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Brilliant Color
March 9 - April 19, 2018


Periodically over the last year, we have introduced exhibit themes that highlight the elements of art, which are line, shape, space, texture, value, form and color.  In turn, we have arrived at color. The hue, saturation and intensity of color determine its overall feel or impact. Here we asked artists to focus on the power and significance of color in their imagery.  It may be bold or subtle, warm or cool, calming or exciting. Color can speak volumes!

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” ― Wassily Kandinsky

Featuring artwork by the following artists: 

Jennifer Ahern Ruth Ann Bauers Patrick Clark Ross Clark
Peggy Cole Tricia Coyle Michael Daft Stephen J. Davis
Steve Femmer Christine Fischer Marcia Gay Beth Goyer
David Hasty Gloria Henderson Valerie Hosna Judi Jennings
Alex Johnmeyer Karol Keeteman Greg Kluempers Geraldine Knobbe
Donna Knox Suzanne Galli Koenen Kim Kordonowy Christy Martin
Marietta Massalone Annette McGarrahan Marty McKay Linda Meyer
Shirley Nachtrieb T. Matthew Pierson Jazmine Poblette Melanie Priest
Chelsea Quirk Sue Rakers Ginger Repke Mary Riney
Sherry Salant Rachel Santel Annie Scheumbauer Christy Schneller
Joyce Sheldon Vishnu Lee Walter Linda S. Wilmes



First Place winner Annie Scheumbauer
1st Place

"Flowers in the Studio"
Oil by Annie Scheumbauer
Second Place winner Sherry Salant
2nd Place

"Tree of Life"
Alcohol Ink by Sherry Salant
Third Place Winner Alex Johnmeyer
3rd Place

"Do Not Pass Go"
Acrylic on Canvas by Alex Johnmeyer
  People's Choice - Flow by Kim Kordonowy  People's  Choice
Mixed Media by Kim Kordonowy  
(Quilted Piece Contributed by Margaret Boeth)

Honorable Mention Winner Beth Goyer

Honorable Mention
"Donkey For Rent"
Photograph by Beth Goyer

Honorable Mention winner

Honorable Mention
"Grandma's Flower Garden"
Oil on Canvas by Judi jennings

Honorable Mention winner Marcia Gay
Honorable Mention

"Early Morning Glow"
Photograph by Marcia Gay
Honorable Mention Winner Kim Kordonowy
Honorable Mention
Mixed Media by Kim Kordonowy

Honorable Mention Winner Karol Keeteman
Honorable Mention

"Letting Go"
Colored Pencil Drawing
by Karol Keeteman
Honorable Mention Winner Annie Scheumbauer
Honorable Mention
"Zinnias in a Blue Pot"
Painting in Ink and Guache
Annie Scheumbauer

Juror's Statement  It was such a privilege to be able to judge “Brilliant Color” at the lovely St. Charles gallery Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery. Color has always been my passion. Both in the focus of my teaching, and as the focus of my personal work. I have always been fascinated with it, and found there is a continuous discovery of its many elements as one’s art perspectives mature. The addition of color in any work is the emotional component. It can be mutable and changeable, and it can act as the mirror reflecting the viewer’s personal experiences.

There were so many wondrous pieces in this show that it made it a challenge to narrow it down. Besides the sensitive aesthetic of beautiful color being the focus of the work I chose, I wanted to see color in a new and/or original way. I was looking for use of color that complements the inherit meaning of the piece.  Selection came down to who had executed excellent craft with the aforementioned use of color.

There were many pieces which showed surprising originality. Many of the pieces brought me back to examine different insights each time I viewed them to narrow the field. Third Place “Do not pass Go” had such a fun sense of nostalgia in relation to color.  Additionally, it had a creative view I found somewhat Iconic. I really enjoyed this one. Second Place “Tree of Life”, in my interpretation accomplished the very difficult task of utilizing the color spectrum to ensure the message of creation. A pleasant use of movement and motion made the painting come alive. First place was a true beauty, “Flowers in the Studio”. The energy of the brush strokes with the combination of color choices expressed mature skill and talent. The piece was both old and new in the sense it’s a fresh interpretation of the classical still-life. ~ Terri Shay

Juror  Terri Shay has been working in art and design for 12 plus years and is currently a professor at St Louis University teaching color theory and design. She has a B.F.A from Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH and earned her MFA from Fontbonne University with an Emphasis in Painting. In her personal career as an artist, Terri has had her work in countless shows, exhibits, and publications. As a top rated botanical artist in the St. Louis area, Terri was also Elected to the Society of Botanical Artists and exhibit in the Chelsea Flower Show 2008-2013. There, she also received the RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show award in 2007 and has paintings in the RHS Lindley Library Collection and also the Shirley Sherwood Collection. She is versatile and business-minded with a broad perspective, exceptional color sense and a proven ability to manage creative projects seamlessly from concept through delivery.  Learn more about Terri Shay at www.terrishay.com.

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