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"What Spring May Come?" A  juried Exhibition of artwork.
Exhibition Dates: April 13 – March 17, 2012
First Place: Shirley Nachtrieb
First Place
Shirley Nachtrieb "Sea of Green"
Second Place: Lee Walter
Second Place
Lee Walter "Bee"
Third Place: Judy Brown
Third Place
Judy Brown "Windy Flowers"
Tied for People's Choice Award:
People's Choice Award (Tied)
Christy Martin
"The Promise"
Tied for People's Choice Award:
People's Choice Award (Tied)
Marty Spears
"Spring Awakening"
Honorable Mention: Marcia Gay
Honorable Mention
Marcia Gay "Sunday Morning Rainbow: March 18th, 2012"
Honorable Mention: Virginia Dragschutz
Honorable Mention
Virginia Dragschutz
"Ode To Springtime"
Honorable Mention: Kim Griffin
Honorable Mention
Kim Griffin "Mystical Tree"
Honorable Mention: Marcia Gay
Honorable Mention
Marcia Gay "Spring Snow: March 21, 2011" 
Honorable Mention:
Honorable Mention
Linda Wilmes "Petals of Silk"



About the Juror
     JERRY THOMAS is a noted award-winning impressionist artist, illustrator, instructor, author, lecturer, conservator, demonstrator and art critic. His career covers more than 50 years. His education is in the liberal arts but he is entirely self-trained in the fine arts. Jerry paints and draws in a wide variety of styles with an emphasis on color and impressionism. He was born in the Missouri Ozarks and now resides in St. Louis County, Missouri, where he maintains his studio. Jerry has exhibited in over 110 personal exhibitions and 35 sponsored shows, and is represented in a great number of fine art collections (corporate, gallery and individual) on five continents.

     His work has been presented in general audience before Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. He created the largest collection of paintings and drawings (315 pieces) of the Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw’s Garden) ever done by an individual artist. He developed many works to raise funds for historic preservation projects, endangered species and other charity causes. Jerry was honored as “Artist Laureate of the Year” by the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.

     Jerry Thomas has served as President of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and worked with many other arts organizations in the St. Louis region. He maintains an intense schedule of shows, seminars, classes, demonstrations, critiques and lectures. This accomplished artist is also quite expert in restoration and cleaning of paintings and prints. Much in demand, he writes instruction manuals and articles for publication.

Juror's Statement:
         "What Spring May Come?" is aptly represented in this exhibit. As a judge, I look for: composition; effective values; proper color sequence; active textural surfaces; adequate usage of the particular medium chosen; power of expression; and that certain characteristic that makes a work of art "Special".  There are some of these paintings/drawings/prints/photographs which meet these criteria very well.  I have chosen the ones which I consider the best for awards and recognition. but, I encourage all of the participating artists to keep at it. All your work is worthwhile. I am honored to have judged this show. Thank you! 
Jerry N. Thomas 04/05/12

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