“Water Works,” Plymouth Arts Center’s 24th Annual Juried Art Show, opened to the public on Friday, May 10, 2019 with a festive reception from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. All are invited to meet the artists and enjoy live music and complimentary appetizers and desserts. The Lakeside Trio, featuring Peg Lange, violin, Tom Lange, guitar, and Audrey Braatz, piano, performed from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and Lydia Matthews, piano, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The awards were presented at 6:30pm. “Water Works” is generously sponsored by Wisconsin Bank and Trust and 20/20 Visions, Dr. Sharon Roberts and Dr. Brad Wicklund.
Water is essential to support all life forms on earth. Artists were invited to enter original works with a personal view of its impact. The power of the oceans, inland seas, and rivers is unlimited. Accessibility to water enables the founding and sustaining of civilization in wildly diverse locations across the planet. We are charged with the continuous preservation of this, our most important resource. The JUROR for this 24th annual juried competition was Colette Odya Smith. Colette is a Wisconsin Artist, art journalist and juror known primarily for her contemporary landscape paintings in soft pastels. She has exhibited widely in the USA, France, Germany and China. She has been published in two books and featured in art magazines including American Artist, Pratique des Arts and Pastel Journal. Her background in education supports her judging across media and for competitions.. $1000 in cash awards were presented.