Norfolk Juried Art Show Winners Selected
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View On-line through July 1In its first year of going “virtual,” the 2021 Norfolk Juried Art Show attracted impressive submissions from artists in Norfolk and surrounding communities.
Because the art show was online this year, there was no limit to the type or size of art that could be submitted (although there was a limit of two submissions per artist). The Norfolk Cultural Council (NCC) received submissions in the form of 2D media (painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, collage, flat textile/fiber art, etc.) and of 3D media (sculpture, clay, and metal works, etc.). It was gratifying this year to be able to admit artworks that were three dimensional, as these could not previously be accepted when the Juried Art Show was held in the Norfolk Public Library because of display limitations.
The Norfolk Cultural Council held a virtual reception and awards ceremony on April 8, attended by many artists and community members via Zoom. The Juried Art Show judge, Emma Rose Rainville, selected five outstanding artworks for awards, and the community voted for a People’s Choice award as well. Rainville, who has been passionate about art from a young age, is currently a grant writer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she works with curators, conservators, and educators to fund their ideas.
• First place: Julia Dwinell of Wrentham, “Abandoned Franklin Home 1,” oil.
• Second place: Avery Mathias of Needham, “Window Sill,” acrylic.
• Third place: Donna Parker of Milton, “Mysterious Light,” photograph.
• Honorable Mention: Sloan Kuzmanoff of Wrentham, “Rebel Girl,” graphite.
• Honorable Mention: Joseph Levesque of Wrentham, “Out from the Mists,” watercolor.
• People’s Choice: Tatiana Roulin of Sharon, “Ocean Waves,” oil.
The entire art show, including the winning artworks, is presented in a gallery format online through July 1. Go to http://norfolk.ma.us/boards-committees/ncc.htm and follow the link to the presentation. The awards ceremony, hosted by NCC chair Taylor McVay, is available for viewing on Norfolk Community Television (https://norfolkcable.com/).
The Norfolk Cultural Council is actively looking for new members so that it can continue to support and enhance the rich cultural life in Norfolk. NCC’s efforts as a council – in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council – have improved education, promoted diversity, and encouraged excellence in the arts, humanities, and sciences. If you, too, share these interests and wish to make Norfolk a better place to live, work, and visit for everyone then please join us! Our meetings are usually the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and our next meetings (over Zoom) will be on June 1 and July 6. The Norfolk meeting calendar is available at www.norfolk.ma.us.
If you have any questions about the NCC please email us at [email protected], or better yet drop into one of our meetings to say “hi” and see what it is we do!