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Monochrome II
Exhibition Dates: Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 7, 2016


An all media juried exhibition exploring values and contrast. Here we are focusing on artwork following the theme “Monochrome”, we have invited artists to enter work that is at least primarily monochromatic, visually including shades of one color. This can be any color, not just grayscale. Artists were encouraged to explore the theme in a way that suites their vision and their work.   Juror: Bob Langnas
Featuring artwork by:



Paula Bernhardt
Coleen Breen
Stacey Cassmeyer
Peggy Cole
Steve Femmer
Marcia Gay
Ann Hysmith
James R. Kyle
John Kuntze
Jazmine Poblette
Naomi Runtz
Richard Schallert
First Place
"Josie's Sitting Room, Havana, Cuba" by Beth Goyer
Digital Photograph
Second Place:
"Calla Lily Dream"
by Steve Femmer
Drawing with Grey, Black and White Color Pencils
Third Place
"White on White #2"
by Garry Rose

People's Choice Award:
"Flower Patch"
by Coleen Breen
Mixed Media
Honorable Mention
"Focus 1"
by Dennis McCarthy
Honorable Mention:
"Fierce Mockingbird"
by Karen Thambyrajah

Honorable Mention
"Carbon and Ice"
by Renea Erickson
Mixed media with acrylic

Honorable Mention
"Old Courthouse Stairs"
by Joyce Sheldon
About the Juror:
Bob Langnas is a printmaker, painter, and mixed-media artist. Much of his studio work deals with the theme of entropy and its societal implications. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree, with a printmaking concentration, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Prior to that he studied architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts).
Langnas has been exhibiting his work since about 1990. Among the invitational group shows that he has participated in recently are the Print Invitational at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, Ode at Art St. Louis, Intertwined II at the Regional Arts Commission (St. Louis), and the Holga Polka Invitational, also at the RAC. Venues for Langnas’ solo exhibitions have
included the Ethical Society (Clayton, MO); Westminster College (Fulton, MO); the Northern Arts Council Gallery (Ferguson, MO); the Ameristar Gallery (St. Charles, MO); the Gray Gallery at Quincy University (Quincy, IL); among others.
He has been a full-time faculty member in the nationally-accredited art department at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus since 2000. Prior to taking that position he taught at Culver-Stockton College (Canton, MO) and Delaware County Community College (Media, PA). Since 1990 he has taught all levels of drawing, design, painting, printmaking, illustration, and art history. He has also given numerous art-themed lectures and workshops to community and academic groups over the years.
Art and Awareness:
At Framations, we strive to periodically host exhibits that incorporate awareness in areas that affect our community. In this exhibit, we are looking to focus on values, meaning the shades of a color used in artwork. Another meaning of the word “values” refers to your principles or standards.  Some would say the value of a person’s character can be judged by how you treat those around you.  Thanks to assistance from St. Louis Area Foodbank, Framations offers their customers an opportunity to help those whose basic needs require the help and kindness of their community.   
Each week, an estimated 57,100 people rely upon the St. Louis Area Foodbank for food assistance. In 2009, the Foodbank distributed over 22 million pounds of food. The numbers are incredible. With tough economic times and the upcoming holidays, simply having adequate meals for yourself and your family means a lot. If you feel so moved, you are encouraged to bring your unopened, non-perishable food items and toiletries to Framations Nov 20, 2015 – Jan 7, 2016. 

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