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22ND JURORED EXHIBITION
 
June 9 - August 11, 2001
Anderson Gallery
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Richmond, Virginia
Katherine Chang Liu,NWS - Juror

2001 AWARDS:
 

"Granting Royal Wishes"
Sally Mook, Blacksburg

Virginia Watercolor Society/Staples fine Art Best In Show Award  $1,500

PAT COOK, Waynesboro
"Conversation XLIV"

Ann Berry Davenport Memorial Award/
Phillip & Paul Davenport  $1,000

  

BECHTEL SHEPHERD, Richmond
"Coupling"

Friends of Ann Davenport Award  $950

JIM PITTMAN, Wakefield
"Tuscan Wall"

Lucretia Carter Memorial Award  $850

  

VERA DICKERSON, Troutville
"Inward Images"

Perdue Farms/Moody Polaris  $800

SANDI D'ALESSANDRO, Roanoke
"A Signature Touch"

Media General/Johnston-Willis Medical Center  $750

  

PATRICIA T. CARR, Roanoke
"Sapphires and Citrine Jewels of Light Series"

Verizon/Ukrops/First Market Bank  $750

SUZANNE ELLETT, Farmville
"Trophy Case"

Carol Hammett Memorial Award  $700

  

SOLLY BLANK, Lynchburg
"Hong Kong Harbor"

Elaine & Baxter Perkins  $500

KAREN BLAESING, Hurt
"Taos Adobe"

Suzanne & George Hoover  $500

  

RIENEKE LEENDERS, Virginia Beach
"Mary: Model, Poet, Warrior"

First Union Securities  $500
POPULAR CHOICE AWARD
Dahler-Rowney  $500

MICHAEL FARRAR, Clifton forge
"Jagged Sky"

Bank Of America  $500

  

CRYSTAL THEODORE, Harrisonburg
"By the Light of the Moon"

Walters Printing & Manufacturing Co., Inc./Photographics  $500

KAREN SHELTON, South Boston
"Early Morning Rhapsody"

Patsy Morrissette/M.Graham & Co.  $500

  

CHRIS KRUPINSKI, Fairfax
"Pomegranates & Pewter"

Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society/Main Art  $500

EDITH M. ARBAUGH, Charlottesville
"seol:p"

Suitable for Framing/Starving Artist/Depot Artists  %450

  

NANCY ANTHONY, Gladys
"Then fold In One Peach"

Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists/Potomac Valley Watercolorists  $450

A. CHADDOCK BOLTON, Richmond
"Sole Mates"

Joan McConnell Memorial Award  $425

  

Z.L.FENG, Radford
"Snow Land"

Franklin Federal/Universal Leaf  $400

CHICA BRUNSVOLD, Falls church
"New Arrival"

Target Marketing/Great Frame Up  $400

  

PEG REDD, Fork Union
"A Visit with Van Gogh"

Action Photo/Dixon Hubard Feinour  $400

JUNG LEA SMITH, Falls Church
"Dissappointment"

Atlantic Yacht Basin/Southern Graphics  $400

  

RALPH SMITH, Annandale
"Quiet Moments"

Bon Air Artists Association  $350

DONNA STURM, Alexandria
"The Stable"

Central Virginia Watercolor Guild  $350

  

MARGARET BUCHER, Waynesboro,
"Ho Jos"

Stuller, Connelly, finfgeld/Richmond Artists  $350

BEVERLY PERDUE, Midlothian
"Canyon Passage"

Continental Properties Corporation/Precision Eyewear  $350

  

MARY BESWICK, Manakin Sabot
"Capricious Poppies"

Richmond Watercolorists  $350

BETTY ANGLIN, Newport News
"Jack's Wife"

Clarence B. Williams Award  $300

JUROR'S STATEMENT

It is always gratifying to see how far watermedia has broadened, in both acceptance and in versatility. But watermedia is just the tool we choose; it is more exciting when we see all kinds of paintings which go beyond the technical competence to that of individual vision.

These exceptional artists mine their insight and fire their passion to reflect a strong originality and imagination.  They stay on the idea and work through all the easy possibilities to find their own visual language.  It is this kind of stubbornness that reaches all of us, and it is through this single mindedness that we came to know the artist.

The Viewing process in jurying is a process to filter through the many paintings to select the painting most reaching and most reflective of the artist.  But we need to remember that the selection is made on a painting and not on the artist.  Sometimes a painting does not make the selection, but the artist is absolutely on the right track.  In the end, it really isn't the competition against someone else's work, but rather a measurement against one's own progress that makes any difference in an artist's growth.

I am honored for this privilege to view the entries of this year's Virginia watermedia painters.  I started to paint in Roanoke years agao, so it is especially wonderful to be back and have this chance to observe the vitality of the work created here and now in Virginia.  It surprised me to see a rather large number of photo-realists among the entries; it did not surprise me to see many artists pay tribute to the beautiful land which offers such riches in Virginia.

I wish to thank all the artists who gave me this viewing opportunigy.  I hope both the artists and the general viewing public alike will find the work presented here engaging.

Katherine Chang Liu         

OUR JUROR:

California artist Katherine Chang Liu taught our 2001 workshop.  she is an internationally renowned painter, teacher, and juror. she has jurored 80 national shows, including the National Watercolor Society 2000 Exhibit.  Her work can be found in many private and corporate art collections and is included in numerous books and publications.        

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