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ABOUT THE 2020 EXHIBITION

Associate Members Show & Sale 2020 is sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society is hosted by Navarro Council of the Arts, Corsicana, Texas.  This is a salon-style show and sale for Associate Members with the theme “Plein Visions in Miniature”.  All work submitted is available for purchase.


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OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS PRESENTATION

Awards Juror:  RUSTY JONES, OPS/Master Signature

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Warehouse Living Art Center

119 West 6th Avenue

Corsicana, Texas 75110



ABOUT THE HOST VENUE:

Navarro Council of the Arts exhibition space – “The Warehouse” - is one of the best known and highly respected exhibition venues in north Texas and has hosted fine art group and solo exhibitions of Traditional, Contemporary, Western and Impressionists works.




EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

 Exhibit opens July 22, 2020

Exhibition closes September 21, 2020




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BEST IN SHOW

JUDGE'S COMMENT: Krystal's painting was an easy choice based on her wonderful use of design, color, drawing and values. Her use of color and design to control the viewer's path through her painting is masterfully done. There's alot going on in every section of her painting that completely engulfs the viewer. There is no way to casually look at her painting. You must spend time with it, enjoy each nuance and shift. Congrats!


Picture

Bay Side Ride
16x12 | Oil
Krystal Brown - Spring, TX



FIRST PLACE

JUDGES COMMENT:  I always have the highest regard for painters who can stretch the boundaries of what is considered typical plein air painting. Lon obviously has a vision of the world I do not possess. Lon's oil rig is a magnificent example of pushing limits, stretching the imagination but still give the viewer enough information to grab the essence of the scene. Well done.


Picture

Galveston
12x12 | Oil
Lon Brauer - Granite City, IL




2ND PLACE

JUDGE'S COMMENT: I love this painting and kept coming back to it over and over. I kept thinking about going down that hill on a skateboard. There is so much information in a small painting but with total control of values. The design is superb and his handling of the medium top notch. Terrific painting.


Picture

Edwards Valley
9x12 | Oil
Randall Cogburn - Alvin, TX



THIRD PLACE

JUDGE'S COMMENT: I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of watercolor paintings, but Jeff's piece makes me a believer. He has total control of the medium which only comes from tons of painting. His drawing is exceptional and this painting really caught my eye during my first walk through of the show. Well done!

Picture

Galveston Bay Shrimper
9x12 | Watrecolor
Jeffery Neel McDaniel - Rio Frio, TX



1st AWARD OF MERIT

JUDGE'S COMMENT: The disadvantage Nancy had with this painting is I have painted that same window several times. At the same time I know how difficult it is to paint that window when the shadows are moving across its surface so she has my utmost respect for pulling it off in such fine fashion. Well designed, drawn really well, painted beautifully


Picture

Rose Window
14x11 | Oil
Nancy Tyler - Dallas, TX



2nd AWARD OF MERIT

JUDGE'S COMMENT:  Another watercolor that knocked my socks off. This kind of painting takes vision and I think some guts. Kudos to Sharyn for her vision, her command of the medium and producing a fully engaging painting.


Picture

Big Bend Basin
11x14 | Watercolor
Sharyn Richey - La Grange, TX



3rd AWARD OF MERIT

 JUDGE'S COMMENT: This is a beautifully rendered piece. Having painted tons of cactus in my time, Roy's piece certainly brings back a lot of memories of standing in the heat, swatting flies and getting bit by Texas red ants. You certainly get the feel of the landscape and Roy does an excellent job of engaging the viewer. 


Picture

Cactus Blooms
12x9 | Oil
Roy Smith - Burnet, TX




4th AWARD OF MERIT

JUDGE'S COMMENT: There are so many paintings to be done in Bodega Bay which is where Alfred Hitcock filmed "The Birds". I love the light effect of this painting because it is so typical of this area and Nancy pulled it off beautifully. Her engagement of the viewer forces you to travel through her painting down the coastline. It is well drawn and beautifully painted.

Picture

Bodega Bay, Foggy Morning
9x12 | Oil
Nancy Paris Pruden - Houston, TX


JUDGE'S STATEMENT


First I want to congratulate everyone whose paintings were juried into the OPS Associate Members Show. The work is outstanding making my job as the judge that much more difficult. When I have a painting selected for a show I always want to know the criteria the judge uses to issue awards so I thought it would be appropriate for me to share the process I go through when judging any show, but this one in particular. 


I typically walk through a show two to three times just to see if any particular painting jumps out at me as something special, something that separates it from all the other paintings in the show and there is always at least one, sometimes there are a few. In this show there were a few which made choosing Best of Show more difficult.


Then I go back through the show evaluating each piece on its own merits looking for two things:

1. Command of medium...does the artist have complete command of the medium which includes use of color, design, value range, drawing and brushwork? 

2. Engagement...does the painting make me stop and spend time with it? Does the painting grab my attention and make me look at it for a while as if I'm on a journey with the artist? If its just a nice rendering of a building or landscape and doesn't engage me, I move on to the next painting.


I pick the Best of Show first because it typically stands out as the best painting in the show and it is what I use to judge all other awards against. The separation between Best of Show and First Place is really small but there is usually enough in the Best of Show painting to create the separation.


The Awards of Merit are significant awards and I wish I had a dozen of them to give out for this show because the overall quality of the show was so strong.

Thank you for providing me the honor of judging the show and congratulations to the award winners.

   ~Rusty Jones



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BY THESE ARTISTS: 


DIANNE ARNETTE - FORT WORTH, TX

DONNA BLAND - LAGO VISTA, TX

JOHN CAGGIANO - ROCKPORT, MA

CHERYL CORNELIUS - BEDFORD, TX

MALCOLM CROSLAND - NEW BRAUNFELS, TX

CHERYL DAMSCHEN - SAN ANTONIO, TX

JUDY ELLIOTT - FRANKLIN, TX

J.D. FIELDS - WAXAHACHIE, TX

STEPHEN GARY FRISK - RICHMOND, TX

FRANK GABRIEL - AUSTIN, TX

PHYLLIS GUNDERSON, PECOS, NM

MYRRH HASLAM - HOUSTON, TX

FRANCIS HUANG - SAN ANTONIO

NATASHA ISENHOUR - SOCORRO, NM

AMY CARTER ISHMAEL - MURPHY, TX

JANA JENNINGS - OVILLA, TX

SHERYL KNIGHT - SANTA MARIA, CA

LYNN LaROSE - WAXAHACHIE, TX

JANET LAY, SAN ANGELO, TX

ALICE LEESE - ANDREWS, TX

LEROY LeFLORE - GALVESTON, TX

MARLA LUTTRELL - HOUSTON, TX

KARLA MASSINGILL - HURST, TX

ANN McCANN - DALLAS, TX

LESLIE McCLUNG - LEAGUE CITY, TX

DONNA McGEE - WEST MONROE, LA

VICKIE McMILLAN-HAYES - KATY, TX

MELODY MONTERO-ORTIZ - BEAUMONT, TX

JAMES NAUGLE - ALBUQUERQUE, NM

CINDY NOWOTNY - SEALY, TX

KELLY PENNINGTON - ADA, OK

MARCHITA PRIEST - ROSENBERG, TX

CAROLINE RATLIFF - HOUSTON, TX

JOHN ROBINSON - SHERMAN, TX

ANN ROGERS - DALLAS, TX

SUSAN STERLE - TEMPLE, TX

MELANIE STOKES - MART, TX

RICHARD SZUTNIK - LITTLETON, CO

MARGIE TAYLOR - CORSICANA, TX

IRMA WARD - ARLINGTON, TX

PHIL WHITTINGTON, FORT WORTH, TX

MARGIE WHITTINGTON, FORT WORTH, TX

JING ZHAO - FRISCO, TX 







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