Juried Members’ Showcase Exhibition
October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Peter Marsh Homestead
Opening Reception: Friday, October 1, 2021 (5 to 7pm)
The method of abstract landscape painting can involve a great deal of creative expression either by altering scenery that exists in real life or by creating an imagined setting. The abstraction can be done without any symbolic significance or the abstraction can represent an idea and express the artists’ inner emotions and feelings. Abstract landscape paintings are intentionally different from what exists in real life and thus very interesting for both the artist and viewer. RAL invites its members working in 2D to showcase their interpretations. Any medium and style from traditional to abstract will be accepted for review.
Exhibition Juror: Brooke Rogers
Brooke Rogers is a painter and teacher from Ocean City, MD. He studied with Grace Hartigan at the Hoffberger School of painting at MICA, where he earned his MFA. He has taught at Salisbury University for many years, serving as department chair from 2009-15. Brooke is an abstract painter, but in reverse. He starts with abstraction as a given, an approach to painting he inherited from the late 20th century. Brooke’s interest, however, is in coaxing abstraction back toward the real world, back toward observed reality in the simplest sense. Matisse said that reality is always the power source for a painting. He started with reality and moved toward the “decorative”–his word for abstraction, but for Brooke reality is what he is trying to get back to.
Congratulations to the following juried artists:
Georgia Banks-Martin, Dave Chambers, Kate Meyer Fitzpatrick, Susan Frey, Andy Gordon, Ruth Keipp, Carol Lehmann, Marjorie Norris, Susan Petze-Rosenblum, Karen Trimble, Cheyanne Yelle, Jiyeong Yun.
Image Credit: Winter Shore II, Lee Wayne Mills, Mixed Media on Paper, 2012