COLOR Magazine's 23rd 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, Giddy Richt, in three categories: Beginner, Advanced, and Professional artists. From each category, Giddy has chosen First Place, Second Place, and Third Place award winners, Honorable Mentions, 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!

VIEW ENTRIES:   BEGINNER  |  ADVANCED  |  PROFESSIONAL  |   MAIN PAGE

BEST IN SHOW WINNER

Dolly
Peggy Magovern

Judge's comments: The painterly feel of this controlled but loose use of color pencil is amazing. Her attention to the edges and ability to turn form with temperature in values is expert for sure. The use of unexpected colors in the skin tone is MAGIC. Could look at this all day discovering new things. A portrait that demands attention! Exceptional!

WINNERS: BEGINNER

FIRST PLACE

Sippy Boys
Jennifer Saltzman-Benaiah

Judge's comments: Everything about this is done so well. Their expressions made me smile. Love the composition and color choices. Beautiful rendering of the faces, clothing, hats, and table reflection. A piece to be proud of.

SECOND PLACE

Child Play
Manon Bentley

Judge's comments: I particularly liked the sketchy feel to this piece. Looser in feel but realistic. Lovely figurative portrait! Splendid work!

THIRD PLACE

My Old Boy, Charlie
Cindy Morris

Judge's comments: At a beginner level this is nicely done. It's not easy to make fur lay correctly and make it believable and you did! Great Puppy portrait. Keep it up!

HONORABLE MENTION

Sassy Pants
Rice Williams

HONORABLE MENTION

Bombora
Carol Taylor Reid 

HONORABLE MENTION

Sisters in the Park
Omer Atay

WINNERS: ADVANCED

FIRST PLACE

Karajini
Kevin Rogers

Judge's comments: It could be an oil or pastel painting, but its color pencil! Wow! Expert use of vibrant color, composition, and technique. Abstract yet realistic in feel. I could look at this all day. Very accomplished.

SECOND PLACE

Cathedral Lake
Kimberly Raboin

Judge's comments: The land, shallows, water, and sky are all brought together harmoniously in tone and balance of color. I want to wade into that water. Lovely, serene landscape. Excellent work.

THIRD PLACE

Old Gerome
Dan Garcia

Judge's comments: Thought I was looking at an old-time photo. Every part of this drawing I want to look at. Beautiful sensitive use of value. Makes me want to have a conversation with this man. You delivered on this one, fantastic.

HONORABLE MENTION

Into the Light 
John Irvine

HONORABLE MENTION

Intertwined
Lynn Stephenson

HONORABLE MENTION

Anyway you slice it 
Meredith Moss

WINNERS: PROFESSIONAL

FIRST PLACE

Awakenings
Bonnie Sheckter

Judge's comments: Mesmerizing! The sensitive control of values, colors and details are perfection! The lighting captures me! It’s all there, a perfectly executed portrait. Those who study portraiture, this is one to really STUDY. Extraordinarily remarkable!

SECOND PLACE

Diagonals
Julie Podstolski

Judge's comments: I can feel the air in this piece. The color choices and direct lighting grabbed my attention immediately. And that composition! Wow! Exceptional work.

THIRD PLACE

Shell Phones 
Cynthia Knox

Judge's comments: Right away, color got me! The simplicity of this piece makes it shine. Those beautifully rendered white dresses against the the blue is captivating! Beautiful figurative work!

HONORABLE MENTION

Reflections on Harley Engine
Phil Zubiate

HONORABLE MENTION

The Tailor 
Maria Villioti

HONORABLE MENTION

Fair Weather Friend
Pat Monical

HONORABLE MENTION

Reflection On History ll
Galal Ramadan

VIEW ENTRIES:  BEGINNER  |  ADVANCED  |  PROFESSIONAL  |  MAIN PAGE