BluSeed Studios is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual “Abstraction” art exhibit.  The exhibit features 53 abstract works in a wide variety of media including paintings, collage, photography, stained glass, mixed media and metal sculpture.  North Country regional artists as well as other regions of New York and Vermont submitted works of art.   

Six works were awarded prizes at the opening reception on Friday, June 10th; Best in Show, First Place, three Honorable Mentions, and a People’s Choice award.  

Best in Show went to Geoffrey Cobb of Potsdam, NY for his steel and bronze sculpture, “2 Degrees Off Between Backward.”  Dan Sullivan of Long Lake, NY was awarded First Place for his oil painting, “Musings II.”  Three Honorable Mentions were awarded: Linda Moran of Essex Junction, VT for her textile artwork, “Misfiring Synapses,” which was hand-marbled, unpolished satin using traditional marbling methods, and machine stitched; Kevyn Cundiff of Burlington, VT for her stained glass piece, “Megalith / a / mania;” and Esthela Calderon from Potsdam and Nicaragua, for her acrylic work “Pigments of Memory.”  

Attendees of the opening reception on Friday, June 10th, selected the People’s Choice award by popular vote.   Forrest White from Williston, VT was the favorite for his 400 pound stone and wood piece, “Regalia.”  Special thanks to Aubuchon Hardware for bringing over their forklift and assisting with the installation.  It would have been impossible to get the piece into our second floor gallery without their help.    

Artistic Director and BluSeed Founder, Carol Marie Vossler says she is, “really impressed with the quality of the work that was submitted.  This is our first non-juried exhibit and we were thrilled with the quality of the artwork.  It is inspiring for us as well as for those participants who had never entered an art exhibit before.”

“Abstraction” will run through July 16th.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 1pm – 5pm, and Saturday, noon to 5pm, or by appointment.  

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