|Starved for Spring 2020 Winners Announced|
|1st Place: Spring Renewal by Toni Edge - Judge's comment: "I love the bright colors, as well as the textures of the paint splatters and the whimsical insects. Overall a cohesive, eye catching abstract work."|
Place: Quoth the Raven by Sue March -
"So much depth in so small
an artwork. Wonderful balance. This encaustic has that blurriness of
waking from a dream and not being able to quite focus on the
details, yet sensing more beneath the surface."
||3rd Place: Brook Trout by Allen Benes - Judge's comment: "The workmanship on this piece is amazing and I am especially drawn to the contrast between the smooth fish body and the gnarled base"|
|In addition to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, the judge also awarded three honorable mention ribbons. These pieces are included in a video that can be seen here.|
You are invited to join AVA
All area artists are welcome to join AVA - If you're interested, stop by the AVA Gallery at the Langlade County Historical Museum, 404 Superior St. Antigo and pick-up an application form. Membership forms can also be downloaded here. Questions? check out our Join AVA page or contact Jim Martinsen, 715-350-1306, or Laurie McConnell, 715-350-4053.
AVA membership offers all area artists several benefits. Funds generated through membership dues has allowed AVA to:
Provide an identity to area artists
Provide a learning experience for artists at all levels
Host judged shows with cash awards
Provide funds for meeting speakers, and workshops
Dues are $25 annually for an individual, $35 for a family, or $15 for a full-time student. Scholarships for full time students are available. Email AVA's Student Services Director Danna Gabriel.
AVA shows and exhibits - Judged shows are open to everyone, and offer cash awards, so artists will have an opportunity to earn back their show fees and more. Some judged shows may also include an art raffle and/or a people's choice award. AVA art exhibits feature the artwork of AVA members only. AVA offers four shows a year. This year the Spring, Summer & Fall shows are all judged shows, while the Holiday gift shop is open to AVA members only.
|Our mission is simple . . . "We envision an arts-based community partnership in which every citizen has opportunities to explore, experience, and develop an appreciation for the visual arts in order to maximize their potential."|