Animalia Exhibit Opening
Sunday, July 21 the Animalia Exhibit opened at Arts Center East. The galleries were packed with artists and art-lovers alike.
This exhibit constituted one of our biggest intakes yet, with over 250 pieces submitted for jurying. 121 pieces are included in the exhibit, comprising mediums from wood cuts to photography to stoneware to oil paintings and more. One of the most notable pieces, perhaps, is the approximately 200lb wooden alligator sculpture created by Randall Nelson.
Animals of all species are well represented throughout the galleries: insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals. The exhibit has something to entice every art-lover or animal-lover.
Best in Show was awarded to Belongings, an oil painting by Layne, reminiscent of works by Matisse.
Animalia Exhibit Award Winners
Best in Show: Belongings, Layne, oil
Best in 3D Art: Genuine Alligator, Randall Nelson, sculpture
Best in Drawing/Pastel: The Work of Man (Railing), Nan Runde, graphite
Best in Mixed Media: Silent Visitor, J. Bogan Romanowski, mixed media
Best in Painting: The Pose, Charles McCaughtry, aquarelle
Best in Photography: Gold Finch & Echinaecea,Bill Byers, giclee
Honorable Mention in 3D Art: Octopus, Michele Peterson, clay
Honorable Mention in Drawing/Pastel: Io, Enchanted, Carol Chaput, graphite
Honorable Mention in Drawing/Pastel: Position is Everything in Life, Barbara Groff, pastel
Honorable Mention in Mixed Media: The Fragile Hour, J. Bogan Romanowski, mixed media
Honorable Mention in Painting: Dove, Jean Dalton, acrylic
Honorable Mention in Painting: Siblings, Lorraine Ficara, watercolor
Honorable Mention in Painting: A Cup For You, Nan Runde, oil
Honorable Mention in Photography: Waiting for Sea Ice, Madeline Duval, giclee photograph
Honorable Mention in Photography: Horse Bath, Mallorie Ostrowitz, photography
Animalia is on display now through August 18, Thursday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm. Many thanks to our staff and volunteers for all their hard work coordinating this exhibit!
Simultaneously, the Annual ACE Students Exhibit also opened on Sunday in the Eureka Gallery. Students from all ACE classes and workshops in the past year (since the previous Annual ACE Students Exhibit) were invited to showcase their art in this exhibit. Several students took advantage of the opportunity, and on display are works from zentangle® classes, watercolor classes, abstract art classes, and sketching classes.
The Annual ACE Students Exhibit is also on display now through August 18, Thursday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm.