50 works were selected from 3,300 artworks and this piece by Harriet Eagle, our Exhibitions Manager was selected. We are very proud to have such talented people in Oxford Art Society.
Lin Kerr asked Harriet to tell us more about the award:
Harriet said: ‘It is a huge honour to have been one of the 50 selected. I enrolled on the Art2Life Creative Visionary Programme in 2018 which is a 3 month intense and comprehensive programme which takes place every year. Based in San Fransisco and founded by Nicholas Wilton who has created an online platform for creative programmes, its approach is about bringing authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.
Pot Plants was painted on a cradled 12″ birch panel in acrylic, graphite and cold wax soon after completing the programme. Earlier this year artists were offered the opportunity to submit 3 pieces to the International Juried Art Exhibition, and this was one of them.
This year the exhibition was judged by Julie Nester, owner of a gallery in Utah which specialises in contemporary art encompassing a variety of styles. Julie Nester said she was looking for pieces “that were engaging; that demonstrate quality, uniqueness, a story to tell or just pieces that continued to draw me in. I observed excellent ideas, compositions, balance, and palettes. I wanted to select a show that covered a variety of work and not just one genre. I wanted to include a selection of high quality pieces regardless of subject matter. With an art degree and over 30 years of being in the art business, I trusted my eye and gut to help me pick the final selections.”