Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

at Keene State College

Keene, NH

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2000 Biennial Regional Juror's Choice Exhibition at Keene State College's Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

 

New Hampshire and Vermont artists have won awards in the 2000 Biennial Regional Juror's Choice Exhibition at Keene State College's Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery.

The Best in Show honor was awarded to Tafi Brown of Alstead for a hand-stitched quilt called "Asakusa," composed of squares of colorized photographs printed on cloth. Second place was given to Harrisville artist Michael Reilly, for the watercolor entitled "Marakesh BLO." Third place went to Giffin Russell of Antrim for a watercolor called "A is for Apple." (left: Giffin Russell of Antrim was awarded Third Place for this watercolor, called "A is for Apple." He was one of seven artists chosen for awards in the 2000 Biennial Regional Juror's Choice Exhibition at Keene State College's Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery,)

First honorable mention was given to Jim Gilmour of West Swanzey for the photo-sculpture "Vignette #3, Arthur." Honorable mentions were awarded to Cia Devan of Keene for the photograph "Matrix," Barbara Corey of Peterborough for the oil on canvas "Point, Line, Plane," and Natalie Harding of Brattleboro for the folded-print book "I, #1 (with green cover)."

The juried exhibit of works by artists living within 30 miles of Keene will run to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Juror Marilyn Hoffman, former director of the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, N.H., said she was very impressed with the quality and quantity of artwork submitted to the regional competition. "We know that at least 142 visual artists live in the greater Keene region, an area with a total population of only about 125,000 people, because they submitted 259 pieces to this show," says Hoffman. "This speaks to the abundance of careers in the arts, and indirectly, to how important arts education is in our schools." She chose 83 pieces of art for the regional exhibit, explaining that the process was like comparing apples and oranges. "Not only must one compare, for example, traditional watercolor landscapes with avant-garde sculptures in new materials," Hoffman said, "but, also, one must choose between senior artists with national reputations and novices yet-to-be-recognized." (left: Patricia B. Wright, Three Pears. Ms. Wright was chosen the winner of the People's Choice Award in the 2000 Biennial Regional Juror's Choice Exhibition with the most votes out of 147 votes cast by visitors.)

Instead of awarding five honorable mentions, Hoffman decided to designate Gilmour as the first honorable mention, which carries a larger monetary prize. Each of the seven honored artists will receive a cash award. In addition, Thorne gallery visitors will select a People's Choice Commendation, with a $100 cash award, to be announced Dec. 1.

Because of the large number of submissions, artists had the option of entering non-accepted work into the juried "Campus Choice Exhibit," to be displayed at Keene State's Mason Library, Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond, and Young Student Center between Oct. 28 and Dec. 10, 2000.

Read more about Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College in Resource Library Magazine.

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