Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Day's End" is an award winner!

"Day's End," 24 x 12" acrylic on canvas, copyright Joan Cole
I am pleased to announce that last evening at the Essex Art Association's opening, I was awarded a $200 prize for "Day's End."  I am really honored by this award, especially considering the fact that my painting was one of nearly 200 paintings in this exhibition.  To be chosen one of the fourteen artists who were recipients of various awards and prizes has been a very humbling experience for me.

The theme of "Fluidity" had been described in the show prospectus as "....flowing easily, changeable, airiness, facility, elasticity, suppleness.  Picture a flowing river: melting snow: moving clouds: windy sky: the moon in its phases: nature in all its forms, ever changing with the seasons."  The juror was Julia M. Pavone, co-founder and curator/director of Alexey von Schilippe Gallery of Art, UConn Avery Point Campus; Teacher; Painter.  Ms. Pavone's statement, printed in the show brochure, is "This was a tough job as there was good work to choose from; I loved the variation of styles and mediums on a wonderful theme.  Congratulations to all the artists."  Thank you, Ms. Pavone, for this honor.


Jan Blencowe said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It's a beautiful, fluid, peaceful painting worthy of the award!!!

Joan Cole said...

Thank you so much, Jan. I appreciate your kind words so much.