FOR ARTISTS WORKING IN THE VISUAL ARTS
Our Next ART CONTEST
Christopher Reid, Joseph Swenartin, Cynthia Fleury
Are the Award Winners in Our 21st Show
An oil painting, a watercolor, and a photograph
took top honors at our themed show, "The
Colors of Autumn, the Feel of Winter," which
wrapped up at the end of December.
North Carolina artist, Christopher Reid won top
place for his work "Winter Woods." Joseph
Swenarton, working in his Florida studio, took 2nd
place with his oil, "Waiting for Spring."
Art photographer Cynthia Fleury of Minnesota
won 3rd place honors with "Lake Superior Blues."
Cynthia Fleury, Lake Superior Blues, photography
Christopher Reid, Winter Woods, watercolor, 12 x 16
Joseph Swenarton, Waiting for Spring, oil, 24 x 30
"I compose my photographs as if I were doing a
painting," Cynthia tells us, adding "My approach is
more artistic and intuitive rather than technical."
Capturing the mood of falling snow and of being there,
Christopher Reid says: "Winter Woods is more about
mood than about subject matter. I wanted to capture the
stillness and silence of the scene, I would like for the
viewer to almost hear the falling snowflakes."
Christopher attended the Savannah College of Art and
Design. He trained in all media, but currently favors
pastel, charcoal, acrylic, and watercolor.
editor's note: We can hear the falling snow, Christopher!
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BE PART OF OUR EXCITING 22nd INTERNATIONAL SHOW. ENTER YOUR WORKS BY JUNE 1, 2015
ALL ARTISTS GIVEN THEIR JUDGE'S COMPLETED SCORING FORM
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(Hey, wer'e kidding, it's a virtual library)
But the art is very real
The 21st show, as in past contests, drew a lot of
work that was of top notch caliber. Consequently,
the judges had to do some hard deliberations to
decide what would be accepted into the show. We
invite you to visit our gallery section to see all the
fine art that's there. It's really visual art at its best!
Besides the fact that there were cash awards in
this show, are there any other benefits that
participants received? One participant volunteered
to us via email a sentiment that brought home to
us the importance for artists to keep trying in order
to advance their skill levels. He said that the 21st
show was the third time he's entered one of our
"I haven't been accepted yet," he said, "but I know
I'm improving because of the judge's scoring
sheets and comments that are on those sheets.
Each time my score improves. Now I'm hopeful I'll
reach or exceed the acceptance threshold of 18
points next time I enter my paintings."
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Joseph used a palette knife in his piece. If you're
curious as to how Joseph, living in Florida, managed to
paint such a moving rendition of winter, he explains to
us, " I am drawn to northern landscapes for some
reason. I’m probably the only Florida artist painting oak
trees instead of palm trees!" He says that as a child he
was raised up north and that he misses the change of