PPPS 2022 Juried Show Art
And the winners are:
With comments from our juror Tim Deibler!
Best in Show awarded to Becky Johnson for Autumn Reflection
I love the mood created in this piece. The subtle tones with just a pop of red makes for the perfect feel of autumn. The superb details in the trees contrast nicely with the simplicity of the reflections. I especially like that more of the trees are reflected than actually seen.
1st Place awarded to Katie Cassidy for Snow Day
The first thing that caught my eye was the contrast of the geometric shape of the vehicle and the organic shape of the tree branches. Also the orange color of the vehicle complements the blue of the snow and makes the painting feel even colder. The diagonal of the branch and the way the detail in the trees diminish as they recede into the distance enhance the cold atmosphere and create a perfect composition.
2nd Place awarded to Connie Cassani Beard for Backyard
The energetic application of color and the dramatic use of values make this piece a real attention getter. I especially like the cool tones of the house in the shadow surrounded by the sunlit areas of yellow and green.
Honorable Mention awarded to Susan Tormoen for Garden of the Gods with Shadows II
The playful interpretation of shapes and linear strokes makes this a delightful piece. The complementary orange and blue tones make for a strong visual color harmony offset very nicely with the various tones of green.
Honorable Mention awarded to Betsy Cook for Beckoning
The bold colors and the eye-to-eye connection along with the darker background shapes make this a dynamic composition. I particularly like the cropping and the various textures created by the use of broken color in the background in contrast with the more solid rendering of the deer.
Honorable Mention awarded to Margaret Miller for Lavender Fields
The contrast of the bright sun and dark shadows help set the mood. The captivating use of angles and the visual play of yellow and purple make this a super dynamic piece.
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About Our Juror
We are very excited to have Tim Deibler as our judge and juror for this show. Tim has had a life-long passion for art. From his earliest childhood he tried to visually depict the world around him with crayons and paint. A graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado and the Oklahoma School of Photography, he has worked in the commercial art field as well as in the photography and video industry. Tim has received both national and regional awards and has been published in several books and magazines. With the success of his book Capturing the Seasons in Oils, he has become a popular teacher and workshop instructor. His work is available at www.timdeibler.com, www.ohbejoyfulgallery.com, www.wildhorsegallery.com and at www.framedimage.net. His work is in such distinguished collections as:
The Brown Palace, Denver, CO
Capture Colorado, Cuchara, CO
Koshare Indian Museum, La Junta, CO
L L Bean, Freeport, ME
President Bill Clinton
Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO