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Drawing Attention
Exhibition Dates: July 25 - Aug 28,  2014
A juried exhibition focused on drawing mediums
including pencil, colored pencil, charcoal,
pastel, pen and ink and markers, etc.
The Juried Artists

Christine Casten
Steve Femmer
Karol Keeteman
J. Louvre Spezia

Gloria Henderson
David Kaskowitz
Rebecca McGuire
Carolyn Uhley
Ben Underwood
Jeramy White


1st Place

Mourn the Passing of a Tree
Kathy Gomric.

2nd Place

Young Tiger
Steve Femmer.

3rd Place

Drift IX
Jeramy White

Honorable Mention

Duchess Smallen
Joyce Spezia

Honorable Mention

Seek to the Light
Karol Keeteman

People's Choice Award
Duchess Smallen
Joyce Spezia


Juror's Statement:
     I would like to thank all the artists that submitted to this exhibition, and Framations for allowing me to be a part of the process. For me, jurying exhibits are challenging yet fulfilling endeavors. As a practicing artist, I understand the investment one makes in the process. It is for that reason that I congratulate all of you that submitted. It takes courage to create and additional courage to subject one’s work to review. I allowed the theme of the show Drawing Attention to steer my selection process. I asked myself if I was attentive to the work and whether the work stirred or captured my interest. The fact that some works did so and other works did not is a reflection of the subjective nature of this practice. I was interested in works that showed evidence of concept, imagination, authenticity and/or technical ability. 
It is my aesthetic to hang a show with fewer works -- the whole less-is-more approach. But this was a difficult process due to the number of quality submissions. In the end, I did pare down a substantial body, hopefully allowing for each work to have its own space to exist. I congratulate those whose work was included and whose work won an award.  Again, I thank you all for allowing me the opportunity to experience your art. I will close with this quote from the late Susan Sontag.
“Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”  
Kind regards, Michael Behle 
About the Juror: 
     Michael Behle’s work has been exhibited at such venues as Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Phillips de Pury in New York, Art Resources Transfer in New York, Next Art Fair in Chicago, Puerto Rico International Art Fair, San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Mitchell Museum (Southern Illinois Biennial) and Sotheby’s in New York among others. He received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, an MFA from Rutgers University and is a Vermont Studio Center Fellow. He is represented by Peter Miller Gallery in Chicago IL, Hogar Collection in Brooklyn NY, and Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in St. Louis Missouri. For the last twelve years Behle has taught in the area of studio arts at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has curated several exhibitions locally and nationally, and in 2012 he founded Paul Artspace, an artist residency program located 30 minutes north of St. Louis City.

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