“Science Teacher,” the “arresting portrait” painted by Peter Perlegas, is the First Place winner in “Spring Into Art,” the curated exhibit at Charlotte Art League in April 2014.
Said show curator Carla Hanzal, “Perlegas’s arresting portrait provides a hyper-real investigation of an individual, which richly conveys the intensity of the subject’s personality.”
Placing second is “Christmas Tree Lot” by Paul Keysar. Said Hanzal, “Keysar’s melancholic winter scene is beautifully rendered to convey the quietness, and perhaps hopefulness, of a specific observation.”
Third place was awarded to the sculpture “Mother,” by Linda Vista. “This sculptural shrine to our origins may be interpreted literally or figuratively,” said Hanzal. “The juxtaposition of crafted and found materials meld to create an engaging wall relief.”
Honorable mentions were awarded to Abagail Scheer for her textile “The River,” Renee Mathews for her porcelain teapot “Curvy Girl,” and Martyn Bouskila for the layered painting “Instant Gratification.”
“This show reflects the wide range of pursuits by artists who use a variety of media and approaches to convey the broad range of human creativity in ideas,” said Hanzal. “I remain impressed with the depth and breadth of the submissions.”
The winning art – along with many other works chosen for the exhibit – can be seen at Charlotte Art League this month.