|"Day's End," 24 x 12" acrylic on canvas, copyright Joan Cole|
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.