The Spartanburg County Public Libraries are sponsoring the 9th Annual Juried Exhibition that will be on display from August 10 – October 12, 2022. Please see below for the list of accepted entries.
C.T. Weiss - Café de la Valencia
I am quite impressed with the strong compositional elements. Strong Shapes, even from architectural surfaces plus use of color to lead viewers through the composition.
Melissa Pinney - Sunrise on the Grid
Delicate surfaces and colors plus a tremendous use of composition.
Jane Doyle - Call of the Wild
Strong use of color combonations and gestural, confident brushwork.
Jaron Sanders - St. Francis
Illustrative in nature, the work showcases that distortion and media can improve the message. Lovely use of hatching.
Cynthia Steward - Shibori Zen III
Use of color and formal balance system drew my attention. The media usage and quiet potential for Book and narrative kept bringing me back to look at it again.
Maggie Riedy - Resignation
Beautiful use of economy, Confience of the hand and observational drawing is easily something that brings me back again and again.
Kristen Applegate - Doc
Odd juxtaposition of media and message. Ceramics offers permanece, yet this image seems illustrative and even editorial, I enjoy the “print” feel and the inusia; narrative, it seems appropriate as part of an odd children’s book.
Tania Ro - Girl in Blue
Sara Setzer - Dawn Reading at the Kitchen Table
Very Strong Style. Reminiscent of Van Gogh. I love the layering and small intimate scale. Delicate use of media, impressive.
Cynthia Steward - Carolina Indigo
Doug McAbee - My Business is your Business
What the what? The style is fun, the message is scary and the piece seems more like a dream than a process.
Hamed Mahmoodi - Family at Park
Color and Surface demanded my close observation. It was only afterwards able to appreciate the mature styalization and distortions. My questions became more pressing as I processed each gaze, disturbingly quiet. Each in their own world.
Janet Orselli - Sunday Driver
Fun, whimsy, and scale all work to open my personal conversation with the work. Andromorphic elements are beautifully balanced with sensitivity to color and structure. Bizarrely beautiful and a bit creepy.
''Doc'' & ''Aunt Pittipat''
''Banana Leaves, Hatcher Garden''
''Corner of Holiday and Maple''
''Little Beings, blood, or anything else you don’t want to think about.''
''My Past Is Fading Fast''
''Call of the Wild'' & ''Feelin the Breeze''
''At Last We Meet Again'' & ''Grace''
Allison Crawford Ford
''Then I closed my eyes'' & ''Sister Mary Clarence''
''Little Red Boat''
''River Runs Through It''
''Clouds & Creeks''
''At Risk'' & ''Cock "O The Walk''
''Birds of a Feather''
''Family at Park''
''My Business Is Your Business'' & ''Mr. Narwhal's Magnificent Snowballs''
''The Clay of My Roots''
''The Flight of the Butterfly'' & ''Anderson Mill, Spartanburg''
''In the Moon Cactus’s Last Breath'' & ''Serenade''
Destiny Faith Oliphant
Janet T Orselli
''Roof Overhead'' & ''Sunday Driver''
''Clam Creek II''
''Sunrise on the Grid''
''Crimson Echoes'' & ''Snowy Road''
''Call of the Wild'' & ''Toxic Butterfly''
''Girl in Blue'' & ''Naturaleza Frida''
Carlos M Villanueva Senchuk
''City of Tuscani''
Sara Dame Setzer
''Dawn Reading at Kitchen Counter with Cat'' & ''Time to Buy New Toothbrushes (Patriots) - Midas Touched''
''Shibori Zen III'' & ''Carolina Indigo''
''In Good Spirits'' & ''Stranger Crossing''
''Rabbit Hole'' & ''Shadows''
''Cafe de la Calle Valencia''
Spartanburg County Public Libraries 9th Annual Juried Exhibition’s juror is Shane Howell. Shane is the head of Greenville Technical College’s Department of Visual Arts. He received his MFA in sculpture from Clemson University and a BS from the University of Southern Indiana. He has received several teaching awards during his 27-year career in higher education including the NISOD Excellence Award in 2021. He has participated in numerous area exhibitions including a solo exhibition at Riverworks Gallery in Greenville, SC and 2022 “Emergence” at The Bascom Highlands, NC.
For more information contact Miranda Mims Sawyer at 864.285.9091.
1st Place, 8th Annual Juried Exhibition
Aldo Muzzarelli, Prejudiced Rain, Mixed Media