2021 Fall Member Juried Art Exhibition
The Rochester Art Club 2021 Fall Member Art Exhibition will open online with a November 12 virtual Awards Ceremony, and run through January 17, 2022.
38 artists are participating in the show. Out of 117 entries, 72 works were accepted for the exhibit.
The annual exhibition is a juried show open only to Rochester Art Club member artists. This is the second year that this annual show has been online, and a wide variety of subject matter and styles are represented. Acclaimed contemporary American impressionist painter Lori Putnam of Tennessee was the juror and judge.
The show can be viewed online at rochesterartclub.org. An award ceremony will premiere on the Rochester Art Club Facebook page on Friday, November 12 at 7 pm. (facebook.com/
JUROR OF AWARDS: Lori Putnam
Recognized for her expressive brushwork, contemporary compositions, and intelligent use of color, Nashville Tennessee native, Lori Putnam paints small to medium-sized works en plein air and creates large paintings in her studio. Having painted and taught in nearly 20 different countries (including Ukraine, New Zealand, Guatemala, much of Europe and the UK), she believes that works created from life help her maintain freshness in her studio paintings as well.
While she considers herself primarily self-taught, the advice and support of Scott Christensen, Quang Ho, and Dawn Whitelaw have been key to the artist’s development and success. Lori has exhibited with many respected organizations including but not limited to the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein air Painters Association, the California Art Club, and the American Impressionists Society. Additionally, both Lori’s plein air and studio paintings have received countless awards. Some of her more recent accolades have come from the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the Portrait Society of America, The American Impressionist’s Society, the Oil Painters of America, All Along the Sierra Exhibition, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, and the Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational. In 2021 she took home the $15,000 Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Awards from Plein Air Salon.
When not traveling to paint, teach, or lecture, Putnam works in her studio in Charlotte, Tennessee.
Best of Show – Annalise Schmidt – “Ives Train Engine 3235”
Rochester Art Supply Award – Erika Hutch — “Portrait of a Young Girl”
Juror Awards (in no particular order)
Teresa Barlis — “Bloomfield Tree”
Brenda Cretney — “Young Mr. Wallace”
Deborah Bilinski — “Mimi’s Puppets”
Rebecca Maynard — “Batik Forest”
Kristin Malone— “Finding Shade in Dresden”
Bruce Zaretsky – “Beautiful Extinction: Reef Madness
Merit Awards (in no particular order)
David Gardner— “Palace Marques de Dos Aquas”
Andrea Nadel — “Ready to Harvest
Kevin Feary — “Ice Cream on Lake Street”
Ron Haas — “Don’t You Roll Your Eyes at Me”
Award of Merit
Kathy Armstrong— “Pandemic Provisions”
Joni Monroe — “Dreamer”