Congratulations, Charlene and Diane.
We look forward to seeing your beautiful paintings in the virtual show. The juror for this year's virtual show was Liz Walker, a Portland based master artist and teacher, who carefully discussed her selection process of the 60 invited works as well as of the 6 award winners. Watch the recording of her award presentation session with MSAG President Gayll Morrison from October 29, 2021 (link to the MSAG VIRTUAL show is above).
This same painting and the plein air study for it were also accepted just off the easel in 2018’s Plein Air Washington Artists Annual Juried Show at the American Art Company Gallery in Tacoma, WA.
The plein air study was painted on a 7 week “Tour de Paints” painting and bicycling trip in 2017 from Iceland to Denmark (ferry), Germany, Austria, and Italy. You can see all artworks inspired by that trip here.
The 320 paintings juried into the show (from 1,954 entries!), can be viewed in an online catalog.
Here is the link to Britt’s painting.
The artwork is listed as NFS in the national catalog so that the work may only be purchased through the Art Gallery of SnoValley, Snoqualmie, WA where it will be displayed beginning May 2, 2021. Here is a link to preview the painting on Britt’s website.
Britt's painting may be purchased ahead of this time, but the collector must agree to allow the painting to remain on display at at the Art Gallery of SnoValley for one week.
Residents’ Choice Award, “In the Garden”, 54x30, Water-media on Canvas Triptych, Artist: Minh
Resident's Choice Award
"Neko Cat" Original Watercolor by Minh, 11x14"
Selected for ERA LIVING Mercer Island Residents' Choice 3rd Place Award.
Internationally known pastel artist, Emma Colbert sponsored an art challenge on her Patreon site in May. Art Gallery of SnoValley artist, Laurie Kathleen Clark, won first place in the challenge with her portrait of her Maine Coon cat, "Charlemagne". He is a beautiful animal who loves to pose and has earned the position of studio manager. For the full details about the competition and the winning pieces, view the YouTube video.