I’ve posted my COVID in Nature (dramatization of a seed pod from the Sweet Gum Tree) earlier. But today I’ve added my “Window Box,” which I had float mounted on clear acrylic to represent glass in a window. The flower box – on high gloss aluminum panel – is actually a manipulated photograph I made of an orange Day Lily.
Both of these abstracts in nature are on display in the “Abstract April” show now through April 25 in the Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery in Rockville, Indiana.
Created during the coronavirus pandemic, COVID in Nature debuted in August 2020. This “Abstract April” show was the debut for “Window Box.”
I purposely, but I must say anxiously, waited until selections in a couple of prestigious juried competitions were decided (not invited to either) before I posted my honors back in July and August.
It was a great honor to receive a Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention in the Annual Midwest Photography Show late-July thru mid-August at the Link Art Gallery in Paris, Illinois.
I also received a First Place in the photography/digital category at River City Art Association’s 12th Annual Juried Exhibition in August in Terre Haute, Indiana.
I am not a professional photographer so competing in both juried categories was quite a challenge for me.
Until this year!
My giclee print on 14 x 20 canvas titled “City in Pane” was awarded Second Place at the Paris show, and a 11 x 14 version, First Place in the Terre Haute exhibition!!
The Third Place in the Paris show went to my photograph, “Sycamore Frost,” which received two First Place honors in 2019.
The Honorable Mention at Paris was awarded to “Telephone Network Interface” on aluminum. I have since re-titled it “Stranglehold,” and it is now displayed in my solo show at Corporate Square in Terre Haute through mid-December.
“City in Pane,” as well as two new abstracts, “Flood of Emotions” and “Where Two Rivers Flow as One,” will be on display in the Gaslight Art Colony gallery in Marshall, Illinois Oct. 17 through Nov. 14.
A virtual opening for River City Art Association’s “River Life” membership show is set for 5 p.m. CDT Oct. 17 during the GAC gallery’s Facebook Live event. Artwork in that exhibition can be purchased on the website at gaslightartcolony.com