Horizon: Contemporary Landscape exhibit includes artists from 11 states and Spain
DANVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Oct. 3, 2014) – Each year, the Community Arts Center issues a national call to artists for a juried exhibit of modern landscapes. The entries have been submitted, the juror has reviewed them thoroughly, and the final exhibit is now on view at 401 West Main in downtown Danville.
In all, nearly 100 entries were received from 75 different artists, representing 19 states and two countries. This year’s juror, Judith Jia, was tasked with evaluating each piece based on photographs and descriptions submitted via the Community Arts Center’s website.
“While this has been a show that has improved every year, this year’s exhibit is bigger and better in every way,” said Brandon Long, programming director at the Arts Center. “We’ve got more color, bigger pieces, three-dimensional work, and even an installation piece. One of the first people to come in to see the show immediately noticed the improvement. I’m seeing the level of experimentation and exploration of the landscape theme that I’ve been hoping to find all along with this series of annual exhibits.”
Artists were encouraged to submit up to three works in any medium, two- or three-dimensional, that they believe to best represent the modern concept of “landscape.” They were limited only in the size of the work (72”x72”) and its age (the piece must have been completed since January of 2011).
The criteria given to Jia by the Arts Center included a selection of works that demonstrate creativity, strength of execution and overall artistic excellence with the goal of selecting a well-rounded exhibit that showcases a broad range of artistic styles and interpretation.
The public is invited to meet the exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments at a free reception this Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This is an opportunity to socialize, learn about the artistic process and experience different interpretations of seemingly common concepts of landscapes and water. Recipients of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes in the “Horizon” show will be revealed the day of the reception.
Jia is an associate professor of art at Centre College, where she has taught ceramics and introductory drawing since 1998. Her work has been chosen for exhibition and won awards in competitions all over the world, including “Prevailing Winds, Current Trends in Contemporary American Ceramics” at Young and Constantin Gallery in Wilmington, Vt. and the Gaolin International Biennial Ceramic Exhibition at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China. She regularly exhibits her work at the Ann Tower Gallery in Lexington.
Accepted works include paintings, photography, mixed media, woodcarvings and handmade felt by artists from Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Colorado, Indiana, California, Maine, Texas and Spain.
Exhibiting artists are:
- Rochelle Bayless, Danville, Ky.
- Jorge Luis Bernal, North Bethesda, Md.
- Katie Burke, Louisville, Ky.
- Emily D. Clark, Danville, Ky.
- Jack Cochran, Lexington, Ky.
- Jeremy Colber, Lexington, Ky.
- Linda Horn Gover, Somerset, Ky.
- Fox Hutt, Perryville, Ky.
- Heidi Hybl, Carmel, Cali.
- Darrell Ishmael, Lexington, Ky.
- Sarah Jantzi, Valparaiso, Ind.
- Nick Lacy, Danville, Ky.
- Marc Leone, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Margaret Lindsey, Bridgton, Maine
- Travis Linville, Elgin, Ill.
- Barbara Lockhart, Danville, Ky.
- Anni Lorenzini, Chazy, N.Y.
- Shawn Marshall, Louisville, Ky.
- Nancy Martindale, Danville, Ky.
- Marta Mazur, Des Plaines, Ill.
- Jonathan McDaniel, Loveland, Colo.
- Jane Michalski, Chicago
- Kevin Nance, Chicago
- Barry O’Keefe, Athens, Ohio
- Monica Ortega, Murcia, Spain
- David Poindexter, Odessa, Texas
- Helen Powell, Lexington, Ky.
- Nancy Raen-Mendez, Evansville, Ind.
- Mary Rezny, Lexington, Ky.
- Karen Roderick-Lingeman, Perrysburg, Ohio
- Drew Sanborn, Bridgton, Maine
- Steven Schroeder, Chicago
- Dorothy Shepherd, Sunland, Cali.
- Petty Sherry, Somerset, Ky.
- Karen Spears, Lexington, Ky.
- Amanda Stoddard, Lexington, Ky.
- Jason Stout, Martin, Tenn.
- Nathan Taves, Columbia City, Ind.
- Linda Westfall, Indianapolis, Ind.
- Joshua Willis, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Sarah Wiltsee, Danville, Ky.
- William Woodrum, Hustonville, Ky.
Also on exhibit is “H2O: Water, Water, Everywhere,” a collaborative exhibit by the local Gathering Artists group. The group meets monthly to inspire and encourage each other, share educational and marketing opportunities, and to network with artists in the region. The pieces in this exhibit include the mixed-medium “Perryville Chaplain River Scene” in which many artists contributed a portion of the total work.
Exhibiting artists include Connie Estes Beale, Ginny Birney, Hallie Brunson, Cynthia Carr, Emily Dawn Clark, Dave Cornwell, Wayne Daugherty, Donna Elam, Donna Forgacs, Pat Fretz, Marlene Hanna, Fox Hutt, Bobbie Gayle Lewis, Barbara Lockhart, Nick Lacy, Tom Lamp, W. Ted B. Logan, Nancy Martindale, Gaynella McGuire, Charlotte Bright Norby, Tom O’Brien, Diane Reed, John Robinson, Tillie Sowders, Pennie Tharp, Deb Thelen, Geri Trinler, Paula Overstreet Whitaker, Pat Williams, Madelyn Worley, and Sarah Wiltsee.
Pieces in the “Horizon” and “H2O” exhibits are for sale. Prices range from $20 to $2,500.
For more about these exhibits and upcoming classes at the Community Arts Center, call 859-236-4054 or visit www.communityartscenter.net
IF YOU GO
Horizon: Contemporary Landscape
H2O: Water, Water, Everywhere
On exhibit through Friday, Nov. 14
Open weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public, light refreshments served
The mission of the Community Arts Center is to provide arts opportunities for every member of the community and to enrich our community by nurturing the arts, fostering creativity and promoting education.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Community Arts Center with state tax dollars and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.