CCAL artists have once again shared an amazing assortment of wonderful array of art for the 2023 Still Hopes Exhibition. Congratulations to all the artists! We had a total of 50 works of art from 34 artists participating in this year's show. This is our 6th Annual Exhibition at Still Hopes and we were delighted to exhibit in their beautiful facility. A great crowd helped us celebrate all the artwork and winners.
A great big thank you goes out to Kay Fox, Debi Kelly and Vic Shuler for their excellent committee work in planning and running the show. Thank you too to all the volunteers who helped make the show possible.
The show will remain on display through January 27 so go see it in person if you can!
2023 AWARD WINNERS
(by Gina Moore)
It was an honor and privilege to serve as juror for the Crooked Creek Art League's 6th Annual Art Exhibition at Still Hopes. I admire the mission, membership, and leadership of the league. For several years, the league has been a big part of the Studio Art Program at Benedict College, involving students in junior juror roles for the annual juried show. For that I am extremely grateful. In addition, I really appreciate working with Kay Fox, who is thoughtful, articulate, and very organized.
This December show displays a wide variety of art genres, themes, styles, and a broad spectrum of materials. It is a very intimate show that conveys the talents and passions of a strong group of artists. The submissions presented an abundance of riches for me to view. That being said, my job as juror was very challenging! I appreciated the representational subjects as well as the abstract and nonobjective styles included in this exhibit.
The work that caught my eye and demanded attention was art that demonstrated strong nonverbal communication, a visual sensitivity, a connection between concept and media, and solid technical proficiency. This is the criteria I use in my practice as an art professor as well as in evaluating my personal work.
I hope the view enjoys the show as much as I loved looking at the works and selecting the arwards. I was deeply moved by some of the work and impressed at the beauty of some pieces. Again, this show is exciting and diverse. All the artists should be commended for their work and passion. They are all winners.
See photos of all the artwork at crookedcreekart.org/still-hopes-exhibition