Art2Life is proud to present our fourth International Juried Art Exhibition. Our juror, Jack Fischer selected 93 pieces of art out of nearly 1,700 entries. He also selected the first, second, third place winners and four honorable mention award winners. We hope you will take the time to read Jack’s Juror Statement about the work he selected. All work with a price listed is for sale directly from the artist and the artist retains 100% of the sale proceeds. If you see a piece you are interested in, please click on the image and you will find the artist’s contact information, price of the piece, and their website or social media account(s). Last year, eleven pieces of art were sold through our exhibition. We thank you for visiting our exhibition! Enjoy!
“Approximately 20 years ago, I decided that I wanted to open a gallery that showed both so-called ‘outsider’ artists alongside the ‘insider’ artists. The former being artists with some ‘disability’ that would keep them from the usual art school route; ‘insiders’ being art school graduates. My favorite exhibitions are when I can pair up an ‘outsider’ with an ‘insider’ in a two or three person show without making a distinction. My hope is that none is needed, that the work speaks for itself.
I have been very lucky in that I have been able to work with non-profit centers that provide a safe environment and materials to these members of our community. Centers such as Creativity Explored, NIAD, Creative Growth, and other centers in other parts of the globe. I have also been fortunate to work with a varied group of artists in various stages of their careers.”
~ Jack Fischer, Owner
“Jurying shows is one of the best parts of my life as a dealer. You never know what marvelous distinct voices you will be honored to see. The best part of this experience was finding those artists who have their own unapologetic voice and are more than happy to share it.
Of most importance to me, is the unabashed voice that is not interested in producing just another pretty picture. I want to be moved, annoyed, confronted, engaged and taken on a tour of another’s thoughts and ideas of the world. I want to be forced to even question my own beliefs and prejudices. I want to be provoked into learning a new way of seeing, especially when it’s something I don’t know anything about or agree with.
I most of all want to see an idea – a personal idea.
On another note, when I am looking at work I try to consider the process of how the artist got to this piece. What I am trying to say is that process is what happens over time, as the artist realizes that with every new piece they are building a body of work, and within that body of work and that building of it, there will be sign posts they will leave behind as touchstones which will inform the next piece and the next piece. All the while the work is becoming stronger.” ~ Jack Fischer
JUROR JACK FISCHER AWARDS
1st Place – Ric Ambrose
2nd Place – Heidi Brueckner
3rd Place – José Delhart Gonzalez
Honorable Mention 1 – Rebecca Velde
Honorable Mention 2 – Marjorie Thompson
Honorable Mention 3 – Jay Constantine
Honorable Mention 4 – Tracy Thomson
1st Place Winner
26" x 90" - Graphite on Arches paper
2nd Place Winner
78.5" x 48" - Oil and Yarn on Recycled Amazon Mailers
3rd Place Winner
37" x 27" - Acrylic paint, paint markers, ball point pen, acrylic gems, lace ribbon on recycled pizza box
Honorable Mention 1
24" x 36" - Oil on linen
Honorable Mention 2
48" x 24" - Acrylic
Honorable Mention 3
42" x 58" - Alkyd Oil on Shaped Panel
Honorable Mention 4
72" x 36" - Mixed Media/Collage on Wood Panel (Oil/Acrylic/Paper/Charcoal)