Current Gallery Shows
- Date:Feb 17 2017 - Jul 23 2017Gallery:Kay Daugherty Gallery
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
-Vincent Van Gogh
The sight of the sky stirs within us a sense of wonder and a desire to dream. From one moment to the next, our perception of the sky is changing. In the course of a day, the shifting sky can transform from severe to serene. Vicious storms become vibrant vistas in mere minutes. Blushing sunsets give way to tranquil starlight and the mysterious moon. Spectacular Skies celebrates artwork that captures the vast expanses of the celestial sphere. Works explore the sky, stars, clouds and atmospheric phenomena that evoke a thoughtful, expressive, and visually monumental presence.
Exhibit Juror: Allie Snyder Dattilio, Amaryllis Truth Studio, Hagerstown, Maryland
Juror's Statement: It was an honor (and quite the challenge) to be tasked with selecting such a small fraction of works out of the hundreds of incredibly talented entries. Throughout the selection process, I kept returning to two words from the show’s prospectus: wonder and mystery. Along with the overall technique each artist demonstrated, I focused on the piece’s overall mood and success in conveying those crucial emotions -- works that contained a dichotomy between pure power and awesomeness against the subtlety and quietness that surrounds us. This delicate push and pull of forces anchors each piece selected, and ties this show together as a whole.
Congratulations to our Spectacular Skies Juror's Award Winners!
Caitlin Clifford Sky Crumple
Stephen Delaney Sky Reflection
Bernard Mangiracina Vibration V
Contributing Artist(s):Christina Allen, Susan Arnett, Frances Borchardt, Barbara Boward, Nancy Brittle, Bonnie Bucknam, Pamela Callen, Kathleen Carlson, Jennifer Carwile, David Chan, Edward Charney, Caitlin Clifford, Karen Cohen, Parran Collery, Ruth S. Collins, Amelia Cortez, Kathy Coulson, Ann Crain, Stephen Delaney, Frank DiPietro, Mark Dierker, Gray Dodson, Brice Elliott, Linda Epstein, Vincent Ferri, Ann Friedlander, Xia Gao, Carrie Lee Gissiner, Margaret Kissel Gohn, Iris Hall-Willey, Jennifer Hecker, Donna Hixson, Laura Laird, Hanna Lemoine, Norma LeVally, Addison Likins, Marjorie Lindsay, Joanna Macaulay, Bernard Mangiaracina, Abby McCague, Mary Morris, Rita Noe, John Okay, April Rimpo, Stephen Schiff, Charles Andrew Seaton, Suzanne Shelden, Jill M. Smithson, Donna Strode, Nathan Taves, Chuck vonSchmidt, Lisa Ward, Katie Westmoreland, Irina Whitmer, Chad Williams