Saturday, July 15, 2017

2017 Bird Art Show Opens

Tonight the Boatworks saw the reception for our latest exhibition- the 2017 Bird Art Show.  It's obvious what this one is about.  Many artists seem to have an interest in birds, which are found in great numbers around the shore region.  Over 120 works were submitted for this show, from which juror Frederick Brusen selected 70 pieces for the show.

As with most of our shows, a wide range of mediums were represented in the submitted and selected works- paintings, drawings, prints, photos, sculptures, fabrics, mixed media, etc.  The show occupies both front and back galleries, and before long a large crowd found their way to the Boatworks, a challenge on a summer Saturday in Belmar.

Curator Sue Crosby, a huge fan of birds in general, read a statement about the idea behind the show before reading the list of award winners.

The following pieces were chosen for awards by Frederick Brusen:

Best in Show
Jill Alexander
Todies in Finales

And the following were awarded
Honorable Mention

Kirsten Birdsey
Stone Harbor Glossy Ibis

Jerry Deutsch
Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Lora Marie Durr

Cheryl Bomba
Owl in Machine

Sheila Kramer

The 2017 Bird Art Show is already planned to be back for 2018.   However, you can still see this one during regular gallery hours through August 4, 2017.  Admission is free.