Graeme Reid, assistant director of the Museum of Wisconsin Art of West Bend, Wis., announced the Door Prize for Portraiture award winners to 100 guests at Chez Cheryl Art Space on June 28. With 21 artists participating in this annual event, three winners were awarded, one for Best in Show and two honorable mentions.
Honorable mentions were awarded to first time participant Mark Zelten of Green Bay for “Girl in Violet Silk,” oil on linen. This piece is a classic and poetic rendition exploring the mood and textures of skin and fabric.
For the second year in a row, photographer Suzanne Rose received an Honorable Mention for her photograph “Dear One,” which presents a powerful black and white image of her daughter wearing a mask.
Door Prize Best in Show was awarded to Archelle “Buttons” Wolst of Sturgeon Bay, for her profile portrayal, “Elena.” The piece was executed in a limited palette with gestural, loose and lively brushstrokes.
The Door Prize for Portraiture exhibit is open for public viewing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm throughout July.
Chez Cheryl Art Space is located at 8360 High Plateau Rd. off Highway EE, west of Baileys Harbor. For more information call 920.421.1690.