23rd JURORED EXHIBITION
 
April 6 - June 30, 2002
William King Regional Art Center
Abingdon, Virginia
Ray Kass, Juror

 
2002 AWARDS:
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Jeannine Barton Regan, Scottsville, VA
Virginia Watercolor Society
Best in Show $1,400


Requiem IV

Vera M. Dickerson, Troutville, VA
Ann Davenport Memorial Award/Bon Air Artist Association/ Friends of Ann davenport Memorial Award
$750


Ballyliffen Beach

Kathy Gibian, Abingdon, VA
Marie Livermore Memorial Award
$500


Sammie

Pat Jessee, Bristol, VA
Perdue Farms Award
$350


Intuit

Karen Newell Blaesing, Hurt, VA
Central Virginia Watercolor Guild
$350


Dove Coves

Pauline Davis Lorfano, Vienna, VA
Richmond region Watercolorist Award
$350


Maine Attraction

Peg Redd, Fork Union, VA
Roanoke Valley Artists
$325


A Visit With Degas

Frank Spink, Annandale, VA
Starving Artist & Depot Artist Assoc.
$300


Lotus in the Rain

Margaret Huddy, AWS, Alexandria, VA
Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists/Holbein Watercolor set
$250 / $178 value


Sycamore in Blue

Rachel B. Collins, Alexandria, VA
Shenandoah Valley WC Guild
$250


Whelk Shard Volutes

Jillian Warner, Richmond, VA
The Continental Properties Corp. Award
$250


Italy II - Yellow

Emma Lou Martin, Richmond, VA
Walters Printing & Mfg.
$250
 


Flower Patch #2

Betty Arehart, Waynesboro, VA
American Electric Power
$200


Napkin Series V

Chris Krupinski, AWS, NWS, Fairfax, VA
Cartlidge foundation Award
$200


Pears & Plums on a Quilt

Sarah W. Soderlund, Kilmarnock, VA
Margaret T. Cox Memorial Award
$200


Mah Jongg Maven

Mei Shu, Radford, VA
Potomac Valley Watercolorists
$200


Sunset Village

Nancy Newhard, Clifton Forge, VA
Hubard & Feiour, Inc / Gift Certificate
$100 / $100


Changes

Beverly Perdue, Midlothian, VA
Bristol Art Guild / Southern Graphics Gift Certificate
$100 / $100


Awaiting the Word

Pat Cook, Waynesboro, VA
Precision Eyewear / Gift Certificate
$100 / $100


High Tide

Karen Shelton, South Boston, VA
POPULAR CHOICE AWARD
$500 in merchandise from Daler-Rowney


Blue II

JUROR STATEMENT

When I sat down to view the slides for this exhibit, I had no idea what to expect.  As it turned out, I enjoyed the wide range of the work that was submitted.  I am glad to see that the criterion for this competition has expanded to include all water media.  the resulting submissions reflect a wide variety of techniques, media and subject mater.  In building the exhibit, I attempted to reflect that variety, as well as the traditions of the Virginia Watercolor Society.  Inevitably, of course, my personal tastes entered into the process also.

I feel strongly that visual art has to be accomplished enough in technique to project a presence. It is important for artists to cooperate with their medium without being overwhelmed by it.  thecnical proficiency, while admirable, cannot be the sole -- ore even major--focus of a painting.  In making my selections, i looked for work that was personally motivated and that show idea-based accomplishments.

I appreciate having been asked to be the juror for the Virginia Watercolor Society's twenty-third exhibition, and I hope that everyone who comes to the show enjoys the 97 pieces that have been selected.

Ray Kass

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