I’m in This Juried Show in Essex

I’m in This Juried Show in Essex

I'm in This Juried Show in Essex

My large monoprint collage Youth Symphony is in this juried show at the Essex Art Association from May 6- May 27.  We had a great time at the opening on Friday night with both old friends and new.

I had a “small world” moment that blew me away when I saw Brooks and Karen–both amazing painters– (shown above) who are friends of mine from camp in Maine. Brooks lives in California, so I definitely didn’t expect to see him here. Brooks (see his website here) was out east looking at galleries to represent him on this coast, and he and Karen were at this opening because Karen’s sister’s sculpture is in the show (shown below). I introduced Brooks and Karen back in 2014, and take full credit for their bi-coastal happiness. It was a true joy to see them again.

I was also delighted to meet at this show Janet Rayner (see her website here). She is a talented pastellist and is new to the area; I hope to loop her into the Connecticut Pastel Society of which I am membership chairman.

Check out the show below, or in person if possible.

Youth Symphony (monoprint collage) by Polly Castor

Youth Symphony (monoprint collage) by Polly Castor

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Barbizon Oak (graphite) by Mary Mellot

Barbizon Oak (graphite) by Mary Mellot

 

Islands (Watercolor) by Claire Crosby

Islands (Watercolor) by Claire Crosby

 

Tree Wave (Mixed Media) by Jill Vaughn

Tree Wave (Mixed Media) by Jill Vaughn

 

Soft Rain (oil) by Molly McDonald

Soft Rain (oil) by Molly McDonald

 

Spring Grazing (acrylic) Brooke Robinson

Spring Grazing (acrylic) Brooke Robinson

 

Steel Vines 1 (photography) by Ellen Gaube

Steel Vines 1 (photography) by Ellen Gaube

 

Last Rays of Day (oil) Jill Beecher Matthew

Last Rays of Day (oil) Jill Beecher Matthew

 

close-up detail of the palette knife action of the painting above

close-up detail of the palette knife action of the painting above

A Work of Art (pastel) by Beverly Shirmeier

A Work of Art (pastel) by Beverly Shirmeier

A Rose Beyond (photography) by Leonard Hellerman

A Rose Beyond (photography) by Leonard Hellerman

 

Neither Here Nor There (Gouache) by Gray Jacobik

Neither Here Nor There (Gouache) by Gray Jacobik

 

Fibre (photography) by Carin Roaldset

Fibre (photography) by Carin Roaldset

 

Among the Spruces (acrylic) by Claudia Van Nes

Among the Spruces (acrylic) by Claudia Van Nes

 

Equador Mother and Child (photography) Howard Margules

Equador Mother and Child (photography) Howard Margules

 

Awarded Best in Show: Spring's Rush (oil) by Lisa Tellier

Awarded Best in Show: Spring’s Rush (oil) by Lisa Tellier

 

Anne Merriam with her Yellow and Blue #4 (pastel)

Anne Merriam with her Yellow and Blue #4 (pastel)

 

Anne Merriam with her Landers, WY (pastel)

Anne Merriam with her Landers, WY (pastel)

 

Janet Rayner with her Mistaken Identity (pastel)

Janet Rayner with her Mistaken Identity (pastel)

 

Janet Raynor with her The Breadth of Grace (pastel)

Janet Raynor with her The Breadth of Grace (pastel)

 

Environ (wood/iron) O.A. Rolston

Environ (wood/iron) O.A. Rolston

 

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Brooks Anderson with one of his amazing paintings

Brooks Anderson with one of his amazing paintings

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