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Monday, May 2, 2011

Fourth Annual National Spring Fine Arts Exhibition: Parks & Recreation

Opening Reception

Welcome to the Gallery

The first of May seems to ignite excitement about places to go and things to do. We are no different at the Renaissance Gallery. With the May 1st opening of our Spring Fine Arts Exhibition, Parks & Recreation, we have on our walls we have over a hundred new ideas. In a show whose theme is all about spring and summer activities, 34 artists from around the tri-state area and across the country entered their work in a themed show to be juried for prizes. Neither the public nor the artists who attended today’s opening were disappointed.

The Artwork

Lillianne Bowersock and Tess van Dijk

Lillianne Bowersock had the honor of anouncing the awards Sunday.

Among the winning artwork for paintings/sculpture are two rather unusual pieces, Tess van Dijk presented a 3-piece work of relief tiles in clay, entitled “Birds at Play and Leona Mackey’s piece “Reaching” is an abstract work of Glass and Steel.

Lillianne gives
Bruce Bowersock the
Award of Excellence

Even our Award of Excellence was a textural watercolor by Bruce Bowersock.

I will try and get better photos of the award winning art. There can be such glare when trying to photograph art under glazing. I can’t wait until we get better lighting in the gallery!

We do have some really intriguing photography this year. Laura Moul entered a collage photograph and we have several that could be take for paintings! “High and Dry” is certainly the kind of photograph that keeps you looking.

But the show is not over yet! Parks & Recreation will hang through the month of May at The Renaissance Art Gallery. Those who have not seen it, make sure you stop buy during gallery hours Friday, Saturday or Sunday. View the show and enjoy our company.


Oh You want to know who won awards?

Yes, there were awards, and here they are:

Fine Arts:

Honorable Mentions went to:

Linda Harbison, “Camden Park #1 ,Larry Sumpter, “New Beginning” and Frankie Wheeler, “Bike Trail Crossing.

Award of Merit went to Tess van Dijk for “Birds at Play”

2nd Place went to Betty Mc Clune for “Two Cats at the Museum” with 1st Place given to Leona Mackey for her steel and glass “Reaching” and finally,

Bruce and his "Ghost Bird"
 the Award of Excellence was given to Bruce Bowersock for the watercolor work “Ghost Bird”.


Honorable mentions: Linda Clifford, “Camden Park Carousel” and Laura Moul, “Mill Reflections”.

Award of Merit went to Jane Ann Long for “Impression of a Yellow Rose” taken in the Ritter Park Rose Garden.

Lilliannne and Jane Long

Second Place went to J. Bird Cremeans for “Family Picnic” and 1st Place was awarded to Sheila Caim for “High and Dry”

All of these works can be seen at The Renaissance Art Gallery during the month of May.

Guests admire art and enjoy the Gallery

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