Artist Interviews

Q&A interviews with the artists whose work is chosen by jurors as best in show in our monthly exhibits. Learn about the stories and the creative process behind these award-winning works of art from the artists who created them!

Q&A with Award Winner Elizabeth Loftis

If you’ve been to the Gallery to see the December All-Media Show, you’ve seen the large, striking painting in front. Procession, an oil pastel and watercolor work by Elizabeth Loftis, won the Carol Zakaski Memorial Award for Best in Show as decided by juror Linda Hafer, who praised the piece’s movement, warm palette, and Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Rana Geralis

To close out November’s “Small Works” show, which closed Monday, here’s our Q&A with the final award winner, Rana Geralis. Rana’s watercolor, Trail Ride, won third prize to Trail Ride in that exhibit. We asked Rana to tell us more about the painting, her work in general, and her frequent subject, horses. (To see our Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Alice Kale

In this month’s “Small Works” show, juror Lindsay Harris awarded prizes to three works from the Eleanor Boudreau Jordan Award, with second prize going to Tiny Treats, a watercolor by Alice Kale. Harris praised the painting for the “whimsy and joyfulness” of the subject matter, elevated by the painter’s skill in an unforgiving medium. Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner DeDe Faller

The juror for November’s “Small Works” show, Lindsay Harris, selected three award winners for the Eleanor Boudreau Jordan Award. She awarded Best in Show to Rock Creek Park, a palladium contact print by DeDe Faller, pointing to the softness and rich detail in the print. Faller told us about the palladium process, large-format photography, Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Marina Troy

In the November “Large Works” exhibit (on view through December 3), the Cora Rupp Award for Best in Show went to Pine Trees, a 52ʺ x 56ʺ acrylic painting by Marina Troy. Troy is no stranger to the large format, preferring the immersive experience of creating the work — but not the challenge of Read more →

Q&A with Award-Winner Christine Lashley

In this month’s “Color Sphere” exhibit, the Gilham Award went to Christine Lashley for Margaret, an appropriately colorful portrait of her daughter. Juror Lee Boynton called the oil painting “evocative and full of great color and emotion.” We asked Christine about the painting, her views on color, and her artwork in general. How was Read more →