Current Exhibit

"Alive in the Arts" The 22nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Event Sponsors:

Wisconsin Bank & Trust 20-20 Visions

“Alive in the Arts” ...The 22nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition Opens in Gallery 110 North
Friday, May 12, 2017 ~ 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

The Plymouth Arts Center will open a new fine art exhibit in its Gallery 110 North on Friday, May 12th.   “Alive in the Arts” is the organization’s 22nd annualjuried show representing Wisconsin Fine Artists.  Entries to this annual competition were received from artists living and working all over the state of Wisconsin. 97 Artists submitted over 180 pieces of original art, which were reviewed by the Juror/Judge, Graeme Reid.  Reid selected 75 artworks for this exhibit.  The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. One Thousand dollars in cash awards will be presented in an awards ceremony at 6:30 pm. Live musical entertainment will be presented by Drea Wagner, Pianist, from 4:30 to 5:30pm, and Lily Montes, Griffin Montes, Violinists, with Accompaniment by Dan Ognavic, from 5:30-6:30.  Presenting sponsors for this exhibit are:  Wisconsin Bank & Trust and 20/20 Visions, Dr. Sharon Roberts and Dr. Bradley Wicklund.        

 

About the Juror:   Graeme Reid is the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art.  Born in Scotland, he holds two Masters degrees from the University of Glasgow and from Indiana State University. Over the years he has curated over 120 group and solo exhibitions. Reid is an experienced judge on a local, regional and national level, an award winning writer on the arts, has taught at ISU and Purdue University and is a regular guest lecturer in Wisconsin.

 

2017 Alive in the Arts ~ Awards Winners
(with Juror's Notes)

FIRST PLACE

Navigation II 
Mixed Media                   
Artist:  TERRI LOCKWOOD

“Darkly compelling in composition and subject matter, aided by use of encaustic to create a wonderful dream-like image that begs to tell a story in words or moving pictures.”

 

SECOND PLACE

Fall Field Shadows at Findhorn Farm
Watercolor
Artist:  ANN JUNEAU

“Great use of pure watercolor.  Great choice of square/angled brushwork to give the picture a sense of vibrancy  heightened by bold color choice and composition.”

 

 

THIRD PLACE

Teal Shimmer
Photograph
Artist:  JACK LONG


“Beautifully presented and unique photographs.  Remarkable technical ability to create images previously unimaginable.”

 

 

THIRD PLACE

Platinum Mist
Photograph
Artist:  JACK LONG


“Beautifully presented and unique photographs.  Remarkable technical ability to create images previously unimaginable.”

 

 

BEST OF SHOW

Pantanal Lace
Watercolor
Artist:  CAROL S. CHRIST


“Perfect.  Wonderful mastery of medium.  Outstanding composition.  Great mat and frame.  Pitfalls of bad composition, muddy use of watercolor completely avoided.”

 

 

MERIT AWARDS

Subtlety of Winter
Acrylic
Artist:  ERIC PAULSON


“Superb color palette.  Wonderfully captures winter light and cold.  Very good choice of framing”

 

 

Nourish
Papercutting
Artist:  KELLY ALEXANDER


“Very delicate, great composition.  Particularly like the use of translucent black paper to give depth and tonal quality”

 

 

Devil’s Lake Overlook
Acrylic
Artist:  ERIC PAULSON


“Bright, breezy, fresh palette.  Great composition and perspective of popular geographic location. Very much like the variation in brushwork in nice tight composition.”

 

 

Two Male Synthetoceras
Mixed Media
Artist:  SUSAN ESTELLE KWAS


“Wonderfully fun and whimsical drawing/painting.  Great color choices and composition.  Wonderful mat and framing job.”

 

 

Torqued Sheller Ship Totem
Wood / Metal
Artist:   RICHARD BRONK


“Wonderful use of varied media.  Well composed with great scale, balance and restraint.”

 

 

Vanity
Egg Tempera
Artist:  PATRICK DOUGHMAN


“Very nice commentary on contemporary society.  Not everyone wants to be constantly photographed and their picture sent online forever.  Great mat and frame.”

 

 

The General Sherman Tree-Sequoa National Park
Stretched Acrylic
Artist:   CHRISTINE ALFERY


“Bold.  Gestural painting with vigor and restraint simultaneously.  The strength and nature of the tree
comes across very well indeed.”

 

 

Gallery 110 North’s hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 - 4 pm, Saturday - Sunday, Noon-3 pm.  Closed Mondays and Holidays.   Admission to the Gallery is always free.   Please visit the Plymouth Arts Center Gift Shop for fine art gifts made by our members. 
For more information contact The Plymouth Arts Center, 920-892-8409
or visit us downtown at 520 East Mill Street

2017 Major Sponsors

Masters Gallery Foods