Paint | Juried CAA Member Show
Presented at the University Place Gallery
February 5 – March 5, 2015
Juried by Ali Ringenburg, Owner and Director of Sloane Merrill Gallery
Reception | Friday, February 6, 5:30-8pm
Ali’s thoughts on PAINT: If there is one promise that the art world makes to its participants, it’s that you will always be on your toes. That promise is one of the utmost reasons why I have never looked back and I’m certain why many of the artists in this show press on.
I look for a slew of elements in a successful work of art – the most important being that the work draws me in and calls me back. I’ve always thought of it as a visual relationship: the work finds something in you and you find something in it. Simply put, you want more. It could be beautiful color, compositional presence, or evocative narrative.
I found this relationship, and thus success, in many of the works I juried into PAINT. Martha Wakefield’s ‘Swept Away’ is 8 x 8 inches, but the compelling color and abstract strokes took me to a real landscape in the natural world, one much bigger than this small square. The painting has immediate power and escape.
‘Time Holding Still – My Family’s Cottage #8’ by Jeanine Pastore radiates warmth through the chosen tones, but more so through the nostalgic interior. The painting gave me a glimpse of a place loved and worn – it immediately felt familiar. The composition set me in the middle and created a feeling of comfort.
True artistic ability is taking something ordinary and making it beautiful. Emily Passman’s ‘Studio Sink’ does this with ease and interest. It’s a portrait of a well-used, necessary object in the life of an artist and she honors it honestly.
I love being surprised, and while jurying PAINT, ‘How Like a Winter Hath Thou Absence Been’ surprised me time and time again. I kept coming back to it and what wasn’t there pulled me to it just as much as what Joseph Fontinha did put down on the linen. The painting has a beautiful mystery and resolve, even with what might be “absent” upon first glance.
Thank you to all of the artists juried into PAINT for keeping me on my toes and exciting my senses!
About Sloane Merrill Gallery
Sloane Merrill Gallery was founded to introduce fresh, representational artists to Boston and show their paintings in a unique, dynamic space on Charles Street in Beacon Hill. The gallery works to promote and excel the careers of living artists who were traditionally trained, work only in oils, and have a distinctive personal approach to their work.
Our mission is to encourage, educate, and assist collectors in the acquisition of original works of art wherever they may be in the process — just starting out, adding to an existing collection, or introducing the next generation to the art world.
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Jurying Drop Off at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery Only
Friday January 30, 11-5pm & Saturday, January 31st, 11-5pm
Pick Up of the Not Accepted
Tuesday, February 3rd, 11-5pm
Congratulations to the accepted artists!
|Janet||Amphlett||Provincetown Bay, October||Oil on Canvas||$700|
|Janet||Amphlett||Teapot, Lemon, Limes||Oil on Canvas||$650|
|Jeannette||Atkinson||The Merry Ranunculus||Oil||$300|
|Joseph||Fontinha||How Like a Winter Hath Thou Absence Been Juror’s Choice||Oil on Linen||$800|
|Kathryn||Geismar||Storm Cloud Over Field||Oil on Linen||$1,800|
|E.C||Gower||Into the Woods||Oil on Canvas||$600|
|Joshua||Greenberg||Still Life: No. 9||Photo- Based Imagery||$550|
|Wilson||Hunt||My Romance||Acrylic Gouache on Yupo||$1,500|
|Michele||Kenna||August Dunes||Mixed Media||$1,000|
|Jim||Kociuba||Rainy Day Reflections||Acrylic on Board||$600|
|Fay||Lamson Hannon||At Grandma’s||Oil on Board||$575|
|Fay||Lamson Hannon||Painting Props||Oil on Board||$385|
|Holly||Larner||Brook||Oil on Canvas||$750|
|Randall||Merchant||Bolster Pond||Oil on Linen||$2,000|
|Emily||Passman||Studio Sink Juror’s Choice||Acrylic on Canvas||$2,200|
|Jeanine||Pastore||Time Holding Still – My family’s Cottage, #6||Oil on Cradled Wood||$2,000|
|Jeanine||Pastore||Time Holding Still – My Family’s Cottage, #8
Best in Show
|Oil on Cradled Wood||$2,000|
|Judith||Prager||Juno||Acrylic on Canvas||$950|
|Judith||Prager||Truro Sunset||Oil on Canvas||$425|
|Edwina||Rissland||Lens Oil No. 1||Archival Pigment Print||$625|
|Kristin||Selesnick||Guiding Light||Oil on Panel||$750|
|On-Kyeong||Seong||Listening to this Stillness||Painted/Oil and Sewn Collage||$1,200|
|Roz||Sommer||Back Story||Oil on Board||$650|
|Roz||Sommer||Memory of Birds||Oil on Board||$2,000|
|Brenda||Steinberg||When Will They Ever Learn: Black Lives Matter||Oil and Transfer||$350|
|Lorraine||Sullivan||Sam’s Chair, – Putney, VT||Acrylic||$2,000|
|Aria||Tudanger||Revelation||Acrylic on Canvas||$2,000|
|Brenda||van der Beek||Wound Up||Oil on Canvas||$1,600|
|James||Varnum||Light on the Floor||Watercolor and Gouache||$650|
|Martha||Wakefield||Swept Away||Oil on Panel||$400|
|Martha||Wakefield||A Place of Secrets Juror’s Choice||Oil on Panel||$500|
|Wendy||Young||Timeline||Mixed Media on Paper||$225|