Best in Show: Pride by Ethel Mitrovic
The participating artists in the 11th Annual Portside Gallery Miniature Art Show
proved once again that artistic magic can come in sizes no larger than 16 square
This year Josepha Van Den Anker, an accomplished artist in her own right, was the
judge for the works in a variety of mediums, styles, sizes being shown by artists
from around the region.
Best in Show
Pride by Ethel Mitrovic, clay sculpture
Judge's Comments: It was hard to choose, but "Pride" for me is the winner!
I can't explain why looking at it gives me such joyful feelings of maternal empathy
and sheer pleasure. Mitrovic's hand in clay simply translates for me a loving, kind
view of life.
Beginning of Time by Vic Roschkov, watercolour
Judge's Comments: I believe the hardest thing to do well is create a work
of art in such a small format, but Roschkiv has here alse created jewels with his
abstract watercolours. I feel this piece well represents timeless colour, space,
mystery and definitely a mastery ... well done & very well executed
Wolf by Kit Cutting, pencil on shrink paper
Judge's Comments: Judging from her art, I feel quite sure the artist Cutting
has an incredible kindred spirit with animals. The two tiny paintings repressented
in this show are unbelievably full of majesty & respect. "Wolf" in its splendid
grace still manages to impary hsitorical fear and I can only admire the considerable
talents of this figurative artist to capture it.
Silver Moon by Susan Shurish, mixed media
Judge's Comments: The sheer vibrancy of the wonderful work by Shurish is
a joy to behold. Her art contains itself, seen from 3 inches away to viewing from
across the room, which is no small feat for such a small format. Da Vinci loved
small spaces, which he said orangized the mind. Well, this small canvas is certainly
that - well organized in geometry, colour and the dimension of space.
The opening reception was held on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013. The show runs for
the month of February. Portside Gallery, located at 187 ½ Main Street in Port Stanley,
is open every day from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and admission is always free. You
may just find a little gem to take home!