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2013 Portfolio

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Mixed Media On Canvas
Mixed Aqueous Media on Canvas

Regional Art Exhibition - Plymouth Art Center, Plymouth WI.  Honorable Mention

Marshlands Break Of Day

Mixed Aqueous Media on Canvas Regional Art Exhibition - Plymouth Art Center, Plymouth WI. Honorable Mention
60" x 40"
Mixed Media On Paper

"Song"
Deep in the jungle where parrots are blue
And no Stanley prowls or dares to presume,
There lives a starving tribe whose songs subsume
Their pain, and all their songs are songs of food.

They sing of plantain, there's never enough,
And of millet and goats, which they have not;
Of breadfruit and grain, (there's never enough),
And the sweet milk of goats, which they have not.

Our songs differ, yet they're always the same,
Just the self-same meat on the self-same bone,
And we sing our loss, our sorrow and pain,
In alto, soprano and baritone.

Words fitting furies as a hand to the glove,
But all the songs we sing are songs of love.

D.W. Pray - Stevens Point

The Space Where Blue Parrots and Love Exist

60" x 40" Mixed Media On Paper "Song" Deep in the jungle where parrots are blue And no Stanley prowls...
52x32 - Mixed Media on canvas

The Hive

52x32 - Mixed Media on canvas
Mixed Media On Paper

Accepted Richeson Landscape, Seascape and Architecture 2013 National - Richeson Art Gallery - Kimberly, WI.

Seagulls By The Seashore

Mixed Media On Paper Accepted Richeson Landscape, Seascape and Architecture 2013 National - Richeson Art Gallery - Kimberly, WI.
40x15 - Mixed Media on Paper
Accepted - Beaumont National 2013 - Beaumont, TX.

Following The Pied Piper

40x15 - Mixed Media on Paper Accepted - Beaumont National 2013 - Beaumont, TX.
20x60
Mixed Media On Paper

Best Of Show. Wisconsin Artists Guild. Wausau, WI.
Honorable Mention Blanche Ames National Exhibition 2011
Accepted into the "Midwest Seasons" Exhibition 2012.  Center For The Visual Arts. Wasusau, WI.

Accepted - Beaumont Art League National 2013 - Beaumont, TX.

Winterlight

20x60 Mixed Media On Paper Best Of Show. Wisconsin Artists Guild. Wausau, WI. Honorable Mention Blanche Ames National Exhibition 2011...
22x30  Mixed Media On Paper

Accepted Best of The Best National 2013 - Breckenridge Fine Art Center - Breckenridge, TX.

Pine Tree And Chickadees

22x30 Mixed Media On Paper Accepted Best of The Best National 2013 - Breckenridge Fine Art Center - Breckenridge, TX.
40" x 60"
Mixed Media On Paper

Best pf Show Alive In The Arts Plymouth WI

 “This large scale watercolor is an exceptional mix of spontaneity and expressiveness, combined with ethereal beauty of a colorful garden.  It seems simultaneously carefree and carefully composed, and the palette is both understand and lush.”  Laura Fisher. Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at The Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh, WI.



Best of Show Manito Art League, Manitowish Waters, WI

Best In Show.  Christine Alfery "Summer Grasses"  Mixed Media

Christine Alfery's piece "Summer Grasses" is an expressive take on the traditional still life/landscape painting motif.  Bright circles of color dance within deep black scrawls, while black and white stripes dart between drippy white washes.  The aggressive marks create dense pockets of activity and then die out into the white void.  The painting easily slips between abstraction and representation and then back, revealing new depths with each visit.  The evidence of the artist's hand is present throughout the piece, from frantic gestures to long finger swipes through the background.  The personal scale of the piece creates a one-to-one relationship with the viewer, confronting you as you stand before it.  I felt compelled to trace the artist's hand, retracing the record of activity.  The overall painting mixes a formal grace with direct application of the materials to create stunning and mature work.  "Summer Grasses" is my choice for Best in Show for tackling a traditional subject and imbuing it with a skillfully-executed and fresh perspective. 

Judge Scott Stullen, MFA

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Her Dance

40" x 60" Mixed Media On Paper
15x20
Mixed Media On Paper

Fairy House II

15x20 Mixed Media On Paper
15x30
Mixed Media On Paper

Accepted Northern National 2014
Accepted Arts in Harmony. Art Alliance, MN. 2014
PWCS National Philadelphia, PA 2014

Fairies On The Fence Before The Storm

15x30 Mixed Media On Paper "Fairies On The Fence" also known as "Birds On The Fence" received the Plaza Artists...
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Mixed Media On Paper

Nankoweap Rapids

30x40 Mixed Media On Paper
rainmeet

Where The Rain And Water Meet

48x60 Mixed Aqueous Media On Canvas Accepted Eau Claire Regional -2014 Confluence of Art Biennial Accepted Northern National 2013
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