June 2017
Water Show

American Frame Best-of-Show Award
Thomas Sorrell – Woodlands Stream

1st Place
John Trumbull –
Frog Haven

2nd Place
Martin Chappuies –
Camden Boat Gang

3rd Place
Christine Deemer –
Prepare for Landing

Honorable Mention Awards
Michael Hill –
Conservatory Pond
Sharon Lennard –
Deep Blue Sea
Melanie Stinson –

Juror's Comments:

A lovely selection of both mediums and subject matter with a diverse view from both modern and classic styling. I was excited to jury a show inspired by water because of our location to the Great Lakes, Black Swamp and many rivers and creeks in our area because I personally find it to be such an inspiration in both artistic works as well as a spiritual and contemplative place for one to be able to center themselves. The colors/palette of the work I judge was much like the waters that in spired it … blues, greens, browns with touches of purples, turquoise and reds … all very beautiful.

The compositions of the pieces in the show are well thought out and show a strong sense of design. The Best of Show piece captured me a s soon as I saw it ... the fluidity, the colors with the textual components that the paints made really made me feel the location as if I was there in person.

A wonderful show to be able to jury and each artist should be very proud of their talent. A nicely diverse selection of talented artists! It was a tough decision to narrow down our winners!

Julie Beutler – 05/19/17

Accepted Works

Gloria Adams

Pam Alspach

John Arquette

Vava Campbell
Richard Carle
Martin Chappuies

Christine Deemer

Julie Draeger

Kathy Palmer Genzman

Michael Hill

Marti Huepenbecker

Kay Kocher

Duane Lammers
Sharon Lennard
Marsha McHugh

Joanne Mermer

Donlyn Meyers

Christine Monday

Joan Palombi
Katherine Pattay
Elaine Scarvelis
C. David Smith
Paul Sneider

Thomas Sorrell

Romaine Stawowy
Melanie Stinson

Norma Thomas-Herr
John Trumbull

Claire Wilson

Marble Head Lighthouse
Camargue, France
Carly's View Sidney Australia
Along Huron
Huron Shore
Out on Erie
Blue Rocks
Camden Boat Gang
Maumee Calm
Hautulco Shell I
Prepare for Landing
St. John U.S. Virgin Isles
Vermont Early Winter
Little Shell Seeker
Maumee River Walleye Run
Conservatory Pond
Great Day on the Lake
Light House Oswego West Pier Head NY
Lake Erie Summer
Puddles on the Patio
Winter Water
Lunch Break
On the Rocks
Searching for Lunch
Deep Blue Sea
Distant Rain
The Shore
Old Fishing Boat in Florida
The Lighthouse
Indiana Waterfall
Purple Water Lilies
White Duck in a Pond
Running Water
Peaceful Get-a-way
I'd Rather Be By the Sea
Living Water
Gazebo by the Lake
River Fishing 1890
Blue Hen Falls
Showery Reception
Woodlands Stream
Shadows at Sidecut
Waters of Avalon
Ocqueoc Falls
Frog Haven
Go With the Flow
Old Man River
Reef Dweller
Tall Fall