Biennial Juried Award Winners

The following pieces were selected by the jurors for awards. The jurors comments for each are provided.

First Place – “Fire and Brimstone” – Doreen Renner
Fire_Brimstone
Laura Culic:

Doreen’s piece stood out for me immediately as an award winner. Here is confidence, assurance and intelligence. Mastery in colour, powerful use of contrast of values and of scale, plus a dynamic composition make this painting a winner!

Carol Westcott:

A colour and texture sundae!  Lovely composition – can’t imagine the piece without any of the marks the artist made.

Second Place – “Receding Ramp” – Susan Clark
Receeding_Ramp
Laura Culic:

Susan’s painting is compelling. There is an intriguing sense of imbalance that draws one into the depth of the mysterious landscape. The colours are rich and the medium is beautifully handled.

Carol Westcott:

Fascinating play of line, light and colour. Is there a line in the water or is it a mirage? Where does reality begin? Captivating piece.

Third Place – “A Private View” – Renée Makino
Private_View
Laura Culic:

Renée’s piece fascinates in its almost unsettling depiction of a rather ordinary view. I found the manipulations of architectural perspective to be in fascinating contrast with the very painterly backyard scene.

Carol Westcott:

Intriguing juxtaposition of angularity and softness, the built structure and the natural landscape.

Honourable Mention – “Iceline 3″ – Selda Canoglu
Iceline
Laura Culic:

Selda’s painting is a convincing portrait of place. There is skilled use of colour and of medium and a terrific sense of atmospheric perspective.

Carol Westcott:

Can almost feel the rocky terrain underfoot. Cool view; colour, texture and composition all lend themselves to the subject matter.

Honourable Mention – “Sunflower” – Caman McCabe
Sunflower
Laura Culic:

I felt Caman’s painting was totally delightful. A very personal, sincere and original approach made this painting very appealing to me.

Carol Westcott:

Exuberant and fun. Wonky flowers – in a good way!