Saturday, October 5, 2013

Masquerade Opening Reception

Today the Boatworks hosted the opening reception for new Masquerade exhibition, featuring art inspired by the mystery of the mask.  A very large crowd developed quickly, moving into all three rooms of the building.

Exhibition jurors Vincent Nardone and Jose Gonzalez selected 50 works for the show, which includes mediums such as painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, digital art, photography, fibers, ceramics, and items sculpted and crafted from a very wide variety of materials.

The Masquerade show fills every bit of the front and back gallery spaces, while our side room includes a solo exhibition of paintings from Andrew Dennis called Swans, Swans, Swans.  This show is a benefit for the BAC, which keeps all the proceeds from sales of these works.

Whenever possible we like to have live entertainment at our openings, and this time around it was Murph and Marie, who took turns on the guitar, as well as alternating between solo and duet arrangements.

The exhibition jurors chose seven works for awards:

Best In Show
Kathleen Nademus
Send in the Jesters II
cyanotype print

First Place Painting
Pat Hutchinson
Kitchen Avatar
oil on canvas

First Place Photography
Joe Villa
After the Party

First Place Mixed Media
Patricia Bevere
mixed media

First Place Graphics/Drawing
Bill Ross
Black Death
white charcoal on black paper

First Place Sculpture
Carol Gleason

Honorable Mention
Rebecca Lopez-Deren
The Crab That Wants to be Caught

The Masquerade exhibition and concurrent Swans, Swans, Swans show will be on display through November 8, 2013.  Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 pm.  Admission is free.

additional photos courtesy Pat Hutchinson

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