Works Juried Into the 2024 Spring Juried Exhibition
Barnyard BuddiesPlump Pear
Best Friends
Pretty Little Water Lily
Big CypressRed Tiger Lotus
Carried AwayRed Wildflowers
Dreams of City LifeRitual of the Tree
Early Summer Glory
Running Out Of Time
Fishing CabinScotland Scene
Garden Bird House
Setting Sun at Wadi Rum, Jordan
Gifts of SummerSnow on the River
Girl on BeachStrolling
HandymanSummer Garden
Happy Day at Farm
Taking A Walk In Yosemite
Happy Reflections
Tappahannock, Virginia
Magnolia BlossomTennessee Chick
Maintenance RequiredTree Shadow
Mexican Pot with Onions and PearUp All Night
Momma’s Home!Vine of the Mother
Natures GiftWaiting for the 405
O Say Can You See
What’s That I Smell?
On the Boulevard
Wintry Luminescence
Palo Duro Rim
World is United–albeit during a sleepover!
ParadiseYosemite Bear
PartnersZaanse Schans
Pick Up 
2024 Spring Juried Exhibition

The titles with details to the left are the complete list of works that have been juried into the next exhibition.  If these are your details, please use the information below to deliver and pick up your work(s):

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

Deliver Accepted Work:
Memphis Botanic Garden

9:30 – 10:00 am, March 1st, 2024
Judging/Jurying will begin promptly at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Art Pick Up:
Memphis Botanic Garden

10:00 – 10:30 am, April 1st, 2024

Judge:

  • Wyatt Waters, Professional Watercolorist

Awards:

  • 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

Judge’s Notes:

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.

Wyatt Waters

MGAL’s Exhibition Chairperson is Jan Carnall, and she is who you should contact if you have any additional exhibition questions.

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