My painting, "Columbia River, Late Afternoon," has been selected for the prestigious 12th National Prize Show, sponsored by the Cambridge Art Association. The juror was Toby Kamps, Curator of Contemprary and Modern Art, Menil Collection, Houston, TX. He selected this painting from over 1,400 pieces submitted by 478 artists from 21 states! The show runs from May 15 through July 11 at both the Kathryn Schultz Gallery (25 Lowell Street, Cambridge) and the University Place Gallery (124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge), with an opening reception on Thursday, May 23, 5:30 - 8 PM, in both galleries.
This painting stems from a boat trip on the Columbia River in Oregon. I was enthralled by the sculptural qualities of the rugged landscape, with its multiple strata of gray and black volcanic rock. The river's currents had sculpted the banks in marvelous ways, accentuated by the cross lighting of the late afternoon sun. The contrast of the massive concreteness of the land with the ethereality of the sky and cumulus clouds called out to become a painting.
By the way check out the great article in the most recent issue (March/April) of Artscope, which is available here.VS/UserImages/11/11109/file/Artscope Article March_April issue.pdf
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Updated May 6, 2013