18th Annual Member Show Continued...

Kaleidoscope - Colored Pencil Artwork by Alma Cartaya

Kaleidoscope
12.5 x 9.5
Alma Cartaya

The Brave - Colored Pencil Artwork by Karina Griffiths
HONORABLE MENTION

The Brave
24 x 17.3
Karina Griffiths

Grace & Beauty - Colored Pencil Artwork by Marilee Sundius

Grace & Beauty
5 x 7
Marilee Sundius

Entwined - Colored Pencil Artwork by Linda Palmer

Entwined
12 x 21
Linda Palmer

First Snow - Colored Pencil Artwork by Tina Norris

First Snow
11 x 14
Tina Norris

Living The Big Easy - Colored Pencil Artwork by Cheryl Caro

Living The Big Easy
23 x 16
Cheryl Caro

The Hairdressez - Colored Pencil Artwork by Kitty Dodd

The Hairdressez
12 x 12
Kitty Dodd

Ooops! - Colored Pencil Artwork by Margaret Nelson

Ooops!
13 x 10.5
Margaret Nelson

Gladys - Colored Pencil Artwork by Lisa Ann Watkins

Gladys
12 x 16
Lisa Ann Watkins

Hope - Colored Pencil Artwork by Terri Neal

Hope
10.75 x 10
Terri Neal

'Les' is More - Colored Pencil Artwork by Susan Wehrman

'Les' is More
18 x 18
Susan Wehrman

Zephyr - Colored Pencil Artwork by Rhonda Dicksion

Zephyr
14 x 11
Rhonda Dicksion

Whiskers and Wicker - Colored Pencil Artwork by Dede Barsness

Whiskers and Wicker
10.8 x 5.5
Dede Barsness

Pete's Benz - Colored Pencil Artwork by Sue Grimm

Pete's Benz
10 x 13.5
Sue Grimm

The Sea Captain's Wife - Colored Pencil Artwork by Pam Gassman

The Sea Captain's Wife
15.5 x 11.5
Pam Gassman

Hide n' Seek with Tony Chihuahua - Colored Pencil Artwork by Carol Mack

Hide n' Seek with Tony Chihuahua
12 x 9
Carol Mack

Golden Eagle - Colored Pencil Artwork by Sarah Binns

Golden Eagle
6.5 x 8.5
Sarah Binns

Never to Leave - Colored Pencil Artwork by Anita Cunningham

Never to Leave
24 x 19
Anita Cunningham

Precipice - Colored Pencil Artwork by Faith Wheeler

Precipice
13 x 10
Faith Wheeler

Limonade - Colored Pencil Artwork by Manon LeClerc

Limonade
10 x 14
Manon LeClerc

Whooo, Me? - Colored Pencil Artwork by Sue Betanzos

Whooo, Me?
7 x 5
Sue Betanzos

Aiden - Colored Pencil Artwork by Raylene Linder

Aiden
9 x 9
Raylene Linder

Megalopolis' Realm - Colored Pencil Artwork by Thelma Lazo-Flores

Megalopolis' Realm
8 x 11
Thelma Lazo-Flores

Discarded - Colored Pencil Artwork by Michelle Ripari

Discarded
11.7 x 16.5
Michelle Ripari

Blue Skies Smiling at Me - Colored Pencil Artwork by David Neace

Blue Skies Smiling at Me
19 x 24
David Neace

Inner beauty - Colored Pencil Artwork by Deirdre Mackintosh

Inner beauty
10 x 8
Deirdre Mackintosh

Merry-go-round - Colored Pencil Artwork by Denise Wilson

Merry-go-round
11.5 x 8.5
Denise Wilson

Migraine - Colored Pencil Artwork by Laura Wray

Migraine
9 x 12
Laura Wray

Tea For Two - Colored Pencil Artwork by Lori Sutherland

Tea For Two
26 x 20
Lori Sutherland

Starlight's Watchful Eye - Colored Pencil Artwork by Helen Bailey

Starlight's Watchful Eye
13.5 x 14
Helen Bailey

Zinnia #2 - Colored Pencil Artwork by Chris Zinn

Zinnia #2
18 x 24
Chris Zinn

Ponca Boy - Colored Pencil Artwork by Theresa Rhodus

Ponca Boy
9 x 12
Theresa Rhodus

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Colored Pencil Artwork by Judith Selcuk
HONORABLE MENTION

Red Hot Chilli Peppers
10.5 x 9
Judith Selcuk

Mid Day Glory - Colored Pencil Artwork by Robin Manelis
HONORABLE MENTION

Mid Day Glory
12 x 18
Robin Manelis

Oh Shenandoah - Colored Pencil Artwork by Sharon Hester
HONORABLE MENTION

Oh Shenandoah
11 x 14
Sharon Hester

Carol's Azelia - Colored Pencil Artwork by Chuck Gluch

Carol's Azelia
8 x 8
Chuck Gluch

Ellie - Colored Pencil Artwork by Marsha Gilger
HONORABLE MENTION

Ellie
20 x 16
Marsha Gilger

Touched by Nature - Colored Pencil Artwork by Kathleen Collins

Touched by Nature
11 x 8
Kathleen Collins

Cock a Doodle Dandy - Colored Pencil Artwork by Terry Mellway

Cock a Doodle Dandy
11.403 x 8.389
Terry Mellway

Chillin in the Park - Colored Pencil Artwork by Adare Diers

Chillin in the Park
9 x 11
Adare Diers

The Mist at Upper Pine Bottom - Colored Pencil Artwork by Mark Neuherz

The Mist at Upper Pine Bottom
11 x 14
Mark Neuherz

Abandoned - Colored Pencil Artwork by Ruth Paul

Abandoned
10.626 x 8.8
Ruth Paul

Family Group - Colored Pencil Artwork by Jane Tivey

Family Group
12.25 x 11.75
Jane Tivey

Robyn - Colored Pencil Artwork by Judith Hamilton

Robyn
9 x 12
Judith Hamilton

Gone Crabbin' - Colored Pencil Artwork by Julie Ann Maguire

Gone Crabbin'
20 x 30
Julie Ann Maguire

Breezy's Bad Hair Day - Colored Pencil Artwork by Becky Eileen Eller

Breezy's Bad Hair Day
5 x 7
Becky Eileen Eller

Sophie's Selfie - Colored Pencil Artwork by Julie King

Sophie's Selfie
9.5 x 7
Julie King

Who Me... - Colored Pencil Artwork by Tracey Chaykin

Who Me...
8 x 10
Tracey Chaykin

My Buddy - Colored Pencil Artwork by Pat Mitchell

My Buddy
Size unknown
Pat Mitchell

Orchid Dance - Colored Pencil Artwork by Rita Morgan

Orchid Dance
17.5 x 9
Rita Morgan

Pinus bungeana - Colored Pencil Artwork by Carol Mason

Pinus bungeana
20 x 24
Carol Mason

Promise - Colored Pencil Artwork by Andria Burchett

Promise
10 x 8
Andria Burchett

Glacier Park, Crown of the Continent - Colored Pencil Artwork by Shannon Johnson

Glacier Park, Crown of the Continent
20 x 16
Shannon Johnson

Spring Snow - Colored Pencil Artwork by Lis Zadravec

Spring Snow
16 x 19.5
Lis Zadravec

Foreshadowing - Colored Pencil Artwork by Marta Oliehoek-Samitowska

Foreshadowing
14 x 17
Marta Oliehoek-Samitowska

Beauty Sleep - Colored Pencil Artwork by Kathy Lally

Beauty Sleep
12 x 12
Kathy Lally

Winged Hunter - Peregrine Falcon - Colored Pencil Artwork by Annette Kirk

Winged Hunter - Peregrine Falcon
8 x 10
Annette Kirk

Historical Sight - Colored Pencil Artwork by Pamela Clements

Historical Sight
12 x 18
Pamela Clements

Old Masters Tribute - Colored Pencil Artwork by Irina Garmashova-Cawton
THIRD PLACE

Old Masters Tribute
12 x 16
Irina Garmashova-Cawton

Southern Charm - Colored Pencil Artwork by Kathleen Smith

Southern Charm
18 x 24
Kathleen Smith

Kit Kat - Colored Pencil Artwork by Chantal Marcotte

Kit Kat
11 x 14
Chantal Marcotte

Ahead of the Storm - Colored Pencil Artwork by Jodi Ferguson

Ahead of the Storm
10 x 8
Jodi Ferguson

Mama's Magnolia - Colored Pencil Artwork by Lorrie Cerrone

Mama's Magnolia
11.5 x 9
Lorrie Cerrone

Jack - Colored Pencil Artwork by Paul Hunt

Jack
20 x 16
Paul Hunt

Three Waterlilies - Colored Pencil Artwork by Ruth J Kary

Three Waterlilies
7.5 x 9.5
Ruth J Kary

Acadian Splendor - Colored Pencil Artwork by Joyce C. Mayer

Acadian Splendor
30 x 38
Joyce C. Mayer

Wild Innocence - Colored Pencil Artwork by P. Craig Ellertson

Wild Innocence
18.25 x 13.5
P. Craig Ellertson

Relaxing - Colored Pencil Artwork by Wayne Allen

Relaxing
16 x 20
Wayne Allen

Sacred Eagle - Colored Pencil Artwork by Susan Fox

Sacred Eagle
11 × 14
Susan Fox


<< Page 1
 |  Page 2 >>


ALT TEXT HERE



 

Juror's Statement

2017 Juror: Andrew Purdy, CPSA, winner of last year’s Best of Show Award.

Best of Show
Mandarins and Paper by Paco Martin Dominguez

In judging, I browsed all the pieces with a quick glance and then more deliberately several times more. As my eyes scanned all of the entries I was drawn repeatedly to Paco Martin Dominguez’s “Mandarins and Paper” every time.

The simplicity in its message coupled with the realistic representation of the fruit against an even more simplistic crumpled paper background was very hard for my eyes to resist. The perfection of nature’s fruit against the imperfect brown paper was a well-contrived secondary contrasting element. The addition of the rip in the lower portion of the paper helps to guide the viewer’s eyes up to the two gems resting comfortably on the shelf above.

I was both overwhelmed by the simple message of this piece and by the astonishing detail of the tangerines’ skin texture and color. Paco’s portrayal of realistic detail in this eye-pleasing composition has been masterfully done.

First Place 
Up the Creek by Karen Hull

Color and movement are exemplified here in Karen’s wonderful nature piece, “Up the Creek.” The end of the summer months, crisp air and a gradual transition to the colder temperatures of winter can be felt in this piece.

What struck me most about this piece was the carefully placed reflection of the clear blue autumn skies above and mirrored in the creek water. Remove this small, but significant feature of Karen’s piece and the peaceful and serene mood is all lost.

Color, composition and thoughtful application of details that are a pleasure to gaze upon have been brought together so very well in a very skillful manner.

Second Place
Wandering Orvieto by Caryn Coville

The daytime view of a quaint Italian village alleyway on a hazy day was clearly conveyed in Caryn’s impressive rendition. The quiet and relaxing stroll through the centuries-old residences was translated so very well.

This piece beckons your eye closer in an attempt to put yourself onto the walkway in a hurry to catch up with the pedestrian who is making his way around the distant corner.

Caryn accurately portrayed the length of the path with slight changes in color and dissolving details to give the viewer the sense of distance and depth, which both leads and pulls the eye to and from the end of the path and out again.

The light coming off of the cobblestones and reflected off of the bottom surfaces of the arches in the foreground and to a lesser degree in the second and third arches truly placed this work above so many others. The play of light was what made this colored pencil painting such a success.

Third Place
Old Masters Tribute by Irina Garmastova-Cawton

When I view this work I am asked, how long of a journey back in time will it take me? Will it be a memorable one? Irina has applied great talent to successfully take us all the way back hundreds of years to the days of the unique ambiance found in the works of the Old Masters.

She has constructed an image that not only by the title but also more importantly by her skillful achievement, gives homage to a time and influence of centuries ago.

The tonal quality of this image united with the two soft sources of light that illuminate the objects does in fact cause you to reflect on the same style seen in the works of the 16th- and 17th-century Dutch Masters. The addition of the detailed reflections in the glass was perfectly executed and adds invaluable authenticity to the entire piece.

Irene managed to summon Vermeer, Rembrandt and Frans Hals very successfully in this beautiful commemorative to those great artists while still imposing her own style.