Original water media on paper - Sold
Also Known as “Spirit: Along The Edge”
Juried National Exhibition. Verum Gallery. Portland, Oregan. “Cliff.”
“Spirit: Along The Edge” (also known as Cliff) was accepted into the 2018 “Roots” Exhibition at the Center For The Visual Arts in Wausau, WI by judge Lynn Zetzman. Lynn has been the Fine Arts Chair at the Xavier High School in Appleton, WI and has taught for Lawrence University. She is the director of the Aylward Gallery, UW-Fox Valley.
Judge Mark MeHaffey awarded “Cliff” the Harriet Q. Johnson Award in the NWWS International Exhibition.
A statement from the artist on this award:
“So amazed, and so honored. According to the judge there were 350 entries to the exhibition, 56 made it into the exhibition and only 4 received awards. Mine was one of them. I listened to a video Mark MeHaffey created stating how he judged the exhibition. He had four criteria; First, and miles above the other three, was that he needed some kind of connection to the work – be it emotional or intellectual. This connection was, he stated, always in the content of the work, the emotional, aesthetic appeal of the work. Second, design was important, using the elements of principles of design. Third, the technical ability of the artist – how does the artist handle paint, brush, paper and water? He stated that this one was not very important because he felt that if artists were entering international exhibitions they knew how to handle all these things. Fourth, he would find himself thinking “damn I wish I would have thought of that, or done that.” What a treat to listen to his criteria for judging an international exhibition – and what a treat that he related to my work “Cliff” this way.”
"There are no two identical ways artwork can be viewed. There is no right or wrong when viewing artwork our minds need to be as open as a child’s, playing with colorful building blocks or choosing colors from a box of crayons filled with possibilities." - Christine Alfery
Christine Alfery is an award winning Contemporary Conceptual Artist that has been widely exhibited in museums, galleries and in corporate and private collections around the world.
Christine has a style that is uniquely her own and one that has been widely, well-received and rewarded for its’ own uniqueness and beauty. Christine’s work employs many of the techniques of the abstract expressionists, including: gestural mark making, color fields and conceptual work. Having succeeded in the art world for over 50 years, Christine continues to strive for authenticity, emphasizing the importance of an artist who is true to themselves and not the whims of market trends.