Saturday, November 21, 2009

Durham Art Guild - 55th Annual Juried Show

Last night I attended the opening of the Durham Art Guild's 55th Annual Juried Show.  I was fortunate enough to have two works selected for this show (Whitewater Falls #3 and Croatan Forest Forest #2).  The juror for the show is Maria Magdalena Compos-Pons, she selected a strong range of works which made for a tremendous show!

I was impressed with most all of the works, but a few artists definitely stood out.  I saw Kathryn DeMarco's work in last year's show and this year was again amazed at her mastery of color in a difficult media like collage.  In looking at her website, it is nice to see she is also a big fan of dogs and cats. 

This was the first I have seen Saba Barnard's works ("Free Flowers" pictured).  Like the works of Kathryn DeMarco the interplay of color is outstanding.  The skeleton forms doing everyday things like enjoying flowers and listening to music added even more intrigue to these captivating paintings.

Congratulations to everyone involved with the show!  It was definitely a hit!

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