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Images by Brandon Stauffer, Suszi McFadden, and Elaine Heron Selected by the Triton Museum

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 6/7/2023

A collaborative triptych by PACC members Brandon Stauffer and Suszi Lurie McFadden, and three images by member Elaine Heron have been selected for inclusion in the Salon at the Triton Museum of Art 2023 exhibition in Santa Clara.  The Triton received more than 1,700 submissions across multiple disciplines; 141 works were selected.

Triptych in Black and White, 2023 is one of the many pairings created by Brandon & Suszi as part of their “HumanEssence” collaboration, which displays Portraits and Abstracts side-by-side to tell a story that is greater than the sum of its parts.  Because each pair becomes a puzzle with infinite solutions, viewers can discover for themselves the solutions that speak to them with the most clarity and force.

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Brandon Stauffer and Suszi McFadden:  Triptych in Black and White, 2023

Mongolian Hunter and His Eagle is one of three images by Elaine that are included in the Salon exhibition.  It was taken in the western part of Mongolia where people continue the practice of working with eagles to hunt fox and other animals in the snowy mountains during winter.  This portrait shows the close relationship between the hunter and the golden eagle.

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Elaine Heron:  Mongolian Hunter and His Eagle

Salon at the Triton Museum of Art will be on display July 9 through August 20.  The opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Sunday, July 9, from 2 to 4 pm.  Award winners for the various categories and Best of Show will be posted next to the winning works at the reception and throughout the exhibition.  Everyone is invited to the reception.


The Triton Museum of Art was founded by W. Robert and June Morgan in San Jose in 1965; it moved to its current location within two years.  The Triton provides accessible exhibition and education programs that promote a broad range of contemporary California art.  In addition, it collects and exhibits contemporary and historical works with an emphasis on artists of the Greater Bay Area.





The Triton Museum of Art:

  1505 Warburton Avenue

  Santa Clara, CA 95050



Cowell Gallery hours:

  Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am to 4:30 pm

  Closed Monday and Tuesday

  Free admission, free parking

  [Closed July 16 for special event.]


Salon at the Triton Museum of Art 2023:

  July 9 – August 20

  Reception:  Sunday, July 9, 2 to 4 pm