A Sense of Place Juried Competition 2019

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**Winners Announced - 



Lillie Morris (Appling, GA)

Water Marks

Acrylic on canvas


Eric Purves (Sugar Grove, NC)

VI Faces

Acrylic on paper


Sabrina Barilone (Macon, GA)

Try Anyway

Earthenware, cold finish


Howard Hastie (Holyoke, MA)

Sour Grapes

Oil on canvas



Janet Orselli (Columbia, SC)

Roof Overhead



David Andree (Fayetteville, AR)

Freeze castings

Documentation of temporary frozen fabric sculpture



Phyllis Kravitz (Atlanta, GA)


Paper with leaves added and branches



**UPDATE - We had nearly 400 entries this year from 121 applicants from 39 states. Juror Anne Marchand chose 51 entires for the exhibition representing 31 states. Opening reception, awards presentation, and Q&A with the juror will be September 13 from 6-8pm. Admission is free



The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce the 2019 juried fine art competition, Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this thirty-ninth annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. 

Juror: Anne Marchand

Anne Marchand was born in New Orleans. She majored in art at Auburn University, graduating with a BA in 1971, and then earned an MFA from the University of Georgia in 1975. Her early artistic focus was the figure, and she was especially drawn to the work of Francis Bacon for his expressive paintings of the human body.

Marchand’s other early influences include 20th century modernist painters, the Abstract Expressionists, and the work of Carl Jung, with his reflections on dream imagery and psychological states. She credits her upbringing in New Orleans for her sensitivity to, “a sense of awe at the power and majesty of nature.” The art of other cultures has been an important inspiration, particularly the petroglyphs and the sacred practices of the Native Americans of the Southwest, which informed three series of works and related exhibitions in the 1980s.

Marchand has exhibited her work extensively in solo exhibitions at Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC; Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD; Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA, and in group exhibitions at Porter Contemporary, New York; American University Museum, Washington, DC, Blackrock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD; Longview Gallery, Washington, DC and McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA.

Marchand’s work is published in 100 Artists of the Mid Atlantic, Art Voices Magazine, Artists Homes and Studios, Studio Visit Magazine, and Object Lessons, Beauty and Meaning in Art. She is recipient of an Artist Fellowship 2018 from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. *For more about the Juror

*Prospectus is available for download at bottom of page.

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Friday, September 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:00pm
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art