Sunday, September 2, 2012

Spotlight on Colorado Artists

"Spotlight on Colorado Artists" is currently on display in the Loft Gallery at the LAC Art Center.

 On Thursday, August 30, a large crowd gathered for the opening reception of the new exhibit which will run through September 28. Artists and their friends gathered to enjoy this diverse show which includes 110 works done by 53 artists.
The awards were presented by President Barbara Benik and included (from left to right) Best of Show winner Katy Haas, third place winner Kathy Thaden, and Merit Award winners Barbara Tobiska, Ellen Masters, Arlene Krogstad and Kathy Berls.  Ellen is also the featured artist in the LAC Members Gallery downstairs.
  Juror Carol Cook provided the following comments on the award winners. Thanks Carol, for all your hard work in jurying the show for us!
Best of Show: "Orange Glow", acrylic by Katy Haas - "A show stopper! Excellent command of the medium.
Second Place:  "Native Vessel", wood  by George Diller - "Beautifully crafted with intricate detail" 
Third Place: "Ghost Ranch", mosaic by Kathy Thaden - "Unique use of glass in a landscape. I liked the contrast of the shiny glass with the matte finish of the background."
Merit Award: "The Red Bow", watermedia by Arlene Krogstad - "The contrast of lights and darks as well as the contrast of textures was very dramatic. A very professional piece."
Merit Award: "Up There", oil by Barbara Tobiska - "The soft colors, along with a variety of textures in this mountain scene is what drew me to this painting. I want to go there."
Merit Award: "Sunflower Patterns", oil by Kathy Berls - "The strong use of color and pattern, combined with the subtle reflections in the coffee cup made me want to look at this painting again and again.
Merit Award: "Peony Pride" watercolor by Ellen Masters - "Composition, color, value, along with the knowledge of the medium, all came together to make this a beautiful watercolor.
Article and photos submitted by Kathy Berls.

No comments:

Post a Comment