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Crazy Cuisines Exhibition

Online and In-Gallery: January 8 – 29, 2021

  • JEAN WAGNER TROEMEL BEST IN SHOW AWARD WINNER: "Plums and Cherries", oil by Paul Ladnier

Veggie tales, funky fungi, fantastical fruits… This isn’t your average side dish. The works in this exhibit are anything but bland — sweet, savory, spicy and fun!

View the exhibit online or in-gallery (Tuesdays through Fridays, 1:00-4:00pm).

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Artwork and images are subject to copyright. Reproductions for any use are not allowed.
 

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Unworldly

Pencil by ilayda Bekcan

NFS

Still Life with Ramen

Marker by ilayda Bekcan

NFS

You’re Toast 2020

Acrylic by Pamela Bell

$125
If there was ever a year to toast drawing to an end…
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Crust Your Instincts

Colored Pencil by Pamela Bell

$125
‘Told You So,’
Sincerely, Your Instincts…

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Indigo Milkcap: Inedible Raw Glass, Redwood, Metal

Dalle de Verre by Jay Bliss

NFS
Dalle de Verre is 1 inch thick by 8 inches by 12…
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Herbivores

Mixed Media by Sabrina Boudreaux

NFS

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Acrylic by Cheryl Briggs

$100
This contains multi techniques. Pouring. Chain pull. And…
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Catch of the Day

Wet felt with found embellishments by Liz Canali

$250
As I walked along a very small section of Flagler Beach…
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“I’m Ripe and ready to join the raviolis for lunch”

Oil on canvas by Jill Cerulli

$290
Artist of yore painted baskets as transporters of fruits and…
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Warhol, 1st Lady & Fruit

Acrylic by Heather Harley Davidson

$1,100

SECOND PLACE AWARD WINNER
All Ears

Acrylic by Cookie Davis

$600
Aww Shucks series, All Ears… Today we are all really…
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“And Then We Ate” I

Charcoal Pencil by Toni DeWitt

$495

“And Then We Ate” II

Charcoal Pencil by Toni DeWitt

$495

Human Soup

Acrylic by Thalia Diaz

$175

Wild Caught

Fused Glass by Doni Dowie

$189
This neon wild caught fish is guaranteed to tickle your…
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Peppers in a Row

Acrylic by Randon Eddy

$475
It’s always fun to try a different style of painting. This…
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An Unusual Soup and Salad

Acrylic by Cecilia Fowler

$150
When thinking about the theme ‘Crazy Cuisine’, I wanted…
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Lettuce Entertain You

Acrylic by Gary Garrett

$425
This was for me TOTALLY DIFFERENT from my usual…
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Sprouting Garlic

Oil on linen by Bea Gustafson

$500
I tried to do this painting as if you could smell…
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Pumpkin Handle

Oil on linen by Bea Gustafson

$350
The pumpkin with a handle…
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A1A Oysters, Yes!

Mixed Media by Margaret Hankamp

$80
Oysters are awesome! Providing food and beauty…
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Tutty Fruity Collage

Mixed Media by Peggy Hunter

$75

Funky Fungi

Acrylic by Peggy Hunter

$125

The Battle of New Orleans

Acrylic by Janal Koenig

$450
A surprise gift of blue crabs started a series…
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Synchronized Shrimping

Acrylic by Janal Koenig

$450
For me working on a board with many layers of paint and…
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Octopi

Acrylic by Janal Koenig

$600
This work of art is another recipe from French cuisine in…
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BEST IN SHOW AWARD WINNER
Plums and Cherries

Oil by Paul Ladnier

$950

FOURTH PLACE AWARD WINNER
Love Has No Limits

Photography by Al LeBeau

$100
Beauty takes many forms, and at various stages…
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Lt. Bosc & Sgts. Pear Suspect a Cereal Killer

Acrylic by Richard Lundgren

$425

HONORABLE MENTION AWARD WINNER
Let Us Eat Cake

Oil by Alison McCauley

$400
The precocioüs duo moments before plunging into raspberry…
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Banana With Tomatoes

Oil by Alison McCauley

$300
Baby Zebra and Lucy, the ever precocioüs Boston Terrier…
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Fish Sandwich

Oil by Betty McKee

NFS
One of my family’s favorite activities when I was young was…
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William Tell Overture

Oil by Betty McKee

$500
The William Tell Overture was used as the theme song to…
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Mischief

Acrylic by Sharon Moon

$325
A close friend set a platter of fall squash on her counter…
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Green Witch Hand

Acrylic by Gretchen Ossenfort

NFS

Catrina & Peppers

Acrylic by Gretchen Ossenfort

$150

FIRST PLACE AWARD WINNER
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE EXTREME

Oil by DJ Ouellette

$300
I saw some works by Wayne Thiebaud and was inspired to….
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Chocolate Cherry Torte Extreme

Oil by DJ Ouellette

$300
I saw some works by Wayne Thiebaud and was inspired to….
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An Apple a Day

Mixed Media by Marcia Pappas

$400

THIRD PLACE AWARD WINNER
Ants with Apples

Pastel by Cynthia Pierson

$462

Dream On

Acrylic by Irene Porter

$65

Olive Painting mi Chiquita

Colored Pencil by Linda Rafuse

$70
I was enjoying an evening in with my husband and we were…
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Olive to Fence

Colored Pencil by Linda Rafuse

$30
I was enjoying an evening in with my husband and we were…
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Springerle

Oil by Nikki Rakov

$500
My paintings in acrylic and oil on canvas explore virtual…
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Tempus Fugate

Mixed Media by Nikki Rakov

$450
My paintings in acrylic and oil on canvas explore virtual…
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ALICE ALGER MOST CREATIVE AWARD WINNER
Hong Kong Café Aftermath

Mixed Media by Eric Rakov

$800
This piece was inspired by our Christmas 2019 dinner at a…
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Screaming Baguette Slice

Mixed Media by Avery St. Jean

$100
Every Saturday I get a croissant and a baguette. One week…
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Beet Face on Basil

Mixed Media by Avery St. Jean

$100
The old saying is don’t play with your food. Making…
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Savory and Sweet

Oil by Elaine Stecker

$150
This is a diptych on 4 attach canvases…
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Honey Bee

Watercolor by Lori Sweet

$695

HONORABLE MENTION AWARD WINNER
Time For Tea

Watercolor by Lori Sweet

$495

 


 

 


 

Judge: Lisa Lofton

“I began drawing and painting with my mother while I was still in the single digits of my existence.  I studied Architecture at the University of Florida but ended up working in computer technologies for the better part of my professional life, 12 years of which was spent as a graphic designer and marketing manager for a European Linen retailer. 
 
In late 2018 I decided to leave the conventional workforce behind and pursue my want to create.   I still enjoy contract web and graphic design but, painting and drawing are my heart’s desire.  I am a member of the Art League of Jacksonville, the Vice President of the Jacksonville Artists Guild, and the President of the Art Center Cooperative, Inc and participate with many of our peer organizations to further the cultural development of art in Northeast Florida. 
 
I am a 2-D Artist who works primarily with acrylic on canvas.  I also use a variety of mixed media.  My current works depict Jacksonville and Florida as a whole.  My paintings are influenced by the architecture, people, landscape, and industry of my city and state.  My bright illustrative style invites an emotional connection to a time and place. I enjoy the combination of bright acrylic colors, washes, charcoal and ink. I am currently working on a Series titled, “Vintage Florida” which was inspired by a diner placemat depiction of Florida.”

 

Judge’s Statement

“I found this exhibition to be wonderfully entertaining and creative. I based my decisions on multiple criteria. I looked for pieces that captured my attention, that exhibited a strong connection to the theme and award category, that had colors that enhanced the overall design, that had well balanced composition, clean workmanship, showed artistic skill and exhibited an overall uniqueness.”

 

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