Last Friday, my younger daughter Margaret and I drove to Rising Sun, Indiana, in order to make the opening of the 2008 Second Annual Juried Exhibition at the Pendleton Art Center. Vera Curnow, the director, had planned a lovely evening: live music, a lavish spread, etc, and, of course, the show. Since I was the juror, it seems self-serving to praise the works, which were beautifully installed (by Vera, who is herself a fine artist), but they were objectively impressive: high in quality and diverse in media and style. It was lovely for me to meet the artists; here are some pictures of the festive evening.
Below: Paul Loehle (First Place); Maureen; Eric Phagan (Second Place); Susan Mahan (Honorable Mention).
Below: Maureen with Jackie Braden (Best of Show) in front of Jackie’s painting.