I feel it is important to share jurors comments when they are offered with my blog readers. This one was just passed on to me. I did not make the final cut for the national exhibition but I made the finalists list and the jurors comments were very telling. I actually felt the same way about his comments as he did about my work which is interesting and very honest. Anyway just sharing the ups and downs, pluses and minuses of being an artist.
Dan Simoneau, ISAP Master. “Queen Of Illusions” was one of the finalists for the International Society of Acrylic Painters. It did not make the national exhibition but the juror stated, “a little vulgar, but with some stylistic eloquence.” The work did not make the final cut for the national exhibition. But I am honored to have had it make the finalists list.
"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.