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Summer Members' Salon
An Exhibition of Artist Member Works

On Exhibit
July 30
September 5, 2015

Opening Reception
Thursday, July 30, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Admission: Free/Open to the Public

2015 Summer Members' Salon
People's Choice Award Winners

Echo Ukrainetz
1st Place
Echo Ukrainetz of Great Falls captures 1st Place this year with her batik, Chief Koostata.  Echo is a self taught artist whose work has been evolving for over 20 years.  Batik is an artistic process of alternating applications of wax resist and colorful dyes on high quality cloth, creating an elaborate piece of art.  She chose a photograph of Chief Koostata, the last formal chief of the Kootenai tribe along the Flathead Lake, for her Members’ Salon piece.  Echo says “I was drawn to this photograph because of the depth of thought in his expression and the detail in his clothing and headdress.  It was an exciting challenge to insert the colors.”  Echo is awarded a $250 cash prize for the top honors.
Echo Ukrainetz Chief Koostata
Chief Koostata
Batik
25" x 21"
$3,200

Amanda Wilson
2nd Place
Morning at Josephine, a photograph by Kalispell resident Amanda Wilson, took the 2nd Place $100 cash prize.  About the winning photo, Amanda says “Morning at Josephine was taken at sunrise in June.  Watching the light paint the mountain was one of the most beautiful and peaceful mornings I have encountered.  I had preconceived expectations of what I wanted my image to look like before going to Lake Josephine.  When I developed the image, it was completely unexpected; the colors, the light… all of it.  It was not what I expected or anything like the images I had seen that inspired me to go there.  It was a reminder that the unexpected can turn into something lovely and wonderful and take you where you weren’t meaning to go exactly where you were suppose to.  A lesson in art and life.”
Amanda Wilson Morning at Josephine
Morning at Josephine
Photograph
16" x 24"
$300

Darlene Morgan
3rd Place
Bigfork artist Darlene Morgan claimed 3rd Place honors with her India ink wash, Who, me? featuring one of her young neighbors. Darlene has been drawing and painting as far back as she can remember. Her subject matter has always been people or animals, and she loves portraiture and feels this is her niche.  Most of her paintings are rendered in great detail using India ink as a wash in a similar manner as watercolors, only in black and white. Morgan says "The varying tones and values need to be exact to depict to the viewer a visual perception of texture and depth.  It is a very unforgiving medium and requires a slow process, because mistakes cannot be erased or painted over."  This is Morgan’s fifth consecutive year in placing in the top three slots in the Hockaday Members Salon, and takes home a $50 cash prize.
Darlene Morgan Who Me
Who, me?
India Ink Wash
24" x 20"
$2,800

2015 Summer Members Salon

2015 Summer Members Salon

2015 Summer Members Salon

2015 Summer Members Salon

About the Exhibit
Come meet the artist next door.  Hockaday members who are artists, by vocation or by avocation, exhibit one piece of their artwork in the media of their choice, created in the past year.  The public is invited to attend the opening reception on July 30, enjoy the many pieces of recently created art, and cast a vote for their favorite.  Voting will continue through August 15 at 5:00 PM. The Summer 2015 Members Salon exhibition will yield three People’s Choice Award winners to be announced August 15.  The chosen 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded prizes (1st Place - $250, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $50).

 

Artist Participation
Dates and details on participating in the 2015 Members Salons are available in the "Artist Opportunities" pages of the Hockaday website.  Participation forms and complete information is available January 1, 2015 on the following pages (click to visit):
Summer Members Salon
Winter Members Salon
 

 

 

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