2019 Shrine Show

Susan Rogers

2019 Shrine Show

Once again, we had some amazing work on display at the Shrine. We would like to thank the Shrine for their hospitality year after year. This year's Juror was Chris Day from Blackburn College. We are all grateful for his time and care in judging the artworks we presented. Marty Spears, Linda Rawson, and the entire Exhibits committee put in hours and hours of work to make this another event to remember. Thanks to all of you. And, most of all, thank you to everyone who entered their artwork. It looks amazing!

 

Best in Show
Susan Rogers
June Day
(photo coming soon)

Juror's Statement

No one ever says judging an art fair or competition is going to be easy. Most artwork we look at is pleasing or exciting in some fashion or form. So, deciding how one piece is better than another is next to impossible. So, judges come in and split hairs to try and make sense of it all. Some of the things I consider while judging is technique, composition, tradition, detail, expression, narrative, experimentation, display, metaphor, meaning, originality and the list goes on and on. At the end of the day the decision is a large percent subjective.

I like to think first off that art is made to express a feeling or idea that is difficult to put into words. Images, icons and symbols can be used to help form a narrative. Sometimes the materials alone are composed in such harmony that they create their own narrative. Use of the materials placed at the right place at the right time with right intensity can be pleasing and beautiful in and of itself.

This is why I chose Susan Rodgers “June Day” as Best of Show. I believe this image is a fine balance of all the items mentioned above. I feel similarly with the works by Christina MacMorran, Marty Spears and the rest of the Awards of  excellence. There is such a thin line of separation between all of these works.
It is difficult to make a specific distinction. Which in all says that the GEAG is fostering a large sum of very wonderful and profound work. It was a delight to see a hall full of strong imagery and creativity made by passionate artists!

Other Awards

(thanks to Bob Ahrens for photography)

 

Lisa Truttmann
Belva, Buford, and Horace

Shrine Director's Award

LISA TRUTTMAN

Belva, Buford, and Horace

 

Marty Spears

Kerchner Watecolor Award

MARTY SPEARS

Nature's Mystery

 

Christy

Jack Richeson & Co. Award

CHRISTINA MACMORRAN

Colorado Chamomile

 

Susan Kunz

Joann Murray Award

SUSAN KUNZ

Contradictions Converge 2019 #1

 

unnamed

Award of Excellence

CAROLYN KARASEK

Musing

 

Kathy Gomric

Award of Excellence

KATHY GOMRIC

Boxer

 

Nancy Beard

Award of Excellence

NANCY BEARD

The First of June

 

Peggy Derhake

Award of Excellence

PEGGY DERHAKE

Encore

 

Dave

Award of Excellence

DAVID CORNELL

Misty Morning

 

Karen Romani

Award of Merit

KAREN ROMANI

Floating

 

Linda Rawson

Award of Merit

LINDA RAWSON

Amanita

 

Virginia Witt

Award of Merit

VIRGINIA WITT

Turquoise Field

 

Karen Miller

Award of Merit

KAREN MILLER

Roses, Roses, Roses

 

Agatha Klym

Award of Merit

AGATHA KLIM

Cedar Waxwing

 

Sharon Campese

Award of Recognition

SHARON CAMPESE

Cityscape

 

Pat Mclane

Award of Recognition

PAT McCLANE

Ah...Spring

 

Jay

Award of Recognition

JAY BURGMANN

At Rest

 

Rita Briguglio

Award of Recognition

RITA BRIGUGLIO

Easter

 

Ramah Alberts

Award of Recognition

RAMAH ALBERTS

Torn Sunflowers

 

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