The Lakewood Arts Gallery's Artist Choice Exhibit brings out the creativity in Colorado artists. This highly anticipated show at the Lakewood Cultural Center fills up the walls in the upstairs mezzanine with oils, watercolors, pastels, photography and other mediums. Juror Katy Haas had some tough decisions to make both with regard to choosing which pieces would be in the display, as well as which of those would qualify for awards. She chose well: a interesting and varied exhibit along with some very worthy award winners.
First place went to Lea McComas for "Soul Mates", a thread painting. Her unique art can be seen on her website at https://www.leamccomas.com/video-tutorials/ and a video of her method shows the painstaking detail applied to her evocative portraits.
Second place went to Donna Sorenson for her gorgeous pastel landscape, "Chamisa Among the Rocks".
Charlie Casper with his always popular digital photographs, won third place with "Cattle Drive".
Carolyn Tegeder's abstract acrylic, "On the Go" won a well-deserved merit award.
Dan Fyles intriguing mixed media piece "Going to School" also won a merit award.
An additional merit award went to Sherry Veltkamp for her stunning watercolor, "Red Roses".
Congratulations to all in the show, and particularly to all award winners. The exhibit runs through July 5, 2019.
All photos courtesy of Annette Sapp.