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Landscape - March 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6:30–8 pm

 View the program here and the exhibit on Flickr here

Kay Walsh

"Lakeside Villa", Kay Walsh, Acrylic on Canvas,  Winner of The Art League Best in Show

Juror’s Statement
Congratulations to The Art League for organizing an exhibition that keeps the long tradition of Landscape relevant in our modern world. Congratulations to all artists, from beginning artists to professionals, whose courage to create and share makes this exhibition a success. 

The long tradition of Landscape has grown out of the concept of expressing man’s relationship with nature. It remains relevant today. Landscape painting is so much more than this brief statement. Fine art historians have spent careers on the subject. In the five hundred-year history of this genre, the vocabulary of a landscape has traditionally been a foreground, a middle ground, and a background.  Today that has changed a bit with the democratization of image-making. Those with cameras in phones have sometimes joined the ranks of those with years of art school in creating images. This exhibition had submissions that follow the traditional established language of Landscape along with examples of new vision and media.

For me, jurying creates many dilemmas. Often a painting that I suspect is a fine work but is poorly photographed doesn’t present enough information for me to include it. Beginner and intermediate works sometimes have the freshest ideas which I want to include, however these artists need more time to mature before public display. There are also many fine artworks that deserve sharing that the lack of space regrettably won’t allow.

It’s been said that an artwork is not complete until it has an audience. This exhibition at The Art League serves both artists and connoisseurs and joins the two in celebration of art.

 -Timothy J. Clark


About the Juror, Timothy J. Clark
Known for his expressive interiors, urban landscapes, portraits and figures, Timothy J. Clark’s watercolors, oils, and drawings are in more than twenty museum collections, including the permanent collections at the Smithsonian/National Portrait Gallery, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, the City Museum of New York, the Library of Congress Works on Paper, and Maine’s Farnsworth Art Museum. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions from Hawaii to Istanbul’s Topkapi Museum. Art historian Lisa E. Farrington, speaks of the artist’s paintings as “diffidently profound documents of human existence,” and she notes his “almost uncanny ability to infuse rudimentary and inert objects…with something akin to a human soul.” Fine Art Connoisseur magazine has called Clark “a living master.” Clark lectured for several years at Yale University’s Graduate School in Rome, and is on the faculty at the Art Students League of New York. He maintains studios in Capistrano Beach, California, New York City, and West Bath, Maine.

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