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!
THE WINNERS: HOBBYIST
Judge's comments: Kathi has done a remarkable job with this drawing, not only capturing the engaging, introspective expression on this baby’s face, but has created beautifully soft skin tones and perfect, plump baby features, both difficult to achieve. From the delicate eyebrows and adorable mouth to the sun-kissed face and shoulders, the drawing is beautifully rendered in every way.
Old House of Ithaka
Judge's comments: Kyriakos has created a drawing which wonderfully embodies the essence and character of this region of the world. I love the rendering of the dilapidated white stone and intricate iron scroll work, and the balance and rhythm of repeated color is so well thought out! This drawing makes me want to be there!
THE WINNERS: ADVANCED
Judge's comments: I love everything about this drawing, the subject matter with its interesting narrative, the balanced color which touches on every aspect of the color wheel, and particularly the sensitive rendering, allowing the paper texture to show through which adds an exquisite softness that is very difficult to achieve. Well done!
Judge's comments: I found this an extremely compelling drawing, so vivid and eye-catching, and so well rendered. I love all the wonderful attention to detail-- the individual eyebrow and finger hairs catching the sun, the lined face with its convincing sprinkle of light and dark whiskers, and of course the filmy, lazy smoke curling its way up from the cigarette. An iconic image which brings back memories from another era.
THE WINNERS: PROFESSIONAL
Judge's comments: An exceedingly striking and hauntingly compelling image that David has created, the subject matter relevant and beautifully executed, a heartfelt expression of dignity, strength and determination. Beautifully rendered textures and patterns and delicate, satisfying color choices. Well done David!
Forged in Steel Bonded in Blood
Judge's comments: Such a very unusual and striking juxtaposition! I love the the psychological contrast presented… the fragility and innocence of an unclothed newborn, being embraced by arms adorned with metal and goth tattoos. It’s an evocative statement about parental love and perhaps for some of us, a time to examine our own uncomfortable preconceptions and biases.
Judge's comments: This drawing is a visual feast of color and textures! Melding realism and abstraction, Pamela has created a unique landscape with a wonderful rhythmical and layered composition. I love the way she has imposed her own sense of color and design over the erosion and decay, creating a moment of beautiful and lovely intimacy.
THE WINNER: BEST IN SHOW
Been a Long Day
Judge's comments: This drawing blows me away on every level. The emotional narrative, the Vermeer-like lighting and composition, the choice of colors, the beautiful, exquisite rendering of detail. This image has captured a special moment that keeps me coming back to it to contemplate again and again. It is empathetic, haunting and deeply touching. Bravo Giddy!