An Open, All Media, Juried Exhibition
Exhibit: Nov 21 – Dec 29
Kellogg and Reid Hodges Galleries
Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov 30, 5:00-7:00
Along with Artful Holidays and the Holiday Pottery Sale
|Xs & Os
|In Full Bloom
|Best in 3D
|Have It Your Way
|Acrylic & Collage
|Joyce Ely Walker
|Variations 4 & 5
|SS, Mokume Gane & Christmas Tree Agate
|They Waited All Year For A Joy Ride
Juror’s Statement Thank you, ArtCenter Manatee, for allowing me the opportunity to visit the Center, which I found to be a delightful and energetic work atmosphere. Evidenced by the number of pieces entered into the exhibition you certainly have a significant body of talented and dedicated artists. As I looked at the work, I could tell there are artist’s that find pure joy in the materials they work in! When walking through the work, I had a laugh, remembered with affection places I’ve been and people I’ve known, skies I’ve seen and on and on … I am always humbled by the role of the juror. And as many have said before, but I can honestly repeat, you should all be proud of your work!
First Place Susan Wiley’s Xs and Os painting of buttery yellow and vibrant orange is a well-executed piece of fun! The colors are deliberate and wise and the subject matter touches most of our sunshine memories described in her layers of delightful paint.
Second Place Linda Duhn’s In Full Bloom is a tapestry of color describing the flowers with rich hues bathed in light. The background residence adds to the depth and dimension in a pleasing yet formal composition.
Third Place Cosette Kosiba’s Neighborhood Palms is simply beautiful in such a grand old Florida way. Golden sunlight and an enchanting play of light and dark make this piece mesmerizing.
Juror: Vicky Randall
Vicky, originally from Nashville, Tennessee and now a South Florida sculptor, has been creating work in fabricated metals and cast bronze for over 40 years. She is well known for her monumental sculptures in stainless steel, and her work is represented in public art installations and over fifty private collections in the US and Germany. Her sculptures have been described as “majestic, lyrical and assertive of the space they occupy.” Reflecting on her artistic process, she says.
“Striving for simplicity, I demand harmony between the landscape and the cityscape with my forms. I use abstractions of steel and light to exemplify my impression of time.”
Pick up: Dec 30, 9:00-Noon