Juror Judith Becker has selected 42 works by 39 artists for the 13th Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit.
The exhibit will open April 12 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV and be on display through May 20.
Jurying a body of art work can be both exciting and daunting. Exciting in that the jurist has the opportunity to examine each piece carefully and evaluate against his or her list of criteria established to level the playing field in terms of selecting the works which have greater value than others. Daunting because the jurist must take out the selection process his or her own biases towards various art styles, preferences for the subject matter, etc.
This Art and Earth call produced art pieces which reflected many interpretations of artists’ views of this broad theme. There were many works which reflected traditional subjects and many which were more creative interpretations of the theme. I enjoyed studying all of them with the theme in the forefront of my evaluations. Secondly, as an art teacher, I looked at how well the artist incorporated good art techniques such as composition/design, use of color and values, and techniques. The ones selected for this exhibit demonstrated good command of the fundamentals of good art.
Lastly, in deciding which pieces would be selected for our awards, I looked for pieces of art that had that “Wow” factor. These are the art pieces that you want to look at for more than a glance, the ones that prompt the viewer to linger a while and be amazed at the overall impact of the art.
I want to thank the Berkeley Arts Council for giving me the opportunity to select these wonderful pieces of art to exhibit at our gallery. I am honored to have a part in what I think will be an amazing exhibit.
– Judith Becker
Below is a list of the accepted artists and their works.
|First name||Last name||Title||Material|
|Mary Alice||Bowers||The Wild||Acrylic on canvas|
|Linda||Cahill||Sheep||Oil on canvas|
|Nancy||Cahill||The Living Sea||Wood, paper|
|Claire||Capron||Blueridge Morning Glory||Oil on linen panel|
|Bruce||Chandler||Mendocino, Ca Coast #3||Oil on Canvas|
|Abbie||Chessler||Calm Beauty – Caution Series||Acrylic on canvas|
|Susan||Cranford||Tuscarora Creek Reflection||Acrylic paint and matte medium with palette knife on black mixed media paper.|
|Megan||Davies||Abroad||Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas|
|Lisa||Devore||Stripes||Oil Pastel on Paper|
|Mark||Dierker||Soul Windows||Digital C-Print matted and framed|
|Daniel||DuBravec||Antelope Canyon Arizona||Watercolor Pencil on L’Aquarelle Hot Pressed Paper|
|Edwin||Fichter||Lavender||Gouache and Colored Pencil|
|Theresa||Fitzpatrick||Fall||Encaustic pigmented beeswax|
|Brandon||Fuller||Star Commander||Acrylic and marker on stretch canvas|
|Claudia||Giannini||Red Trillium||watercolor on paper mounted on wood panel|
|Vic||Gladstone||Respect and Trust||Matted and framed print|
|Martha||Hanley||The Thread Spirals On||WC, acrylic , tissue paper, twine on paper mounted on canvas|
|Kayla||Jones||Beautiful Chaos||Design printed on hahnemuhle german etching paper with a black frame and matte|
|Doug||Kinnett||All Creatures Great & Small||Acrylic on canvas|
|Melissa||Lettick||Opening||Colored pencil and tempera on black paper|
|Ellen||Maidman-Tanner||Old Norway Maple||Oil on Canvas|
|Jeanne||McClure||Blue Brood||Monoprint and collage acrylic|
|Maria||Melean||Eva and the Sea of Plastic||Recycled plastic stones, clay resin, wood, paint|
|George||Miller||No Trespassing||Translucent steatite -stone|
|Holley||Morrison||Reflecting in the water||Mix media (watercolor and colorpencil)|
|Mickey||Parker||Fish Please||Seed beads, glass beads, crystals, plaster statue|
|Mickey||Parker||Summer Necklace||Seed beads, gold freshwater pearls, Czech glass, sterling silver clasp, mother of pearl cabocho|
|Lisa||Patterson||Entangled||Photograph on canvas|
|Mia||Pisano||Decompose||Ash, recycled found materials|
|Ray||Snouffer||Forest Cascade||Traditional transparent watercolor – no white or black|
|Ray||Snouffer||Contrast In Thalo||Traditional transparent watercolor – no white or black|
|Byron||Tripp||Spirit of Yosemite||Oil on canvas|
|Elisabeth||Vismans||Creek in Colorado||Oil on canvas|
|Flo||Wilbik||Sun/Showers/Bugs/Flowers||Stained and broken glass, rocks, resin|
|Omar||Williams||New Jersey American||Plaster, Metal, Wood|
|Patricia||Wilt||On High Alert||Soft Pastel|
|Mark||Zimmerman||Cosmic Cloud Wood Bowl||Cherry wood|
|Ellen||Zimmerman||Mysteries Within||Framed Photographic Print|