This year's 71st Artists Equity Annual Spring Show was chock full of talented and wonderful entries! It was joyful for me to see the range of artistic expression shared in the images that were submitted by close to 100 current and new members. The selections and awards were very competitive and it was tough for me to select just one winner for each category. I enjoyed viewing the diverse selection of: sculpture, prints, paintings, photography and works on paper in styles ranging from abstract to representational and everything in between.
I hope you will enjoy viewing the selected artists and their talents as well as the 3 prize winners and the 3 honorable mentions.
For all Artists Equity members I will do a Zoom talk on Tuesday May 26th at 8:00 pm. Please check your emails for the invitation.
Tue May 26, 2020 8pm – 9pm (EDT}
I will also be giving a live Zoom talk on Wednesday, May 27th at 1:00pm around the Business of Art and will talk about some of the elements that go into a great juried show application as well as some of what I saw this year from members on how they can keep improving their work and applications moving ahead into this very exciting year ahead.
Gallerist, Curator and Author
First Place Winner--Ada Trillo
Crossing the Border
Photography (framed archival pigment print on Baryta paper)
40" x 26"
Crossing the Suchiate River, January 2020. Migrants from Honduras cross the second leg of the Suchiate River, as they pass through Guatemala to Mexico. Two days prior, the Mexican Government tear-gassed a group of 500 migrants who arrived at the border and attempted to wade across the river into Mexico. Despite the event, the caravan persisted. Out of desperation they tried crossing the river again.
Whatever It Takes
Photography (archival pigment print on Baryta paper)
40" x 26"
January 2020: Mexico closed its doors to migrants at the El Ceibo border on January 20th, 2020. This frame captures an unaccompanied minor trying to cross illegally under the gate.
2nd Place Winner--Andrea Snyder
Collage: African mudcloth, corrugated cardboard and mixed media on paper
20" x 18"
The Inside of Upside Down
Collage: Cut and painted canvas, torn collographs, and mixed media on canvas
18" x 24"
3rd Place Winner--Kirby Fredendall
Finding Paths No. 5
Oil on acid-washed tin
14" x 12"
1st Honorable Mention
Bits 'N Pieces
Wall-mounted sculpture: oil on wood, cut/laminated pieces
32" x 26" x 5"
2nd Honorable Mention
48" x 36"
3rd Honorable Mention
Chutes and Ladders 1
61 lb. photo paper, gesso board, mat gel
10" x 10"
Piece is made from my photos of a roller coaster in Ocean City, N.J. Photos are cut up and layered to form a collage, then adhered to a gesso board.