[UPDATED with Awards]Accepted Artists: Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The juror’s results are in for the Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit and we are very pleased to announce the accepted artists for this year’s exhibit. The juror Jay Pastore selected 38 works by 34 artists out of 167 works submitted by 73 artists from 17 states. The exhibit will be on display from April 3 – May 4, 2019.

Juror’s Statement:

It was an honor to have been asked to serve as the juror for the Ninth Annual Art and Earth Exhibition, sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council.  For this year’s exhibition, seventy-three artists submitted one hundred and sixty-seven works (both 2 and 3-dimensional) from seventeen states for review.  All of the submissions, created in a wide variety of artistic media, were spawned by keen observational skills and nurtured with artistic talent.  Themes include various elements of nature, the natural environment surrounding the artist, mankind’s footprint on this planet, and global climate change.  Selecting a small number of works from a such a large field is challenging.  In addition to demonstrating a high-level of conceptual and technical skills, it is the mood and energy created by and within the works in the final selection that set them apart.

Jay Pastore received a Masters of Arts in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC.  He currently serves as Design Consultant at the Roberto Clement Museum, in Pittsburgh, PA (2014-present).  Past positions include Artistic Director, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE (2014-18); Principal owner and Director, Gallery 50, a contemporary art gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE; and Juror for numerous regional fine art and craft exhibitions, including the Delaware Coastal Camera Club Final Awards Competition (2014-18), and the Artists Selection for the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery.

Accepted artists must ship or deliver the work between March 25 and March 30. Accepted artists have been notified by email with detailed instructions about the delivery of the work.

Click to view full list of accepted work and awards:

Linda Agar-Hendrix Ijamsville MD Pathway
Jennie Eve Barnett West Palm Beach FL Flute Player is a Melody in the Wind
Judith Becker Hedgesville WV Caladiums
Regina Bos Shelby NC Caustic Sea Cliffs
Stefanie Boss Hagerstown MD Jekyll Island Sunrise
Tao Chen Glastonbury CT Kapok Tree-Heritage of Piuma, Taiwan 1
Honorable Mention
Coral DeWilliam Studer Bonners Ferry ID 5830
Mark Dierker Dubuque IA Wind and Water
Victoria Goro-Rapoport Kearney NB Winter Entanglements I
Honorable Mention
Victoria Goro-Rapoport Kearney NB Hatching Out
Kyla Jenkins Inwood WV Petals
Keila Kirkwood Birmingham AL An Abyssal Affair
Ron Koehler Cleveland MS Plate of Recyclables
Honorable Mention
Dimitrina Kutriansky Collinsville IL The Tempest
stuart lehrman philadelphia PA Road Rage #88
Judith Marchand Frenchtown NJ Tandem
Joe Mayer Shepherdstown WV The Old Farm
Jessica LaRue McCann Purcellville VA Deeply Rooted
Honorable Mention
Chris Mills Washington DC Rock Creek II
Sally Myers Winchester VA Big Fish
Alice A Newton Bakerton WV Frozen in the Ice
Christine Noad Martinsburg WV Shallow Creek
Karen Smale Gambrills MD The Old Beech
Karen Smith Hedgesville WV Rough Waters
Kelly Sooter St. George UT Evening Symphony
Best in Show
Patricia Stewart Scott Depot WV Dante’s Doorway
Linda Stonestreet Hurricane WV Moonlight Garden
Neil Super Shepherdstown WV Unnatural Balance
Paula Tremba Shepherdstown WV Wind Whipped Trees
Derek Walter Chicago IL Pliocene Wall XXV
Derek Walter Chicago IL Pliocene Wall XI
Derek Walter Chicago IL Pliocene III
Carol Ward Salisbury MD Milky Way at Arches
Merit Award
Emily Weber Carol Stream IL Blooming Bondage
Brandon Williams Easton PA Questionable Place
Brandon Williams Easton PA What Goes Around Comes Around
Jenny Wilson Morgantown WV Waves II
Patricia Wilt Hyndman PA The Hideaway
Merit Award