March 2019
Abstracts Show

American Frame Best-of-Show Award
Joe Rudski – Coming Together

1st Place
John Trumbull – Circle Up

2nd Place
Gregory Ehmann – Tribute to 911

3rd Place
Joe Rudski – Freedom

Honorable Mention Awards
Marti Huepenbecker – Swirl
Sharon Lennard –
Something for Everyone
Colleen O’Brien –
Shelter for the Soul




Juror's Comments:

Abstract Art requires you to have an open, inquiring mind.
It gives you the freedom to explore the artwork and find your own meaning.


Most abstract artists have excellent drawing skills, a finely developed sense of composition, and an understanding of the workings of color. That means they have the ability to draw a perfectly rendered rose or a realistic portrait. However they choose to express their creativity by creating a visual experience that is free and unencumbered by the weight of objects. By utilizing the pure elements of form, color, line, texture, pattern, composition and process, abstract artwork allows artists freedom and flexibility in expression.

Here are things to look for:

   1.  Consistency - The flow must be consistent from one side of the painting to the
         other with planned and precise strokes.
   2.  
Color - Colors should mesh well together.
   3.  
Texture - Most of the time, good abstract art is compiled of layers. There is
         typically an underpainting and these layers often create texture.
   4.  
Meaning - All great art has some sort of meaning.
   5.  
Complexity - Showing more than one technique.

Congratulations to the award winners.
I believe they are accomplished artists.
I wish we had more awards to give because so many have done so well.

It was a pleasure judging this show.

Claire Kirsner – 02/22/19




Accepted Works

Anne Abate


Janis Butzier
Christine Cooper


Alice Dewey
Gregory Ehmann

Marti Huepenbecker


Kenneth Jackson
Kay Kocher
Sharon Lennard


Sally Marti
Doris Mathias

Mary McColough


Ellie Miller


Colleen O'Brien
Joe Rudski


Elaine Scarvelis
Jennifer Sheriff


Carol Sicha
Romaine Stawowy
Melanie Stinson


John Trumbull


Claire Wilson

Cabin Fever
Disorder
Skyscape
Animal Planet
Circles
Mind's Eye
Movement in Time
Expression
Clock Work Orange
Tribute to 911
Do You See What I See?
Motion
Swirl
Binghamton Thrill
The Shape of Leaves
Love and Laughter
Something for Everyone
Spread His Love
Medley
Rotating Motion
Triple Gold
Kabuki
Mali
Tin Can
Blowin' In the Wind
Lotus Blossom
Weeds
Shelter for the Soul
Coming Together
Freedom
Shattered
Trees Indigo
Life Awakens
Spectrum
Time Capsule
Celebration
Moorings
Playground
The Nest
Triangle, Circle, Square
Circle Up
Ring Toss
The Village
Fallout
Fire & Ice
The Mob