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BANNER-Street Illuminations by Vittoria Hohman

TREASURE ISLAND ART GUILD (TI-AG)
DECEMBER 2012 SHOW

"ILLUMINATIONS "

Judged by Brad & Eloyne Erickson, Glass & Giclee Shop Owners

The painting above STREET ILLUMINATIONS , oil by Vittoria Hohman,
on display at the Treasure Island City Hall,
along with all the art work below and much more,
all at no charge, just come visit us during normal business hours.


DECEMBER 2012 Honors:



Fire Lit Up the Vietnamese Sky - Charles Zetterberg - Acrylic First Place: Fire Lit Up the Vietnamese Sky - Charles Zetterberg - Acrylic

I found my self taken by the bright colors against the stark imagery. Memories of the Vietnam war were pushed aside by my wonderment if the scene actually depicted the artist's subjects viewing a breathtaking sunset. Nice use of ambiguous intention. A thoughtful composition, carefully crafted, not overdone. An intimate work, informing me to wonder about the thoughts of the subjects.



Second Place: Desert Rose Explosion - Patricia Proball Zill - Watercolor

Second Place: Desert Rose Explosion - Patricia Proball Zill - Watercolor

A rich, lush watercolor. Smart, skillful composition, filling the canvas with color and scale. Nice use of both carefully controlled and loose, sweeping brushstrokes. Depth of color is impressive, difficult to achieve within the medium.



Third Place: Spring Flowers - Geery Bourlow - Watercolor

Third Place: Spring Flowers - Gerry Bourlow - Watercolor

An eye-catching duo of sharply drawn, bright pink flowers; juxtaposed against a multi-color wash of surrounding foliage. An unusual yet interesting composition and vision. Reminiscent of a photographer's skillfull use of Depth of Field and Bokah to accentuate the focal point(s) of the work.



Honorable Mentions

(in no particular order of merit)



The Last Exit - Bruce Kotchey - Acrylic
The Last Exit - Bruce Kotchey - Acrylic

A grim and ironic piece; those experienced with being shown-to-the-door may find themselves wearing a wry smile while contemplating this work. Smart use of color and space, gently reminding the observer of a universal wonderment regarding the finality of things. I found the hat to be my point of subject assimilation, helping me flesh out or otherwise define the man I was observing. Interesting command of my inner process, a tip o' the hat to the artist.



Thank You - Joseph Martin - Photo Art
Thank You - Joseph Martin - Photo Art

The heart-wrenching moment when a triangularly-folded American Flag is provided to the grieving next of kin. A powerful, extraordinarily compelling piece.



American Goldfinch - Eleanor Adamo - Watercolor

American Goldfinch - Eleanor Adamo - Watercolor

A refreshing change and kind homage to John J. Audubon. This stately painting captures the grace and detail exemplified in Audubon's work. Courageous effort and fulfilled intention on the part of the artist. Difficult subject matter very well done.



Harbor Lights - Noreen French - Watercolor Harbor Lights - Noreen French - Watercolor

A beautiful watercolor scene, reflecting a skilled hand capturing both fine-grain detail and loose impressive strokes.




Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the entrants!



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