Kudos go out to show chair Lee Reynolds and the volunteers who assisted her, to Pat Spainhour for her awesome work in designing the show, to the staff of AAWS for all of their hard work, and to the sponsors who made this exhibit possible: Hawthorne Gallery, Bronson Chiropractic, John W. Byrd Investments, Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects, Downtown Thai, Mooney's Mediterranean Cafe, and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Last night was the opening reception for Dimensions, the national juried art exhibit at Associated Artists in Winston-Salem. From over 400 pieces submitted, 85 were selected by juror Jennifer Coolidge (Executive Director, Museum of Florida Art) and will be shown through May 22. She did an amazing job...it is probably my most favorite exhibit at AAWS so far and the turn out at the reception reflected that opinion. It was elbow to elbow...I'm guessing in the neighborhood of 275-300 people attended. Among the artists in this exhibit are fellow Cosmic Cow member Jude Lobe with 'Mandolin and Friend', acrylic on linen; Jennifer Toft with 'Gardening Progenitor', mixed media; Ralph Henzler with 'Siphon', silver gelatin print; Stephanie Quattrini with 'Lake Hayes, Arrowtown', textile; Pat Spainhour with 'Enfold', pastel (and you should see her encaustics!); and oh yeah, my 'She Stands by the River and Weeps No More' (seen a couple of posts prior to this one). Plus too many other talented artists to name here...so if you are anywhere nearby, it is a must-see show!