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Brilliant Color II

Sept 4 - Oct 15, 2020    

An all media juried exhibit of work focusing on the power and significance of color in imagery.

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. Color could be brilliant in either its vibrancy or its methodical use in the work. Use of color is intended to be the focal point. 

Featuring artwork by:

Linda Abernathy    Erik Anderson Natalie Avondet Sharon Bauer
Ruth Ann Bauers Pam Blevens Karens Bruns Marcus Burzota
Angela Chostner Michael Daft Stephen J. Davis Genevieve Esson
Steve Femmer Jan Foulk Brenda Fraser Marcia Gay
Pat Jackson Amy Jamison Barb Jost Karol Keeteman
Greg Kluempers Donna Knox Suzanne Galli Koenen Cindy Larimore
Christine Lohse Barbara S. McCormack Marty McKay Carole Morales
Shirley Nachtrieb Judith A. Repke Sherry Salant Joana Salvador
Annie Scheumbauer Christy Schneller Nora Schomogy Rhonda Schrum
Doyce Thorpe-Fiore Lee Walter Linda S. Wilmes Mark Witzling
Barbara Zucker      


First Place: “Flowers in the Studio” Oil on Canvas by Annie Scheumbauer.


  Flowers in the Studio Oil on Canvas by Annie 
  Scheumbauer. First Place, 
Brilliant Color (2018)

Award winners:

First Place: "Paper Collage 20" Paper on Canvas by Steve Femmer.


 "Paper Collage 20"

Paper on Canvas

by Steve Femmer


Second Place: "Nouveau Color Play" Acrylic on Canvas by Genevieve Esson.


"Nouveau Color Play"

Acrylic on Canvas

by Genevieve Esson


Third Place: "Fall Country Garden View" Oil by Karen Bruns.THIRD PLACE

"Fall Country Garden View"

Oil Painting

by Karen Bruns



"Blue Caverns"

Oil and Cold Wax

by Linda Abernathy


Honorable Mention: "Carnival" Color Photograph by Marcia Gay



Color Photograph

by Marcia Gay


Honorable Mention: "Dusty Iris" Watercolor by Linda Wilmes.


"Dusty Iris"

Watercolor Painting

by Linda Wilmes


"Sunshine on Oranges"
Acrylic Painting
by Nora Schomogy

"Let's Eat"
Watercolor Painting
by Amy Jamison

"Winter in a Village"
Mixed Media Painting
by Karen Bruns

Juror  Brian D. Smith is an abstract painter, who has exhibited his art nationally for more than twenty-five years.  Smith’s work is owned by numerous corporate and private collections throughout the country, including Macy’s Department Stores, Emerson Electric, Polsinelli Law Firm, Husch Blackwell, Wells Fargo Advisors, Marketing Lab and Washington University in St. Louis.

He is currently a full professor of visual art and the fine arts gallery director at St. Charles Community College, and primarily teaches painting and drawing courses in the SCC art program.  Smith has also held positions as department chair and program coordinator. He was recently awarded a sabbatical for the Fall 2019 semester.

Brian D. Smith holds a BFA in painting from Boston University where he received a Ford Foundation Scholarship and an MFA in painting from the University of Chicago where he received two academic scholarships. 

His art is represented by the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri and The Dabbert Gallery in Sarasota, Florida.

Learn more about Brian Smith on his website at www.briandavidsmith.com.



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