2018 Spring Show Winners

We had 27 artists submit 51 pieces. The reception ceremony was held Saturday, April 7, from 5:00-7:30, with an awards presentation at 6:00 for the following artists: Best of Show - Sally Heston - “January Thaw” First Place - Cathy Welner - “Mixed Bouquet” Second Place - Ann Kah - “The Sun Breaks Through” Third Place - Ed Solemn - Wheels of Industry” Honorable Mentions: William Baker - “Puppies” Deanna Clucas - “Daises Seven” Pamela Datum - “ Life is a Beach Holland #2” Hilary Sheeter - “Yella Slika ’n Lobster Buoys” Janet Willis - “At Dawn’s Early Light” Barbara Zohn - “Acadia View” Please extend your congratulations to our fellow artists.

Juror's Statement

I was very honored for the opportunity to be the Juror of Awards for the 2018 Hudson Society of Artists Art Show and Sale at the Laurel Lakes Retirement Community. I've always liked the phrase "it's not what you paint, but how you paint it" Every artist has their own "signature" or style and I enjoyed them all. Besides looking for the usual, strong design, composition, values, color harmony, and good technical execution, I also looked for emotional content and the passion the artist conveyed. I wanted to feel the experience the artist had while creating it. Also, important to me was the artist showing their confidence in their work. Did they have a clear sense of what they were trying to communicate to the viewer? A big congratulations to all, for without your creativity, putting your heart and soul into your work, this wonderful exhibit wouldn't happen. All the best,

Carolyn E. Lewis,OPA

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