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Inner Fall
November 13 - December 5, 2010

A juried Exhibition of artwork following the theme
"Inner Fall" including the season of Fall or a Fall either in a physical, emotional, or psychological sense.

Best of Show
Beth Goyer "Castlewood Park"

Best of Show: Beth Goyer

First Place: Steve Femmer
First Place
Steve Femmer "Bombing of Japan"
Second Place: Linda Wilmes
Second Place
Linda Wilmes "Out of the Big Horn Mountains"
Third Place: Shirley Nachtrieb
Third Place
Shirley Nachtrieb "Passion for Trees II" 
Honorable Mention: Kathy Gomric
Honorable Mention
Kathy Gomric
"What Happened in the Pumpkin Patch?" 
Honorable Mention: Mary Helen Potchen
Honorable Mention
Mary Helen Potchen
"October Patterns" 
Honorable Mention: Gary Nadeau
Honorable Mention
Gary Nadeau
"Lily Pad at Lake"
Honorable Mention: Marcia Gay
Honorable Mention
Marcia Gay


Juror’s statement
      "Thank you to the artists who submitted your work for my consideration. It was a privilege to view your work and select this show. I was impressed by the variety of media submitted for the show, including mixed media, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil, drawing, and photography. The variety of media, styles and thematic interpretations are, for me, what makes a group show like this so interesting.
      The theme of this exhibit lends itself to many interpretations—from the literal, as in Fall, the season, to the meanings of the words inner and fall, as well as emotional aspects. Most of the works submitted for the show focused on the seasonal aspect of the theme, however there were several pieces that reached beyond the literal, and I was pleased to also see those interpretations presented.
      Many works in the show reflect what we’ve been witnessing outside our windows for the past couple of months. As Fall progresses, we witness as colors change from green to red or brown or yellow and then suddenly, trees are bare; as we reach mid-afternoon, the color of the light changes to something a little more harsh, bright, yellow, and then by 5 p.m., the sun is setting and it’s suddenly nighttime. There’s a lot of visual drama in our Midwestern Fall. As we watch all the beauty come to a crescendo and then fade, we are all too aware of the slightly unattractive inevitability: bare trees, grey skies, frigid temps, short days, and many, many months until a reprieve: Springtime. All of this and so much more about this season is reflected in many works in this show. As I drove home from the Gallery after having seen all of these artistic interpretations, I looked out my car window and watched as art came to life.
      Congratulations to everyone whose works were selected as well as to those who received Awards."
—Robin Hirsch, Juror, “Inner Fall”

About the Juror
      A St. Louis native, Robin Hirsch holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute (1981). She has served as Associate Director and Gallery Director for Art Saint Louis, a non-profit visual art organization in downtown St. Louis, since 1989. Since 1997, Robin has been a juror and/or awards judge for 24 local and regional exhibitions including: "Taste of St. Louis Art Walk" (2010); "Webster University Annual Juried Photography Exhibition" (2010); "Historic Shaw Art Fair" (2008); "Chesterfield Arts' Art in the Park[ing] Lot" (2008); "St. Charles Community College Student Show" (2008); "Laumeier Art Fair" (2007); "Art & Air" (2007); "Lafayette Square en Plein Air Art Competition" (2007); and "Columbia Art League's 46th Annual Fair on the Square" (2004), to name a few. She has served as a Visual Arts Grants Panelist for Missouri Arts Council (2008 and 2010) and has been a guest speaker at several area universities and colleges. In addition, Robin is a past-President of the St. Louis chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, for which she also served as Vice President, Newsletter Writer/Editor, and Board Advisor. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Gallery Association and as exhibitions consultant for Chesterfield Arts. As an artist, her work was most recently presented in the “Holga Polka” exhibition at the Gallery at Regional Arts Commission (January 2009).

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