50th Annual National Juried Artists' Exhibition: The Summer Show
July 11 - August 8, Artists' Commentaries August 8 at 6pm.
For this landmark 50th juried exhibition, the Art Association presents $4,250 in cash awards. We want to extend our sincere thanks to Catherine Deano and Walter Mader for sponsoring this show. Their generous donation has allowed us present the highest amount in cash awards in the history of the show.
The winners of this year's exhibit are as follows: Award of Artistic Merit, Figure, sponsored by Dottie Severson: from Metairie, WILLIAM CROWELL, Award for Artistic Merit, Landscape, sponsored by Dottie Severson: from Abita Springs, MARY MONK, Award for Artistic Merit, Photography, sponsored by Don Marshall: from Bush, ROBERT DUTRUCH, Award for Artistic Merit, Honorable Mention sponsored by Maggie and Rich McConnell: from New Orleans, MORGAN MAIOLIE, $500 Award for Excellence in 2-D Work sponsored by Trudy Williamson in memory of her husband, E.L. "Chick" Williamson: from Covington, FRANCES CARVILLE, The Third Place Award for $250 sponsored by Roberta Bruck: from Alexandria, LESLIE ELLIOTSMITH, The Second Place Award for $500 sponsored by Mo's Art Supply and Framing: from Mandeville, ROBERT WARRENS, The First Place Award for $750 sponsored by Dorothy Severson: from Baton Rouge, DESMOND MATSUO, and our $1,000 Best of Show Award in memory of Miriam Barranger sponsored by Henry and Gail Hood: for his oil portrait, The Altruist, from New Orleans, ARON BELKA. Congratulations to these artists and to all of our artists for contributing your beautiful work to this our 50th juried exhibition.
The exhibition continues through August 8, when a closing Gallery Talk with Juror Don Marshall and exhibiting artists will be held from 6pm to 9pm. An additional People’s Choice Award will be given at the event. All events are free and open to the public and are presented at the STAA Art House, 320 N. Columbia Street in historic downtown Covington.
The juror for the 2015 Summer Show is Don Marshall, former Executive Director of the St. Tammany Art Association who established the monthly coordinated art openings, Spring for Art and Fall for Art, music and arts festivals, children’s theater and arts outreach programs in local schools. He is a native of New Orleans who began his professional career in the arts as the first Director of the Contemporary Arts Center in 1977. He is a past director of Le Petite Theatre, where he founded the Tennessee Williams Festival, New Orleans Film Festival and Krewe du Vieux. As an educator, he has served as the Director of the Cultural Resource Management Program at Southeastern Louisiana University and Director of the Arts Administration Program at the University of New Orleans. Since 2004 he has been the Executive Director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, where he has worked to expand programming that fulfills the mission of the organization to promote, perpetuate and support the music, arts and culture of Louisiana.
Other Voices Other Rooms Exhibition
Opening reception Saturday, August 15 6pm-9pm during Covington's White Linen Night - featuring paintings by Roy Pfister and furnishings from History Antiques & Interiors
COVINGTON, LA—The St. Tammany Art Association presents a new exhibition “Other Voices, Other Rooms” opening Saturday, August 15 with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m during Covington White Linen Night.
The exhibit will feature the combination of period antiques and decorative accessories in concert with the impressionistic artwork of nationally recognized artist, Roy Pfister. Fine furniture of a different time and place carries the voices of the past into rooms accentuated with the vibrancy of paintings to create a harmony for life today. Through the vignettes assembled for the exhibit, the furniture of History Antiques & Interiors paired with the paintings of Pfister create a “voice” for the expression of the beauty of form and function.
Roy Pfister’s art style has been likened to impressionistic realism with a traditional approach. Although he specializes in graphite, pastel and oil portraits, he has won many awards for his landscape paintings. Trained at Tulane University and New Orleans Academy of Art, Pfister studied under such noted instructors as John McCrady, Leonard Flettrich and John Ambrose. Most noted for his portraits of children, his reputation as an artist has grown nationally and his portraits and landscapes hang in the homes of many families throughout the United States and Europe.
Growing up, Lisa Wilson, owner of History Antiques & Interiors in Covington, LA and Charleston Antiques in Charleston, SC, was immersed in an environment of art and history by family members who taught her the love of antiques. She earned degrees in History and Art History from the University of Mississippi. After a career as a teacher, Lisa opened History Antiques and Interiors in 2012 with a vision to showcase the beauty of adding unique historical furniture and antique accessories into modern home settings.
LECTURE, AUGST 27 AT 7PM: In conjunction with the exhibition, Lisa Wilson will host a presentation on the topic of how the chair came to be. How did ancient civilizations design seating? When did style trump function? Thrones for rulers, high chairs for babies, “lazy-boys” for modern home dwellers….all designs, fitting time and place. So, please take your seats and join us on Thursday, August 27 at 7:00-8:30pm at the Arthouse located at 320 N. Columbia Street.
The exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public. For more information, call (985) 892-8650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UP NEXT: Architecture as Art: Selections from the New Orleans Museum of Art, Opening reception Saturday, September 12 at 6-9pm
Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs.
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