not (2) BIG
second bi-annual small arts competition
in the Lexington Distillery District
An open call for artworks in any medium,
no works over 12 inches in any direction.
$500 1st Prize Award
Three $100 Honorable Mention Awards
As well as Numerous Purchase Awards
M S Rezny Studio/Gallery
Lexington Distillery District
903 Manchester Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Exhibit date: June 21st-July 31st, 2013
Opening Reception and Awards
June 21, 2013 from 5 to 8 PM
Juror: Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor of Art, University of Kentucky.
Sandoval is a fiber artist whose experimental techniques and expressive interpretations have earned him an international reputation. Sandoval is frequently featured in national journals, periodicals and books. His work is in the collections of the New York City Museum of Modern Art's Architecture and Design Collection, as well as galleries and private collections throughout the United States and the world.
All the votes for the not(2)BIG “People’s Choice Award” have
been counted and the winner is:
Mave Brittain for “Miss Chris Fire”
Thanks to everyone who voted!!
Best in Show: Through My Eyes, Past My Toes by Lyndsey Fryman of Paris, Kentucky
Merit Award: Reflection by Yunjung Kang of Troy, Michigan
Merit Award: ALEC Protest Kansas City by Mike Nickells of Kansas City, Missouri
Merit Award: Fragments Under the Skin by Johnny Hammond of Richmond, Kentucky
Exhibition Shots with Juror Arturo Sandoval
The images sent in for this national competition were varied and presented many ideas related to artistic concerns in a variety of mediums that included ceramics, collage, drawing, digital, fiber, illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. Materials included clay, wool felt, oil and acrylic paint, found objects, wood, and metal. Creative processes included clay modeling, hand felting, digital printing, hand stitching, discharging, and mixed media. There was a plethora of images, textures, surfaces, and forms for me to adjudicate.
The main criteria for making my selections were based on originality and development of personal concepts. In addition, on how well the digital images of the entry, using the 12” x 12” parameters for this competition, translated the artistic idea. The artist controls the eye movement of the viewer within and around the object. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional entries get viewed differently and it is very important to have the best photographic lighting and views of the entry submitted for a competition. Viewing the accepted objects in person provided me more information by which to use in selecting the one Best of Show and three Merit award winners, such as being able to view more detail, some mastery of material, and how well they were crafted.
Congratulations goes out to all of the artists accepted in this “not (2) BIG second small arts competition” and especially to the award winners. M.S. Rezny Gallery is also congratulated on its ability to organize this national competition that attracted the hundreds of entries submitted.
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor
not (2) BIG finalists:
Thanks to all our community sponsors for making not(2) BIG a success!!
David & Kathy Johnson