|Ardythe Jolliff, Me and My Shadow|
|Christine Krupinski, Pomegranates and Grapes|
|Elaine Callahan, And The Beets Go On|
|F. Charles Sharp, Coverage May Vary|
|Kathy Kitz, Quiet and Simple|
|Sue Pink, Mr. Bilbo|
My photos of these works, with their small size, skewed angles (to avoid reflections) and shadows, hardly do the work justice. I urge you to look these artists up and get a fuller picture of their talent.
Seeing this show reminded me, again, that it is so important for us working artists to get out of our own heads and our own studios and go look at other artists' work. And especially to look at work that is outside our own medium. It is enlightening and refreshing to consider how other artists have grappled with questions of subject, composition, value, color and texture. And in a judged show like this one, it is thought-provoking to consider the prize-winning pieces and to ponder why those pieces might have been chosen. I always come away with new things to think about.
Unfortunately, this exhibit's run ended yesterday. But I invite you to grab a friend and go find an exhibit near you that sounds interesting, especially if it's in a medium you're not intimately familiar with. Look slowly and thoughtfully at what you see. Suspend judgment for a few minutes and just let your eyes explore. See what you can learn. And drop me a line and tell me about it!