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Call to Artists -   Fountain Hills Juried Art Exhibition, January 2021 - Monetary Awards and Ribbons 

The annual January Fountain Hills Juried Art Show is open to all area resident artists in the greater  Fountain Hills area, including the Verdes, Goldfield Ranch and Fort McDowell,  and FHAL members.   Artists are invited to compete, this year, for ribbons and monetary prizes.  Because of the COVID-19  the show will be online this year.  The on line application and JPG files of your art work must be submitted by December 11, 2020.  The entry fee of $30 will allow you to enter two pieces and your check must postmarked no later than December 11, 2020.   We are pleased to announce that Julie Gilbert Pollard will be the judge  for this exhibition:

Julie Gilbert Pollard

Phoenix artist, Julie Gilbert Pollard, paints in oil and watercolor in a fluid, painterly manner. Her painting style, while representational, is colored with her own personal concept of reality. “The eye may see as a camera ‘sees’, but the mind’s eye sees an altered, imagined image, what it wants and hopes to see. It’s that illusive image, uniquely mine, along with a heightened sense of ‘realness’ that I try to express in my paintings. This world of ours is often a frightening and mysterious place, but it is filled with scenes and subjects that excite my eye and imagination! The magical allure of the natural world, and my reverence for it, compel me to attempt to capture its essence on canvas or paper.”

Julie is the author of three North Light Books, Discover Oil Painting, Watercolor Unleashed  and Brilliant Color (oil & acrylic), plus nine videos for North Light/ArtistsNetwork.com (three Watercolor Unleashed, four Oil Painting Unleashed and two Acrylic Unleashed). Additional publications include various articles and book inclusions including most recently Watercolor Artist (April 2018), Splash 18 (2017) and AcrylicWorks 3 (2016).

She has given instruction in watercolor and oil since 1985 in numerous venues such as La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy; Cheap Joe’s Art Workshops in North Carolina; Beach Art Group in Panama City Beach, Florida, Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society in Sidney, B.C., Canada and Vale do Lobo in Portugal. Current (2019) venues include, among others, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Shemer Arts Center and Sedona Arts Center in Arizona; and Art Travel Italy in Tuscany.

A frequent award winner, Julie’s oils and watercolors have hung in numerous juried and gallery exhibits, including in 2018, 9th Annual International Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, Fallbrook Art Center, CA. Most notable awards: Best Impressionistic Painting in Best of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2012 and Best Use of Light & Color in Best of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2011.

She is a signature member of National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, Arizona Watercolor Association, San Diego Watercolor Society and Plein Air Painters of Arizona. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections and is represented in Arizona by Esprit Decor Gallery in Phoenix, Raku Gallery in Jerome and Sedona Arts Center Gallery in Sedona.

Criteria for Judging:
1  Design/Composition – based on the Principles and Elements of Design
2  Skill demonstrated
3  Visual Impact
4  Emotional Impact
5  Photos will be judged using the same criteria as paintings, rather than technical aspects.

Plan now to join us and compete in this beautiful show.
    Fountain Hills Art League      http://fountainhillsartleague.com
    Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Organization      http://www.fhcultural-civic.org