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2022 Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale
June 17, 2022 - August 27, 2022
Exhibition Dates: June 17 – August 27, 2022
Exhibition Opening: June 17 from 6-8 p.m.
Mary Budkoski, Finding Our Way, Sally, Bush Memorial Award for Best of Show ($250)
DeeAnn L. Prosia, Frosty Gathering, Ceramics Award of Excellence ($250)
Chevalier Daniel C. Boyer, The Heterosexual Night, Award of Excellence ($100)
Michael McFadden, Oasis, Award of Excellence ($100)
Wendy Hallstrom, Forest Ashes, Honorable Mention
Bob Ricciotti, Chameleon, Honorable Mention
Florence Shea-Gerold, Portrait of a Young Girl, Honorable Mention
This exhibition is an opportunity for members to showcase their artwork in any and all media. The variety and range of entries is a testament to the diversity and creativity of The Center’s community of artists. This year’s works of art by 91 participating members include painting, pastel, charcoal, ink, graphite, photography, mixed media, ceramics and more.
Judge: M’kina Tapscott
“All the members’ works were inspired, and executed with such great craftsmanship and detail. I could see the hours of attention, and felt the love and dedication that went into creating the variety of paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics. Many of these pieces used vibrant colors and a variety of lines to explore nature, memories, folk art, science, and religion.
Various themes and stories began to unravel each time I viewed the works. I could see the use of layers of multiple colors to create interesting textures and organic shapes and depth. The balance of color and contrast contributed to the captivating mood, as many of the works were dreamlike and mysterious. In the portraits, although the expressions in the characters are calm and the images are static, there is a sense of energy and movement captured in the whimsical and brave figures. With so many great pieces to choose between, it was tough making this decision.” — M’kina Tapscott
M’Kina Tapscott has a fifteen year career in education, access, curation and advocacy. Beginning with her work as Director of Education and Programs at Project Row Houses, an art and social service development in Houston, TX, and continuing through education and outreach positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Tapscott has championed the primacy of art in building community and advancing social change. Concurrent with her curatorial and administrative work, Tapscott has taught art history and studio art at all levels– most recently at the University of Houston and Houston Community College. A practicing artist, she holds an MFA from the University of Houston and a BFA from Texas State University.