Juror's Statement Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 2012
Art is the successful presentation of our passions, affections, point of view, celebrations, declarations, or beliefs.
Selecting paintings for inclusions and awards is subjective. I have no check list of evaluation. My first criterion is how a painting makes me feel. An artist's commitment to an idea or emotion is always evident. Whether the style is purely abstract or the most carefully rendered realism, for me, honest feeling trumps technique. Art shows are admirable, for they give us the chance to share in the evolution of art and artist. Though some have been singled out to receive special recognition, each artist who entered this show has my admiration and esteem. All painters who strive to make and share their art enrich the lives of those who view the paintings.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your process to bring these images to view.