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‘City in Pane’ and other works receive honors in July-August


First Place and Second Place: City in Pane, giclee print on canvas

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.

Sycamore Frost, First Place in TREES Inc. 2019 contest; First Place in Covered Bridge Art Association Associate Members Show in 2019 and Third Place in 2020 Annual Midwest Photography Show.

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!!

Telephone Network Interface

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.

Upcoming show:

“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

 

 

‘The Woods Enchanted’ has a new home!


The Woods Enchanted 7-8-2020

“The Woods Enchanted” has a new home! Happy, happy, joy, joy!

It was on display in Corporate Square in Terre Haute where other works in my solo show are featured through mid-December.
The happy owner is a woman who works in one of the offices in Corporate Square, who was a student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College many years ago  and thereafter worked several years with the Sisters of Providence at The Woods.

She appreciated the piece even more after I gave her the back story:

In March 2016, I digitally enhanced and manipulated my original color image of the foot bridge over Lake Le Fer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for entry in the Vigo County Public Library’s Wabash Valley Community Read Artist Exhibition. All artwork was based on the exhibition theme “An Unconventional Shakespeare,” and the book by Indiana State University professor Laura Bates, “Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard.”

My artist’s statement accompanying “The Woods Enchanted”:
“Fantasy and the bridge over Le Fer Lake on the SMWC campus interprets a scene in William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ where he wrote of a forest that was enchanted specifically by the presence of Oberon and Titania, the fairy king and queen; like many forests in Shakespeare’s works, it becomes a place of metamorphosis and resolution. People come out of the forest changed for the better.”
In August 2016, “The Woods Enchanted” received a Second Place in Photography/Digital Art at the River City Art Association 8th Annual Juried Exhibition in Terre Haute.
The foot bridge over Lake Le Fer deteriorated beyond repair and was later removed from the SMWC grounds.
“I have always felt [St. Mary-of-the-Woods] was a magical place,” the new owner said. “I also love fairy lore and such, so it is no surprise that I was so attracted to the picture.”
That right there beats Second Place!