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MAS 46th Annual Juried Exhibition
Congratulations to the Recipients of Madison Art Society 46th Juried Exhibition Awards
Kathy Anderson – Juror
Best in Show
“My Old Pal”
As soon as I saw this show in person, I was again reminded of the limitations of viewing art online. I’m very impressed with the paintings I had the privilege to “judge” for this exhibition!
When I jury a show, I keep the words of my dear friend the late Everett Raymond Kinstler in my head—“communication-feeling-imagination”.
Communication- does the artist have the skills- drawing and values, to communicate his concept
Feeling— Is the artist telling me a story that I feel he believes and was excited about
Imagination—Am I seeing a subject in a new and original way?
A painting can be very well executed but perhaps I’ve seen the viewpoint many times, equally as well executed. So I’m looking for the little something extra that sets it apart.
Kathy Anderson is known for her garden and floral paintings which depict the subject in a unique way in their feeling of reality, combined with a loose natural look.
Kathy is a master signature member of OPA; an artist member of the National Arts Club, NY, where she is in their permanent collection; an artist member of the Salmagundi Club NY; and a signature member of Allied Artists of America. Kathy is also a long time member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, and is currently participating in a plein air trip in Montana, with the show being held at the Bozeman Art Museum.
Her recent awards include OPA gold medal master division, Salon Show; Plein Air Salon best floral ; OPA 2nd place,masters division , Virtuosos of OPA “I believe in painting from life to gain the ability to see values and temperature, and in having a strong foundation in drawing”
2020 Madison Art Society Elected Artist Show
Congratulations to the Recipients of Madison Art Society 45th Elected Artist Show Awards
Sandy Wakeen – Juror
Grasses in the Marsh
12 x 12
Forever and Always With You
16 x 10.5
Saving a Seat for You
20 x 20
Sandra Wakeen, nationally and internationally renowned painter and teacher, has pursued a lifelong devotion to her art.
Following a family tradition of three generations of artists, Sandra began her studies at Paier School of Art, graduating with honors in 1978. Beginning as an illustrator and portrait artist, she continued her studies in Europe, at Studio Escalier in France with Tony Ryder, Ted Seth Jacobs, and in Italy at Florence Academy Studio of Fine Art. Her studies include Forensic Facial Reconstruction with Betty Pat Gatliff at Scottsdale Artists School and sculpture with Lincoln Fox.
Sandra has been honored with numerous awards and recognition from esteemed national art organizations for her contemporary realism paintings. She has been juried into the Oil Painters of America Inaugural Salon Show, and featured in Fine Connoisseur Magazine still life issue. Recently Sandra has been accepted Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and Art Renewal Center Annual Salon show for three consecutive years and the The Salmagundi Club NY.
When not painting, Sandra enjoys the privilege of teaching and mentoring aspiring artists. She is passionate about cultivating the arts at home and abroad. Sandra helped create an artists cultural exchange in Florence, Italy for American and Italian artists to study and learn from each other.
Sandra has served on the Board of Directors for the Lyme Art Association, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Sandra is also a founding member of Wethersfield Academy for the Arts where she has served as President and Atelier Director. She created and taught Connecticut’s first formal Atelier program.
Sandra’s work presently resides in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Florence Griswold Museum, and the FFAST Museum in Fiesole, Italy. She was included in Academic Artists 60t h Anniversary Exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum. Her work can be seen in galleries throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Madison Art Society 45th Annual Member Show
Congratulations to the five winners of the Popular Award for the 45th annual Member Show of the Madison Art Society!
“Morning Frost”, Deborah Greco
Oil on canvas, 24 x 24
“Solstice”, Mike Eagle
“The Brass”, Linda McCarthy
“Le Maestro “, Barbara Rossitto
“Green Spring”, Amy Fissell
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