Review of "For The Birds"
Our first popup art show, “For the Birds,” attracted 62 artists who entered more than 125 works of art featuring birds. It was a wonderful show, and despite highly unseasonable heat and humidity, a great time was had by all who attended. Do this again,” was the message we heard from our artists.
A big thank you to our sponsor, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary.
We also give special thanks to Juror, Jackie Griswold, a Palmer artist, who volunteered to select our prize winners. Jackie added greatly to our show with her enthusiasm, superb decision making abilities and excellent artistic aesthetic. The following artists were recognized with ribbons and Honorable Mention cards.
First Prize – Peter Maybury – Heron
Second Prize – Rochelle Shicoff – “Except for Blue” – Mixed Media
Third Prize – Anna Ozolins – Great Blue Heron – Oil
Judges’ Choice - Harriet Winograd, “Bird Woman I, Mixed Media.
People’s Choice – Dawn Sullivan – Loon Shadow – Quilt
Marcia Beal , “Rooster,” watercolor
Judy Conti, “Birds of Paradise,”Acrylic Marker
Monica de Haan, “Cardinal”, Dutch Paper Folding David Dupuis, “Brainy Bird ‘Now Extinct’”, Mixed Media
Sue James, “Selfies,” Oil
Bruce Murphy, “You Looking at Me?”, Photo
Gay Paluch, “Simplicity,” Poem Drawing, & with Michael Benfield, “Toward an Ending, and Photo/Poem • Mary Ann Paterson, “A Very Blue Bird,” Oil
Sylvia Pyzocha, “Baby Birds,” Photo
Richard Solomon, “Pelican Congress,” Photo
Linda Spelko, “Bird on a Hot Clay Roof,”Ceramic
Mary Jean Tash, “Hummingbird,”Photo
Plans are in the works for another popup weekend show next year.
Juror Jackie Griswold poses with First Prize Winner Metal Sculpture entitled "Heron" by Peter Maybury of Monson
Show co-coordinator David Dupuis congratulates Rochelle Shicoff, who won 2nd Prize for her collage "Except for Blue".
Visitors admired Peter Maybury's sculpture!
Art Show Committee Mission Statement
The goal of the Art Show Committee is to provide a venue in the Town of Monson for artists, from throughout New England and beyond, who produce quality art in a variety of media, to exhibit and sell their work to a regional audience. The Committee will seek to engage the residents and businesses of Monson in its work to enhance the sense of community pride and foster a greater appreciation of the visual arts. By doing so, the Monson Arts Council will increasingly become recognized as a catalyst for the arts in the region. Unanimously approved 8/3/09