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online international fall 2016

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exhibit judge

Cecy Turner, NOAPS Signature Artist

Cecy Turner is an award-winning artist and a Texas native. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and did post-graduate study in art at University of North Texas.Feature articles about her have appeared in Art of the West Magazine, Artists Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine (cover) and she was chosen by Southwest Art Magazine as an "Artist to Watch."


Cecy holds Signature Memberships in National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Outdoor Painters Society, American Women Artists and Plein Air Artists Colorado, and is a Fellow of American Artists Professional League and Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West. She has won awards in most of these organizations as well as Oil Painters of America, and she was a finalist in the American Artist Magazine Landscape Competition.

Judge Statement about the selection of the awards for this exhibit:
"What an honor and privilege to be the awards juror for an exhibit of such talented artists. It was by far one of the most challenging shows I've ever judged. Technical issues were few with the paintings; my criteria instead was a strong composition, whether the painting jumped out at me and drew me in, making me go back to it time after time, whether it conveyed a message to me or involved me emotionally, and how well the artist controlled my eyes moving around the painting. I picked many of the award winners because their paintings were not predictable - they were unique and came from a unique idea. I applaud all of you for entering the show and for such excellent execution of your vision. Every painting had its own merits, which made it difficult for me, since I wish I could have given every one of them an award."- Cecy Turner, NOAPS 

award winners

best in show

The Showman/ Brent Flory-UT

second place

Cimarron Solo/ Brenda Pollreisz-MO

third place

All Alone in the Moonlight/ Robin Williamson- TX

best landscape

Autumn Symphony/ Barbara Nuss- MD

best still life

Three Onions/ Larry Preston- MA

best use of light and color

Knights of the Square Table/Keith Thomson- US

narrative excellence

Burning Both Ends/ Hans Guerin- MD

most innovative

True Colors/ Kathy Hildebrandt- AB, Canada

best people

Just the Beginning/ Shana Levenson- NM

awards of excellence

merit awards

accepted artists

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