Georgia Art League Winter Show 2017 JUDGE: ABNER A. COPE “International Origins” Best of Show: Earlan Gill “Alaska Scene” Award of Excellence: Carol Reidy “Goteborg Reflection” Photography-Digital Art 1st Place: Bonny Herman “Time for Tea” 2nd Place: Marsha Hopkins “Welcome Sign” 3rd Place: Donna Richardson “Many Glacier” H.M.: Billy Grimes “Eyes” Painting 1st Place: Karen Sturm “At the Mall” 2nd Place: Kathy Butler "Lazy Days" 3rd Place: Renee Hewitt “Grandchild” H.M.: Michael McDougall “Apple Festival” 3-D/Mixed Media 1st Place: Susan Gwaltney “Moulin Rouge” 2nd Place: Nancy Rhodes “Pond Life” 3rd Place: Ann Zawacki “Beatrice de Provence” HM: Rebecca Stuckey “World View”
Award Presentation and oil painting demonstration by Abner A. Cope, a portrait artist. Mr. Cope is an accomplished and renowned artist. Abner received his Master of Fine Art Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He has extensive professional teaching experience in the classroom and workshops and has won numerous awards. In 2015, he was featured in the International Artist Magazine (October/November Edition). Abner will be teaching a workshop at The Quinlan on February 7 -10. For more information, please see the Quinlan's wwebsite: http://www.quinlanartscenter.org/classes--workshops.html The fine art of Abner Cope - http://abnercopegallery.com/
GAL Winter Show Judge’s Comments JUDGE: ABNER A. COPE , 1/18/17 BEST OF SHOW:Erlan Gill “Alaska Scene” When I made my initial walk-through of the show this painting stood out. I kept returning to it so I knew it had to be the “Best of Show”. Terrific use of light, form, color and paint quality! AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Carol Reidy “Goteborg Reflection” Wonderful color and composition! 1st PLACE PHOTOGRAPHY: Bonny Herman “Time for Tea” I responded to the painterly feel of this photo, with its view of vertical structures leading the eye to a space just tot he right of the center of the picture. PAINTING: Karen Sturm “At the Mall” Impressive! Tremendous command of the medium. Powerful presence! 3-D: Susan Gwaltney “Moulin Rouge” I love the narrative in this work, along with the impact of the artifacts selected to portray a very important era for artists. 2nd PLACE PHOTOGRAPHY: Marsha Hopkins “Welcome Sign” I enjoy the depth of field relationship between the rainbow, waterfalls, and trees in the foreground. PAINTING: Kathy Butler ”Lazy Days” I enjoyed the wonderful subtlety, and striking textural qualities in this painting. Great brush work! 3-D/MIXED MEDIA: Nancy Rhodes “Pond Life” I enjoyed the artist’s use of textures to create a spiral movement, that brings to mind Van Gogh’s painting of “Starry Night”. 3rd PLACE PHOTOGRAPHY: Donna Richardson “Many Glacier” Wonder display of light, color and texture. Charming! PAINTING: Renee Hewitt “Grandchild” The swift, delicate forms in the face of the sitter were beautifully rendered. Very well done! 3-D/MIXED MEDIA: Ann Zawacki “Beatrice de Provence” I was drawn to the harmonious arrangement of gray tones in this work. Very well done! HONORABLE MENTION PHOTOGRAPHY: Billy Grimes “Eyes” This picture has a wonderful rustic quality that I find intriguing. Its muted colors create a sense of by-gone days, and a somber mood, which I enjoy. PAINTING: Michael McDougall “Apple Festival” I responded to the bold presence of the figures in the composition. Very good use of light and paint quality are seen in this painting. 3-D/MIXED MEDIA: Rebecca Stuckey “World View” I loved this composition of geometric shapes anchored in space. They have a rhythmic quality comparable to jazz music.