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Nov. 2020 GNAL Virtual Exhibition: Exploration
Exploration
November 2020 Exhibition of the 
Greater Norristown Art League 


Congratulations to the winners selected by juror Betz Green:
BEST IN SHOW: 'Conversation' by Brigida Michopulos
Carol Bellet Award: 'Nandi Will Save the World,' by Alena Scogna
Rose Bolef Award: 'The Abysm' by Dyon Swann
Ann Greiner Award: 'Pine Tree I' by Linda Hubbard-Cooke
Donald Robinson Award for watercolor: 'Light Snow Dusting' by Donald Leong

BEST IN SHOW: 'Conversation,' Brigida Michopulos, oil on canvas, poly clay, air dry clay, 21" x 38", not for sale.

Juror's Comments: This intriguing piece is whimsical and smile inducing. The detail is almost beyond belief, as must be the many hours involved in completing this rather large wall sculpture. In person the varied textures must surely compel the viewer to want to touch the surfaces. Although the piece is comprised of many small parts, several areas combine to make satisfying larger shapes. It is interesting to observe how and where the flat background is connected to the three dimensional foreground. It all works to relate a nostalgic, magical tale reminiscent of many of our youthful pasts.
Carol Bellet Award: 'Nandi Will Save the World,' Alena Scogna, acrylic on sanded art board, 20" x 30", not for sale.

Juror's Comments: Incredible energy infuses this painting. It is a strong piece in many ways including its emotional content and relevance, simple composition with large shapes, and use of a vibrant, unexpected color palette. You can hear this little kid singing his heart out, and loudly!
Rose Bolef Award: 'The Abysm,' Dyon Swann, watercolor, ink, Micron pen, gouache and acrylic, 12" x 18", $500.

Juror's Comments: Compelling "S" shaped composition. The variety of mediums are well used to support the imagery and create nuanced textures. The line work is fluid and deftly handled. There is a mystery to this painting that makes the viewer want to know the whole narrative.
Ann Greiner Award: 'Pine Tree 1,' Linda Hubbard-Cooke, pastel, $150.

Juror's Comments: The artist's use of bold color, including lovely deep darks, and bold minimal strokes make this piece able to stand on its own at a great distance, even though it appears to be of modest size.
Donald Robinson Award: 'Light Snow Dusting,' Donald Leong, watercolor on yupo substrate, $200.

Juror's Comments: An economy of strokes, variety of marks, along with a limited color palette were used to create this masterly, minimal piece. The obviously slick white painting surface helps to emphasize the snowy subject matter.    
'And the Days Go By...A Coronavirus Journal,' Michael Rosiak, photography/inkjet print, 13" x 19", $30 per print
'Spooky Porch Light,' Judy Battaglia, photography, Not for sale
Honorable Mention: 'Yard 6,' John Benigno, archival pigment ink, $220 (print only)
'Stained Glass Window,' Mary Ellen Sillcox, photography, 16" x 24", $30 (unframed)
Honorable Mention: 'Vienna By Carriage,' Francesca Barone, photography, 12" x 18", $25 (+S&H; other sizes available)
'Harvest Moon,' Judy Battaglia, monoprint, 8" x 10", Not for sale
'Montana Sky,' Dolores Pettit, watercolor on canvas, 18" x 24", $250 (unframed)
'All About Color 2,' Bonnie Vandenberg, acrylic, 11" x 14", $175
'Maligne Lake,' Priscilla Lebold, photography, $50
'Yard 5,' John Benigno, archival pigment ink, $220 (print only)
'Cycle of Life,' Mildred Becker, mixed media, $2,500
'Embrace,' Terri O'Neill, Micron pens, India ink on Bristol board, 11" x 17", $80
Honorable Mention: 'Hidden Woman,' Marilyn Sclan, mixed media/collage, $225
'Breakfast Tea,' Sally Bishop, oil on canvas, $330
'Celebration of Fruits and Vegetables,' Jennifer Glatt, watercolor on paper, 26 3/4" x 16 3/4", $750
'To Market (Apples),' Janice Ward, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", $400 (unframed)
'Pennsylvania Farm,' Pauline Braun, watercolor, $125
Honorable Mention: 'Seabirds in Flight,' Barbara Brown, pastel on UArt paper, $600 (unframed)
'Dinner Companions,' Cathy McIlhenny, pastel, 10 1/2" x 14", $300
'Over the Horizon,' Martin Wigg, oil on canvas, 36" x 48", $2,500
Honorable Mention: 'Winter Exploration,' Alice Chung, oil on canvas, 9" x 12", $350
'Winter Greys,' Mildred Becker, acrylic, $600
'Mosaics and Texture I,' Jennifer Glatt, watercolor on paper, 16 1/2" x 11", $250
'Interconnections 3,' Adam Levin, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40", $950
'Dream City,' Brigida Michopulos, handmade tempera and gold leaf on Belgium linen, 36" x 42", not for sale
'Looks Like Charles Demuth Was Here,' Claire Goldenberg, watercolor, $135 
'Exploration,' Alice Chung, acrylic on wood panel, 11" x 14", $250
'Kylemore Abbey,' Priscilla Lebold, photography, $50
'Autumn Evening at Land's End,' Ruth Detwiler, watercolor, 16" x 12", Not for sale
'Follow the Paths,' Marilyn Sclan, mixed media/collage, $185
'Linear Fragmentation,' Adam Levin, acrylic on canvas, $650
'Sand Lake,' Cathy McIlhenny, pastel, 17 1/2" x 13 1/2", Not for sale
'Prophecy Park,' Pauline Braun, watercolor, $125 
'Untamed Bunny,' Terri O'Neill, pen and ink on mixed media paper, 12" x 13 1/2", not for sale
'Mandarins,' Kim Tatum Robbins, oil on canvas, 11" x 14", $475
'To Market (Pears),' Janice Ward, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", $400 (unframed)
'Looks Like Amadeo Modigliani Was Here,' Claire Goldenberg, pastel, 14" x 18", $200
'Moonstruck,' Kim Tatum Robbins, oil on cradleboard, 11" x 14", not for sale
'The Performance,' Mary Ellen Sillcox, photography, 16" x 20", $25(unframed)
'Grandmother's Day,' Barbara Brown, pastel on UArt paper, 16" x 12", Not for sale
Untitled, Tony Rotondo, mixed media
'Exploring Vienna,' Francesca Barone, photography, 12" x 18", $25 (+S&H; other sizes available)
'Jules,' Alena Scogna, acrylic on sanded art board, 20" x 30", not for sale
'Sunlit Edge,' Douglas Tweddale, pastel, 20" x 24", $600 
'All About Color 1,' Bonnie Vandenberg, pastel, 17" x 20" (framed), $400 
'Homecoming,' Martin Wigg, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", $350
'Midnight on the Ocean,' Dolores Pettit, watercolor, 12" x 16", $125 (unframed)
'Marsh 1,' Linda Hubbard-Cooke, oil on canvas, $150
'Sunlit Falls,' Douglas Tweddale, pastel, 16" x 20", $500 
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