|2017 First Place Award Winner Nikki Milley "THE DREAM," Graphite.
An Exhibition of Regional Artists Exploring Artistic Expression through use of only Black, White, and Gray Scales. Works of regional artists are selected each year for participation in this exhibition. Originality and artistic quality are one of the main, but not the sole criteria used to select final works for the exhibition, other factors also contribute to our juried decision. Moreover, we try to include a variety of media, subjects, and artistic styles all to ensure we provide artists with an opportunity to develop further artistic vision, collaboration, presentation, and new ideas for their own future works, while building relations and collaborations with other regional artists. This show features works in Oil Paints, Pastels, Drawing, Ink, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Acrylics, and Watercolor.
This year's show brings with it some added dimension in the personal emotions brought to some of our artists' works as they explore the depths of their own inner conflicts between happiness, sadness, depression, PTSD, and the gray areas between, developed and transformed into thought provoking and inspiring works of visual art.