WINNERS OF THE 72ND ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
Photograph 1st Place, ALDD-101
- A great photograph with an original idea and composition. The use of format, color, and intriguing shapes blend to make this a wonderful story, which set it apart from the others. The elongated format adds a sense of mystery and the cool foreground leading up to the warm upper third underscore the center of interest. Great photo and thought process.
Photograph 2nd Place, KAPJ-102
- Great image and use of color. Composition using an “S” shape to lead the eye to the blue mountain. The scale of the piece, combined with brilliant colors, has the viewer considering the vastness of our natural landscape juxtaposed to the extended vastness of space. This piece is rich in color harmony. Nicely done.
Photography 3rd Place, NEUR-101
- A good fresh abstract design. The picture floating in the frame gives this piece a “Spiritual” feel. The image has a petrographical impression and story. Nice use of page division 1/3 to 2/3s and beautiful color harmony. A simple yet strong image.
Photography Honorable Mention, SMIC-103
- Interesting symmetrical design and the use of an elongated landscape format give this image filled with textures a nice visual experience. Tight color and values keep the story centered and rich for the viewer. Nice job.
3D 1st Place, GREL-102
- This piece has a whimsical arrangement of found objects reconfigured in a manner that maintains the integrity of the original intention in an interesting sculpture manner. The color agreement throughout the piece make it a visual treat. All with the added appeal of functioning as a lamp. There is a flow throughout this piece balancing the figurative with the abstract.
3D 2nd Place, LISF-102
- Rich flowing form with a wonderful sensitivity to the beauty of the stone material and its variegated veins of white against the salmon earthy body. The craft exhibited set this piece apart. The base and piece combination make this a wonder presentation. I love the curvy organic visual, that make it fun to look at and experience.
3D 3rd Place. FASS-106
- One of the hardest things to do in 3D form and execution is to combine multiple materials and create harmony and good design concurrently. This piece contains the ancient story of our ancestors that were of the earth in the color presentation (earthy browns, greens, copper stains of the main body and the brown woven pine needle top). The black base holds this piece for all to experience and enjoy, while not taking away from the piece itself. Nicely done and a great job of demonstrating simple beauty.
3D Honorable Mention, FINL-101
- A wonderful display of unity of form using formal design and relationship of traditional far eastern forms line, curve, and circle. The pleasant surprise of the stone mount and its plate, offset and asymmetrical to the other forms make this an interesting story. The unity of materials (bright silver throughout with the exception of the stone setting reinforces the unity and balance of ancient design motifs). Beautiful to look at, and loads of appeal.
2D First Place, PETR-103
- A simple and yet well told narrative makes this a special painting. The composition and format are straight forward that allow for this story to be told. The lighting has strange internal quality, backlit and yet the light almost seems to come from within the figures. This is a beautiful done statement of strength, which does come from within. The understated mention of the fair in the background tells us just enough about why these figures are together, however allows the focus to stay on the main actors. Good story, well told.
2D Second Place, WILM-101
- This abstract is a well executed design of interlocking shapes and colors that work to support the subject. Square in format, this selection of format contains the vibrant and free brush strokes, fields of color, and interlocking of shapes. The color harmony additionally provide containment and yet allow the internal movement to play. This piece reads well from across the room as well as up close, where we get to experience texture as a subtext. Nice finish to the sides, and overall presentation.
2D Third Place, UNSV-103
- Light. This piece is generously conceived in light. The harbor setting is almost secondary to the presentation of light. The format, page division, and use of perspective lead the viewer to wonder, and create an additional narrative of their own. Nice and expressive use of color and application of media make this piece fun to look at. Reads well from across the room drawing the viewer to it. Beautiful. Peaceful.
2D Honorable Mention, RATI-102
- This painting is done on a grand scale and presented with the subject centered vertically to the frame, with a dark background that moves in and out as the eye moves around the piece. This with the dramatic lighting, create a mysterious, spiritual experience for the viewer. The image floating about the hand adds to this quality. This piece has fine, crafted, painterly qualities and is intriguing to experience. Very dramatic, nicely done.
Best of Show
Best of Show, ROBS-103
- When dealing with nostalgic scenes or subjects, it can be difficult to create an environment telling an appealing story that can be appreciated on a broad and unlimited scale. This painting has met the challenge. Utilizing a square format to contain the story, further employing the use of a background vignette, and further still subtle dramatic side lighting, the attention is kept solidly of the form of this subject. Inside the larger shape of the vehicle, line, circle, curve, and arc create rhythm and movement. A limited selection of color, with hot pure accents of white and blue to describe this light in a sophisticated language of artist and painter. Up close expressive texture makes this a rich visual experience. The image is cut off, and the viewer only has what is left, only the memory of the whole to complete the story. This is a strong statement about days gone by, of things that once were strong and dependable. Things that have been a part of our experience and are no longer. Life. The way of all things. Yet there is light, color, and hope. The qualities artistic expression and strength of the artists story telling are what make it this years Best of Show. Beautifully done. Congratulations.