September 8: JPEGs due by this date
September 22: Notification of acceptance
October 16: Receiving Day-MONDAY-Art work may be hand
delivered between 9:00am-4:00pm
October 13: Work being shipped must arrive by this date and no earlier than June 30
October 19: Exhibit Reception
Reception Awards ceremony 6:00pm
November 13: Pick up day 9:00am-4:00pm
Marc St. Pierre-
Marc St. Pierre received his BFA in Painting from the Université Laval, Québec in 1976 and his MFA in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1979. He has studied printmaking with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris and, at the Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine in Switzerland during 1976-77 under a grant from the government of Québec.
He teaches printmaking and alternative photographic techniques in the department of Fine Arts. He maintains a studio in New Bedford, Massachusetts where he produces work in pinhole photography, printmaking, drawing and most recently in encaustic and collage. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Canadian Art Bank, the Cabinet des Estampes in Switzerland, and several public and private collections.
Artist Statement- “My work references the language of maps and aerial views. I am interested in building a shallow space that establishes a dialog between the unsystematic and the constructed. I hope to move the eye gradually over this precarious equilibrium constantly in flux.”
“I’ve always been influenced by the power of images to express ideas and emotions. Painting is a process of discovery and decision making where disparate elements pull together until the image is clearly expressed. Ultimately my concerns are with the expressive qualities of light captured with paint. Contemporary Impressionism best describes my style.
I’m drawn to the human form where figures exist both in representational and painterly worlds and will I’ll often explore a narrative theme in order to capture the emotional power of a moment in time. I feel that common, every day things can be beautiful and resonant without being manipulative or artificially provocative. Landscape painting for me is a journey in search of something that evokes a personal response to nature beyond the obvious and descriptive. Ultimately my concerns are with the expressive qualities of light captured with paint. I’m inspired by the fabric of which our environment is woven. Daily surroundings that show a visual patina of time speak to me; the alchemy onhealthy between what is transient and what is solid. Between the two is the rich matrix of the shadow and light patterns of life.”
Eli Cedrone is a nationally recognized artist living in the Boston area. A graduate of the School of Art & Design, (Suffolk University) in Boston, Cedrone studied in Florence, Italy, The Museum of Fine Arts School and at the Academy of Realist Art, Boston. She began her career in Bermuda, at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, followed by work as an art director and illustrator in Laguna Beach, CA. She returned to Boston in 1996 and began her career as a professional artist and instructor.
Cedrone has won numerous awards including Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and International Artists. She is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships and has participated in juried invitationals in the US and abroad. She has attained the level of Copley Master at the Copley Society of Art, Boston. Her work has been featured in Plein Air, Fine Art Connoisseur and International Artist’s Magazine. Cedrone is also a popular workshop instructor in the US and internationally.
Although he surrounds himself with the landscapes of New England, Paul Goodwin has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada consistently capturing images all along the way. Born and raised in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, Paul came to Photography at an early age, becoming staff photographer at his high school newspaper. He soon discovered a passion for landscapes in the beautiful area that he grew up in. Even though he had to hold down a “real” job, Paul used every opportunity he could get to take day trips or vacations to take pictures and hone his craft.
With the new century came new technology and Paul embraced it learning the ins and outs of digital photography and digital photo manipulation. With the gift of this new technology, Mr. Goodwin has been able to produce all of his own work, from capturing the image right down to the final printing.
Paul currently resides with his family in rural Worcester County, Massachusetts. He offers private lessons as well as judges photo competitions. He can often be found anywhere outside, with his camera in his hand.