Three artists win awards in
World | Posted: Friday, August 6, 2010 11:00 am
of Coos Bay Award “Shortening Up” Acrylic by Capt. Greg
of New Westminster, British Columbia
by Louis Stephen Gadal of Los Angeles
artist Jon Olson said he chose this painting because the artist excelled at each
of the three criteria he evaluated: skill level, understanding of the subject
matter and composition, and the feeling conveyed as the artist
one is better at watercolors than Louis," Olson said. "His understanding of the
material at hand (water, boats, skies and light) is superb. Finally, the
painting conveys the mood that I feel when I see a scene like that in
by Jeffrey Hull of Cannon Beach
Coos Art Museum board of directors chose this painting. Seen from above the
beach at Silver Point in Cannon Beach, this scene came from five years of
story I was trying to tell was one of a veiled seastack simplified to a single
form in the morning," Hull wrote. Wildflowers and grass in the foreground
reflect the colors of summer.
by Capt. Greg Freedman of New Westminster, British Columbia
painting depicts a tugboat captain winching in a wood chip barge in the pouring
rain at night, illuminated by a single spotlight. A retired tugboat captain,
Freedman tries to "communicate what making a livelihood pushing steel around on
the water looks like, feels like and even smells like.
suspect that might explain why ‘Shortening Up' won the Port Award; those guys
have been there."
artist Jon Olson also recognized these works:
"A Tranquil Anchorage" by Frank Gaffney of Mountlake Terrace,
"Emerald City Twilight" by Steve Henderson of Dayton, Wash.
"Algarve Boats" by Alan Ryall of Livermore, Calif.
"Moving Water" by William Selden of Coos Bay
"Point Lobos Surf" by Katherine B. Young of San Francisco
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