Friday, November 16, 2012

Art Night in Vienna

"Tranquility" wins kudos at Treasury of Art
Vienna, Virginia.  Tonight was the awards reception for the Vienna Arts Society's Treasury of Art. This is a three-day only show where you can see three of my pieces: "Tranquility," "Not Picasso" and "London Times." "Tranquility" was selected by juror, Peter Ulrich, for a Second Place award.

This is what Peter Ulrich had to say about "Tranquility":

"This beautiful painting is a contrast of a colorful subject against subdued and neutral areas. The two pieces of background and foreground are triangles and the figure herself is a triangle superimposed on them. So, in addition to being a rich color study, it also is an efficient use of the space with this interlocking triangular geometry. It's always important in figurative work to capture the mood of the subject. The artist has created a tangible representation of the intangible mood of tranquility. A marvelous work."

"Not Picasso," oil, 24"h x 18"w, by Jill Banks
It's interesting to read someone else's "take" on what you have created. I remember the struggle of deciding on the background while conquering the subject. I chose to set her where she was -- in the Artists' Atelier, the studio I share with 13 other artists -- but to still only hint at it, subduing the color to keep all eyes on the subject. It was clear that was the right choice -- after it had been made. Murky waters before.

You can see the show Saturday, November 17, 10am to 9pm and Sunday, November 18, 12pm to 4pm at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, Vienna, VA 22180.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD! (Saturday, November 17)

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Events and Exhibits
"London Times," oil, 18"h x 24"w, copyright Jill Banks 2012
"Large Squares, Small Squares," Gallery at the Artists' Atelier, November 14-December 31. Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, 6:30-8:30pm. Open Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA 22066

October 2 through November 30, Greenberry's Coffee & Tea, 6839 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA. Solo show of seven oil paintings celebrating coffee, friends and family and food. 
American Women Artists 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition, November 2-25, K Newby Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Tubac, Arizona. "Honey Bunny" is one of 60 artworks chosen from around the country. 

Allied Artists of America 99th Annual Exhibition, November 9-18, National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park, NYC

More events are listed on my web site:

1 comment:

Jerry Stocks said...

Congratulations on the award. Loved hearing what the juror had to say. This is such good information for a struggling artist like me.