By Stacey Bomser
The Weston Art Guild’s 9th Annual Juried Show featured the work of some of the area’s most talented artists. Approximately 50 pieces of original artwork were on exhibit at the Weston Branch Library for all to admire from November 1st through December 29th.
Judge Susan Hanssen, NWS, AWS, was highly impressed with the featured work. The award-winning watercolorist and art instructor was tasked with the challenge of choosing the winners of this juried exhibit.
First place was awarded to Lisa Lee for “Cesarina.” Hanssen says she was particularly drawn to this piece for its beautiful execution. Second place went to Judy Nunno for “Turning Purple”. Lois Perdue’s “Rhythm of the Seasons” received third place.
The Judge’s Recognition awards went to Richard Widows for “Bovine and Offspring” and P.L. Brooks for “Bluetooth 3.0”. Patricia Ross’ “Big Eyes”, Jill Lefkowitz’s “About Face” and Nancy Lussier’s “Brianna and Her Friends” received Honorable Mentions.
This was the first year Cypress Bay High School students were invited to participate in the Juried Art Show. Jenna Siegel, Daniel Bass, Molie Guerrero and Naomi Lopez were the featured student artists.
This month, several members of the Weston Art Guild have their work featured in Art Fort Lauderdale, the “art show on the water”. During this four-day curated event, attendees ride the water taxi and private yachts to visit vacant multimillion dollar waterfront mansions that have been transformed into art galleries.
Now in its 12th year, the Weston Art Guild promotes the arts in our community and shares the work of Weston’s professional artists with residents. It welcomes all visual artists. Monthly meetings feature an artist demonstration. They are free to attend and are held the last Monday of the month at Rick Case Hyundai.
For more information on upcoming exhibits or guild membership, contact Publicity Chair Lifrancis Rojas at 305-310-9586.