The exhibition, “foundations” put on by the summer intern team at the Peninsula School of Art announced its winners at the opening reception on Saturday, August 21.
The exhibit showcases nine young emerging Door County artists: Maggie Banks, William Bradley, Liz Hilbert, Soirsce Kastner, Bennett Kerwin, John McCaulley, Jamie Lee Mead, Jennifer Urbanek, and Ping Wu. Each artist submitted four works of a variety of mediums to be shown and judged.
Awards were chosen by the guest judge, Robert Merline, a former art teacher at Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek. Merline chose Jennifer Urbenak’s “Plastic Shorelines (every beach)” (archival digital print) as the Best in Show.
Honorable Mention awards included: Maggie Banks “Altered Surface Series” (screen print, collage, acrylic on canvas); Soirsce Kastner “Figure Study Triptych” (oil on canvas); and John McCaulley – “Flowage” (monoprint, solar plate).
Visitors to the show had the opportunity to vote for a People’s Choice, which was awarded to John McCaulley for his piece “Soldier On” (monoprint).
“Some very impressive work – strong aesthetically and sensitive to our times,” commented Merline. “The overall show deserves an honorable mention.”
The exhibition can be viewed and artwork can be purchased through Friday, September 3rd, at the Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Rd F, Fish Creek.