Renewal
Exhibition Dates: May 3 - June 13,  2019

 

When spring arises, thoughts often go to the eruption of new life and hope fueled through the cycle of renewal and the course of the seasons. Here we asked artists to explore the overall concept of renewal and how it is present in their lives. Is it a visual reminder or a feeling? An emotional inspiration? A colorful burst or a quiet moment? Do you seek renewal or does it search you out?

Featuring Artwork by: 

Ruth Ann Bauers Bob Bolla Coleen Breen
Angela Chostner Katherine Ehlmann Gloria Henderson
Pat Jackson John P. Jurgiel John Kuntze
Gerald Marr Marty McKay Carol Morgan
Shirley Eley Nachtrieb Judith Repke Rick Sabbert
Annie Scheumbauer Polly Sievert Angela Summers
Doyce Thorpe-Fiore Lee Walter Tom Watkins
Amy Willcut Linda S. Wilmes  

    

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First Place
Hope Spring
Judith Repke 

Second Place
Tulips
Linda S. Wilmes 

Third Place 
Forerunner of Spring
Lee Walter 
People's Choice Award
TBA


Honorable Mention
Intertwined
Polly Sievert 

Honorable Mention
Spring “Still” Flowers
Carol Morgan

Honorable Mention 
Renewal: Roots & Wings
Amy Willcut 

Honorable Mention 
Storybook Iris
Annie Scheumbauer 

 

Judge's Statement:
Serving as the Juror for the exhibition Renewal, at Framations Art Gallery was an honor and a pleasure. Works submitted for the exhibit are flourishing with creativity, color, and the emergence of a new day. The works selected included a range of media and interpretations of the theme. Perseverance and dedication was evident in all the works presented for review, but not all could be accepted. Within each of these artworks reside the time, effort, and energy of the artist, and I have immense respect for these efforts. When selecting works for this exhibit I considered craftsmanship, design, concept, materiality, and professional presentation. In addition I looked for works that pushed the boundaries of contemporary art and craft. All the artists should be proud of the mastery of materials, thoughtful concepts, and overall excellence in the artworks presented in the Renewal Exhibit. ~Megan Singleton

About the Judge: Megan Singleton is an artist and educator located in St. Louis, Missouri. Her ecology-based work crisscrosses the boundaries of contemporary craft combining sculpture, hand papermaking, installation, and digital  applications. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Louisiana State University and BFA in Photography from Webster University. She exhibits nationally and internationally; her work can be found in the collections of the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, as well as numerous private and corporate collections. She teaches Fiber Arts at Saint Louis University and papermaking and book arts workshops nationally. She has been the recipient of a $20,000 Artist Fellowship from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, the Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist Fellowship in Taos, NM, and the Kingsbrea International Artist in Residence in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. In 2016-18, she was commissioned to create site-specific mural projects at the Granoff Center at Brown University, the Illinois Sate Museum in Lockport, and for the T2 Art initiative at Lambert International Airport in Saint Louis. Learn more at www.megansingleton.com.

 

 

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