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Midnight Dream by Betty Burrell

Back again with another exciting show is one of Port Stanley's favourite annual rites of Spring, the Port Stanle Artists' Guild Show and Sale, which opened at the Legion on Friday night, June 7th, 2014. It runs until 8:00 p.m. today and from noon until 5:00 p.m. Sunday June 8th.

The new collection of works shows how the artists have all taken some new twists and turns in their growth as artists, and much of it is pretty impressive stuff. What you like in art is an extremely personal matter of taste and there is a wide range of styles and mediums in this show to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Importantly, all of it is well done.

This year's Judge was Brian Saby, a native of Windsor, Ontario received his Fine Arts Diploma from Fanshawe College, 1970-73. A global exhibitor, he has also been the Artist in Residence at STEPAC in St. Thomas.

Judge's Choice:

  • Close Encounter by Sandra England: Judge's Comments: Love looking thru trees. A very good painting.
  • Orchid by Mary Gullis: Judge's Comments: Impeccable technique
  • Villages by June-Anne Reid: Judge's Comments: Well Done
  • Only a Memmory by Mary Ann Taylor: Judge's Comments: Great Technique
  • Holiday by Kim Hughson: Judge's Comments: Excellent technique
  • Arizona Landscape by Jean Johnson: Judge's Comments: Looks a lot like Costa Rica
  • Pick a Letter by Rowena Spersrud: Judge's Comments: Very well done
  • Wind and Water by Margo Oborne: Judge's Comments: Very partial to beach paintings
  • Ice Wine (watercolour) by Nancy Baker
  • Birch Forest (acrylic) by Beverley Main

Honourable Mention:

  • Once by Susan Shurish: Judge's Comments: Good use of technique
  • Corners Pond by Diane Dobson: Judge's Comments: Well painted
  • Mallard Family by Candy McManniman: Judge's Comments: Very interested in digital work
  • Midnight Dream by Betty Burrell: Judge's Comments: Nice bridge of abstraction
  • Windy by Laura Woermke: Judge's Comments: The linocut machine
  • Tide Pool by S'ine Maule: Judge's Comments: beautiful painting
  • Green and Gold Graffiti by Carolyne McLeod: Judge's Comments: Love graffiti
  • Underwater Love by Rosemary Nagel: Judge's Comments: Great Shot
  • Mystic Spring Light (acrylic) by Stillwater
  • Backstreet of Ajijic by Jilly Matthews

Art works Sold Opening Night:

  • Port Stanley Lift Bridge (watercolour and graphite) by Betty Burrell
  • Moore Water Gardens (acrylic & collage) by Heather Keating
  • Port Stanley (watercolour) by Heather Keating
  • Harem (mixed media) by Candy McManiman
  • Port Stanley Lighthouse I (watercolour) by Rowena Spersrud
  • Port Stanley Lighthouse II (watercolour) by Rowena Spersrud
  • Tree Party (mixed media) by Beverley Main
  • Winter Evening (pastel) by Pat Curtis
  • Totally Abstracted (watercolour) by Rowena Spersrud
  • Pink Tulips (acrylic) by Patricia Johnson
  • Lake Erie in January (acrylic) by Mary Gullis
  • Sailing Along (oil pastel) by Debra Kubu
  • First Snow (watercolour) by Carolyne McLeod

Still to be announced are the People's Choice Award (chosen by vote of patrons who visit the show) and the Member's Choice Award (chosen by the member artists of the Port Stanley Artists' Guild).

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