Congratulations to these Artists!
Juror: Maryalice Eizenberg
Jurors Comments on Awards:
Best 3D: Colleen Corson, Moray Eel
The choice of a Moray Eel as a subject was a bold move. They are not considered beauties of the natural world. However, the artist has elevated this denizen of the deep to the level of art by gently curving its body and undulating its fins. If you allow yourself, you can almost see flashes of the rich greenish gold body swimming through the murky water.
Best Treatment of a Traditional Subject: Terry Dunn, Still Life with blue bottle
The “spot on” drawing skills of the artist makes this still life a pleasure to behold. An accurate command of values allows for depth into the picture plane and the use of color temperature creates a pleasing sense of light.
Best Landscape: Joyce Zavorskas, Significant Change
The strength of this large monotype is unmistakable. The dark outline at the top of the dune against the light sky sets up a solid composition. The delicate grays and violet on the left side of the dune along with the cascading dark shapes on the right side remind us of the vulnerability of the landscape here on our little spit of sand.
Best Watercolor: Jennifer Ray, Queen Mary
Deft handling of a demanding medium results in this charming domestic scene. A harmonious color palette underpins a strong sense of warm light falling over the cat. The use of linear design in the background and a busy pattern in the foreground give the illusion of soft fur on the cat’s body. Patterns of light against dark and dark against light result in a very fine painting.
Best of Show: Eileen Casey, Pond Light
Use of deep, rich, saturated color gives this piece a very contemporary take on a frequently painted subject. Strong delicate darks provide a mysterious screen through which we spy the slowly receding lily pads. The sense of large and small marks provides us with a road map through this magical composition.
Frances Merton, Autumn Leaves
Stained glass: The combination of translucent, opaque and transparent glass was very appealing. The addition of three-dimensional beads was a really nice surprise.
Betty Jameson, Jasmine
Large pastel portrait: The layering of warm and cool colors over the model’s skin gave her a lovely glow. Her soft smile gave her a welcoming expression.
Kathy Timmins, September Harvest
Grape watercolor: The lost and found edges complement the soft warm and cool colors of this piece.
David Williamson, Emergence
Photo: This photo comes from a very observant photographer. This is a prosaic scene elevated to art through a creative lens.
Meredith Howard, Study of a Girl
Small portrait: The sculptural modeling of this beautiful woman’s head gives her power. The delicate color of her skin gives her humanity.
Cathy Williamson, Ibis
Ibis: Lovely choice of colors on a shimmering ground makes this piece memorable.
All Accepted Works:
|Corine||Adams||Great Horned Owl||ceramics|
|Eileen||Casey||Pond Light||pastel||Best of Show|
|Sally||Casper||Potted Hare||watercolor & ink on tea-stained vellum|
|Katheryn||Chasse||Poppies & Raindrops||photo|
|Sue||Colozzi||Sant Angelo–Wish I was There, Ischia, Italy||fiber|
|Colleen||Corson||Moray eel||palm tree||Best 3-D|
|Margot||Critchfield||Where the light gets in||porcelain|
|Terry||Dunn||Still Life with blue bottle||oil||Best Treatment of a Traditional Subject|
|Kelly||Fuller||Across the Harbor||acrylic|
|Susan||Gustin||Another Missed Sunrise||watercolor|
|Meredith||Howard||Study of a Girl||oil||Honorable Mention|
|Betty||Jameson||Brook in Autumn||pastel|
|Diana||Lee||Playing in the Waves||oil|
|Diana||Lee||Seated woman with purple||oil|
|Margo||Mancinelli||Here, Birdie Birdie||acrylic|
|Mike||McDonnell||Martha Pond 2021||photo|
|Robert||McIntire||Sunday in Historic Garden||watercolor|
|Frances||Merton||Autumn Leaves||glass||Honorable Mention|
|Susan||Nowogrodzki||Rabbit platter with handles||ceramics|
|Betsy||Payne Cook||A Fragile Life||pastel|
|Jennifer||Ray||Queen Mary||watercolor||Best Watercolor|
|MJ||Rest||Winding Rosa Path||pastel|
|Phil||Richardson||Branches, Bourne Pond||photo|
|Lisa Jo||Rudy||Floral||digital art|
|Claudia||Smith-Jacobs||Into the Blue||oil|
|Marie||St. Hilaire||Night Shade||mixed|
|Dorene||Sykes||The race begins||photo|
|Frank||Terando||Blue Right Whale||wood|
|Kathy||Timmins||September Harvest||watercolor||Honorable Mention|
|Roman||Tybinko||Native Joe Pye, Invasive Phragmites||vitreous enamel on glass hardwood light box|
|David||Williamson||Colors of Caducity||photo|
|Milt||Williamson||A “Bow In” at West Falmouth Dock||photo|
|Ann||Worthington||Who has seen the wind||photo|
|Ann||Worthington||Shades of Rust||photo|
|Gary||Yablick||Walking Donut Vase||ceramics|
|Gary||Yablick||Leslie’s Yellow Plate||ceramics|
|Joyce||Zavorskas||Significant Change||monotype||Best Landscape|