Caldwell Visual Artists Competition 2020 Exhibition

 

This competition was judged by
Jon Carfagno, Executive Director of the Hickory Museum of Art.

Awards were made possible by our generous sponsors:

                      

 

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have the artist get in touch with you (NFS=Not For Sale).

All proceeds from sales go directly to the artist.

 

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BEST IN SHOW
DUSTED

Robert Havens
Watercolor
Judge Jon Carfagno says, "This striking watercolor was reminiscent of the work of Blue Ridge Realists Ward Nichols and Cotton Ketchie. The austere landscape dusted by snow evoked the feeling of a cold winter day in the foothills. Elements of the composition including the stylized arched back of the horse and offkilter pole activate the composition in a manner that recalled American Regionalists such as Thomas Hart Benton and John Steart Curry. Congratulations!"

 

 

JUDGE'S MERIT AWARD
CARRIAGE HOUSE

Waitsel Smith
Oil on canvas 
NFS

Judge Jon Carfagno says, "Wolf Kahn meets the American Luminists in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Color harmonies and deep perspective invite you to linger in this landscape."

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGE'S MERIT AWARD
FACES OF 2020
Donna P. Taylor
Acrylic

Judge Jon Carfagno says, "Expressionistic and bold. The faces emerge from black outlines, splashes of color, and dashing strokes. Looking at this painting conjured fond memories of Beckmann and Bacon."

 

  

JUDGE'S MERIT AWARD
MEMORIES
Robert Havens
Watercolor

Judge Jon Carfagno says, "Compelling choice of scene sparks the viewer's interest and invites questions such as 'whose space have I entered and when/why did they leave?' Pleasing composition marked by geometry and captivating turqouise accents."

 

  

JUDGE'S MERIT AWARD
SUMMER SUNSET
Carrie Griffith
Collograph 

Judge Jon Carfagno says, "Veiled and atmospheric. Has the quality of a fleeting memory that you don't want to let go."

 

  

HONORABLE MENTION
FORBIDDEN FRUIT
Nelson Brookshire
Rolled magazine paper

 

  

HONORABLE MENTION
GNOME HOME
Lynn King
Pottery
$185

 

  

HONORABLE MENTION
NO JUSTICE
Margaret Carter Martine
Oil paint and mosaic tiles

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION
ODE TO U2
Byron Jones
Extra fine point marker

 

A CHANGE OF SEASONS
David Horn
Watercolor
$150

 

 

WHIMSICAL AVIARY AU NATURALE
David Horn
Watercolor
NFS

BALANCING ACT NO. 2
Anna Cate Franklin
Oil on cradled birch panel

 

BALANCING ACT NO. 4
Anna Cate Franklin
Oil on cradled birch panel

BLUE BLANKET
Waitsel Smith
Watercolor
NFS

 

WIDE EYES
Jennifer Cline
Watercolor

 

JAX
Mary Dobbin
Acrylic on 100% rag

 

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS
Helen Tueffel
Oil on canvas

SKYE
Marti Kardol
Acrylic & watercolor

 

 

 

CLASSICAL GODDESS
Karen Yost
Mixed media

 

BROOK TROUT
Colette Shomaker
Watercolor and ink

    

PUMPKIN TIME
Jennifer Cline
Watercolor

 

BREAKING THE CANVAS BLUE DIMENSION
Helen Tueffel
Mixed media

 

 

WHERE SAINTS AND SINNERS TROD
Mark Kastner
Upcycled woods, stains, acrylics

 

ARRANGEMENT
Mary Dobbin
Oil on canvas

 

 

SLIPPERY PEOPLE
Byron Jones
Fine point markers

 

EMPYREAL BURST
Mark Kastner
Upcycled woods, stains, acrylics

 

 

UNTITLED
Dustin Turnmyre
Oil on canvas
NFS

 

DAISY PATCH
Donna P. Taylor
Acrylic

 

 

COMING UP DAISIES
Iris Wyvill
Acrylic

 

CRAZY COVID TIMES
Kathy Rosenberger
Fiber

 

 

IN THE GLEN
Iris Wyvill
oil

  

STARRY NIGHT
Nelson Brookshire
Rolled magazine paper
SOLD

   

COMBATANT
Karen Yost
Mixed media

  

WHEN I GET OLD, I'm not going to be sitting around knitting. I'm going to be clicking my life alert button to see how many fire fighters show up.
Millie Hefner
100% needle felted sheep wool
SOLD

 

 

HAECKLE'S JELLYFISH
Samantha Hatchett
Plaster and metal

  

JOE MILLER'S PALETTE KNIFE
Colette Shomaker
Watercolor

 

 

STARFISH BIRDBATH
Lynn King
Pottery
SOLD

 

EAGLE LANDING
Kathy Rosenberger
Watercolor

 

 

KIWI
Sonya Suttle
Watercolor

I SHALL BE RELEASED
Nathaniel Miller
Mixed media

 

 

 

UNEXPECTED OUTCOME
Nathaniel Miller
Mixed media

 

FRIENDS
Scott Kunkle
#600 UART pastel paper mounted on foam board

 

 

THE WAIT
Scott Kunkle
#600 UART pastel paper mounted on foam board

 

SHE WAITED. SHE WAITS ...
Margaret Carter Martine
Oil paint and mosaic tiles

 

 

NATURE'S GIFTS
Samantha Hatchett
Natural elements: sweetgum balls outline each section; interiors from left to right: Daffodil leaves, Sweetgum male flowers (chartreuse), leaves from American Bladdernut trees (cream/yellow), Bark from a tree we had to have cut down, and Sweetgum male flowers

 

THE WALK ALONE
Carrie Griffith
Collograph

 

 

FREE
Marti Kardol
Acrylic