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2018 Members Juried Show Awards "Compelling Colors"

May 2018, A.M. Gravely Gallery, Saint Michaels, Maryland. Juror: John Morrell

2018 Members Juried Show Awards Compelling Colors

First Place: "Colors of Summer" by Katie Cassidy


2nd Place - "At the Shore" by Lyn Laviana
3rd Place - "Two of a Kind" by Monna Kaupinnen
Merit Award - "Covered and Waiting" by Greg Johannesen
Merit Award - "Persephone Waits" by Mary Boeh
Merit Award - "Beach Break" by Andree Tullier
Merit Award - "Brae" by Laura Era
Merit Award - "The Beach House" by Rebecca Denneny
Pastel Society of America Award - "The Curious One" by Susan Gleason
Connecticut Pastel Society Award - "Leola Glow" by Lisa Neil

About our Judge of Selections and Awards

John Morrell has painted and taught in the Washington, D.C. area for over 30 years. He received a B.S. degree from Georgetown University and a M.F.A. from George Washington University, and subsequently taught in the Art Departments at both universities. From 1984 to 2002 he was the Gallery Director and Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. He is now Associate Professor of Painting and was Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University from 2009 to 2015. Since his first solo exhibition of landscapes in 1979, in the Brittany region of France, there have been twenty-two other solo exhibitions, including those at Galerie Lee in Paris, Sherry French Gallery in New York, Addison-Ripley Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., and New York’s Atlantic Gallery. His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. John’s recent work focuses on wash landscape drawings heightened in white, and on paintings depicting nature within the modern urban environment. Visit his website at: