Thresholds
Aug 31 - Oct 11, 2018


An all media juried exhibit exploring the thresholds we encounter in life, whether they are physical, emotional, or other measurable forms.

An all media juried exhibit exploring the thresholds we encounter in life, whether they are physical, emotional, or other measurable forms. A threshold can refer to anything that is a measurable boundary that can be crossed, moved past, or possibly transitioned through. We might refer to a visible threshold such as a doorway, an exit, an archway, etc. Or perhaps a personal threshold, such as pain or other stimuli, that can be measured either physically or mentally. There are thresholds in biology and also in education. In psychology and climate.

What threshold will you cross? 

Featuring artwork by: 

Ruth Ann Bauers David Hasty Gail Howarth
Kim Kordonowy John W. Kuntze Marty McKay
Michael Meinhold John O'Dell Jr Rosa Renner
Judith A. Repke Mary Riney Richard D. Sabbert
Joyce Sheldon Jamie Smith Michelle A. Turner
Ben Underwood Lynn Watkins Andy Wheeler
Susan Winter Barbara Zucker  
Thresholds
First Place
"Threshold to Restoration"
John W. Kuntze
Second Place
"Morning Walks"
Mary Riney
Third Place
"One Way Out 
(Death Row at 
MO State Penitentiary)"
 Joyce Sheldon
People's Choice Award
"Into the Cauldron"
Lynn Watkins
Honorable Mention
"Pondering on the Outside"
 Ben Underwood
Honorable Mention
"Into the Light"
 Marty McKay
Honorable Mention
"Train Gorge"
Andy Wheeler
Honorable Mention
"The Doors"
Gail Howarth

Juror  Ron Fondaw began his career painting, and produced his first one-person show when he was eleven years old.  Ron received a BFA in ceramics from the Memphis College of Art and gained his MFA from the Univ. of Illinois in 1980.  He came to St. Louis in 1995 after spending fifteen years in Miami, FL and one year teaching at The university of NC, at Chapel Hill. Drawing and painting remains an important part of Ron’s work from temporary site specific sculpture to one of a kind cast metal drawings and ceramics. His current interest is in expression of the unseen forces that shape our culture and how new discoveries in physics are changing our
perceptions of reality.

Ron has worked in Japan, Denmark, China and Italy as well as numerous sites around the U.S. He has received numerous distinctions including a Guggenheim award for sculpture, a Nation Endowment for the Arts and a Pollack/Kransner award. His works can be seen in several major collections around the world.

In the last two years Ron has worked on the border wall in South Texas engaging the local community and other artist in collaborative works that bring a positive action to a critical situation.  Learn more  about Ron on his website at www.ronfondaw.squarespace.com.           

Juror's Statement:  
To share one’s art is the action that completes the circle of creativity. I was struck with the diversity of approach to the thyme. The icons, images and compositional strategies used are without exception recognizable. I noticed that there was not any three dimensional work submitted. The works that stand out to my eye are those that demonstrate a confidence in the execution of the image, an understating of composition and the ability for the artist to transcend these “elements of good design and craft” and have invested a part of themselves into the work. How is this done? I believe it has everything to do with excitement for the activity and focus of the Artist. I would like to thank Framations for the opportunity to learn about the art being done in the region.
~Juror Ron Fondaw

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