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The District Attorney's Office supports local artists.  Every six months a new artist displays their photographs and/or art work in our front lobby.

Right now, if you come into our offices, you'll find the exhibit of Cheri Ann Carlson Ewing.

In the artist's words:
Cheri Ann 

       Local artist, Cheri Ann is dedicated to celebrating the beauty and wonder of life in her portraits of humans and animals, and in her landscapes, which generally feature local agriculture or our beloved Yosemite National Park.

       Cheri Ann has participated in art shows and galleries in nearby foothill communities, as well as in Merced. Some of her work has found homes in Europe, Asia, and Mexico, as well as private collections in the Midwestern and Southwestern U.S.
       Drawing since her hands could grasp a pencil, Cheri credits her family's tolerance and encouragement for her privilege to develop this talent at an early age. Numerous dear friends and teachers, throughout the years, have enriched her understanding and appreciation for art. Cheri Ann is blessed and honored to be part of such a vibrant and supportive local art community. 

       More of this artist's work can be viewed at her gallery on Facebook at Cheri Ann and Cheri can be reached at .

 Bob Smith
                      Known to many as a college instructor in history Tai ji chuan, or soccer classes. Bob Smith has been quietly developing his artistic talent. His gift for combining conventional are supplies with other- sometimes recycled- materials, has blossomed into a definitive style, with the glass mosaic over acrylic pieces he currently creates.

         Vibrance and vitality expressed through dance, music, and sports, are the underlying theme of Bob's works, richly depicting humanity in vivid colors.

         Artists Bob Smith and CheriAnn met when she had taken a college class under his instruction, years ago. Sharing mutual interests in the arts, they stayed in contact, encouraging each other's progress over the years. Both working in a group of local artists who met informally, they eventually began collaborating on pieces, with CheriAnn doing the under painting for some of Bob's mosaics.
         Pieces they have collaborated on are featured here and more of Bob Smith's work can be seen at Trevino's restaurant, here in Merced, or Reece's Rignal's in Atwater.
         Bob Smith can be reached at .

You are welcome to come to our office and  view Cheri's artwork that is currently on display in the DA's lobby.

If y0u are interested in having your artwork/photographs considered for display in the Merced County District Attorney's lobby, please email us with a short biography of yourself, along with a picture of a sample of your work to


                                                      2015 Recipients of Service Pins
Presented by District Attorney Larry D. Morse II

                            2015 20 year pins.jpg                       2015 15 year pins.jpg
20 year pin - Angie Martin                              15 year pins - Linda Jones
(left to right)        Nieves Stavitsky

                                              2015 10 year pins.jpg
10 year pins - Magally Cross
(from left to right)     Andrea Valtierra-Gongora
                                                                                      Mathew Martinez
                                                                                      Steven Slocum
                                                                                      Walter Wall

                                                      2014 Recipients of Service Pins
Presented by District Attorney Larry D. Morse II

                        Linda Janssen 25                         2014 15
25 year pin - Linda Janssen                                20 year pin - Wayne Hutton
(left to right)            Robert Carroll
                                                                                                                                  Rebel Kendrick

            2014 15            2014 10
15 year pin - Misty Compton                                    10 year pin - Eduardo Meraz
(left to right)       Albert Flores                                            (left to right)       Jon Boyer
                                    David Sandhaus                                                          Rhonda Amezcua
                                    Lourdes Frontella                                                       Judy Wade
                                                                                                                            Kimberly Madayag

                                                    2013 Recipients of Service Pins
                                    Presented by District Attorney Larry D. Morse II                                            
                    2013 20 year pin                        2013 15 year pins
20 year pin - Jeannette Pacheco                                  15 year pin - Jeanette Hupp
(left to right)       Hilda Maldonado
                                                                                                                                           Michele Brashear
                                                                                                                                           Raul Delgadillo
                                                                                                                                           Steve Brown

                                                           2013 10 year pins                                                    
10 year pin - Ivania Aleman
(left to right)      Anna Hazel

                                                    2012 Recipients of Service Pins
Presented by District Attorney Larry D. Morse II

                    Marlene 30 yr pin                         Yvonne 25 yr pin
                    30 year pin - Marlene Glusing                        25 year pin - Yvonne Burns

                    Sandy and Hal 15 yr pins                         2012 Ten yr pins
                    15 year pin - Sandy Webb                               10 year pin - Jill McMullin
                                           (left to right)    Harold Nutt                                   (left to right)       Maria Castro
                                                                                                                         Melinda Baggett
                                                                                                                         Jacquee De Moss
                                                                                                                         Denise Darrow

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