadena, CA.

2 Year "lst & 2nd Biennials" - online - http://www. artoteque.com/online Biennial 1/Biennial 1_artists.htm & http:// www.artoteque.com/artotech/art-time2/ione_Citrin/ Ione Citrin.htm

2010 May/June
- Yearbook 2010 and Exhibition - Juried by Gustavo Alfonso Coletti, Poet/Writer/Director "Arte Y Culture" Magazine - Latino Art Museum - Pomona, CA.

2010 April/May - "The Art of Landscape 2010" - Juried by Frank Serrano/Artist - Topanga Canyon Bed and Breakfast/Art Gallery - Topanga Canyon, CA.

2010 April - The Valley Artists Guild - "2010 Gold Medal Ezhibition" - Juried by Stephan Wright/artist - Sherman Oaks, CA.

2010 April/May
- "Texas National 2010" Juried by Judy Pfaff/Artist - Stephen F. Austin State Univ., Nacogdoches, Texas.

2010 April/May
- 2010 Int'l. Juried Fine Art Painting Competition - Juried by Dr. Karen Roberts, PHD/Art Professor - Artists Haven Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

2010 April/May
- "Abstractions" - Juried by Diana Lo Schiavo/Artist - Long Beach Arts Long Beach, CA.

2010 March/April/May - "The Painting Exhibition" - Still Point Online Painting Exhibition - Juried by Christine Brooks Cote/Gallery Director

2010 March/April - "2010 Open Juried Fine Art Show" - Juried by Marsha Gertenbach/ Artist - Sylvia White/Gallery owner - Bob Privitt/Artist
2010 Richeson School of Art & Gallery Exhibit Book for the Richeson 75 Still Life & Floral 2010 Competition Juried by Terry Howell Stanley/Artist & Committee from Jack Richeson & Co.

"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life."
Fredrico Fellini Italian Film Director known for freely structured films in which dreams and reality mingle. 1920-1993

artist statement
I create art because I must.
It is a necessary extension of my life.
It identifies and substantiates my existence.
It is my profile and my legacy.
I want to intrigue and entertain.
I want to initiate wonder and questions.
I want to communicate my thoughts, dreams and desires.
Most of all, I want to be
. - Ione Citrin
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