Show dates: March 29 – April 23, 2021
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Juror: Lisa Cooper
Lisa Cooper has been a juror for the 20/20 Vision and 2019 Art Libris Juried Art Exhibits at the Pequot Library in Southport, and the 2020 Juried Show at the Rowayton Art Center and the 6th Annual Art Essex Juried Exhibit at the George Bills gallery in Westport. She has been a guest lecturer at School of Visual Arts and Queens College, a guest curator for 2011 CurateNYC and the Bronx gallery for 2013 CurateNYC. She was a founding member of the New York Chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers.
Lisa Cooper launched Elisa Contemporary Art in November 2007 and the Riverdale Gallery was opened in September 2008. The gallery has curated over 40 exhibits in public and private art spaces within the Tri-State area, and participated in Art Fairs in New York, the Hamptons and Miami. Elisa Contemporary Art is also a featured gallery on 1stdibs.
Especially during these past two years, it is a joy and delight for artwork to have the ability to take us on a journey and explore a new space, engage us with colors or create a sense of curiosity and wonder. The top prizes were awarded to those artworks, which instilled this in me…and across a range of mediums.
First Prize was awarded to Myra Hafetz, A Touch of Yellow.
It invited me in to explore and travel across the globe. The pale color created a painterly quality. The series of stairs and doors and windows allowed me move around and wonder who or what may be inside those spaces.
Second Prize was awarded to Neva Setlow, Radiant Sunrise.
I loved seeing the burst of colors and innovative use of materials.
Third Prize was awarded to Gregory Beise, Misty
Morning. This landscape painting connected me with Mother Nature and juxtaposed the strong grassy areas with the burnt trees. It haunted me with a powerful portrait of climate change, wildfires and hope for change.
Honorable Mention to David Barnett, Remnants-Type.
I enjoyed seeing a sculpture made from many recycled elements and use of words. It made me wonder more about the personality of this figure and what they would say.
I am grateful for all the artists who participated in this show and allowed me to see a range of creative visions.