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

Welcome to 14th Annual Member Show - 2013

 Held every May, this annual show is open to all subscribers of Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine.

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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
Maryland Plaza
11 x 14
Susie Tenzer


11 x 8.5
Annemieke de Wit


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

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

Closer to the Light
11 x 14
Cheryl Metzger


9 x 11.5
Michelle Smith

Full Moon

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


11 x 17
Tracy Frein


9 x 11
Terry Mellway


14 x 18
Holly Sinsical

Lady in Red

16 x 12
Sherri VanSchaick

Spilt Milk

12 x 18
Lori Sutherland
12 x 18
Pamela Skubal

Rocks & Dunes

10 x 5
Linda Remington


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

Bowled Over
11 x 14
Iris Stripling


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


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

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


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

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


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

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
Motmot in Quintana Roo
6 x12
Sharon Hester
Laughing in the rain
12 x 9
Jolene Stinson Williams


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
11 x 8.5
Diane Siracusa

16 x 20
Carole Pederson


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
9 x 12
Kathy Dolan


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

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   Since January this year I have been tending (just like one tends one’s garden) a blog, the subject of which is, unsurprisingly, art.

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 >