Light & Drama – All Media Open Exhibit

April 10-April 27

Opening Reception Thurs. April 12, 5-7pm
Light and Drama, All Media Open Exhibit, Kellogg & Searle Galleries
Juror: Laura Keats Avery

Juror Statement

I have judged several shows over the years for the ArtCenter and each time the quality of the entries has grown. This was the best yet – which made it tough to select just a few outstanding pieces.
The criteria I use as a standard for selection is mastery of techniques in the chosen medium, composition, rendering, value, color, content or theme and presentation.
The award winners all demonstrated these elements beautifully. Thank you for inviting me to be your juror and congratulations to all the accepted participants.
– Laura Keatts Avery


1ST PLACE Cecilia Jonsson Bisset, Watercolor/Pastel, “Nymphea Antares”

2ND PLACE John Kokajko, Photography, “Marie Selby Botanical Gardens #6144”

3RD PLACE Sue Lynn Cotton, Watercolor, “Bananas in the Afternoon”


Lolly Owens, Mixed Media, “Details of Mystery”

Betsy Jones Wade, Oil on Linen, “Fishers of Men”


1 Mariarosa Rockefeller, Photography, “Incoming Storm”

2 Linda Van Tassell, Watercolor, “Rolls”

3 Carolann Garafola, Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, “Alone on Palma Sola Bay”

4 Jacqueline Clark, Watercolor, “In the Red”

5 Brenda Hadjian, Watercolor, “Highgate Manor II”

6 Karen DeLeon Stuart, Oil, “On the Bay”

7 Gregory A. Jones, Mixed Media, “Can, Matches & Brush”

8 Sharon Woelfling, Watercolor, “Iris III”

9 Dianna Shandorf, Pastel, “Island Still Life: Starfruit”

10 Karen Bushold, Photography, “Painter’s Painting #5”


Excellence in Watercolor Jerome Chesley, Watercolor, “Just Peachy”

Excellence in Ceramics Amy Webber, Ceramics, “A Tribute to Mote”

Excellence in Jewelry Sondra Hirssig, Cloisonne, “Mermaid Necklace”


Receiving Saturday 4/7  10:00am-1:00pm
Pickup 4/28

Download the Exhibition Schedule and Entry Requirements