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Love Affair | Ralph Wilson


Love Affair
Ralph Wilson
Giclee print

Artist Statement


Converge Gallery presents "Zeitgeist" a showcase of the accepted works for its second annual juried exhibition for 2017. This year's exhibition features artists from 17 different states and three countries in a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, sound, mixed media, and more. "Zeitgeist" is defined as being, "the general beliefs, ideas, and spirit of a time and place." In recent years people have experienced so many abrupt and unremitting changes to the environment, social media, music, politics, social interaction, technology, etc. This exhibition will explore these beliefs and ideas in order to shed light on, not only the ever-changing world, but a similar place and time from many different perspectives. Jurors rated each artist in the following categories: Style, Artistic Integrity, First Impression, Creativity, Originality, Inventiveness, Communication, Content, Design, Composition, Quality, Control of Medium, and creativity. Jurors for the exhibition include Penny Lutz - Director of The Gallery at Penn College; Richard Rinehart - Director of the Samek Art Museum; Dan Olivetti - Director of the Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University; and Brice Brown - Curator at the Milton Art Bank. At the opening, awards were given out at for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize. Award winners include First Prize - Frank Locke (New York, NY) “Even Though I Could”; Second Prize - Timothy Miller a.k.a. Clockworkbox ( Lewisburg, PA) “#breadandcircus #americandream #syria”; Third Prize - William Evertson (East Hampton, CT) “Fukushima” . Four Honorable Mentions were presented to Brian Spies (Williamsport, PA), Wanda Riley (Catawissa, PA), Brook Jana (Waverly, PA), & Chuck Fong (State College, PA). All entries that are not selected for the exhibition will be displayed as part on an online exhibition at Zeitgeist will be on display from Friday, June 2nd, through Saturday, July 15th, 2017.