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!

Lee Gerry Wertheimer on “Four Birds”

Four Birds by Lee Gerry Wertheimer, above, was selected by the juror for the Jane McElvany Coonce Award for representational realism in March’s all-media show at The Art League. Lee Gerry told us more about her art career and art as a form of archaeology, below: Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Sheila DeLaquil

One of the award-winners in this month’s all-media exhibit will be familiar to recent visitors of The Art League Gallery: Sheila DeLaquil also won an award in July’s group exhibit. This time around, her painting Under the Microscope was awarded the Evelyn Turner Award for abstraction. The juror, Stefanie Fedor, said she was drawn Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Amanda Nicholas

Drawn to the piece by its emotional content, interesting line, and “wealth of mark-making,” juror Trace Miller selected the drawing above, Burrow Hill, for best in show in this month’s all-media exhibit. The artist, Amanda Nicholas, a new Art League member, drew it en plein air using lithography crayon on Yupo paper. Amanda usually Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Wendy Donahoe

Earlier this week we brought you an interview with Elizabeth Loftis, whose pastel and watercolor painting Procession won best in show in the December All-Media Exhibit. The Second Place Marker Award went to Nicholas, a graphite portrait of the artist’s nephew by Wendy Donahoe. The juror, Linda Hafer, said she chose the “beautiful and Read more →

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 →