NOTE: Due to COVID-19, no exhibition was held in 2020.
About the show:
Our chapter show, Explorations in Colored Pencil VIII awards ceremony and reception was a great success. Attendees enjoyed viewing the artwork, mingling with the artists, and partaking in light refreshment. Our judge, Linda Ryan, was suitably impressed with the artwork representing work by both members and non-members. Here is what she had to say about the show:
“I feel strongly that this show demonstrates that your society chapter is certainly making inroads in elevating the medium as an art form. I ran the Bothwell Arts Center for ten years, and during this time Maryanne Kot began teaching colored pencil in our classroom, so I have been exposed to, am familiar with but still wowed by what can be done with colored pencils. This show revealed also that within this medium, artists are taking compositional risks and riffing off of art movements as they develop and explore the boundaries of the medium. As I was judging, which took quite some time, several people came into the city office reception area and then were drawn in to explore the show. One kept saying, "Oh, Wow!" and "I can't believe this is colored pencil!" and another asked me if I knew whether these were oils or not. When I told her, she was amazed.
I was proud to be the judge, and it was a difficult job indeed. Good work, all.”
We thank Linda for an excellent job judging the show. Recipients of the show awards are on display here...check them out below.
First Place: "The Last Supper" by J.Y. Chang
Second Place: "Tree of Witness" by Denise Howard
Third Place: "Neglect" by Mike Purdy
Honorable Mention: "Music on French Street" by Peggy Magovern
Emerging Artist First Place: "Milkweed Seeds" by Maria Lemery
Emerging Artist Second Place: "Sunflowers" by Susan Marchand