COLOR Magazine's 22nd Annual Member Show
Color Magazine's Annual Member Show is designed to showcase artwork from our subscribers of all levels.
This year's show was juried by last year's Best of Show winner, Bonnie Sheckter, in three categories: Hobbyist, Advanced, and Professional artists. From each category, Bonnie has chosen First Place, Second Place, and Third Place award winners and a Best in Show overall winner.
We hope you enjoy the amazing artwork from each of these talented participants.
And if you are not a COLOR Magazine subscriber, join us and enter your artwork next year!
ABOUT THIS YEAR'S JUDGE, BONNIE SHECKTER
It was such an honor to adjudicate the 22nd Member Show this year, but what a difficult challenge! I wish I could have given out dozens more awards, so much deserving talent displayed in this exhibition! I have watched the level of expertise and quality of submitted works rise dramatically over the last few decades, and I applaud all those artists and instructors who have been instrumental in fostering this progress in the CP world. A special thanks to Ann Kullberg and her staff for all their work putting putting this show together.
ABOUT THE BONNIE SHECKTER, CPSA:
Color Magazine Member Show Best In Show Winner 2020
Bonnie Sheckter, CPSA is an award-winning Canadian artist who has been working in colored pencil for the last 20 years. She began using Drafting Film in 2015 and was enthralled with its capability for capturing delicate detail and achieving smooth, lush, luminous color. Plagued by the loss of of vision in one of her eyes two years ago, Bonnie re-examined her priorities and has since devoted herself full time to drawing, remaining undeterred in her conviction of the life-giving power of art to uplift.
Bonnie's artistic interest lies in isolating candid and complex moments, which invite the viewer to engage with the subject and contemplate their stories. In a world that pushes toward efficiency, she sees the value in slowing down, marveling at details and taking time to consider the inner lives of people. She often uses juxtaposition — the sublime and the mundane, the tactile and internal — to find the place where an image becomes resonant. Bonnie’s drawings, commissioned work and listing of shows and awards can be seen on her website at www.bonniesheckter.com She is also on Facebook, Instagram, and Sharpened Artist (Podcast 294: Interview with John Middick).