|April M Rimpo with her husband Chas standing by April's painting|
More Beautiful with Age (as lower left)
I've been able to attend the WAS-H International Exhibition reception for the last two years. This exhibit is very popular, as evident by the crowds that attend. There is literally standing room only starting about fifteen minutes into the reception. Last year I decided not to go to the studio/presentation area for the presentation of awards so I could enjoy the art in the exhibit, stepping back and being able to take it all in. However this year the juror, Eric Wiegardt, was giving a talk during the presentation of awards and I wanted to hear it.
Eric discussed his selection process to whittle down the approximately 300 entries to the 100 on exhibit. He explained that it was only subtle nuances that allowed him to select the award winners. His talk about the top award winners was fascinating. Eric’s in depth understanding of art and art history was evident. His approach was to select paintings that emphasized different artistic styles, historically important transitions in art, excellence in technique, and particular aspects of design and execution. As he stated not all paintings can excel in all the different attributes of an excellent painting but focus on different aspects. His selection showed the breadth of great art. Hearing his thoughts on these pieces added so much to the exhibit for me and I am very glad I didn’t miss it. Spending more time with Eric would no doubt enhance just about anyone’s understanding of art and history since his ability to explain his view point was extraordinary.
|April with her son at WAS-H Reception|
Enjoy the picture of the reception with my family and me.
April, enjoyed reading your comments here. I'm sure it was a great exhibition and glad you were able to go again and be with your family. Nice pictures!ReplyDelete
What beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
You should feel so proud.
I do, Sue. I got in last year so one more time to Signature statusDelete
Congratulations, such an honor!ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful showDelete
Congratulations on being selected for this prestigious show, April. I like your painting and how your family's clothes are all color coordinated with each other! Sounds like a really nice reception.ReplyDelete
thank you, Sandy. i laughed when my husband pulled out his shirt because we had not coordinated when we packed for the trip.Delete
What a wonderful exhibition and judge! Congratulations! Your piece certainly meets the criteria that he was looking for!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Katherine. By the way, I still can't get over how great your Cadenza piece is. My almost daughter in law was a music major, so I had to show her your blog while we were visiting. She loved it too and wondered if you did more music themed paintings. It really is such a magnificent piece.Delete