M S Rezny Studio/Gallery is pleased to announce the finals of MORE&more: a juried art competition defining mixed media.”  From over 170 submitted artworks juror Jenine Culligan, senior curator, Huntington Museum of Art, selected 38 artworks to be represented.

Exhibit on view: July 1st-31st, 2014

Artist Reception and Awards:  July 11th, 5-8pm

Thanks to all the artists who entered "MORE&more:defining mixed media" and to Jenine Culligan, senior curator for the Huntington Museum of Art, for her expertise and thoughtfulness in selecting the award winners. Congratulations to the honorable award recipients Bill Macintire, Kathleen O’Brien and Raymond Papka and the best of show winner Linda Erzinger.

 

And a special thanks to our cummunity sponsors!

Mary Rezny, Gallery Director

 

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       The process and materials used to create a work of art are always of interest; with mixed media they are central to the work itself. The essence of the mediums, their texture and look are important parts of the message conveyed. This juried competition seeks to find the best of the layered process of “mixed media” be it paint, drawing, photography, clay, wood, found objects, fiber or whatever.   The artist had to use at least two different sources of materials to create one image.

 

       Jenine Culligan has over twenty five years of experience working in Museums.  Culligan has organized exhibitions and worked with art from all time periods, ancient to contemporary, and all styles (traditional crafts, outsider art, prints, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, etc.), and from many countries. Her specialty is American art from the late nineteenth century up to contemporary.  Reflecting on her selections Culligan states that  “For a term that is widely used, a definition for "mixed media" is somewhat elusive and highly subjective. At its simplest, mixed media is a combination of media (i.e. oil paint, ink, paper, etc.). However a multitude of techniques and over-arching categories get thrown into the mix as well. I was looking for works that felt experimental with unusual combinations of materials used; pieces that really stretched the traditional boundaries. I was delighted with the variety, however this also made the selection for the exhibit difficult. I attempted to select good examples in both 2 and 3 dimensions, wanting to include works that felt comfortable with excess and those that leaned toward the minimal.” 

 

To view the selected works visit the "photos" page on this site