Below are the Best in Show winners of the 2nd Still Life Art Exhibition.
Best in Show (Traditional) – Linda McCord - "Floor Play" – acrylic on paper
Linda McCord studied art at American River College in Sacramento, California and Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington where she later became a part-time art instructor. She works in nearly all the two-dimensional mediums: watercolor, acrylic, pastel painting and all the printmaking mediums and digitally enhanced photography. More recently, Linda works in fiber art, creating women’s fashions and wall art. She owns McThread’s Gallery on the Columbia River in Longview, Washington.
Linda has been featured in both solo and group exhibits nationally and internationally. Her work has been in numerous juried competitions shows and she has taken numerous awards on a regional, national, and international level. Her work is in the permanent collection of Coos Art Museum and Grants Pass Museum of Art in Oregon, Lower Columbia College in Washington, and Saint John’s Lutheran Church in California. She was an invitational artist at Museum of the Ozarks NALP winners in Arkansas, and Tacoma Art Museum’s, The Night Tacoma Danced in Washington
Linda is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and Georgia Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been published in several books: Creating Exceptional Color in Acrylic by Lexi Sundell, Painting in Acrylic, the Indispensable guide by Lorena Kloosterboer, The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques, edited by Caroline West.
Linda’s website is https://www.lindamccord.com
Best in Show (Photography & Digital) - Brandie Ferguson - "By the Sea 1" – photography
Photography opened my eyes to the beauty and fragile world we live in. Still life photography sparked a new energy, passion and excitement in my life and it continues to grow every day. Ansel Adams said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”, it’s my mission to capture and present a unique perspective on the pieces that I create that draws the viewer in and tells a story without words. I believe that a successful image is one that shows, in a powerful way, something you see every day or something you’ve never seen before and it stirs something deep inside you. When you walk away from the piece that I’ve created, I want it to linger in your mind and heart.
Brandie’s website is http://bfergusonphotography.com
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