2015 Georgia Art League Winter Exhibition at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Mary Frances Hull, Juror
1st Place: Walter Groover, “Bellus” wood (T 29) 2nd Place: Beth Moreau, “Joe-To-Go” oil (T 42) 3rd Place: Ruth Money, “Reflections” oil (T 24) Honorable Mentions: Cynthia Frigon, “Sing to Me, O Muse Thalia” mixed media (T 1) Linda Satore, “Peaceful Waters” pastel (T 23) Anne Trippe, “Summer in My Pot” acrylic (T 5) Karen Strum, “Lola” watercolor (T 4) Debra Yaun, “Flower in My Pocket” (T 17) Juror’s Statement: Artist Mary Frances Hull, owner of Pen Dragon Fine Art Supplies, Artist First Place: First impression of the piece is that it was walking and looking in a fluid motion. The textures, colors and shapes are all smooth, rough and natural combined. There is a story there for each person who views it and the story the artist is telling personally. Very good rhythm and balance. Second place: Such big impact in a small space. Show stopper, makes you smile at the importance this object must be to the artist. You can feel the smooth, plastic, and cardboard all together. Simple lines and full use of space mirrors negative space very well. Crisp, clear concise recognizable everyday object. Third place: It was devoid of animal life and I wondered “where could they be?” As I wondered I began to hear them in the background beyond the hill and wanted to stand there in the sun and enjoy the fresh air. Contrast, rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, and emphasis was balanced to the left with the cool blue and red-yellow with warm green. A very balanced color palette was used. Honorable Mentions “Sing to Me, O Muse Thalia” – Multiple photos with textured paper. There is so much going on each twitch of the eye you find something else to see; great vertical lines, blended color scheme. “Peaceful Waters” – A deep quiet but what is around the bend in the light? Drawn in by the hope of light or warmth inside the painting. Warm colors, nice neutral balance of cool into the promise of warm light.“Summer in My Pot” – A metal urn of fresh sunflowers, lots of movement subtly done with big impact, unmistakenable light and color. “Lola” – Brilliant beak texture and color – Placement very interesting. “Flower in My Pocket” – Technically and perfectly executed.