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Judge's Comments for Goldenbells 2016


Susan Nally.
Best in Show  $250.
Milk Bottle with Eggs.
An exquisite still life. The handling of the paint is highly accomplished and refined and the rendering of light very sensitive. The objects have great vitality - reminiscent of Morandi (if he used color.)Susan Nally.
Best in Show $250.
Milk Bottle with Eggs.
An exquisite still life. The handling of the paint is highly accomplished and refined and the rendering of light very sensitive. The objects have great vitality - reminiscent of Morandi (if he used color.)
Sharon Morgio.
Clara Hall Baskett Memorial Award  
For Watercolor $200.
Vintage Dream.
Highly accomplished use of watercolor pigment. The rendering of the drapery is particularly well executed and use of negative space very effective.  I love the brooding intensity of the intriguing face.
Sharon Morgio.
Clara Hall Baskett Memorial Award
For Watercolor $200.
Vintage Dream.
Highly accomplished use of watercolor pigment. The rendering of the drapery is particularly well executed and use of negative space very effective. I love the brooding intensity of the intriguing fare.
Alice Merlone.  
HAL Award  $150.
Footsteps in the Sand I.
The vertical format is very effective. Very accomplished monoprint that conveys motion of waves and texture of sand very expressively.
Alice Merlone.
HAL Award $150.
Footsteps in the Sand I.
The vertical format is very effective. Very accomplished monoprint that conveys motion of waves and texture of sand very expressively.
Rosemary Serfillipi.
Mt Carmel Veterinary Hospital Award  $100.
Buddy. 
Beautifully painted and very characterful cat portrait. The rendering of fur is particularly accomplished. It reminds me of the work of British artist Gwen John, who made exquisite monotone paintings of felines.
Rosemary Serfillipi.
Mt Carmel Veterinary Hospital Award $100.
Buddy.
Beautifully painted and very characterful cat portrait. The rendering of fur is particularly accomplished. It reminds me of the work of British artist Gwen John, who made exquisite monotone paintings of felines.
Paul Beebe.
Joie Dans Les Beaux Arts Award  
For Landscape $100.
Chesterfield Gorge.
Very accomplished handling of paint and vivid evocation of landscape. I love the brooding atmosphere. 
Paul Beebe.
Joie Dans Les Beaux Arts Award
For Landscape $100.
Chesterfield Gorge.
Very accomplished handling of paint and vivid evocation of landscape. I love the brooding atmosphere.
Ed Magnotti.
In Memory of Joan Fresher Award $100.
Bus Stop.
Atmospheric, brooding cityscape. very skillful handling of paint and use of narrow tonal range.
Ed Magnotti.
In Memory of Joan Fresher Award $100.
Bus Stop.
Atmospheric, brooding cityscape. very skillful handling of paint and use of narrow tonal range.
Diane Chandler.
Alice Jackson Award $50.
Carla in the Gallery.
Beautiful handling of paint and highly expressive portrait that is really intriguing.
Diane Chandler.
Alice Jackson Award $50.
Carla in the Gallery.
Beautiful handling of paint and highly expressive portrait that is really intriguing.
Rita Brieger.
In Memoriam Adele K Paier Award $50.
Hello Mr. Moose.
Highly accomplished manipulation of paint. A highly accomplished abstract work.
Rita Brieger.
In Memoriam Adele K Paier Award $50.
Hello Mr. Moose.
Highly accomplished manipulation of paint. A highly accomplished abstract work.
Ruth Resnick Johnson.
DiMotta Artistry Award  $50.
Melanie.
A very sensitive portrait which makes skillful use of pastel medium to convey the character and inner life of the sitter.
Ruth Resnick Johnson.
DiMotta Artistry Award $50.
Melanie.
A very sensitive portrait which makes skillful use of pastel medium to convey the character and inner life of the sitter.
George Manning.
E.H. Scott Art & Design LLC Award  $50.
Untitled II.
A very suggestive and sensitive portrait that uses refined application of paint to convey the inner life of the sitter. The use of empty space in the background is very effective.
George Manning.
E.H. Scott Art & Design LLC Award $50.
Untitled II.
A very suggestive and sensitive portrait that uses refined application of paint to convey the inner life of the sitter. The use of empty space in the background is very effective.
Honorable Mention.
Stephanie Arrell.
Clark’s Pond.
Vivid expressive rendering of landscape that uses paint very skillfully.
Honorable Mention.
Stephanie Arrell.
Clark’s Pond.
Vivid expressive rendering of landscape that uses paint very skillfully.
Honorable Mention.
Marian Doherty.
Sunset.
Very fresh, expressive pastel. I love the concept of showing two landscapes, as if viewed from a train window. Very good choice of color of paper support.
Honorable Mention.
Marian Doherty.
Sunset.
Very fresh, expressive pastel. I love the concept of showing two landscapes, as if viewed from a train window. Very good choice of color of paper support.
Honorable Mention.
John Massimino.
Touch of Light.
A vibrant, expressive landscape. Very reminiscent of post-impressionists.
Honorable Mention.
John Massimino.
Touch of Light.
A vibrant, expressive landscape. Very reminiscent of post-impressionists.
Honorable Mention.
Sheila Creed.
Still Life I.
A very expressive use of charcoal and excellent use of negative space. Still life’s great vitality.
Honorable Mention.
Sheila Creed.
Still Life I.
A very expressive use of charcoal and excellent use of negative space. Still life’s great vitality.
Honorable Mention.
Pamela Mancini.
Spring Birches.
A very refined rendering of trees and vegetation. The handling of the tree barks especially effective. Square format is very effective.
Honorable Mention.
Pamela Mancini.
Spring Birches.
A very refined rendering of trees and vegetation. The handling of the tree barks especially effective. Square format is very effective.