The award winners with VAA president Matt Adams and juror Gus Kopriva. Not pictured, Sue Donaldson.
On September 23rd, 2015 the Visual Arts Alliance held the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 33rd Juried Membership Exhibition at 1600 Smith in downtown Houston. This exhibition was open to all current VAA members and was juried by the notable Gus Kopriva, owner of Redbud Gallery in Houston.
From the 457 submissions from 126 member artists Kopriva selected 65 works by 66 artists that will be on display at 1600 Smith Street through Saturday, November 22, 2015.
The following were selected by Gus Kopriva for awards:
1st Place: Alice Schrynemeekers, Futakuchi Onna
2nd Place: Royce Ann Sline, Neighborhood Laundromat
3rd Place: Donna Villarreal, Abundance
Honorable Mention: Sue Donaldson, The Butterfly Guild – OZ
Honorable Mention: Yvonne Gerych, Bride
Honorable Mention: Steve Fisher, Caution, Drop Off
You can view the exhibition catalog HERE. To see a sample of the promo CD, click HERE.
VAA president Matt Adams introduces juror Gus Kopriva who relates his jury process, challenges, criteria, and decision making.
Photos from the exhibition opening event
Sharon and Gus Kopriva with N Blanca
VAA Treasurer R Michael Reed with a fan.
Matt Adams and Chris Higham
Marti Corn, Matt Adams, Karen Ann Smith
(Honorable Mention) Sue Donaldson’s “The Butterfly Guild – OZ” and N Blanca’s “Medusa Barbie”
Come on down Steve Fisher – you received an honorable mention.
VAA exhibitions chair Daniel Brents handling the certificates.
Juror Gus Kopriva
VAA Publicity chair Julia Koutroulis promoting the exhibition catalog CDs.
VAA President Matt Adams addressing the crowd.
The crowd, awaiting the awards.
The award winners. Not pictured: Sue Donaldson.
Come on down Yvonne Gerych – you received an honorable mention.
Gus Kopriva awarding 3rd place to Donna Villarreal.
Come on down Royce Ann Sline – you just got 2nd place.
Gus Kopriva awarding 2nd place to Royce Ann Sline.
Congratulations Alice Schrynemeeckers on 1st Place.
Gus Kopriva awarding 1st place to Alice Schrynemeeckers.
(1st Place) Alice Schrynemeeckers with “Futakuchi Onna”
Kathy Drago with “Too Much”
Julia Koutroulis with “Grand Entrance”
Dee Zunker with “Under Chase”
Matt Adams with “Enjoy The Fight”
(3rd Place) Donna Villarreal with “Abundance”
(Honorable Mention) Steve Fisher with “Caution, Drop Off”
(2nd Place) Royce Ann Sline with “Neighborhood Laundromat”
Chris Fitzgerald with “Tangled”
Alexandra Nemeth with “Bluebird Morning Song”
Laszlo Perlaky with “Door to Dark Water”
Sally Terrell Smith with “Am I Blue?”
Yu-Ru Huang with “Torso of Dead Languages”
Maria Bordelon-Nelson with “Inside”
Cynthia Giron with “The golden hour”
Jim Adams with “Untitled 23”
N Blanca with “Medusa Barbie”
Ron Masters with “Arabesque”
Larry Garmezy with “From the Depths”
Suzanne Shield-Polk with “Elixir for the Soul Under Pressure”
Marguerite Baldwin’s “Should I Stay or Should I …Whoa!”
Clovis Postali with “genesis.1”
Karen Ann Smith with “Abundance of Series – Orange Flower”