Our in-person gallery is OPENING this Thursday, June 17* and have we got a show for YOU!
Forty-five area artists submitted almost 200 works for assessment by our juror, well-known artist Vie Dunn-Harr. From these, Vie selected 50 to be included in the show. Below you will find an excerpt from her statement to the artists. We invite you to read it if you are interested in gaining insight into her selection process.
Pictured here are works awarded top prizes in this show. Spend time strolling through our gallery in the Wimberley Community Center to see the entire exhibit. Artwork will be on view through September 6 and is available for purchase. Summer goes fast; be sure to stop in soon!
*the show will be open during Community Center hours only. We hope to resume our opening night reception tradition with our September show.
Excerpt from our juror, Vie Dunn-Harr's statement to the artists:
It was an honor to be invited to serve as Juror of the competition. I would like to commend each of you who submitted artworks for your willingness to be subject to the critique of another. As you know, the opinion of one is bias.
I was presented with 200 entries from 45 artists. It was in my best judgement to include every artist who entered the competition to participate in the exhibition. As a community art league, it is special for everyone to share in this opportunity as you emerge from the challenges of the past year. Art is a beautiful axis that brings us together as we remain uniquely different. Side by side we learn about each other and as creatives we encourage and challenge the other to be exceptional. In that uniqueness, I considered each individual’s body of work and chose what I considered to be your finest...
There was a feast of imagery to be considered.
I rewarded the artists whose work displayed familiarity in vision and technique which demanded a response from me. Congratulation to those of you who received awards; your work stood out and was exceptional!
Wishing you courage as you continue to explore the endless possibilities on this artistic journey!
Beacons of Truth, Hope, and Sacrifice
sculpture in wood with acrylic paint by Steve Shellenberger
drawing in graphite and charcoal by Carl Fitzhugh
photograph by George Krause