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Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine's 14th Annual Member Show - 2013

Welcome to 14th Annual Member Show - 2013

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Tangerines
11 x 8.5
Dorothy DePaulo


Hand Crafted

11 x 8
 
Cream, saffron and peaches
11.5 x 8
Sunil Joshi
 
Here's Lookin at Ya!
16 x 16
Gemma Gyling
 

The Jokers Wild
8 x 11
Angela Bartlett
 
Foot Traffic
13.5 x 11
Bill Shoemaker
 

Beer, Bread and Berries
8 x 10
Karen Hull


Where's the Scone?

10.5 x 11.5
Loretta Casler
 
3rd PLACE
Maryland Plaza
11 x 14
Susie Tenzer

 

Untitled
11 x 8.5
Annemieke de Wit

 

I'm Not Your Sweetie
10 x 16
Becky Neideffer
 
Untitled
11 x 8.5
Elizabeth Guthrie

 
Jolie
12 x 16
Brigitte Courté
 


If a Tree Falls

16 x 26
Jeanne Vasko
 
Taylor 2
8 x 10
Chris Butcher


Cape Cod Hydrangea

24 x 29
Mary Hobbs


Stages of Cotton

8.5 x 9
Linda Barnhill

1st PLACE
Closer to the Light
11 x 14
Cheryl Metzger



Sunrise

9 x 11.5
Michelle Smith


Full Moon

8 x 8
Linda McKay
 
Fancy Face
11 x 18
Glynis Carey


HONORABLE MENTION
Herb

11 x 17
Tracy Frein


Firelillies

9 x 11
Terry Mellway

4th PLACE

Graffiti
14 x 18
Holly Sinsical



HONORABLE MENTION
Lady in Red

16 x 12
Sherri VanSchaick


Spilt Milk

12 x 18
Lori Sutherland
 
Imagining
12 x 18
Pamela Skubal


Rocks & Dunes

10 x 5
Linda Remington


Blue

7.5 x 10
Elizabeth Dobbs

Summers Glory
7.45 x 9.75
Linda Phillabaum 


Fabulous Fuchsia

11 x 14
Kathy Sieloff


Mother and Son

15 x 18
Philippe Thomas

 
HONORABLE MENTION
Bowled Over
11 x 14
Iris Stripling



Joy

12 x 12
Grace Cowling


Parrot Tulip

5 x 7
Raquel Baranyai
 
Missouri State Fair Foliage
8 x 10
Rebecca Limback


On the Rocks

14.5 x 10
Jo Goudie


Morning Ritual

8 x 10
Ann Oliphant

It Really IS Greener
9.5 x 16
Faith Wheeler
 


Strawberries

11.5 x 16
Irina Garmashova-Cawton

Tis the Season for Fashion
18.5 x 24
Dean Rogers

 
Extinct Carolina Parrot
16 x 20
Dee Wagoner


Free Birds

13 x 9.5
Kathryn Ramsey


HONORABLE MENTION
Thinking of England

13 x 20
Liz Guzynski
 
When Skies were Blue
8 x 10
Vikki King


Night Light

8 x 10
Sharon L Hicks


Slick

8 x 10
Gail Seufferlein
 
Princess Party
10 x 6
Charlotte Hastings


HONORABLE MENTION
I Love Chocolate!

16 x 25
Heidi Günther


Nap Time

16 x 28
Gretchen Evans Parker
 
Chocolate Dream
7 x 10
Dorée Voychick


BC Cougar

11 x 14
Jon Horvath


Shy Sadie

8 x 10
Cathie Martin
 
Sammie and Missy
11 x 14
Diane "Deedy" Gregg


Soaking up the Colors

12 x 8
Angela Matuschka

Water Lilly

14 x 16
Lorraine Evans
 
Country White
12.25 x 18.25
Elizabeth Dobes


HONORABLE MENTION
Sentry

11 x 14
Kim Hammel
 
Rosemary in Winter
11 x 14
Janice Norton
 
Nap Time
8 x 10
Kathe Suddendorf


1st PLACE
Reflections
9 x 12
Howard Harris

Venetian Marble Game
8.5 x 12.5
Bruce Hudkins 
 
Alyssa II
9 x 14
Carole Maltby


Mask Two

11 x 14
Pamela Belcher
 
3rd PLACE
Motmot in Quintana Roo
6 x12
Sharon Hester
 
Laughing in the rain
12 x 9
Jolene Stinson Williams


Shelby

9 x 12
Aleksandra Davis
 
Daisy Cupcake
8 x 8
Cynthia Knox
 
Old Man Sam
10 x 8
Cynthia Embree-Lavoies


Spring Bursting

12 x 10
Jan Falter
 
Chippy
11 x 8.5
Diane Siracusa
 
Grace

16 x 20
Carole Pederson


Hisbiscus

9 x 11
Susan Richardson
 
Snowy Egret
18 x 22
DJ Murray
 
Vine Tomatoes
12 x 17
June Wright


Extinct Carolina Parrot

16 x 20
Dee Wagoner
 
Summer in a Basket
10 x 13
Susan Moyer
 
Ian
9 x 12
Kathy Dolan



Waiting

11 x 8
Lisa Brooke

 
The Glorious Changes and Transformations in Life
18.5 x 12
Donna Schwarz
 
The Equestrian
11 x 14
Ginette Cormier


Illuminating Spring
10 x 5
Sheri Ruben


Matt and Chris - Summer '92
20 x 30
Dan Stancliff

Disagreement
12 x 24
John Ursillo
Entry Info for the 15th Annual Member Show here >

Our Juror - Julie Podstolski

I’ve been drawing and painting my whole life.  After taking the art stream at high school, I went straight to university to study fine arts (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), emerging three years later with a Diploma of Fine Arts, majoring in painting, in 1980.  

I left New Zealand as soon as I finished university to settle in Australia where I’ve lived ever since.  The idea was to come here for a year, save up and go overseas.  But one thing led to another…marriage…children – and here we are.  

Though I had infrequent exhibitions through the 1980s and 1990s, I didn’t start to regularly exhibit until after 1999.  My daughters’ increasing independence I had more time to devote to art, exhibitions and art awards.  Some time ago on the art journey I hung up my oil paints and made the commitment to full timepencils.  I’ve been using pencils exclusively for around 15 years now. I’ve had 50 art awards and have had 11 solo exhibitions.

My website is www.juliepodstolski.com   Since January this year I have been tending (just like one tends one’s garden) a blog, the subject of which is, unsurprisingly, art.  http://juliepodstolski.wordpress.com

Juror's Statement

When one is asked to judge an art award, how does one begin?  I started the process, before I had even looked at the works, by jotting down a few words in my notebook.  The words were, in this order:

Emotion – move me         Unique view / point of view              Poetry          
Transform / suspend the ordinary…More important than skill.         What jumps out at me?”  
What was I getting at with this list? 

Technique is valuable but in a vertical hierarchy, it comes below emotion, visual poetry or an unusual point of view.  What I mean is, perfectly perfect may, in a hypothetical example, have less impact than rough-around-the-edges depending upon the feelings and/or ideas exhibited in either case.Well, you know how subjective art is.  It isn’t like marking mathematics papers.  No matter which way you judge it, it will be a case of comparing apples with pears…no straightforward rights or wrongs here.  So while you, the artist, have your point of view, I also had to find mine for this task.  

When I looked at your work, a silent dialogue took place between you and me. I observed and asked you questions. You replied. Sometimes your title was part of the reply.  It is amazing how a title can help the viewer to understand the artist’s intention. You used your compositional devices to help me tour the work. You took me on your personal journey, showing me each subject that was important enough that you would devote hours and hours of time to it. To those of you who didn’t get a mention, just remember that this is not an absolute science. I represent one person’s opinion only.  If there were twenty different jurors, I expect that there would be twenty different opinions. Finally, what a gift it is to be an artist!  Surely every one of the entries in this body of work is a labour of love. Each and every work is worthy of celebration.  

Best of Show: “Reflections”    Howard Harris

“Reflections” is a moody and evocative landscape, superbly crafted.    There is something of the spirit of Monet about this work.  Howard shows his audience a tranquil yet bleak landscape; a place which might reflect the intensity of one’s own feelings, be they blissful or melancholy.   This deeply contemplative work is simultaneously intellectually and emotionally satisfying.

1st Place: “Closer to the Light”     Cheryl Mitzger

It is hard to look away from the intense gaze of this lady’s eyes as she scrutinizes the viewer even as the viewer studies her.   While her body bends under the weight of age and time, her eyes reveal a soul unafraid and strong.  Her wrist watch ticks away time but the blue and lilac colours of clothes and wall symbolize serenity.    This is a drawing as powerful as it is dignified. 

2nd Place: “Motmot in Quintana Roo”    Sharon Hester

Sharon’s pencils have convinced me of the reality of this jungle.  I can feel the tropical heat and smell the pungent scents of leaves, bark and damp soil.  The motmot reigns over his world; all is bathed in luminosity.  If a work can have a voice, then this work sings.

3rd Place: “Maryland Plaza”    Susie Tenzer

In the American photorealist tradition, this urban-scape ‘tells it how it is’ without embellishment.  I particularly like the reflections in the paving stones plus the use of power lines and road markings as compositional tools.  Her observations remind her audience that there is artistic value in everyday surroundings which most of us take utterly for granted.  

4th Place: “Graffiti”    Holly Sinsical

Here is the jittery energy of youth, impatient to get on with growing up.  Quite the opposite of “Closer to the Light” the subject of “Graffiti” has a nervousness and vulnerability about her.    She looks intently but is not making eye contact.  Rather, she seems to be focussed inward; questioning. 
Graffiti is what kids do on walls.  In this composition the curved shapes of the graffiti add to similar shapes of shoulder straps, leggings and leotard.  All the rounded shapes contribute to a feeling of energy and the exuberant good health of youth.    

Honorable Mentions

“Herb”     Tracy Frein  As Herb is splattered with pigment, I make the presumption that I am seeing his fresh creation reflected in his glasses.  An unusual and striking piece.

“Sentry”    Kim Hammel  This drawing is an advocate for ‘less is more’.  To the point, no extraneous information needed and in doing so, the spirit of the incorrigible gull is captured.

“Thinking of England”     Liz Guzynski  A humorous subject and treated rather royally.  The formal seat is throne-like making for an aristocratic atmosphere.  Courtly life perhaps.

“I Love Chocolate”      Heidi Günther  What a meticulous study.    It must be deliberate that Heidi puts the word ‘teasers’ right in the middle.  She knows she is teasing her audience with the mouth-watering nature of her subject.

“Bowled Over”     Iris Stripling  An intense study where every surface is rendered to exquisite perfection.  It is impossible not to be bowled over by the luscious objects of Iris’ still life.

“Lady in Red”     Sherri VanSchaick  The humble beetroot has been elevated to star in a vibrant and eye-catching work of art…a reminder that no object is too humble to catch the artist’s attention.

Entry Info for the 15th Annual Member Show here >