The Winners Are . . . . . .

May's Exhibit, THE ART OF STILL LIFE

FIRST PLACE - “Purple Tangerine” - Oil by Sarah Elliott.


THE ART OF STILL LIFE EXHIBIT (May 5 - May 29)


Judge - Marjorie Perrin


Marjorie has shared her enthusiasm for creating art with her students at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School where she taught for 30 years. She continues to teach through the VMFA Statewide Program. Marjorie graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and also studied at the Art Students League of New York and Virginia Commonwealth University. Most recently she has turned to Plein Air painting in her own work, and has won several awards in that category in the past few years. Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections.


Exhibit Comments:


FIRST PLACE - “Purple Tangerine” - Oil by Sarah Elliott.

I like the expressive use of paint, the feeling of atmosphere, the variety of edges and color harmony.


SECOND PLACE - “A Grand Florida Beacon” - Photograph on Canvas by Richard Shurtz.

I like the vantage point from which the photo was taken. The dramatic composition and powerful contrast are juxtaposed against the lyrical quality of the palm trees in space.


THIRD PLACE - “Thistle” - Pencil by Rob Shutler.

This lovely drawing captures the feeling of texture with wonderful variety of line. It has the look of a strong observational drawing with suggestive and poetic masks that make it unique.


HONORABLE MENTION - “Beach Finds” - Watercolor by Linda Goldstein. I like the variety of shapes and textures.


HONORABLE MENTION - “Sink Full of Turnips” - Acrylic by Mary Ellis. Great use of color and sophisticated composition.


HONORABLE MENTION - “Unexpected Visitor” - Oil on wood by Linda Marshall. Evocative light, texture and composition.



HONORABLE MENTION - “Blue & Green Still Life” - Acrylic by Johnny Hayes. Effective variety of pattern and texture. Nice selective use of color.


HONORAVLE MENTION - “Homage to CW” - Watercolor by Barbara Kershner. Excellent composition moves the eye around in the picture creating interest. Nice depiction of texture both suggestive and intricate in appearance.


HONORABLE MENTION - “Peppers with Glass Bowl” - Pastel by Mel Neale. Beautiful sensitive texture. Lovely use of the medium and excellent composition and sense of hierarchy.