Third LaGrange Southeast Regional

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Exhibition Dates: February 21- April 18

Don’t miss this chance to see recently created art from all over the Southeast! Southern artists are vying to have their work selected for this exhibition. The exhibition features drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Curlee Raven Holton, a highly regarded professor, painter and master printmaker who has exhibited his work throughout the world, is this year’s judge. Sponsored by Callaway Foundation, Inc. and Marketplace at Lafayette Square.


JUROR STATEMENT

The submissions were of high quality and diverse in subject matter. I found a number of common themes, such as landscapes and figurative work. As a group the submissions were very strong and sometimes difficult to select those that were outstanding. As a juror I not only look for skill I also look for originality and metaphoric strength of a work.

Judging art work is not an easy task. Especially if the submissions are overall of high quality. As an artist and teacher I have relied on an approach when evaluating art works that was taught to me by one of my teachers. The first step in my process is to consider the (Design) component. What am I looking at, an oil painting, a drawing, a print and what is the subject of the artwork, landscape, human figure, or an abstract subject. The second step is (Modulation) how the artist handles the subject, did they express it in traditional ways, new ways, are they experimental or innovative. What is the quality of that modulation, our individual creativity. The third is (Recapitulation) my response to the work as a viewer. This response includes a number of aspects, my reaction to the subject, how intelligent the work is, how it impacts or moves me. As a viewer and juror I attempt to be open and sensitive to each work of art and read its meaning, especially in the moment that we are living in.
-Curlee Raven Holton


We are pleased to announce the Third LaGrange Southeast Regional Awards!

Also this year we added a people’s choice award.
SO WE NEED YOUR VOTES
During the first 15 days of the exhibition, visitors to both venues are asked to vote for the artwork that appeals to them the most.  The top 10 vote recipients will be honored with an image of their artwork in the catalog along with the award recipients listed below. 

JUROR AWARDS (will receive an image of their work in the catalog)

Martin Beck
Patriarchal Funk #4
Mixed media on prepared paper
Lexington, KY
*BEST IN SHOW – JUROR AWARD

Jeanne Hewell-Chambers
Playground of Her Soul
Fabric, batting, embroidery floss, discarded dress
Cashiers, NC
*JUROR MERIT AWARD

Selena Nawrocki
Noir Alley Square
Mixed Media
Valdosta, GA
*JUROR MERIT AWARD

PURCHASE AWARDS (will become a part of the permanent collection)

Diane Speight
Faith in Numbers
Collage/Assemblage
Winder, GA
*LAGRANGE ART MUSEUM PURCHASE AWARD                

Betty Usdan-Zwickler
Hidden Agenda
Mixed Media-print, paint, mixed fiber, paper
Boca Raton, FL
*LAGRANGE ART MUSEUM PURCHASE AWARD

Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido
Dubious Utopian Structure #3
Wood,media images, vinyl prints, paint, urethane, metal
Morehead, KY
*LAGRANGE ART MUSEUM PURCHASE AWARD                

Kevin Cole
Climbing Higher Ground for Aretha
Mixed Media on paper
Fairburn, GA
*LAMAR DODD ART CENTER PURCHASE AWARD

Elizabeth McFalls
Mixed Signals
Mixed Media (silkscreen, graphite, lithograph, etc)
Columbus, GA
*LAGRANGE ART MUSEUM PURCHASE AWARD 

Christopher Hickey
West Studio Wall with Deco Mirror-Color Version
Linocut with Digital Color Layer
Avondale Estates, GA
*LAMAR DODD ART CENTER PURCHASE AWARD

Steve Morgan
Duomo View
Photography
LaGrange, GA
*LAMAR DODD ART CENTER PURCHASE AWARD

Melinda Moore Lampkin
Beyond
Fabric collage
Atlanta, GA
*LAMAR DODD ART CENTER PURCHASE AWARD


Artsits with artworks on display at the LaGrange Art Museum:

Suzanne Aulds
Sabrina Barilone
Martin Beck
Jesse Bibbs
Lauren Bradshaw
Amy Broderick
Louise Brown
Philip Carpenter
Antuco Chicaiza
Kevin Cole
Derek Cracco
Mary Dobbins
Timothy Ellmers
Peter Essick
Cathy Fussell
Susie Garrett
Jack Girard
William Grote
Nick Gruenberg
Elana Hagler
Lori Harrell
Charles Haynes
Franca Nucci Haynes
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers
Christopher Hickey
Henry Jacobs
Alexandra Knox
Ken Lever
Jennifer Lewis
Barbara Mann
Elizabeth McFalls
Ruth Simon McRae
Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido
Gary Mesa-Gaido
Christie Moody
Phillip Mosier
Barry Motes
Selena Nawrocki
Jayme Ogles
Derrick Phillips Sr.
Brian Rust
Michael Sawecki
Rachel Short
Timothy Short
Warren Simons
Diane Speight
Sandra Teepen
Edward Tepper
Lydia Thompson
Betty Usdan-Zwickler
Kay Vinson
Anne Waldrop
Sarah Swanson

 


 

THIRD LAGRANGE SOUTHEAST REGIONAL 2020 SCHEDULE
Deadline for entries: January 6, 2020
Acceptance Notifications emailed to artists: January 17, 2020
Deadline for receipt of works: February 7, 2020
Awards presentation at the LaGrange Art Museum: February 21, 2020
Gala receptions at the LaGrange Art Museum and Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College: February 21, 2020, 6-9 pm
Exhibitions closes: April 18, 2020
All work shipped or picked-up: April 20 -April 30, 2020
Any work not claimed by this date automatically becomes the property of the sponsors: May 11, 2020


History of our biennial competitions:

The LaGrange Southeast Regional traces its roots to the LaGrange National Competition which began in 1964 when a competitive show known as the Gardens Art Festival was organized and sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange College and Callaway Gardens. In 1974, the competition was moved to LaGrange, took the name LaGrange National, and was expanded from a regional to a national show. In 1984, the competition expanded again and displayed in two locations, with the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center, of LaGrange College.

Over the years, the LaGrange National earned an excellent reputation numerous distinguished jurors including Lloyd Goodrich, Richard Lahey, Carl Holty, Joseph Rishel, Larry Poons, Jane Livingston, Cynthia McCabe, Linda Cathcart, Ted Potter, Roy Slade, Henry Hopkins, Patterson Sims, Peter Mirin, Siri Engberg, Benny Andrews, Robert Lyon, Jane Jackson, Eleanor Heartney, J. Richard Gruber, Robert E. Steele, Annette Cone-Skelton, Deanna Sirlin, and David Houston. This year, Curlee Raven Holton joins the list of these respected jurors who have helped bring additional prestige to the museums’ juried exhibitions.

The LaGrange Southeast Regional provides the citizens of West Georgia and East Alabama access to current artistic practice; offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities; and affords the LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center a means for the development of significant collections of contemporary American art. Both organizations have been extremely fortunate to have generous support from the Callaway Foundation of LaGrange who has provided purchase award funds to further their growing collections.