“Table Setting Virtual Juried Exhibition”

Sponsored by Robert Burridge Studio and Arts for Rural Texas

Table for Two? Table for One? A Banquet Table! Paint your idea, your impression, your thoughts… no matter how realistic or abstract! Your entries will be posted in a closed FaceBook group. Keep reading for eligibility and entry information.

Table Setting AWARDS!

We congratulate all the award winners and thank everyone for entering Table Setting, our second virtual juried show.

Many Thanks to Karen Vernon, our juror; our generous sponsors for awards and to Arts for Rural Texas, our non profit sponsor.

Opening Night is Saturday, March 13!

Please click here to join the group and see the amazing artwork – you will be admitted on Saturday March 13.

List of Awards

Best of Show • Holbein ($1,000 art supplies)
Lorraine Page
The Cows Came Home

Juror’s Award • Burridge Studio ($500 certificate)
Ken Goldman
Morning Glow

Merit Award • Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff ($100 certificate)
Leigh-Ann Hargreaves

Merit Award • Vermont Art Supply ($100 certificate)
Jeanne Reavis
Happiness Is…

Merit Award • Vermont Art Supply ($100 certificate)
Michaelin Otis
A Cold One

Merit Award • Ampersand Art ($100 certificate)
Andrea Mathis
The Event

Merit Award • Citra Solv ($100 supplies)
Suzie Baker
Low Country Boil

Honorable Mention • Big Squeeze ($45 value supplies)
•Glenda Drennen, Mismatched Settings at a Table Too Small
•Larry Brandstetter-Doodler, The Table is Set
•Robin Olsen, After the Party
•Robin Walker, At your Service

Special Commendation • Karen Vernon
•Bill Norris, The Table Setting
•Cheryl McClure, Tart and Fruity
•Christine Hartmann, Bread of Heaven
•Delphine Velay, Waterdrops on an old Silver Tray
•Dianne Hicks, Pattern if you Please
•Ellen Cline, Fine China
•Faye Ives, Tea Time
•Kathleen Keller Sauer, Tomorrow
•Margie Helstrom, Tablescape #1
•Mary Myers, In Charge of the Wine

Special Commendation • Bob Burridge
•Arleen Blake, White Rabbit’s Tea Party
•Brent Hanson, Where’s My Dinner?
•Christopher M. Olsen, Seaside Couple
•Josie Mendelsohn, You Gonna Eat That?
•Laurie Giangregorio, Matisse Place
•Nancy DuBro, Table Sitting
•Priti Lathia, Setting a Party Table
•Sharon Moore, In the Bag II
•Suzanne Brangham, Blanc et Noir
•Yvonne Joyner, Al Fresco!

Sponsors of Awards
Holbein Artist Paints
Robert Burridge Studio
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Vermont Art Supply
Vermont Art Supply
Ampersand Art

Juror, Karen Vernon, ACT, BWS, TWS, WAS-H
My own paintings are an exploration of color, the fracturing of light across the surface of manmade and natural object. I find a fascination in the manner in which light diffuses and creates it spectral life on surfaces. The action and reaction of pigment and color on the surfaces on which I paint equally intrigue me. Each painting, whether oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor, is a fascinating adventure in the discovery of color and its vibrant interplay.

Each day offers another experience, another piece of the world offered for rendering. I place on the surface simple renderings of wind, sun, fragrance, elements of the human experience.

As a judge, I seek to first evaluate the mastery of medium. Secondly, I evaluate the creative voice. How has the artist approached the subject creatively and in a manner to best communicate the story? That story might be the exploration of color and pattern, or it might be the passionate expression of a relationship with a person or a fond memory. I feel, however, that art goes beyond rendering and elevates when it communicates.

There is so much more to an artist and his artwork than the production of the art and the collections into which the art sells. There is the dream, the vision, the unspoken voice that echoes within each creative soul.

For me, art is not only about the creation of images, it is about the elevation of life. Art stimulates the good in humans and raises us to a higher level of thinking and performance. If my own expression placed on a surface contributes to this, I am pleased.

I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach in several nations, across the United States and to have my works placed into some wonderful collections, private, corporate, and museums across the world. I have earned signature memberships several organization in both the US and UK. The journey has been amazing.

Nonprofit Sponsor – Arts for Rural Texas
Arts for Rural Texas (ARTS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded on the belief that the children living in our rural communities must have visual and performing arts experiences as part of their basic education to develop skills such as creativity, confidence, dedication, problem-solving, and accountability – traits that lead to success in work and life. The organization was formed almost 18 years ago and and has served over 20,000 youth.

ARTS provided free art after school in six school districts, 3 parochial schools and 2 Boys and Girls Clubs. In addition it provides free Fine Art Assemblies bringing the opera, ballet, symphony, chamber music, singer songwriters, dance and more into the schools. Summer Art Camp is another part of the programs where children study art, crafts and theater. Adult programs include art workshops and classes, the Spectrum Lecture Series, and performances.