March 2018
Abstracts Show

American Frame Best-of-Show Award
Doris Mathias – Commanding Color

1st Place
Julie Draeger – The Urn

2nd Place
Clarie Wilson – Across the Board

3rd Place
Carol Sicha – Virtuoso

Honorable Mention Awards
Julie Draeger – My Inner Spaniard
Doris Mathias –
Blue Eruption
John Trumbull –

Juror's Comments:

First, I would like to thank the Toledo Artists’ Club for asking me to serve as a juror for the “Abstracts Only” exhibition, this display of non-objective and representational art done in an entirely new and abstracted way. I was very impressed by the creativity, quality and diversity of art work that was entered, as well as how organized the committee was when I arrive to judge the show. When I first walked through this group of fine art entries, I knew I was faced with a challenging task.

A second, more critical look at the entries revealed pieces that were both compositionally and technically superior. These 14 outstanding abstract works of art were further narrowed down with careful scrutinization and close attention to artistic merit until the ribbon holders you see in this show rose to the top.

In my eyes, the show in s symphony of lines, shapes and colors that give the viewer a vision into the creating artists’ soul. Congratulations to all of the exhibiting artists in the show, as you are all winners. Keep up the good work of creating and expressing your world. A special congratulations to the artists who took a ribbon! Continue to strive for excellence in your artwork!

Karrie King – 02/16/18

Accepted Works

Kate Argow

Vava Campbell
Melody Carle

Carol Cochrane
Julie Draeger

Ruth Eby

Pamela Fletcher

Marti Huepenbecker

Virginia Kretz

Sharon Lennard

Joan Martinez
Doris Mathias

Marsha McHugh
Ellie Miller

Colleen O'Brien

Joan Palombi

Katherine Pattay
Mary Recknagel

Elaine Scarvelis
Carol Sicha
Romaine Stawowy
Melanie Stinson

John Trumbull

Claire Wilson

Purple Points
Storm on the Horizon
Garden Party
Blue Hair
My Inner Spaniard
The Urn
Chi Town's Legume
Water Works
White House
Lighting the Way
Looking Up
Window Art
Bittersweet Tangle
Twist and Tangle
Is he Really There?
Winter Thaw
Winter Wheat
Frame Circles
Blue Eruption
Commanding Color
Favorably Floral
Second Chance
Birds & Berries
Le Fleurs
New Worlds
Fall Shades
Free for All
He Has Risen
Colorful Strokes
Top of the Rock
Across the Board
The Dragons of Orange St.