Small but Mighty

August 31 - October 4, 2019, juried by Vianna Szabo

Erica Chappuis (exhibition chair), Lori Zurvalec (3rd place; chair of show; GPCC Arts Ministry chair), Linda Boyle (Honorable Mention), Nobuko Yamasaki (Honorable Mention), Laura Mocnik (2nd place), Carol La Chiusa (1st place), Joan Smykowski (president)

Erica Chappuis (exhibition chair), Lori Zurvalec (3rd place; chair of show; GPCC Arts Ministry chair), Linda Boyle (Honorable Mention), Nobuko Yamasaki (Honorable Mention), Laura Mocnik (2nd place), Carol La Chiusa (1st place), Joan Smykowski (president)

For more photographs of the reception and award winners, CLICK HERE.

For the artworks chosen for the show, CLICK HERE.

Vianna Szabo selected sixty-four pieces, each measuring no more than twelve inches on a side. She offers these reflections about the works that won awards:

 

Thank you for the honor of jurying your small case show. I enjoyed the diverse entries of the group and was impressed by the quality.

It was difficult to chose the winners and I appreciate being able to add on an extra Honorable Mention.
1st Place - This painting struck me right away as a tour-de-force that dances between abstract & realism. The confident paint application speaks of the joy of the artist while painting it. (Carol LaChiusa, A Garden Pond)
2nd Place - Beautifully drawn portrait in muted tones that captures a gesture. The line work in the hair & features play beautifully against the softly modeled forms in the skin. (Laura Mocnik, A Woman)
3rd Place - This delightful landscape dances with colors that are layered. Aspects of this painting are both flat & dimensional giving it interest from a distance & close up. (Lori Zurvalec, Maybe Peace in Eden)
Honorable Mention - Stunning design & delicate shapes pull the viewer's eye around the composition. (Nobuko Yamasaki, Spring Flight) Honorable Mention - This little gem is a powerful little landscape of a simple scene. The thick paint application adds intrigue to the composition. (Linda Boyle, A Little Something)

 
 
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Notes for Entrants

Pick up after the show is Saturday Oct. 5 10 am – 3 pm. If a work is sold, a 10% donation to GPCC would be appreciated. For questions, please contact the Show Chairperson, Lori Zurvalec 313 881 7084.