Saturday, November 5, 2011

43rd Annual Viewpoint

Gaylynn M. Robinson   Locked Out   Watercolor
Last night was the opening of the 43rd Annual Viewpoint. An international show produced by the Cincinnati Art Club. It was a beautiful fall evening in Mt. Adams/Cincinnati, OH. The Wessel Gallery held a large crowd eager to see the prized paintings of this show.

Deb Ward was the Viewpoint Chairperson that organized the show and handed out the awards. Deb did a fantastic job all around. This was her third and final year for being chairperson. Check out her thoughts about the show on her blog.

Greg Albert speaking at a GCWS Meeting
The Judge was Greg Albert. He is a teacher at the Cincinnati Art Academy's Community Classes, has written for the Artist's Magazine and is an author published through North Light Books.
Greg's criteria when he judges is concept and execution. In his words, "Concept is the idea the artist is conveying. The execution is how well the artist translated his concept in the chosen medium." - excerpt from his book The Secret to Better Painting.
Ken L. Buck   Free Spirit   Pastel
I am honored to have a painting selected to be in this show with a group of such accomplished artists. I am especially thrilled to have my painting hang in the same room as two of my former teachers. Both teachers won an award.

Ken won the Great American Art Works Award for his pastel painting Free Spirit.

Mary Helen Wallace   Racing with the Moon   Pastel

Mary Helen won The Bowman's Framing Award with her pastel painting Racing with the Moon.

Carolyn Ross Hibbard   Bloomin' Beauties II   Watercolor
A member of the GCWS, Carolyn Ross Hibbard, won the Ray Loos Watercolor Award for her Bloomin' Beauties II.

Rhonda Carpenter   A Difference of Opinion  Watercolor

 There were three more GCWS members that had paintings in the show, Rhonda Carpenter, Lorri Davis and Joan Rothel.

Rhonda also commented on her blog about the event.


Lorri Davis   Afternoon Davis   Watercolor

Joan Rothel   Ready to Fish   Watercolor

Wilfred Loring   May Clothesline, II  Oil

There were 15 awards plus the top three.

May Clothesline, II by Wilfred Loring of  Lindsborg, Kansas won 3rd place.

Gail Morrison   Hidden History   Oil
2nd place was awarded to Gail Morrison of Cincinnati, OH for her oil painting Hidden History.

Andy Curran   Gypsy   Oil
The top prize of 1st Place went to Gypsy painted by Andy Curran of Cincinnati, OH.

The different mediums exhibited were:

  • 27 Oil 
  • 3   Acrylic
  • 12 Watercolor
  • 1   Alkyd
  • 10 Pastel
  • 1  Oil Pastel
  • 3  Colored Pencil
  • 1  Pen & Ink
  • 2  Charcoal
  • 1  Mixed Media
  • 4  Sculptures

My photos are not the best. It is hard to take pictures in a crowd of people. I highly suggest that you go to the Wessel Gallery at the Cincinnati Art Club the next two weekends to see these beautiful paintings in person. The gallery is open 1-4pm November 12-13, 19-20.

Happy Viewing

Sidebar: A BIG Thank you to Rhonda and her Sweetie for their help with my paintings at the GCWS Show at Evergreen. My 2nd place ribbon is dedicated to them because if they had not helped me I would not have achieved that honor.

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