Older Distinctions Portfolio

Campfire

Campfire

 Nancy Lamers, Professor of Art at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a juror judged two works for Best of...
 Best Of Show Midwest Abstract.  Southside Art League.  Indianapolis, IN.

The Way Out

National Juried Exhibition. 2016 Cambridge Art Association. MIT Visual Arts Center. Cambridge, MA. “The Way Out” was just juried into...
National Juried Exhibition.  Montana Watercolor Society.  Award Recipient.  Helena, MT.

North Wind

 National Juried Exhibition. Montana Watercolor Society. Award Recipient. Helena, MT.
Yellow Finches at the Feeder

Yellow Finches at the Feeder

 National Juried Exhibition. Rhode Island Watercolor Society. National Juried Exhibition. Watercolor Society of Alabama. National Juried Exhibition. Tennessee Art League....
 40x30 on 300# watercolor paper

Sapphires In The Jasmine

 National Juried Exhibition. National Aqueous. Kentucky Watercolor Society.
“Best Of Show”  Manito Art League – Manitowish Waters, WI

Scott Stullen from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota judged my work "Summer Grasses" as Best Of Show.  He stated that, “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.

Summer Grasses

“Best Of Show” Manito Art League – Manitowish Waters, WI. Scott Stullen from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota...
Ravens-In-The-Backyard

Ravens In The Backyard

 40x30 On Paper Accepted into the Midwest Seasons Exhibition CVA Art Museum 2014 Award of Excellence
Sunflowers-II

Sunflowers II

36x48 On Canvas Juried into Northern Lights Publication "Incite 2"
Puzzle

Winds From The North

40" x 32" Mixed Media On Paper Accepted Into The Midwest Seasons Exhibition. Center For The Visual Arts. Wausau, WI.
30x40
Mixed Aqueous Media On Paper

Accepted in the Richeson 75 Landscape Exhibition 2014.

Fields of Amber Flavored Sunnies

 2013 - 30x40 Mixed Aqueous Media On Paper Accepted in the Richeson 75 Landscape Exhibition 2014.
Fairy-House-III

Fairy House III

15x20 - Mixed Media On Paper Accepted into the Alaska Watercolor Society National 2014. Judge Skip Laurence.
National Juried Exhibition.   Arts In Harmony.  Elk River, MN.

Cabin Along the Shores of Lake Superior

National Juried Exhibition. 2016 Arts In Harmony. Elk River, MN. “Cabin Along the Shore of Lake Superior” was just given...