January Winning Entry & Honorable Mentions
Grapes of Wrath
"This piece takes advantage of the artist's technical skills quite well. It always brings something interesting to the viewer when tightly controlled respresentation is juxtaposed with expressive, chaotic marks. The ink drawing here is used to great effect this way; we are both impressed with the composition and the traditional form, and intrigued by what is happening to let that form deteriorate into an abstract environment."
"Again, this piece is a great combination of masterful drawing skill along with playful, intuitive marks. We see the subject presented in an environment that gives us hints of personality through the simple, colorful lines and shapes. His expression fits nicely in this context, and we as viewers can appreciate the feeling of the portrait without having to rely only on detailed representation."
David Posnack Jewish Day School
"Here we have a time-lapse photo that essentially becomes a drawing created with light. This is, of course, an idea to which most of us can relate; we know what it feels like to create that type of motion and let it become a fleeting image that will soon disappear without this documentation of it. Also, how nice it is to be reminded of warm weather, no?"