Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Artists Choice 2012

The Artists Choice 2012

The ever popular Artists Choice Exhibit is now open at the Lakewood Cultural Center in the mezzanine gallery above the lobby of the Cultural Center Theater.  We at the Lakewood Arts Council are thankful to the City of Lakewood who enables us to have an exhibit is such a wonderful space!

The opening reception on Thursday, May 17, was a well-attended event.  Getting underway around 5:30, the event gave full display to the talented artists of Colorado!  Unfortunately, limited space in the gallery forced the artist-juror Michael Untiedt to reject half of the entries, but enabled 101 pieces to be exhibited.  It’s always an honor just to get in the show. With no specified theme, the variety of artwork is always intriguing. 

Everyone enjoyed the refreshment table, served by a smiling Barb Tobiska!

The awards are always a highlight – LAC President Barb Benik presented the awards with the aid of Barb Tobiska.  

Best of Show               
Lemon Duplication        oil                    Kathy Berls
Second Place               
Into the Light               watercolor        Arlene Krogstad
Third Place                 
Virgo Rising                 digital               Charlie Casper

Merit Awards
Sunflowers                  pastel                Gayle MacDougall
Untitled                        photograph        Phillip Tefft
Searching                     acrylic              Carolyn Tegeder
It’s a New World          oil                    Jean Widman

The Award Winners!

 Gayle MacDougall

 Charlie Casper
  Arlene Krogstad

Kathy Berls

 The exhibit runs through June 15.  Stop by and take a look!

Don’t forget the free exhibit tour coming up on Saturday, May 19 from 10:30 until 11:30 am.  Kathy Berls will walk the exhibit while sharing the stories behind the artwork.  Some ‘behind the scenes’ information will be directly from the artists themselves!

Ann Quinn