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“Embracing Texture” at Norris Gallery Embraced 8 Winners with Awards at Sunday’s Reception 1/22/23


Mixed media artist, Cheryl Holz, poses with her BIG SPRING creation which received an AWARD OF EXCELLENCE -- one of three top awards presented. Scroll down to view more of the winning pieces...


Moderator for the afternoon, Becky Blaine – show co-chair along with Sharon Schmidt -- remarked that Judge Josephine Burke, Director of the Northern Illinois Art Museum traversed the gallery for two hours trying to decide upon award recipients. Definitely it had to have been challenging considering the array of talent among the exceptional 60-plus juried pieces displayed across a wide array of mediums.


Norris Gallery is located at 1040 Dunham Road. The show is open to the public now through February 19, 2023. Gallery hours are 11 AM to 4 PM Thursday through Sunday and is free to visit.


Award recipients include the following individuals:


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Sue Anderson – TANGLED

Cheryl Holz – BIG SPRING

Joan Ladendorf – PRAIRIE WITH STONES


HONORABLE MENTION

Kenneth Kemp – RENOVATIONS

Julie Mars – ARCTIC ICE SHEET

Mars Patterson – dividEnvision

Nancy Rosenberg – EMERGENCE

Robert Wilson – ROCKY LANDSCAPE-LIDDED JAR


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE -- Sue Anderson's TANGLED; glass mosaic on hardwood panel


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE -- Joan Ladendorf's PRAIRIE WITH STONES; digital photo collage



ALL AWARD WINNERS from Left to Right: Sue Anderson, Robert Wilson, Mars Patterson, Kenneth Kemp, Julie Mars, Cheryl Holz, Joan Ladendorf, and not pictured: Nancy Rosenberg.

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