Q&A Archive

Q&A with Award Winner Susan O’Neill

Susan O’Neill won the Anne Banks Collage Award this month for her work Connections, on display in The Art League Gallery as part of the “Earth” exhibit through April 30. We asked Susan to tell us more about this collage and her work in general. What is the inspiration or idea behind Connections? What Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Cristy West

Cristy West and her mixed-media painting Regenesis (pictured below) won the Marshall Award for best in show in this month’s all-media exhibit, in The Art League Gallery through April 30. Juror Joseph Di Bella said of the painting, “The color modulation is beautiful. The shapes, color, marks, and use of space really work. There Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Betsy Kellum

Artist Betsy Kellum won the Carol Bruce Pastel Award for The Ram, her piece in this month’s all-media show, in The Art League Gallery through April 30. Juror Joseph Di Bella said of the painting, “The nuanced color palette really allows the viewer to sense the light falling on the form. The progression from Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Shanthi Chandrasekar

Artist Shanthi Chandrasekar, whose solo show “Red Dots” appeared in The Art League Gallery in September, was awarded Best In Show for her painting Kolam-Shakthi in this month’s “Earth” exhibit. Juror Helen Frederick said of the painting, “This piece is reflective, symbolic, and quietly captures what’s happening ecologically around the world.” We asked Shanthi Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Monna Kauppinen

This month’s “Play” exhibit in The Art League Gallery includes many chuckle-inducing moments. One of them is the pastel, Rasta Billy, which artist Monna Kauppinen says was the idea. But the painting didn’t earn only appreciative laughter: juror Judy Bass also chose it as the recipient of the Jane McElvany Coonce award for realism. Read more →