Diverse ways of expression

By: By Charles Warner - [email protected]
Charles Warner | The Union Times “Sanford” by Al Beyer won the Mrs. Toccoa W. Switzer Award ($300) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Beyer’s work as “confident gestural and vigorous mark making creating dynamic movement key to the successful completion of this piece.”
Charles Warner | The Union Times “Anne Brazilian” by Anthony Hedrick won the Mrs. Nancy Wilburn Award ($300) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Hedrick’s work as “astuteness with a surveyed sense of confidence and artistic integrity.”
Charles Warner | The Union Times “Oh Deere” by Todd Baxter won the Timken Tyger River Plant Award ($500) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Baxter’s work as “attention to detail in the right proportions is celebrated here. Atmospheric color lends a hand in creating this landscape’s convincing depth of field.”
Charles Warner | The Union Times “Blue Tree” by Rosemary Moore won the Allstate Insurance Co. Award ($250) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Moore’s work as “expressive amorphous shapes with both plant and animal life forms colliding with ease. Bold intrinsic values held by shapes, colors, and forms.”
Charles Warner | The Union Times “Green Landscape” by Sara Dame Setzer won the Mrs. W.J. Whitener Award ($400) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Setzer’s work as “a work of art seen as an analogy to nature and its works.”
Charles Warner | The Union Times “Campsite Creek” by Holly Glasscock won the Arthur State Bank Award ($750) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Glasscock’s work as “engaging light, a strong substructure design, texture and scale relationships masterly.”
Charles Warner | The Union Times “New” by M.C. Churchill-Nash won the Founder’s Federal Credit Union Award ($500) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Churchill-Nash’s work as a “logical process of hard and soft edges, a strong compositional framework coupled with an orderly, regulated palette.”
Charles Warner | The Union Times “Brighter Horizon” by Wendyth Wells won the Union Family Pharmacy Award ($250) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, said of Wells’ work that “I felt the complexity through multiple pigment layers and incidental color superbly managed.”
Charles Warner | The Union Times “Josy Kort/Germany” by Anthony Hedrick won the McFarland Cascade Corporation Award ($200) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, said that Hedrick’s work was “reminiscent of turn-of-the-century aesthetics, a carefully delineated and composed figure, layering mutable hues to create sensational textures.”

UNION — A dog named “Sanford,” a “Campsite Creek,” a “Green Landscape,” and a woman called “Anne Brazillian” were among the subjects of the paintings that won the Union County Arts Council’s 2016 Juried Art Show.

The walls of the main floor of the USC Union Main Building are currently lined with the paintings entered in the Juried Art Show, an annual event sponsored by the Union County Arts Council that not only attracts artists from Union County, but also from across South Carolina.

UCAC Coordinator Amber Ivey said that this year 30 artists submitted a total of 50 paintings for the show. Ivey said the contributing artists were from Catawba, Honea Path, Chapin, Columbia, York, Tega Cay, Aiken, Inman, Rock Hill, and Union County. She said the number of submissions for this year’s show was one of the largest in its 20-year history.

The paintings submitted for the show were placed at USC Union on Sept. 16 and will remain on display there through Nov. 3.

As in year’s past, the entries were judged by an artist who serves as the juror for the show. This year’s juror was Spartanburg artist Dwight Rose.

Rose announced the winners of the 2016 Juried Art Show during the UCAC’s Annual Art Exhibition held Thursday evening at USC Union. Addressing the crowd of artists, UCAC members and other art lovers, and local dignitaries attending the exhibition, talked about the difficulty he had in selecting the winners.

“The selection process was tough,” Rose said. “It’s the most difficult thing I have done in a long time.”

Rose said that in choosing the winners he had to draw on his 35 years of experience as an artist, an art educator, and graduate of the Ringling College of Art & Design who has worked in a variety of media.

“All these collective experiences has lead me to believe that great art comes from the heart and soul,” Rose said, “and in conjunction with such things as the display of confidence shown in one’s craft, and the pure unadulterated reaction your work invokes.”

While “I try not to be remiss in paying homage to good design and the power of color,” Rose said “it sometimes all boils down to a gut feeling or one’s instincts sometimes in making a choice. Did the subject come across as genuine. I reviewed also the level of depth and excellence in piece, that is the complex exploration of subject and content.”

The diverse ways each artist expressed themselves through their work also made Rose’s task challenging.

“It’s a marvel the diverse ways artists express themselves, which does not make it any easier as a juror,” Rose said. “I just want to say I admire and respect each and every artist for the extraordinary effort they make every day to share their gift.”

Following his remarks, Rose announced the winning entries, the artists who produced them, and the awards they won, and offered a brief description of the works.

• “Josy Kort/Germany” by Anthony Hedrick — McFarland Cascade Corporation ($200) — “Reminiscent of turn-of-the-century aesthetics, a carefully delineated and composed figure, layering mutable hues to create sensational textures.”

• “Blue Tree” by Rosemary Moore — Allstate Insurance Co. Award ($250) — “Expressive amorphous shapes with both plant and animal life forms colliding with ease. Bold intrinsic valued held by shapes, colors, and forms.”

• “Brighter Horizon” by Wendyth Wells — Union Family Pharmacy Award ($250) — “I felt the complexity through multiple pigment layers and incidental color superbly managed.”

• “Anne Brazillian” by Anthony Hedrick — Mrs. Nancy Wilburn Award ($250) — “Astuteness with a surveyed sense of confidence and artistic integrity.”

• “Sanford” by Al Beyer — Mrs. Toccoa W. Switzer Award ($300) — “Confident gestural and vigorous mark making creating dynamic movement key to the successful completion of this piece.”

• “Green Landscape” by Sara Dame Setzer — Mrs. W.J. Whitener Award ($400) — “A work of art seen as an analogy to nature and its works.”

• “Oh Deere” by Todd Baxter — Timken Tyger River Plant ($500) — “Attention to detail in the right proportions is celebrated here. Atmospheric color lends a hand in creating this landscape’s convincing depth of field.”

• “New” by M.C. Churchill-Nash — Founder’s Federal Credit Union Award ($500) — “Logical process of hard and soft edges, a strong compositional framework coupled with an orderly, regulated palette.”

• “Campsite Creek” by Holly Glasscock — Arthur State Bank Award ($750) — “Engaging light, a strong substructure design, texture, and scale relationships mastery.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Sanford” by Al Beyer won the Mrs. Toccoa W. Switzer Award ($300) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Beyer’s work as “confident gestural and vigorous mark making creating dynamic movement key to the successful completion of this piece.”
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0032Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Sanford” by Al Beyer won the Mrs. Toccoa W. Switzer Award ($300) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Beyer’s work as “confident gestural and vigorous mark making creating dynamic movement key to the successful completion of this piece.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Anne Brazilian” by Anthony Hedrick won the Mrs. Nancy Wilburn Award ($300) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Hedrick’s work as “astuteness with a surveyed sense of confidence and artistic integrity.”
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0033Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Anne Brazilian” by Anthony Hedrick won the Mrs. Nancy Wilburn Award ($300) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Hedrick’s work as “astuteness with a surveyed sense of confidence and artistic integrity.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Oh Deere” by Todd Baxter won the Timken Tyger River Plant Award ($500) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Baxter’s work as “attention to detail in the right proportions is celebrated here. Atmospheric color lends a hand in creating this landscape’s convincing depth of field.”
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0035Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Oh Deere” by Todd Baxter won the Timken Tyger River Plant Award ($500) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Baxter’s work as “attention to detail in the right proportions is celebrated here. Atmospheric color lends a hand in creating this landscape’s convincing depth of field.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Blue Tree” by Rosemary Moore won the Allstate Insurance Co. Award ($250) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Moore’s work as “expressive amorphous shapes with both plant and animal life forms colliding with ease. Bold intrinsic values held by shapes, colors, and forms.”
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0044Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Blue Tree” by Rosemary Moore won the Allstate Insurance Co. Award ($250) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Moore’s work as “expressive amorphous shapes with both plant and animal life forms colliding with ease. Bold intrinsic values held by shapes, colors, and forms.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Green Landscape” by Sara Dame Setzer won the Mrs. W.J. Whitener Award ($400) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Setzer’s work as “a work of art seen as an analogy to nature and its works.”
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0041Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Green Landscape” by Sara Dame Setzer won the Mrs. W.J. Whitener Award ($400) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Setzer’s work as “a work of art seen as an analogy to nature and its works.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Campsite Creek” by Holly Glasscock won the Arthur State Bank Award ($750) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Glasscock’s work as “engaging light, a strong substructure design, texture and scale relationships masterly.”
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0042Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Campsite Creek” by Holly Glasscock won the Arthur State Bank Award ($750) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Glasscock’s work as “engaging light, a strong substructure design, texture and scale relationships masterly.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times “New” by M.C. Churchill-Nash won the Founder’s Federal Credit Union Award ($500) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Churchill-Nash’s work as a “logical process of hard and soft edges, a strong compositional framework coupled with an orderly, regulated palette.”
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0036Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “New” by M.C. Churchill-Nash won the Founder’s Federal Credit Union Award ($500) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, described Churchill-Nash’s work as a “logical process of hard and soft edges, a strong compositional framework coupled with an orderly, regulated palette.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Brighter Horizon” by Wendyth Wells won the Union Family Pharmacy Award ($250) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, said of Wells’ work that “I felt the complexity through multiple pigment layers and incidental color superbly managed.”
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0043Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Brighter Horizon” by Wendyth Wells won the Union Family Pharmacy Award ($250) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, said of Wells’ work that “I felt the complexity through multiple pigment layers and incidental color superbly managed.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Josy Kort/Germany” by Anthony Hedrick won the McFarland Cascade Corporation Award ($200) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, said that Hedrick’s work was “reminiscent of turn-of-the-century aesthetics, a carefully delineated and composed figure, layering mutable hues to create sensational textures.”
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0034Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Josy Kort/Germany” by Anthony Hedrick won the McFarland Cascade Corporation Award ($200) during the Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show Art Exhibition this past Thursday at USC Union. In announcing the award, the show’s Juror, Dwight Rose, said that Hedrick’s work was “reminiscent of turn-of-the-century aesthetics, a carefully delineated and composed figure, layering mutable hues to create sensational textures.”
Juried Art Show winners announced

By Charles Warner

[email protected]

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.