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Members Exhibit Work at PMA

The Pensacola Museum of Art’s 63rd Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition ends April 23. The exhibition features works from member-artists, with awards recognizing the winning pieces.

Nick Groghan’s
“The Emerald Coast Meets the Emerald Isle, Irish Experience #1, 2016” won first place and best and show. (image/PMA)

Selections and rationale by jurors Heather Clements and Lesley Wolff. Curator’s Choice selection and rationale by Amy Bowman-McElhone.

The winning pieces are as follows:

First Place and Best of Show
Nick Groghan
The Emerald Coast Meets the Emerald Isle, Irish Experience #1, 2016

Jurors’ Rationale: This work stood above the rest for its technical
mastery, its playful rendering of the waves, its use of text within the composition and its overall clear and emotionally resonant vision.

Second Place
Mary Zahner
Happy and Grateful, 2016

Jurors’ Rationale: The technical mastery demanded by this work absolutely
stunned the jurors. It is clearly a refined and well-composed work that is
impressive in its intricate and varied embroidery work.

Third Place
Nancy Nesvik
Little Abandoned House on the Prairie, 2015

Jurors’ Rationale: The jurors found this work technically advanced as well as
emotionally resonant. The quietude of the background is punctuated by
stunning brushwork in the foreground, producing a compelling composition.

Curator’s Choice
Christopher Mills
Towers, 2016

Curator’s Rationale:The curator selected this work because of the complexity and dynamism of the composition achieved through the manipulation and play of grids and diagonal lines. These compositional elements combined with the rich layering of imagery demonstrates not only a technical mastery of the photographic medium, but also evokes the ephemerality and interconnectivity of the urban landscape and the city as a living, animated organism.

For more information, visit the Pensacola Museum of Art.

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