Feast for the Eyes now at Southampton Art Gallery
by Sandy Lindsay
April 10, 2017
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Ellen Park Award for Still Life
by Paul Mondoux
Art Appreciation Award for Abstract
by Karen Botting
"New Era Warrior"
by Julie Bremner
It really is a visual feast at Southampton Art Gallery with the opening of the annual Feast for the Eyes juried art exhibit.
At the Opening Gala held Thursday (Apr.6/17), the winners in various categories were announced and, for some, it was a first time entering a juried art show.
The works that range from paintings to mixed medium and photography to carving were judged by artist Sharon Barfoot and Paul Schendle in nine categories.
"We looked at several criteria," said Barfoot, "that included technical skill, knowledge of the subject and if it engages or connects with the viewer."
"We also wanted to encourage the artists," added Schendle. "The submissions are fabulous this year and it was a difficult task to do the judging."
Blooming Brilliance Award to Secondary Student
recipient Bella Brough
Excellence in Fine Craft
Excellence in Photography Award
in memory of Jane Champagne
Artist Sharon Barfoot who sponsored the Juror's Choice Award said that the 'New Era Warrior' photograph is "remarkable". "It is very Zen-like ... simple yet elegant," said Barfoot. "It immediately drew me in and the light is simply amazing."
Ellen Park Still Life Award
Al Downs Award in Mixed Media & Printing
Art Appreciation in Abstract Award
First Time in Show Award
Best in Show Award(s)
"This is the Art Gallery's 60th Anniversary," says April Patry, Executive Director, "and we have many exciting things planned throughout the year, including a special exhibit of Bert Henderson's work. Henderson, who painted with the Group of Seven, was the founder of the Southampton Art Gallery & School in 1957."
Feast for the Eyes runs through April and the Gallery is open Wednesday - Sunday from 10a.m. to 5p.m.
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