MEMBER SHOW 2021

Our Show Judge

Chris attained a BFA in painting and two-dimensional design from Hartford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years, after which she returned to her passion of painting and now works in both pastels and oils.

She is the Past President of the CT Pastel Society, of which she is also a Signature Member. Chris is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, an Elected Artist at Lyme Art Association, Audubon Artists, Allied Artists of America, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and Academic Artists of America. Other affiliations are with Salmagundi Club NYC, is a Signature Member of Hudson Valley Art Association, a Signature Member of Pastel Society of West Coast, and numerous other national art organizations.

 

Chris recently took two Best In Show Awards at the CT Women Artists Annual Juried Members Exhibit and at the New Britain Museum of American Art. She is currently Vice President of the International Association of Pastel Associations and a past board member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work has won many awards across the country and is part of private and public collections.

Chris Ivers

PSA-MP; IAP/MC

First Place

Two For Tea

by Lynne Wilcox

This beautifully executed still life caught my eye as soon as I saw it. With the simplicity of directional strokes and great thought given to the setup, this artist has mastered not only the medium but has also shown how a harmony of colors can work through-out a painting. From the reflective colors running throughout the work, to the touches of light that bring the items to life, this artist is skilled at his/her craft. Congratulations! I hope to see more from this artist.

Second Place

Graceful Ending

by Evy Shane

Between the directional movement of the fallen logs and branches to the wonderful, dappled light that keeps the viewer moving around the painting, I found this artist to be self-assured of his/her ability to “hit the ground running!” The great use of temperature throughout the work lets me know that this artist is well trained in shadow and light. With the ability to have you feel the coolness of the dark while bringing you to the warmth of sunlight, I loved the motion that plays across the piece. Kudos to this master of the medium.

Third Place

Collecting Memories

by Nancie King Mertz

 

I can almost guarantee that this piece was painted en Plein Air due to the incredible sensitivity to color theory. Quick strokes of vibrant color in sunlight tell me this is an accom-plished artist who has spent a lot of time capturing a moment in time. Highlights and shadows play with the children in the sand and tell you that this is a beautiful, warm day. Rim light and texture only add to the delight of this wonderful little painting. Love it!

Linda Garber Award

Sunlit Evening

by Paula Mason

It took me a moment to see what was happening in this near abstract, ethereal painting. But upon further inspection I was drawn into this “Forest Primeval.” Reflections and bounced light created a landscape that led me to want to know what was in the distance. This impressionistic painting captured my imagination and I wanted to know more. Calming yet mysterious I wanted to know the end of the story. This is a wonderful use of color and design. Congratulations!

Honorable Mentions

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2021 Member Show Gallery

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

Brenda Mills 9 x 13 $325

Good Morning Sunshine

Good Morning Sunshine

Lynn Smart 12 x 16 $450

LOL

LOL

Kathy Summer 13.5 x 17 $350

Winter Sanctum

Winter Sanctum

Pat Wheat 9 x 12 $300

Ten Thousand Islands

Ten Thousand Islands

Jerri Smith 8 x 10 $225

Overreaching

Overreaching

Lynne Wilcox 17 x 21 $900

Yuba River Magic

Yuba River Magic

Sue Dunlap 8 x 16 NFS

Break Away

Break Away

Pat Wheat 9 x 12 $300

Graceful Ending

Graceful Ending

Evy Shane 9 x 12 $425

We Be Jammin

We Be Jammin

Lynn Miller 15.5 x 11.5 $450

Harbor Sunset

Harbor Sunset

Gerry Roeder 12 x 18 $300

Naples Bay Resort

Naples Bay Resort

Kris Gardner 11 x 12 $450

Sedona Series #7

Sedona Series #7

Ginny Stocker 12 x 18 $400

IN A POD

IN A POD

Laura Pollak 16 x 20 NFS

Save Me

Save Me

Don Jones 12 x 16 $800

Stormset

Stormset

Tammi Pittaro 16 x 12 $250

Sticks and Seeds

Sticks and Seeds

Maura Casorio 13.5 x 11.5 $350

Myakka Vista

Myakka Vista

Maureen Gerrity 9 x 12 $300

Banyan a la Hockney

Banyan a la Hockney

Lynn Miller 8 x 10 $400

Collecting Memories

Collecting Memories

Nancie King Mertz 16 x 16 $1,600

Afternoon Walk Gramercy Park S.

Afternoon Walk Gramercy Park S.

Debbie Meade 9 x 12 NFS

Spring Poppies

Spring Poppies

Ginger Craven 12 x 17 $750

Mimi’s Mermaid

Mimi’s Mermaid

Tammy Cox 12 x 18 NFS

Corona Sunset

Corona Sunset

Scott Brown 12 x 16 $350

Old Dinwiddie Farm

Old Dinwiddie Farm

Debbie Meade 12 x 16 $375

Summer Canopy

Summer Canopy

Ginger Craven 12 x 17 $750

Drama in the Sky

Drama in the Sky

Linda Masten 7 x 14 $375

Sun Worshipers

Sun Worshipers

Pat Wheat 20 x 26 $450

Breezy Beach Day

Breezy Beach Day

Lynn Smart 17.5 x 17.5 NFS

Mother's Day Flowers

Mother's Day Flowers

Linda Masten 11 x 14 $475

Sedona Surprise

Sedona Surprise

Ginny Stocker 12 x 15.75 $475

Hi Ho Silver

Hi Ho Silver

Don Jones 12 x 16 $750

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Linda Masten 9 x 12 $425

Shorebirds

Shorebirds

Scott Brown 12 x 16 $350

Celebration!

Celebration!

Paula Mason 10 x 10 $250

Boats at Sunset

Boats at Sunset

Patti Gray 5.25 x 5.25 $250

Causeway

Causeway

Suzanne Bennett 18 x 24 NFS

Loggia Vizcaya

Loggia Vizcaya

Gerry Roeder 14 x 19 $500

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Sue Dunlap 9 x 12 NFS

Amethyst Eve

Amethyst Eve

Brenda Mills 11 x 14 NFS

Ice Berg Dead Ahead!

Ice Berg Dead Ahead!

Lynn Miller 5 x 7 $350

Chat Lines

Chat Lines

Tammy Cox 12 x 18 $600

Persimmon Personalities

Persimmon Personalities

Lynn Smart 18 x 22 $450

Two For Tea

Two For Tea

Lynne Wilcox 9 x 12 $400

Palms at Koreshan Park

Palms at Koreshan Park

Kris Gardner 10.5 x 12 $450

Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Beach

Suzanne Bennett 10 x 12 $250

Parade of Palms

Parade of Palms

Lillian Coury 11 x 14 $215

Esplanade Marco

Esplanade Marco

Jerri Smith 12 x 15 $225

Almost There

Almost There

Lillian Coury 8 x 10 $225

Good Bye Old Naples

Good Bye Old Naples

Don Jones 12 x 16 $500

Maren

Maren

Maura Casorio 11 x 14 NFS

Fishin's Done

Fishin's Done

Nancie King Mertz 11 x 14.5 $1,000

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Maura Casorio 9 x 11 $350

Me and My Bike

Me and My Bike

Patti Gray 15.25 x 15 NFS

Sunlit Evening

Sunlit Evening

Paula Mason 12 x 16 $495

Winter’s Shade

Winter’s Shade

Debbie Meade 12 x 12 $400

Waterlily Reflections

Waterlily Reflections

Patti Gray 16 x 20 $1000

Near The Spanish Steps

Near The Spanish Steps

Nancie King Mertz 12 x 16 $1,400

Red Messenger

Red Messenger

Scott Brown 12 x 16 $350

Early Morning, Cambier Park

Early Morning, Cambier Park

Ruthe Sholler 20 x 27.5 $700

Beyond the Music Pier

Beyond the Music Pier

Tammi Pittaro 12 x 12 $250

Citrus Bowl

Citrus Bowl

Ginger Craven 8.5 x 11 $500

Blue Bench

Blue Bench

Gerry Roeder 8 x 10 $250

Evening light

Evening light

Kris Gardner 12 x 17 $500

Kentucky Longhorn

Kentucky Longhorn

Tammy Cox 12 x 18 NFS

Saint Lucia Piton

Saint Lucia Piton

Craig Pflugi 18 x 24 $1,000

Ode to Renior

Ode to Renior

Marianne Crowley 8 x 10 $500

Wild Poppies near Flanders Field

Wild Poppies near Flanders Field

Mary Lou Hicks 8.5 x 11 NFS

VINE DANCE

VINE DANCE

Paula Mason 12 x 16 NFS

Spirit Dream

Spirit Dream

Maureen Gerrity 18 x 24 $725

Hump Day

Hump Day

Kathy Summer 21 x 28 $500

Forest Moon

Forest Moon

Ginny Stocker 8 x 16 $400

Freedom Park #3

Freedom Park #3

Ruthe Sholler 11 x 16 $350

Fall in Pennsylvania

Fall in Pennsylvania

Jerri Smith 9 x 12 $195

Burning Bush

Burning Bush

Lillian Coury 9 x 12 $215

Curacao Koi

Curacao Koi

Maureen Gerrity 24 x 36 $1,025

Escape to the Beach

Escape to the Beach

Mary Lou Hicks 8.5 x 11 $300

DISCORD

DISCORD

Laura Pollak 16 x 20 NFS

Anika Dreamer

Anika Dreamer

Kathy Summer 13 x 16 $500

Tree on Causeway

Tree on Causeway

Suzanne Bennett 18 x 24 $500

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Winter Sanctum

Pat Wheat 9 x 12 $300