Princeton Art Guild Executive Director Melissa Peek says she is honored to announce that the work of Bernie Norquist is being featured in their Charles Alvin Lisanby Gallery through June 30th.
According to Peek, Norquist’s love for art began in junior high with pencil drawings and continued throughout high school in his art classes. During high school, she says Norquist was awarded an honorable mention from the San Diego County Fair for his watercolor painting of a San Diego Salt Refinery.
Norquist entered Mesa College in San Diego and participated in every art class they offered including jewelry, pottery, painting and life drawings. After college, Peek says he served with the U.S. Air Force. She indicates he also has an impressive career with Caterpillar of San Diego where he was employed for 22 years.
Norquist has been painting for nearly 60 years, and after retiring, Peek adds he has more time for his passion and preferred media of oil painting.
Peek points out this is the first time Norquists’ artwork has been in a gallery setting for the public view.
The public is invited to stop by and meet Norquist during an artist reception and meet and greet event Sunday afternoon, May 22, from 2:00 until 3:30.
In addition, you can view this show anytime during open hours at the Princeton Art Guild located at 115 East Main Street in downtown.