Paint, Juried by Ali Ringenburg

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

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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.

(For more information please see Sloane Merrill Website).

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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!

First Last Title Media Price
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
Susan Burgess Salt Marsh Oil $850
 David Covert Wingaersheek 3 Acrylic/Canvas $1,200
 David Covert Naples Beach Acrylic/Canvas $1,200
Irene Fairley Untitled Watercolor $500
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
Linda Wheadon Pitcher Oil $3,000
Linda Wheadon Espresso Oil $2,500
Phil Young Amo Rosso Acrylic $800
Phil Young Race Point Acrylic $800
Wendy Young Timeline Mixed Media on Paper $225