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This is My World Exhibition

Online and In-Gallery: October 2 – 23, 2020

  • JEAN WAGNER TROEMEL BEST IN SHOW AWARD WINNER: "Sleeping", oil on canvas by Diana Augustine

The St. Augustine Art Association presents This is My World, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union!

Current events have created a wave of emotions for us individually and as a whole. The collective works in this exhibit offer a reflection and release of the feelings we have accumulated in our own realities and the world’s over the last few months.

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

ART SALES: Buy art online or in person at the STAAA gallery! Art sales benefit the artists, programs of the St. Augustine Art Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and they bring joy to the buyer! To purchase a piece of art online, either click the “BUY NOW” button below the price and pay through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account, there is an option to “pay with credit card”) or click the “ADD TO CART” button if you’d like to purchase more than one work. You can click the “VIEW CART” button to look over what pieces you’ve added to your cart and to checkout. Artwork purchased online may either be picked up on October 23rd at the St. Augustine Art Association (22 Marine Street) or shipped to the buyer (ALL SHIPPING COSTS TO BE PAID BY THE BUYER). Please contact STAAA to arrange: info@staaa.org or (904) 824-2310 (Mon-Fri).

 

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

 

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'Our World Left Unmasked', acrylic & pen by Karin Andreatta ($350) ⎼ 'Feelings of misfocus. This work leads the eye to focus on something that is not the problem. The earth in this piece is not perfectly shaped, because we live in an imperfect world. The colorful masks are the focus of our world right now while there is underlying turmoil around us that is unseen to us. Now that the world is left unmasked.'
“Our World Left Unmasked”
acrylic & pen (18 x 24)
by Karin Andreatta

$350

 

 

'The Unveiling of the Unexpected', mixed media by Marilyn Antram ($975) ⎼ 'There is a young man standing at the middle left who is mind numb by all the chaos that is swirling around him in the world.'

SECOND PLACE
AWARD WINNER

 

“The Unveiling of the Unexpected”
mixed media (24 x 24)
by Marilyn Antram

 

$975

 

 

'Here I Am', mixed media on birch panel by Marilyn Antram ($950) ⎼ 'This work depicts the situation we find ourselves in... organized confusion. There are several faces hidden in the painting that tantalize the viewer.'
“Here I Am”
mixed media on birch panel (24 x 24)
by Marilyn Antram

$950

 

 

'Horrible Thistle', oil on panel by Diana Augustine ($350) ⎼ 'In the past few months, I felt as though my world had been turned completely upside down. With new crises presenting themselves daily at the local, national, and International scale, it is easy to wallow in despair. But I have found, that often, across may result in some positive consequences in addition to the negative ones, if only I allow myself to see them. For me, one of the positive outcomes was spending more time outside, finding solace in nature and enjoying the beauty of creation. In spite of all of the turmoil of current human affairs, the sun keeps rising, and flowers still bloom. And my faith in the goodness of God is reaffirmed. The plant that inspired this painting is called a 'Horrible Thistle' and while I'm sure that stepping on it would be a painful experience, not everything about it is really horrible. Just like this crisis, in this thistle, beauty and goodness can be found if that is what we choose to focus on.'
“Horrible Thistle”
oil on panel (8 x 10)
by Diana Augustine

$350

 

 

'Sleeping', oil on canvas by Diana Augustine ($3,500) ⎼ 'Learning how to love the people in my life has always been a difficult task for me. Particularly, those I live with. So often they appear to get in my way. They always seem to want something, whether time, attention, or material goods. Now that so many of us find ourselves working or attending school from home, the frustration of getting along with our families can be exacerbated. At day's end, let us each take a look at our sleeping loved ones and remember that they are people just like we are. They aren't perfect, but neither are we. They want love and validation just like we do. Most likely, their goal is not to bother us, they simply see the world through a different lens. Let us find empathy for their struggles, not just our own.'

BEST IN SHOW
AWARD WINNER

 

“Sleeping”
oil on canvas (30 x 40)
by Diana Augustine

 

$3,500

 

 

'Blue Sky Interrupted', pastel/collage by Natalie Babson ($750)
“Blue Sky Interrupted”
pastel/collage
by Natalie Babson

$750

 

 

'Decimation', acrylic & oil pastels by Susan Bailie ($2,700) ⎼ 'As I created this piece, I though of the world and all of its uncertainty.'
“Decimation”
acrylic & oil pastels (60 x 48)
by Susan Bailie

$2,700

 

 

'Conflicted', acrylic & mixed media by Susan Bailie ($850)
“Conflicted”
acrylic & mixed media (24 x 48)
by Susan Bailie

$850

 

 

'Community Healers: Mothering the Mothers', mixed media by Misti Balzer (NFS) ⎼ 'Midwives have supported mothers throughout history. We still fight for women's rights today on many different levels. We carry the weight on our shoulders. We speak out for women and with women. My thought process was to create a piece that flowed and made a bold statement at the same time. The figures are painted in black and white to represent equal care for all women. The background has bold texture to represent the struggles licensed midwives deal with on a daily basis to provide quality care to women, to be respected as healthcare providers and accepted within our communities. The colors and words represents the love and encouragement that we offer the families that we care for. The hidden articles are there to encourage people to dig into the problems related to childbirth in the US.'

HONORABLE MENTION
AWARD WINNER

 

“Community Healers: Mothering the Mothers”
mixed media (48 x 60)
by Misti Balzer

 

NFS

 

 

'Tempest', watercolor and acrylic ($400) ⎼ 'In this painting I have combined watercolor and acrylic mediums on D'Arches 140 # watercolor paper. I have tried to convey the Tempest that the world is undergoing with the Covid-19 Pandemic and parian attitudes involving immigration, racial and social attitudes and political controls. The variety of colors Red, Black, White, Yellow and Green can be read as racial, environmental and social attitudes and belief systems. We are in a time of disruption and tempest not only here in the United States of America but worldwide including the unprecedented migration of millions of people everywhere. It is a time that is challenging but in some ways exciting but difficult emotionally.'
“Tempest”
watercolor and acrylic (20.25 x 28.25)
by Barre Barrett

$400

 

 

'Cactus Mom', pen & ink by ilayda Bekcan (NFS) ⎼ 'My mom has Covid patients. She loves me but is afraid to hug me because she doesn't want to get me sick.'
“Cactus Mom”
pen & ink (9 x 12)
by ilayda Bekcan

NFS

 

 

'The Silence', acrylic by Pamela Bell ($125) ⎼ 'Silence came and lingered on my sight of flowers and trees that brought me delight. While cities and crowds fade into paintings, I am missing hugs but continue creating.'
“The Silence”
acrylic (26 x 20)
by Pamela Bell

$125

 

 

'Solace in the Time of Covid', oil on panel by Gail Beveridge ($500) ⎼ 'Being confined mainly to the house for the past six months, it has helped having my feline friend, Tebow, as a calming influence during these trying times.'
“Solace in the Time of Covid”
oil on panel (12 x 12)
by Gail Beveridge

$500

 

 

'Shadowed History', oil on panel by Gail Beveridge ($500) ⎼ 'In this time of social unrest, it's important to have a balanced historical narrative and the Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island tries to do this by addressing life on a cotton plantation from the perspective of both the slave owner and his slaves. This painting was created from a plein air study done on site at that plantation. Early on that morning, the remnants of the slave quarters cast long shadows and a visitor sitting in front of one of the cabins presented a sobering image and the reminder of the cruel bondage that Black people endured on these plantations.'
“Shadowed History”
oil on panel (12 x 12)
by Gail Beveridge

$500

 

 

'Philosopher of the Street', photographic art by Terry Bottom ($150) ⎼ 'Homeless man often seen in front of Trinity Parish Church preaching and philosophizing.'
“Philosopher of the Street”
photographic art (23 x 19)
by Terry Bottom

$150

 

 

'Filtered', encaustic mixed media by Deanne Bushell ($350)
“Filtered”
encaustic mixed media (17.5 x 13.5)
by Deanne Bushell

$350

 

 

'The Voices in My Head', encaustic mixed media by Deanne Bushell ($3250)
“The Voices in My Head”
encaustic mixed media (13.75 x 13.75)
by Deanne Bushell

$325

 

 

'Black Lives Matter', ink & colored pencil by Jill Cerulli ($325)'
“Black Lives Matter”
ink & colored pencil (36 x 32)
by Jill Cerulli

$325

 

 

'Exhausted', oil by Jill Cerulli ($200)
“Exhausted”
oil (16.25 x 20.5)
by Jill Cerulli

$200

 

 

'Moultrie Creek Morning', pastel by Kathy Clark ($250) ⎼ 'Pastel on toned board. We love our morning walks. Watching for birds and enjoying the calming feel of the breaking light.'
“Moultrie Creek Morning”
pastel (16 x 12)
by Kathy Clark

$250

 

 

'Pandemic Anger', acrylic by Rosanne Colvard ($300) ⎼ 'The frustration I have felt with this complex Covid-19 pandemic deals with the misinformation given politically, the lack of needed medical supplies, the overworked medical personnel, the number of deaths, and the continued spread of the virus. Unfortunately, much of the population STILL does not wear masks or maintain social distancing. Fractured lines and dots represent the numerous infections and multitude of deaths with probably many more deaths to come.'
“Pandemic Anger”
acrylic (28 x 24)
by Rosanne Colvard

$300

 

 

'Fighting to Survive. Reaching for the Light.', mixed media by Rosanne Colvard ($200) ⎼ 'Reading about the painful procedures patients experienced, their struggle to survive, the fact that this virus can reoccur in a patient, permanent damage to vital organs, and the lengthy recovery time was difficult -- hence, the struggle to 'reach the light' of life and recovery.'
“Fighting to Survive. Reaching for the Light.”
mixed media (17 x 13)
by Rosanne Colvard

$200

 

 

'Mi Vecina Cubana', digital collage by Mona Costa-Mauri ($1,200) ⎼ 'In remembrance of my days in Miami, summer 1957, and my beautiful neighbor in Corral Gables.'

THIRD PLACE
AWARD WINNER

 

“Mi Vecina Cubana”
digital collage (24 x 24)
by Mona Costa-Mauri

 

$1,200

 

 

'Confused', oil on cradled wood by Monika Csanyi ($400) ⎼ 'This is exactly how I feel in this upside down world. This painting won a Special Merit Award at the 4th Annual Patterns 2020 Art Exhibition of Light Space and Time Art Gallery. This painting was on show at the Expressions 2020 National Juried Exhibition by Marine Society Artists Gallery San Rafael, Ca.'
“Confused”
oil on cradled wood (16.75 x 16)
by Monika Csanyi

$400

 

 

'Wild & Wonderful Southern Africa', multi-media by Jerome Domask ($5,000) ⎼ 'A bright and cheerful message to guide one through the pandemic with hope and perseverance.'

HONORABLE MENTION
AWARD WINNER

 

“Wild & Wonderful Southern Africa”
multi-media (30 x 40)
by Jerome Domask

 

$5,000

 

 

'Uplifting', repurposed driftwood sourced from old bonfire by Jerome Domask ($1,250) ⎼ 'Uplifting! Positive thinking for these times.'
“Uplifting”
repurposed driftwood sourced from old bonfire (4ft x 18)
by Jerome Domask

$1,250

 

 

'Meandering', wet hand-felted and hand-dyed fiber art wallhanging ($795) ⎼ 'In this very difficult time in my life and our collective history meandering or a kind of walking meditation helps me a great deal in bringing my head back from ruminating to what is right in front of me, in the here and now, whether it is one breath, one step, or one stitch at a time.'
“Meandering”
wet hand-felted and hand-dyed fiber art wallhanging (32 x 60)
by Amy Hemphill Dove

$795

 

 

'#2020LavaLife', acrylic by Diana Duell ($150) ⎼ 'What is unavoidable, unpredictable and disastrous? Lava!'
“#2020LavaLife”
acrylic (22 x 19)
by Diana Duell

$150

 

 

'Sunset Colors', oil by Randon Eddy ($450) ⎼ 'I found great joy escaping in all of these colors as opposed to the sad colors of the Coronavirus.'
“Sunset Colors”
oil (24 x 12)
by Randon Eddy

$450

 

 

'Claws Out', acrylic by Kaytee Esser ($750) ⎼ 'Frustration and anger seem to be in the wind with all this division in our Country. The painting portrays that feeling with her expression and her clenched fist. The figure behind her is the determination she is receiving for her strength of conviction.'
“Claws Out”
acrylic (20 x 24)
by Kaytee Esser

$750

 

 

'Smoke and Mirrors', acrylic by Kaytee Esser ($900) ⎼ 'Smoke and Mirrors, that is what we have to determine, what is truth and fact and what is false. Protect yourself from the heat of the moment in order to see clearly.'
“Smoke and Mirrors”
acrylic (24 x 24)
by Kaytee Esser

$900

 

 

'Rainy Night', acrylic on panel by Robert Estep ($850)
“Rainy Night”
acrylic on panel (20 x 16)
by Robert Estep

$850

 

 

'Success Avenue', acrylic on panel by Robert Estep ($450)
“Success Avenue”
acrylic on panel (14 x 11)
by Robert Estep

$450

 

 

'When We Were Together', acrylic on canvas by Alejandro Estrada ($400) ⎼ 'Currently I've been spending time thinking and looking back at moments with the people close to me in this series of artwork. Trying my best to explore the abstract memories and mental images that were common place years ago and foreign now.'
“When We Were Together”
acrylic on canvas (12 x 12)
by Alejandro Estrada

$400

 

 

'Surrounding Storms', oil by Susan Farrar ($495) ⎼ 'We have all been experiencing stormy times these past months. It seems like ominous clouds are surrounding us and weighing us down. During the isolation, I have realized how much I can live without and the things I truly value and miss the most. Hopefully, we can all reflect on our experiences and continue to learn and grow through these uncertain times.'
“Surrounding Storms”
oil (26 x 22)
by Susan Farrar

$495

 

 

'Evening Lights on the Bayfront', oil by Martha Ferguson ($595) ⎼ 'My plan was to head to the bay front and say good bye to the Santa Maria. While feeling melancholy the sun started to set and the street lights came on. I was inspired by the beauty of the evening lights in this work.'
“Evening Lights on the Bayfront”
oil (14 x 11)
by Martha Ferguson

$595

 

 

'The Objectified Woman', graphite by Cecelia Fowler ($150) ⎼ 'This piece was made for a school project where we were tasked with making a piece that exemplifies a social issue we could realte to. Various images of the female anatomy are drawn in and covered with misogynistic quotes to symbolize the erasure of the validity of women through history and into our current reality.'
“The Objectified Woman”
graphite (17.5 x 24)
by Cecelia Fowler

$150 – SOLD

 

 

'And Still I Rise - Cinamon', mixed media by Judith Fox-Goldstein ($375) ⎼ ''And Still I Rise', a favored quote by Maya Angelou, is woven in this depiction of 'Cinamon'. As we all struggle with isolation, loss, grief, economic changes, job loss and finding out way to restructure our lives, the search for inner strength, resilience, fortitude and gratitude are those qualities that will allow us to move forward as we adjust to extraordinary and unexpected changes and challenges in our lives. The mantra of 'And Still I Rise' carries so much power and you can see the look of determination in Cinamon's eyes because... she knows... 'She will rise again!''
“And Still I Rise – Cinamon”
mixed media (19 x 23)
by Judith Fox-Goldstein

$375

 

 

'Unhinged', multi-media by Victoria Gad ($400)
“Unhinged”
multi-media (11 x 14)
by Victoria Gad

$400

 

 

'Early Departure', acrylic by Gary Garrett ($185) ⎼ 'I am normally a plein air landscape painter, but due to the pandemic, I have not been out as much as I would like. This is a studio piece from a memory of a two masted schooner leaving Mayport in the early 1970s when I was in the navy and stationed at Mayport. It is painted with a minimum palette of Yellow Ochre, Prussian Blue, Titanium White and Burnt Sienna. I loved painting this memory, hope you will love it too.
“Early Departure”
acrylic (16 x 12)
by Gary Garrett

$185

 

 

'An Offering', acrylic by Sharon Goldman (NFS) ⎼ 'With all of the anger, illness, mistrust of one another and destruction of our planet, the children feel hopeless. It is our obligation to lead by example, earning to compromise, accepting others that are different than ourselves, being kind and mindful of the health of our planet and offering peace for the next generation.'
“An Offering”
acrylic (14 x 18)
by Sharon Goldman

NFS

 

 

'Empty Swing', oil on canvas by Bea Gustafson ($1,350) ⎼ 'I can still hear the children playing. Through my paintings, I hope to inspire an awareness of the beauty and fragility of our world. An intimate portrait of not so long ago, we can get a glimpse of our natural world bringing us closer to an understanding of ourselves.'
“Empty Swing”
oil on canvas (28 x 24)
by Bea Gustafson

$1,350

 

 

'Alone 3', oil on canvas by Ed Hall ($500) ⎼ 'This series deals with the loneliness and isolation that comes with a 100 year pandemic. Initially I was interested in the view through the window as a metaphor for longing, but in the final analysis the paintings became more about lonely interiors spaces and the stark reality of separation.'

FOURTH PLACE
AWARD WINNER

 

“Alone 3”
oil on canvas (14 x 17)
by Ed Hall

 

$500

 

 

'Alone 6', oil on canvas by Ed Hall ($800) ⎼ 'This series deals with the loneliness and isolation that comes with a 100 year pandemic. Initially I was interested in the view through the window as a metaphor for longing, but in the final analysis the paintings became more about lonely interiors spaces and the stark reality of separation.'
“Alone 6”
oil on canvas (16 x 20)
by Ed Hall

$800

 

 

'Worlds Apart', mixed acrylic/pastel by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler ($725) ⎼ 'These last months, my world has continued to be full of painting, managing a gallery, meditating and gardening. In May, I received an Art Ventures Grant from the Community Foundation for NE FL to explore a contemporary still life narrative. Despite the perceived harmony, elements of the fear, unrest and division rampant in this strange new era have crept into my imagery. 'Worlds Apart' embodies juxtapositions, diverse marks/brush strokes and beauty peeking through the disrupted spaces. (27 x 21 Italian pewter-toned wood frame)'
“Worlds Apart”
mixed acrylic/pastel (27 x 21)
by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler

$725

 

 

'Self in Studio World', oil on paper by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler (NFS) ⎼ 'This painting is part of a series of self portraits in the studio, while practicing oil painting techniques. I have quite a penchant for mirror reflections while observing light and shadow details. I have a readily available model for these studies! Not yet for sale.'
“Self in Studio World”
oil on paper (20 x 16)
by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler

NFS

 

 

'The Rock Cries Out to Us Today', oil by Doreen Hardie ($2,000) ⎼ 'During this trying time of COVID-19, I was reminded of the Scripture that tells us that the time is coming with people who will run to the rock and they will ask the rock to hide them. This might not be the time, but who knows.'
“The Rock Cries Out to Us Today”
oil (45 x 35)
by Doreen Hardie

$2,000

 

 

'Choices', oil on canvas mounted to board by Ted Head ($3,600) ⎼ 'Pro-mask vs no mask, BLM vs All Lives Matter, Liberal vs conservative... It all comes down to personal choices. Painted this summer with that reality in mind, these scene shows we all face a decision, because not making one is not an option.'

HONORABLE MENTION
AWARD WINNER

 

“Choices”
oil (40 x 30)
by Ted Head

 

$3,600

 

 

'Passages', oil on canvas by Ted Head ($3,600) ⎼ 'We're all on a journey, and none of us knows what lies just around the corner. Because of these unsettled times, I painted a series of peaceful scenes depicting trails and paths, allowing the viewer to surround themselves with the beauty of the unknown, and moving toward what lies ahead.'
“Choices”
oil on canvas (30 x 40)
by Ted Head

$3,600

 

 

'Ripple Effect', collagraph with mixed media by Debra Mixon Holliday ($195) ⎼ 'Being at home for much of 2020 due to the pandemic, I noticed the typical arrival of spring with all of its hallmarks and yet time and the passing of days has been anything but normal. I started a series of collagraphs with mixed media to explore this idea, aligning birds as nature's symbols alongside manmade indicators of time. In 'Ripple Effect', the result conjures a page torn from a calendar, somewhat distorted and not quite decipherable.'
“Ripple Effect”
collagraph with mixed media (16.75 x 20)
by Debra Mixon Holliday

$195

 

 

'The Face of 2020', oil by Deborah Tidwell Holtzscheiter ($1,400) ⎼ 'As COVID was hitting the scene, I came across a photo that inspired me to paint this. Nurses and other front line medical workers had and have been working to deal with the COVID cases. I added the shape of the virus in the background.'
“The Face of 2020”
oil (30 x 40)
by Deborah Tidwell Holtzscheiter

$1,400

 

 

'My World Torn to Pieces -- Didn't See It Coming!', mixed media by Gail Husveth (NFS) ⎼ 'This was a very emotionally difficult artwork for me as I usually want to paint joyful, colorful work. Started with the portrait done in charcoal, then stenciled colors and after added the newspaper clippings which reflect the world today. 2020 has been a very sad year for many people.'
“My World Torn to Pieces — Didn’t See It Coming!”
mixed media (12.5 x 15.5)
by Gail Husveth

NFS

 

 

'Untitled', acrylic by Lori Kurtz-Larkin ($175) ⎼ 'The climate crisis was uppermost in my mind when I started to paint my emotions. Thoughts of the fires incinerating trees and habitat for millions of animals, thousands of plants and flowers, and destroying hmes makes me question humans and our choices that have led to our current world. Add COVID and civil unrest into the mix and it made for a dark day in my painting world, which you now see on this canvas.'
“Untitled”
acrylic (16.75 x 12)
by Lori Kurtz-Larkin

$175

 

 

'Swamp/Graces', acrylic on canvas by Steve Leibowitz ($999) ⎼ 'There are lots of negatives in our world this year. I thought I'd like to change negatives into positives. And how better for an artist to use negative spaces in a positive way… in my paintings.'
“Swamp/Graces”
acrylic on canvas (21.5 x 25.5)
by Steve Leibowitz

$999

 

 

'Swamp/Lovers', acrylic on canvas by Steve Leibowitz ($999) ⎼ 'It's a Florida swamp, with the occasional alligator. But hidden in the negative space are two lovers.'
“Swamp/Lovers”
acrylic on canvas (21.5 x 25.5)
by Steve Leibowitz

$999

 

 

'Finding Balance in the Storm', ceramics/pottery by Anita Lenas (NFS) ⎼ 'The wave of virus and uncertainty that has overshadowed our lives this year has made it challenging for each of us to find our balance, our peace, our life within the larger context of humanity. Wheel thrown 12
“Finding Balance in the Storm”
ceramics/pottery (12 x 12)
by Anita Lenas

NFS

 

 

'A Time for Tea', ceramics/pottery by Anita Lenas ($200) ⎼ 'Even in the midst of the worry and chaos of the world today, behind closed home doors, tea time with family and grandchildren brings relief and joy of moment that reminds me of all that is truly important in my life. Tea Pot is wheel thrown and hand altered to create an oval with artist marks within the body to create movement in the body of the tea pot. Added elements include teture, thrown and altered spout, hand-build lid with flange, sturdy handle. Glaze was chosen for its dark color with bright crystal inclusions with blue halos.'
“A Time for Tea”
ceramics/pottery (12 x 14)
by Anita Lenas

$200

 

 

'America at Half-Mast', acrylic on canvas by Deborah Lightfield ($225) ⎼ 'This piece was created in April, in the midst of COVID. We were disheartened that we, America had not followed through with a proactive plan to combat this pandemic. And, here we are with other 200,000 dead loved ones just in the United States. We fly our flag at half-mast because we are in mourning every day. In my painting I have my husband looking out the window in a reflective state. Usually I paint with joy to hopefully convey that feeling. However, this piece was painted with sadness, although, I want to convey hope. I will always fly the American Flag with hope.'
“America at Half-Mast”
acrylic on canvas (18 x 22)
by Deborah Lightfield

$225

 

 

'2020 Vision', mixed media by Babz Lupli ($1,400) ⎼ 'I could not tear myself away from the raw images on TV of the demonstrations all over America for equal rights for all Americans. The deaths recorded, the riots, the senseless violence… The tears and shouts and songs of protest… The multi-colored people who call America home must finally be heard... and must be given equal voices, equal opportunities, equal citizenship. As a white citizen I was compelled to create this oversized protest sign to lend my voice to the swell of voices until we learn to tolerate all peoples who live in our country.'
“2020 Vision”
mixed media (36 x 48)
by Babz Lupoli

$1,400

 

 

'I Miss Your Smile', mixed media by Catherine Massey ($2,500) ⎼ 'I'm one of those people who smile and say hello to everyone. Our current situation hit me hard because not only can we not smile at one another, but people actually avoid each other or are separated by plexiglass. While social distancing in my home this summer, I decided to spend time drawing portraits of those faces I missed. It was as hard for me to cover up the faces of my portraits as it is for me to see all the mask covered faces. For now, I wear my mask, and I will as long as it is necessary, but know that I miss your smile!'
“I Miss Your Smile”
mixed media (36 x 24)
by Catherine Massey

$2,500

 

 

'Joy at the Crossroads', acrylic by Jacqueline Mathis (NFS) ⎼ 'My dearest friend, Rosalind, grew up in Lincolnville. She was married in Key West in June 2019 to a long time sweet heart. As a wedding present, my daughter and I asked her to get dressed up all over again. My daughter took photos of her at her Aunt's house on Lovett Street. Before the photo shoot was over, Roz asked us to walk down the street with her. She threw off her shoes, hiked up her gown and headed for the scene of this painting. This is the house where she lived as a little girl. She told us of sitting on the wall and dreaming. One year later, during quarantine, I completed the piece.'
“Joy at the Crossroads”
acrylic (40 x 30)
by Jacqueline Mathis

NFS

 

 

'Tiny Bouquet', oil on linen by Alison McCauley ($600)
“Tiny Bouquet”
oil on linen (24 x 28)
by Alison McCauley

$600

 

 

'Space Explorer III', oil on canvas by Sylvia McIntyre-Crook ($2,500) ⎼ 'This is the third of a series sparked by a toy I have of a 3in tall female in a retro-looking space suit. Her skin tight suit is blue. She is wearing a helmet which has tubing running from the helmet to an apparatus on her back and on her front. Plus, she has a 'ray' gun. In becoming isolated by Covid, I thought of her. You can't see her face (impersonal, like our current use of masks). She is alone. I sent her to explore strange worlds. Covid, the virus, exists in a strange micro-world. I took that concept of a micro-world into my Space Explorer series. This world, Space Explorer III, was inspired by lichen. She floats over the edge of a chalice-shaped growth. Like the little Space Explorer, I have lived somewhat isolated (as most of us), yet been able to explore in an artistic realm that is new and different for me.'

ALICE ALGER MOST CREATIVE
AWARD WINNER

 

“Space Explorer III”
oil on canvas (48 x 36)
by Sylvia McIntyre-Crook

 

$2,500

 

 

'Hard to Sit Still When Your Head's on Fire', mixed media by Lindsay Merwin ($200)
“Hard to Sit Still When Your Head’s on Fire”
mixed media (24 x 18)
by Lindsay Merwin

$200

 

 

'My World 2020', acrylic by Sharon Moon ($125) ⎼ 'So many unusual events taking place in 2020, the only way to stay above water is to do what you like to do best. I so admire all the works of Peter Max, I try incorporate some into my work.'
“My World 2020”
acrylic (24 x 18)
by Sharon Moon

$125

 

 

'Shall Rise Again', paper collage and acrylic by Susan Moxon (NFS)
“Shall Rise Again”
paper collage and acrylic
by Susan Moxon

NFS

 

 

'Virus Imagining', collage and acrylic by Susan Moxon ($300)
“Virus Imagining”
collage and acrylic
by Susan Moxon

$300

 

 

'In the Pink', acrylic by Abby Howard Murphy ($375) ⎼ 'Alone, isolated… and time seems to have frozen while we wait. But, in the distance -- just beyond our reach -- we yearn for the peace, hope and calm we are certain is there, if we follow the path forward across the murky water all around us.'
“In the Pink”
acrylic (30 x 40)
by Abby Howard Murphy

$375

 

 

'Empathy', mixed media by Marcia Pappas ($300)
“Empathy”
mixed media (24 x 30)
by Marcia Pappas

$300

 

 

'Beach at Washington Oaks', watercolor by Rosamond Parrish ($350)
“Beach at Washington Oaks”
watercolor
by Rosamond Parrish

$350

 

 

'Journey to Freedom', oil by Janet Post ($1,500) ⎼ 'The refugee situation in our country has affected me. The plight of the refugees from Myanmar seems particularly devastating. I was moved to paint them fleeing religious persecution.'
“Journey to Freedom”
oil (40 x 40)
by Janet Post

$1,500

 

 

'Slaves', oil by Janet Post ($1,500) ⎼ 'Black Lives Matter has always mattered to me. I'm particularly saddened by the plight of the slaves on their long journey from Africa so I painted it.'
“Slaves”
oil (48 x 24)
by Janet Post

$1,500

 

 

'From the Darkness, Drift Pearls of Light', mixed media by Valarie Pothier-Forrester ($650) ⎼ 'During this year of darkness and shadows, I learned to dig a little deeper into my creative energies, and manipulate an untapped spontaneity. To my delight, I discovered in alcohol inks a fresh and unique mode of expression, one that transports to a more ethereal level, allowing me to drift away from the shadow world into the light. I share these pearls of light with you!'
“From the Darkness, Drift Pearls of Light”
mixed media (24 x 24)
by Valarie Pothier-Forrester

$650

 

 

'Misericordia (Mercy)', mixed media by Marisela Quiros ($760) ⎼ 'Justicia para el Oprimido - Más Amor (Justice for the Oppressed - More Love) / Piedad para el que Sufre - Renacerás (Piety and Assistance for the one who Suffers - You will be Reborn) / It's a message: Denunciation - Call to Action - Solution - Hope ; Inspired by recent events around the world, and steeped in my cultural and spirital Latin American self, I created this piece of Utilitarian Art composed of adornments which are meant to be in communion together, go into the world on their own, then come back to its flock.'

FIRST PLACE
AWARD WINNER

 

“Misericordia (Mercy)”
mixed media (13 x 17)
by Marisela Quiros

 

$760

 

 

'The Covid Storm', acrylic by Linda Rafuse ($60) ⎼ ' On our lonely islands in the storm of Covid. Some suffering together as families some alone. Suicides increased due to restrictions and social distancing.'
“The Covid Storm”
acrylic (16.5 x 13.5)
by Linda Rafuse

$60

 

 

'Ghost Town', oil on canvas by Leigh Slayden ($300) ⎼ 'The ancient city of St. Augustine is one of the most haunted in America. While walking late one evening on the abandoned Spanish Street, I photographed the eerily silent scene to paint in studio... and captured a pair of ghostly orbs floating over the street in front of us.'
“Ghost Town”
oil on canvas (11.5 x 13.5)
by Leigh Slayden

$300

 

 

'My World 2020', mixed media by Avery St. Jean ($199) ⎼ 'My inspiration for this piece started with the May 24th, Sunday New York Times front page. The headline was: 'U.S. Deaths near 100,000 … They Were Not Simply Names. They Were Us.' The very next day, May 25th, George Floyd is killed during an arrest for passing a counterfit $20 bill in Minneapolis. The world now seemed to spiral out of control as protests, riots, looting was as rampat as the virus. People everywhere were tired of the shut downs, quarantines and shortages everywhere. To sum it up with a quote from one of my favorite movies, 'Network', Howard Beale says: 'We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller... I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!''
“My World 2020”
mixed media (20 x 16)
by Avery St. Jean

$199

 

 

'Distance Diner Dining #1', digitally painted photograph by Dean Stecker ($90) ⎼ 'Matted in 11 x 14 frame.'
“Distancing Diner Dining #1”
digitally painted photograph (6.7 x 4.7)
by Dean Stecker

$90

 

 

'Distance Diner Dining #2', digitally painted photograph by Dean Stecker ($90) ⎼ 'Matted in 11 x 14 frame.'
“Distancing Diner Dining #2”
digitally painted photograph (4.7 x 6.7)
by Dean Stecker

$90

 

 

'Back to School', oil on canvas by Elaine Stecker ($350)
“Back to School”
oil on canvas (14 x 21)
by Elaine Stecker

$350

 

 

'No Guests', oil on canvas by Elaine Stecker ($250)
“No Guests”
oil on canvas (16.75 x 12.75)
by Elaine Stecker

$250

 

 

'Hidden Amongst the Gardens - Melrose, Florida', watercolor on paper by Lori Sweet ($195) ⎼ 'The one place I seem to find peace is in our gardens beds. Something therapeutic about gardening. I forget about life itself and can hide amongst the aloe and birds of paradises. Smething wonderful about seeing your gardens thrive into full bloom. Again I find peace and serenity in my gardens.'
“Hidden Amongst the Gardens – Melrose, Florida”
watercolor on paper (24 x 21)
by Lori Sweet

$195

 

 

'Cindy's Oak, Sunrise', acrylic on panel by Teri Tompkins ($800) ⎼ 'This is the first in a series that I did of this tree, painted live on my friend's porch in Elkton. (Not to be confused with its sister, that was also entered in a STAAA show.)'
“Cindy’s Oak, Sunrise”
acrylic on panel (24 x 24)
by Teri Tompkins

$800

 

 

'Yearning', photographic art by Kathleen Warren ($250) ⎼ 'Is she yearning to be outside or is it me yearning to be free? This image was inspired by the story of Maria/Mary from the Gonzalez-Alvarez house ('Oldest House' in Saint Augustine. Like this young woman, I find myself yearning for something.'
“Yearning”
photographic art (20 x 16)
by Kathleen Warren

$250

 

 

'Caged', photographic art by Kathleen Warren ($250) ⎼ 'How much has the current world made me feel like I was in a cage? Although she could choose to leave at any time, the girl seemed to be caught in the bars as if they were her cage. Am I too free to leave whenever I want? Is the cage an illusion?'

HONORABLE MENTION
AWARD WINNER

 

“Caged”
photographic art (20 x 16)
by Kathleen Warren

 

$250

 

 

'Early Morning at the Spring', batik on cotton with indigo dye by Cindy Wilson ($1,100) ⎼ 'How much has the current world made me feel like I was in a cage? Although she could choose to leave at any time, the girl seemed to be caught in the bars as if they were her cage. Am I too free to leave whenever I want? Is the cage an illusion?'
“Early Morning at the Spring”
batik on cotton with indigo dye (31 x 24)
by Cindy Wilson

$1,100

 

 

'They Enjoy My Rain', pencil and charcoal by Aury Ebner Winkler ($75) ⎼ 'After 7 months in quarantine, while struggling with mental health, it feels like my rain clouds are a blessing for those who are not isolated from society.'
“They Enjoy My Rain”
pencil and charcoal (12 x 9)
by Aury Ebner Winkler

$75

 

 

'Locked', chalk by Aury Ebner Winkler ($125)
“Locked”
chalk (12 x 14.5)
by Aury Ebner Winkler

$125

 

 

 


Judge: Dustin Harewood

“Harewood’s art practice over the last decade has explored themes of multiculturalism and the consequences of colonialism and industrialization. Harewood draws inspiration from his familial lineage and the 21st century world of desire for immediacy in all aspects of life and seeks to find nuance within vanishing moments in order to capture a narrative between histories.” View more information about Dustin Harewood.

Judge’s Statement

What I enjoyed about the overall work was the variety of materials and mediums. In regard to the awards, it was a difficult decision. One collection of small works that especially stood out to me were the small mixed media soft sculptures of artist Marisela Quiros titled “Mercy.” The imagery and detailed execution of the work left me absolutely amazed. Not only were the pieces complex, but their meaning felt equally substantial. The painting “Sleeping” by Diana Augustine, not only was it beautifully executed, but I thought that the work was filled with emotional content. Reading the artist’s statement really drove it all home for me and its ties to the exhibition’s concept. Gazing at the beautiful and bizarre surreal image, “Space Explorer III” by Sylvia McIntyre-Crook, I felt myself transported to another place and time. When I got in my car to drive home I was still thinking about this work. It was a great pleasure to have been able to see and judge the submissions for the ‘This is My World’ exhibition. Though there were many pieces of work, I tried my best to give each one the moment of attention that it deserved.

 

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