Dan Welden Juries Solarplate 2016 at Alex Ferrone Gallery

"Giverny II" by Evelyn Klein
"Giverny II" by Evelyn Klein, Photo: Courtesy Alex Ferrone Gallery

Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue is currently exhibiting its first international juried exhibition, Solarplate 2016, featuring original Solarplate etchings created from photographically based images.

The show includes 48 works by national and international artists, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Inspiration Plus Foundation—a charitable educational organization with the purpose of improving the lives of individuals of all ages through exposure to art, science and music.

Lightshow by Cindy Ostroff
“Lightshow” by Cindy Ostroff, Photo: Courtesy Alex Ferrone Gallery

Exhibition juror Dan Welden, of Sag Harbor, is a master printmaker, painter, educator, author and developer of the solarplate etching technique who has been creating works on paper for more than five decades. His works have been shown in more than 80 international solo exhibitions and over 700 group exhibitions around the globe.

Welden chose an excellent field of artists to participate in the Solarplate 2016 show.  They include: Ennid Berger, Sadie Bridger, Kathryn Cirincione, John DeMotte, Oletha DeVane, Mary Donato, Cas Donovan, Annelies Dykgraaf, Amy Evans, Carol Hayman, Alex Hegeler, Karen Hymer, L.S. King, Evelyn Klein, Melody Knight-Leary, Rosemary Lee, Chiarina Loggia, Yvette Lucas, Barbara Luhmann, Lisa Mackie, Juliet Mattila, Janice McCullagh, Kathy McGhee/Helen Hoffelt, Louise Millmann, Margaret Niven, Tony Ortega, Cindy Ostroff, Tim Pauszek, AV Pike, Randi Reiss-McCormack, John Roberts, Jeff Russell, Angela Savoy, Marc Schimsky, Robynn Smith, Alice Stern, Dale Strouse, Lihie Talmor, Daniel Teitelbaum, Joshua Tollefsen, Sarah Turnbull, Mary Twomey, Frances Valesco, Claudia Waruch, Joyce Wilson, Pat Yancovitz, and Barry Zacherle.

"Gridding Off Space" by A.V. Pike
“Gridding Off Space” by A.V. Pike, Photo: Courtesy Alex Ferrone Gallery

The Juror’s Awards have also been announced.

Karen Hymer won the Grand Prize for her piece “Remnants 277.” Her prize was a two-day printmaking residency with Welden in his Sag Harbor studio. Janice McCullagh earned First Place for “Two Things,” which won her a $200 gift certificate to Hampton Editions, Ltd. Second Place went to Amy Evans for “Daydreams 3,” earning a $150 gift certificate for Atlantic Papers. AV Pike won Honorable Mention for “Gridding Off Space.” Pike won a $50 gift certificate to Abbot Art Framing and Giclée Services in Farmingdale.

Juror’s Mention went to “Wall with Cable” by John DeMotte, “Light Show” by Cindy Ostroff and “Better Days” by Sarah Turnbull.

Solarplate 2016 is on view through November 13 at Alex Ferrone Gallery, located at 25425 Main Road in Cutchogue. Call 631-734-8545 or visit alexferronegallery.com.

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