Slideshow of 2012 Award Winners

1st Place ($500)
1st Place ($500)

Attitude
by Stuart Weinberg
 

Juror’s Comments: “It's all about the color and quality of the pigment. - - Very interesting "old timey" feeling. The subtle shading by the eyes is wonderful - reads like a mask. Good composition.”

2nd Place ($300)
2nd Place ($300)

Aspen Grove
by Karen O'Neill 

Juror’s Comments: “The palette is just right. Very good linking of colors in the composition. Very appealing.”

3rd Place ($200)
3rd Place ($200)

Chinatown
by Ferenc Besze

Juror’s Comments:“Loved that the painting is so immediate, direct, and fresh. No wasted marks.”

Honorable Mention ($100)
Honorable Mention ($100)

And the Wheels Stopped Turning
by Sharon Hogan 

Juror’s comments: “Fabulous composition.  Beautiful color with no white makes it very interesting."

Emerging Artist ($100)
Emerging Artist ($100)

Seaview Sunset
by Marilyn Perry 

Juror's comments: “Very good technique .”

Beyond the Surface (Complete set of Watercolor paints, donated by M. Graham)
Beyond the Surface (Complete set of Watercolor paints, donated by M. Graham)

My Brother's Keeper
by Myrna Wacknov 

Juror’s Comments: “Very compelling.  The painting really draws you in.  Who are these men or are they the same man?  Very well structured.”

First Place Popular Choice
First Place Popular Choice

Chinatown
by Ferenc Besze 

Second Place Popular Choice
Second Place Popular Choice

Sun Dance 2
by Nancy Near

Third Place Popular Choice
Third Place Popular Choice

I Love You too Baby
by Candy Yu 

Picture Element ($150 gift certificate)
Picture Element ($150 gift certificate)

Glow
by Nina Uppaluru 

Juror’s Comment: “Wonderful color.  The organic shapes are very pleasing.”

Picture Element ($150 gift certificate)
Picture Element ($150 gift certificate)

Orange Station
by Nancy Calhoun 

Jurors Comment: “Great abstract compostion - wonderful balance/ counterbalance of shapes and colors.  Technically excellent.”

Cheap Joes ($100 gift certificate+ goody bag)
Cheap Joes ($100 gift certificate+ goody bag)

Aubergines in Sunlight
by Kaaren Marquez

Juror's Comment: “Good composition. The fruits are brillantly done.Good use of wet-into-wet. Interesting play of light and color."

University Art ($100 gift certificate)
University Art ($100 gift certificate)

Golden Gondola Venice
by Jan Grady 

Juror’s Comment: “Good play of color. Very interesting as the gondola is very recognizable, but the composition is unique.”

University Art ($100 gift certificate)
University Art ($100 gift certificate)

Lunch time!
by Mary Hopf 

Juror’s Comment: “Interesting use of materials.  Very sweet feeling and good technique."

Creative Catalyst ($60 DVD Certificate)
Creative Catalyst ($60 DVD Certificate)

Love Letter
by Sayeko Nakamura 

Juror's Comment: “Interesting crucifix style composition.Good value, use of line, related shapes & spatial nature."

Tony Baxter ($75 gift certificate)
Tony Baxter ($75 gift certificate)

And Still the Poppies Grow
by Jane Ferguson

Juror's Comment: “A confident attitude comes through which is a big plus.  Interesting patterning and great color.”

Creative Catalyst ($60 DVD Certificate)
Creative Catalyst ($60 DVD Certificate)

 Joe
by Shirley Motmans 

Juror's Comment: “Very well painted. Flesh tones are very fresh. Simple clothing appeals to me. Good wet-into-wet. Great use of white.”

Union Avenue Framing ($50 gift certificate)
Union Avenue Framing ($50 gift certificate)

Catching Waves
by Terri Hill 

Juror's Comment: “Good color and patterning of the water. Really beautiful with it's color relationships, use of white and transparent watercolor technique"

Accents Arts ($25 gift certificate)
Accents Arts ($25 gift certificate)

Idaho Truck
by Peter Carey 

Juror's Comment: “Excellent use of white and meticulously executed. Simple composition is aesthetically pleasing.”

Richeson (Quiller) (Paints & gessoed boards)
Richeson (Quiller) (Paints & gessoed boards)

Little White Schoolhouse
by Paula Tuerk  

Juror's Comment: “This opaque painting is relaxed and loose. Confident brush strokes. Has lots of character.”

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