Congratulations to our "Books & Music"
Gallery Show Award Recipients!

Judge: Stoney Lawrentz

Stoney Lawrentz is an award-winning, published local artist and photographer.

Her work has been seen locally in Tampa Bay Magazine, as well as displayed in Art Galleries across Florida. She is currently President of the Stirling Art Studios & Gallery located in Downtown Dunedin where she has a studio.


Comments from the Judge:

"Let me start by saying that I was impressed by not only the quality of the work but also the variety of media, styles, and approaches. Congratulations to everyone who entered and thank you again for asking me to judge your wonderful show!"

 

2ND PLACE

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"Soulful Songs on the Royal Mile"
Michelle Davis

This subject holds the viewer with a  piercing gaze and the dark background and composition make this a strong and dynamic piece. Very good lighting, technical quality, and composition
provide a powerful impact.  The eyes draw you in...... what is the story he is about to tell?

3RD PLACE

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"Birdland"
Margaret Griffin

The vibrant colors and mix of detail are visually appealing. Gorgeous complementary colors with great neutrals. It has a strong impact despite the small size of the canvas.

HONORABLE MENTION

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"Wind in the Grasses"
Janet Howell

The peaceful, softness of the sky against the curved grass creates a calming effect. A beautiful color palette and I love that there’s not a lot of detail in this painting.

HONORABLE MENTION

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"Caladesi Island"
Linda Newton

The subject matter and the bold colors, along with the unusual shape of the frame draw the viewer right in.

HONORABLE MENTION

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"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Lynda Hamlett

Artistic control with some welcome looseness. I love the color palette and mood of this piece.
The vintage wood frame completes it perfectly!

HONORABLE MENTION

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"White Swan"
Coni Dawson

Softness and quiet feeling, subtle but beautiful pallet.  Interesting patterns and textures. Calming.