2024 Spring Juried Exhibition


2024 Spring Juried Exhibition

Memphis Botanic Garden
Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 31, 2024

Exhibition Dates & Venue:
March 1st – 30th, 2024
Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117

Memphis Botanic Garden
2:00 – 4:00 pm, March 3rd, 2024

Judge & Notes:
Wyatt Waters, Professional Watercolorist

Making art is a solitary pursuit but very public in its exhibition.  The best thing about competitions is not beating other artists, but becoming better artists ourselves.  The real competition is between the last painting we finished and the next painting we do—hoping the latter is the victor.

This exhibit shows a range of subjects and treatments and it’s very difficult to compare them.  My method of judging is to walk through the show, doing little thumbnail drawings of them in a notebook. After I walk through a few times, I ask which have ideas that hold my interest.  Then I look at the level of execution.  Finally, and probably most important, is how it feels and how it sticks in my head and pulls me to it.

The Memphis Germantown Art League should be proud of the quality of this exhibit as I am proud to judge it.  Thank you for trusting me with this honor.


  • Best of Show: “Big Cypress” by Dana Groff
  • 2nd Place: “Gifts of Summer” by Susan Hyback
  • 3rd Place: “Maintenance Required” by Mary Spellings
  • Merit: “Up All Night” by Molly Black
  • Merit: “Nature’s Gift” by David Rawlinson
  • Honorable Mention: “Waiting for the 405” by Connie Pride
  • Honorable Mention: “Best Friends” by Victoria Raub
  • Honorable Mention: “Happy Reflections” by Charlotte Highers
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