BOLD \ˈbōld\, adj. 1. showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous. Daring, intrepid, brave, courageous, valiant, fearless, dauntless, audacious, daredevil. 2. having a strong or vivid appearance. Striking, vivid, bright, strong,conspicuous to the eye; flashy; showy, prominent, impactful. 3. not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent.
BRIGHT \ˈbrīt\, adj. 1. giving out or reflecting of light; shining. 2.brilliant; dazzling; beaming; glaring; magnificent; glorious or vivid. 3. Of a color, of high saturation or brilliance.
This is how we envisioned our exhibit “Bold & Bright” and hallelujah this is how it turned out! The artists who submitted their work and whose work was ultimately accepted into the show saw right into our heads. Now this is not to say it was an easy task selecting the final pieces to be in the exhibit. It was, to say the least, grueling. There was so much excellent work submitted that choosing the finalists and the prize winners was a daunting task. I am so glad I was not one of the jurors!
As each piece was submitted and the artist walked through the doors here at Warehouse 414 I was more and more impressed with the talent of our local and regional artists. Each time I viewed a new piece I would think: “oh! That’s the winner!” and then another piece just as wonderful but in a whole different style and medium would arrive and I would think “no! This one is the winner!”
We have oils, and acrylics, and photography, and printmaking, and digital art, and glass, and pottery, and fiber art, and sculpture! We have Classicism, and Abstract, and Assemblage, and Genre, and Expressionism, and Realism, and Symbolism………….and lions and tigers and bears, oh my!!!
“We’ve got it ALL Baby!”
Click on the link above to view all the entries in the Bold & Bright exhibit. It is impossible for me to pick a favorite. Come. Spend time. Contemplate each piece. See if you can pick your favorite.