Best of Show “Lilliann in Poppy Field” by Andrea Kindl “Je ne sais quoi.” It is wistfulness. Understated. The S composition pulls the viewer into the space. It has nice brush work and great use of color." Judge, Jim Chapman
Best of Show: Andrea Kindl “Lilliann in Poppy Field”
Photography: 1st Place: Travis Massey “Abolone Diver” 2nd Place: Travis Massey “Arabia Montage” 3rd Place: Carol Reidy “Jelly Fish Swirl” Hon. Men. Carol Reidy “Reflection in Tulllulah Falls Lake” Hon. Men. Bonny Herman “Bubble Girl of Spain” 3-D 1st Place: Susan Gwaltney “Flora” 2nd Place: Nancy Rhodes “Bob’s Lilies” 3rd Place: Ann Zawacki “The Garden of Life” Hon. Men.: Sharon Fowler “At the Water’s Edge” JUDGE’S AWARD: Judy Black “Lauren” Paintinting: 1st Place: Karen Sturm “Braids & Barrettes 2nd Place: Linda Tilden “Peony” 3rd Place: Frances Byrd “The Revoluntary Hand of (Social) Justice Hon. Men. Andrea Kindl “Mausolem of Oakland Cemetery Lowell Crawford “Wading” Minty Swanson “Fall Brillance” Donna Hanks “Moving in the Spirit” Lowell Crawford “Tiddles” Nancy Rodes “Furrows” Karen Sturm “Sunday’s Best” Marianne Scott “Filigree”
Judge's Statement Jim Chapman’s artwork has been featured in: International Artist Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic, and Georgia Trend. He has taught art at Brenau University, University of North Georgia, and Georgia State University. Jim has earned a MFA in Studio Art. He currently works with:
Gainesville Housing Authority to develop success-oriented programs for at-risk residents.
He serves on the Hall Vision 2030 Public Art Committee
He’s a member of the Healan’s Head’s Mill Restoration
Hall County Rotary
Jim did an amazing job judging our SUMMER EXHIBITION. He took his time looking at each piece of work, reviewing them several times before making any selections. He wanted to stress that it was an incredibly difficult show to judge because of the fine quality and number of pieces in the show. We ended up having 96 pieces of artwork.
JUDGE'S COMMENTS Honorable Mention: “Bubble Girl of Spain” by Bonny Herman “The photographer captured an amazing moment in time. The bubbles dance with the girl.” Honorable Mention: “Reflection in Tallulah Falls Lake” by Carol Reidy The photographer took what could have been an ordinary photo and gave it a nice painterly look.” 3rd Place: “Jellyfish Swirl” by Carol Reidy Interesting use of four images versus one giving it a nice ‘Pop Art’ look.” 2nd Place: “Arabian Montage” by Travis Massey Nice use of black & white and color using a difficult technique and executing it quite well.” 1st Place: “Abalone Diver” by Travis Massey” “He uses an unexpected format and simple presentation. It has a good composition that tells a story and has a strong focal point. ” _____________________________________________________________ Painting/Pencil/Charcoal Honorable Mention: “Fall Brilliance” by Minty Swanson This piece has incredible textures and an extreme vertical composition.” Honorable Mention: “Filigree” by Marianne Scott “This piece is a beautiful little universe of its own.” Honorable Mention: “Furrows” by Nancy Rhodes It has a nice off balance subtle shift from yellow to orange, great texture and shape repetition.” Honorable Mention: “Mausoleum at Oakland Cemetery” by Andrea Kindl Understated. It draws the viewer in with textures, repetition and warmth. It is well framed and uses rectangles throughout.” Honorable Mention: “Moving in the Spirit” by Donna Hanks Is is joyful, a ‘Kandinsky’ style painting. I have a feeling that the artist is emerging.” Honorable Mention: “Sunday’s Best” by Karen Sturm “It’s hard to pull off a large portrait in watercolor.” Honorable Mentoin: “Tiddles” and “Wading” by Lowell Crawford It has a mesmerizing watercolor background, it begs for attention and the cat is well done also.” And “The artist used a nice light touch, which is hard to do in watercolor. This painting also has a good sense of time and place.” Third Place “ “The Revolutionary Halo of (Social) Justice” by Frances Bryd Potent. Has a nice circle motif used throughout. Rich color with subtle color changes, Jim especially likes how the artist used purples instead of just black.” 2nd Place: “Peony” by Linda Tilden A completely unexpected composition with a little bit of humor. This painting is an abstract yet an elephant. It has a good use of color integrating the background with the subject.” 1st Place: “Braids & Barrettes” by Karen Sturm” The eyes say it all. It has a nice painterly quality, good color and composition.” _____________________________________ 3-D category
Honorable Mention: “At the Water’s Edge” by Sharon Fowler Genus use of materials. It has a great likeness of a bird, nice little twist to the head, great balance and good use of patina.” Yes, it is made from a gourd! 3rd Place: “The Garden of Life” by Ann Zawacki Good use of materials and good composition. The artist created a nostalgic piece that begs the viewer to take a closer look.” 2nd Place: “Bob’s Lilies” by Nancy Rhodes Irresistible. Nice combination of textures and color. Nice touch of orange playing off the other colors it makes a great focal point.” 1st Place: “Flora” by Susan Gwaltney Unique. Pure. The use of wire, beads and driftwood work nicely with the delicate gown, the whole presentation works well together. Good design, Jim likes how the design was carried down to the hemline.
Judge’s Award “Lauren” by Judy Black An unexpected dream-like portrait from another dimension.” That you may recognize as the beautiful little girl peeking through a pile of leaves.
Best of Show “Lilliann in Poppy Field” by Andrea Kindl “Je ne sais quoi.” It is wistfulness. Understated. The S composition pulls the viewer into the space. It has nice brush work and great use of color.