The juror’s selections are in for the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit and we are very pleased to announce the accepted artists. The juror, Janis Goodman, selected 42 works by 39 artists out of 194 works submitted by 78 artists from 19 states. The full list of accepted artists and works is below. The exhibit will be on display from April 1 – May 16, 2020.
I was so pleased to find so many of the submissions visually interesting and compelling. As a juror, I look for three things and how they balance each other: content, imagery and technique. I additionally use this criteria for critiquing my students work at the Corcoran College of Art. In many cases the narrative or description was very interesting but I felt the work did not hold up craft wise. In other instances, the technique was strong but the imagery was not convincing. All of the works submitted contained strong reasons for inclusion, unfortunately space limitation is a factor.
Each one of the artists chosen possesses a notable affinity with the subject of Art and the Earth or My art-My World. It is no small thing to tackle such a huge topic with integrity, innovation and skill. The environment is a precious thing which we as artists must honor and protect.
I believe the artists selected represent an interesting range of mediums, views and images. I think the works will communicate with one another and reinforce this idea of the artist as steward of the planet and valuable citizen. – Janis Goodman
Congratulations to all of the accepted artists. All are invited to the opening reception and awards presentation on Sunday, April 5 from 2-4pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.
(For accepted artists: After the break (below) is important information regarding the shipping/delivery of the work.)
|Carolyn||Albracht||The World In Which We Live|
|Leah||Bennett||Until The Mighty River Breaks Us Apart|
|Tracey||Donnelly Franklin||War Heron III|
|Naomi||Dwyer||Cell Side Table Barrage Balloon|
|David||Heatwole||Box of Realities|
|Laurie||Hoen||Weather the Storm|
|Juliet||Hossain||Self Portrait of the Sentient Earth|
|Jeanne||McClure||Jewels of the Garden|
Best in Show
|Erin||Murray||Beyond Our Facade|
|Sally||Myers||Wren Leaving the Forest Floor|
|Alice A||Newton||The Turtle Doctors at Work|
|Jim||Pearson||Anonymous Bone Noise: Harbor|
|David||Pittenger||Soon To Seed|
|Ping||Shen||Lily Magnolia Blossom (2)
|Karen||Smith||Floral Waters 1|
|Rachel Crockett||Smith||All That’s to Come
|Rachel Crockett||Smith||Eyes Wide Open|
|Carol||Williams||Deporting the Doves of Peace
|Patricia||Wilt||The Sheep Shearer|
|Jane||Zich||In The River
|Jane||Zich||The Great Melt|
UPDATED Information for Accepted Artists: Continue reading