“imagined” juried by Susan Burnstine | GalleryTalk
The “imagined” exhibition juried by Susan Burnstine, was in the online gallery from September 15 to October 26, 2023. Susan selected fifty five images from forty artist. Renee Lynn’s image “The Light Within” received the Juror’s Award. Steve Isaac’s image “Blues in the Garden of Cosmos” received the Director’s Award. Gordon Saperia’s image “Morning Light” received the Visitors’ Award.
Having the ability to conceive of and construct a world that exists solely in one’s creative imaginings calls to mind my favorite quote from the classic tale Peter Pan, “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” The fifty-five images included in the gallery and online exhibitions of Imagined soar into unique worlds that offer boundless possibilities that span between harrowing to pure delight, unknown to strangely familiar and from the beauty of the unseen to revealing the utterly fantastic.
It was an extremely difficult task to narrow down selections for the gallery and online exhibition to just fifty-five images. And selecting just one image for the Juror’s Prize was near impossible, but after much deliberation the esteemed honor goes to Renee Lynn’s The Light Within; a technical marvel that leaps into the world of magnificent possibility. And A Smith Gallery Directors Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully bestowed the Directors Award to Steve Isaac for his delightful tableaux, Blues In The Garden of Cosmos.
There were so many spectacular submissions I wished I could have included. I commend and thank every artist that took the leap and allowed me to experience his or her unique and wonderful world. Congratulations to the selected artists.
Susan Burnstine, September, 2023