Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
at Keene State College
1999 Biennial Regional Jurors' Choice Exhibition at Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts artists have won awards in the 1999 Biennial Regional Jurors' Choice Exhibition at Keene State College's Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. Juror John Stromberg of Boston University said he was very impressed with the quality of artwork submitted to the competition which was open to artists living within 30 miles of Keene. He chose 83 pieces of art for the regional exhibit, stating there was enough quality work to hang in two other shows.
The Thorne juried exhibit will run from Saturday, Feb.6 to Friday, March 12, 1999.
All together there were 436 pieces submitted by 165 artists, with 43 of these artists chosen for the Thorne juried exhibit. The juror chose a total of 83 works for the Thorne's Biennial Regional Juried exhibit because he decided that several works by the same artists should be displayed so viewers could get a feel for the artists' style.
"I decided to focus on creating a strong exhibition, one that could reflect the great diversity of art practiced in the area and still work as an integrated whole itself," said Stomberg. "To this end, I have selected a greater number of works by a fewer number of artists than might be expected, in an attempt to give the exhibition its own visual coherence. In selecting this exhibition, I was presented with a delightful problem - far more worthy paintings, prints, photographs, drawings and sculpture than I could include in the final installation."
The juror's choice of Best in Show was awarded to Richard Heller of Brattleboro for an acrylic on canvas called Eurydice. Second Place was given to another Brattleboro artist, Petria Mitchell, for an oil on paper work entitled Cadmium and Prussian Woods. Third Place went to Tim Giddings, also of Brattleboro, for an oil stick and pencil work called Crowd in a Square. Five Honorable Mention Awards were given to Robert Sargent Fay of Hancock, Anita S. Hunt of Colrain, Mass., Al Karevy of Richmond, Eve Kenyon of Keene, and Lisa P. McCoy of Brattleboro. Each of these eight artists will receive cash awards. In addition, Thorne gallery visitors will select a People's Choice Commendation, with a $100 cash award, to be announced March 3.
This year Keene State will be showing more work by these regional artists in a Campus Choice exhibit at the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond and the L. P. Young Student Center. The Campus Choice show will run concurrently with the Thorne's Biennial Regional Juried Exhibition, Saturday, Feb. 6, to Friday, March 12.
From top to bottom: Al Karevy, Steel Fence, photograph; Eve Kenyon, Opening Day, graphite on paper, Robert Sargent Fay, Three Crosses; photograph; Anita S. Hunt, Gate I, monotype. These four artists were awarded an honorable mention.
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