Exhibtion Dates: March 15 - April 25,  2019


An all media juried exhibit exploring the surface quality of physical textures on the surface of artwork.

Opening Reception Friday, March 15: 6-8pm

About the Exhibit Theme: Texture is the surface quality of a work of art. It can be distinguished by both its perceived visual and physical properties. For Texture, the gallery asked artists to focus on the physical textures that add to the surface of the artwork. These often create a deeper response for the viewer, as the depth brings more to examine and engage the viewer.

Open to all media, this exhibit required artists to use physical texture in their work to explore depth and richness and draw in the viewer. This could be a thick application of paint, wax, fabric, paper, or other layers built up in on the surfaces. In other words, texture you can feel on the surface.

Featuring artwork by:

Sharon Bauer Serena Boschert Coleen Breen
Peggy Cole Cassandra Fay Jan Foulk
Carrie Goebel Gloria Henderson Cheryl Hueffmeier
Pat Jackson Donna Knox John Kuntze
Marty McKay Shirley Nachtrieb Cindy Polette
Linda Rawson Judith Repke Roberta Rose
Sherry Salant Joyce Sheldon Camry Shepherd
Polly Sievert Doyce Thorpe-Fiore  Andy Wheeler
Amy Willcut       





First Place
Wooden Nickel
Roberta Rose

Second Place
Guardian of the Garden
Cheryl Hueffmeier

Third Place
Linda Rawson

People's Choice Award
Peace in the Valley
Andy Wheeler

Honorable Mention
Sharon Bauer

Honorable Mention
Walking in the Park
Doyce Thorpe-Fiore

Honorable Mention 
Spark of God
Judith Repke

Honorable Mention
Frido Khalo (top)
Chicksaw Spirit (middle)
Marie Laveau (Bottom) 
Cassandra Fay


Judge's Statement:   I want to thank Amy and Sarah for inviting me to juror this show.  The number of entries and the breadth of mediums and styles is a testament to the strength of our local arts community. We have wonderful artists! I love the range of work in this show. The works selected represent a cross-section of approaches to surface quality. From painting to wood, glass to fiber, ceramics, paper and more, texture is being used to activate surfaces and give expression to the vision of these artists.  Each of the three award winners use different materials and create texture differently. I was struck by the simultaneous simplicity and complexity of Wooden Nickel, which invited me from a distance to step in and take a deeper look into the story being told. Guardian of the Garden is a stunning 3-D work that is all about texture and material, and Jonathan struck me with the excellent use of material, in this case rice paper, to create texture and composition. Congratulations to all of the artists and thanks to Framations for putting together the show.  ~Mark Witzling
About the Judge:  Mark Witzling’s path to artistic memory keeper has been decades in the making. As a marketing and branding strategist, Mark spent his professional career around writers, designers and artists who visually shaped his ideas. It wasn’t until he was in his 40’s and on a trip to Italy that he was moved to helm his own creative trek. Stirred by the frescos of Rome and Florence, where art was intended to be part of the landscape, he picked up a brush when he returned home, diving headfirst into a variety of creative experiences to unleash his own artistic ambition.  His foundation began in representational oil painting, but the combination of oil and malleable cold wax together with more introspective subjects steered him toward abstraction. Studying in the studios of various artists he began to hone his craft.  He has studied in studios across the country, from Santa Fe and Albuquerque to Wisconsin and Montana.  His work appeared in the 2017 book Cold Wax Medium – Techniques, Concepts, Conversations.  In 2017 he was selected into the prestigious St. Louis Art Fair Emerging Artist program, and in 2018 he was selected as an artist-in-residence at Chateau Orquevaux in France.  Through these experiences the landscapes he encounters continue to influence his work. He continues to paint regularly in the same studio where he started over 15 years ago.  Mark is currently Executive Director of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. Learn more at www.markwitzlingart.com  or follow Mark on Facebook or Instagram.  


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