Three local artists -Susan Richardson, Lynn Wilson and Alice Jean Gibbs – all had artworks selected for the Artists League of Tallahassee’s annual summer show at the Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts.
One of Richardson’s three works selected for the show also received one of the exhibition’s six top awards.
Richardson’s 8“ by 10” oil painting “Old Salt Christo at 80,” completed last year, earned her a Frames + Award, which included a $50 gift certificate from the frame shop.
“He let me take a whole bunch of photographs of him,” she said. “He has a framed copy of it.”
Richardson also had two other works accepted in the show, which was entitled “To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate” since it allowed for works done by two or more artists.
“It meant more than one person could work on a painting,” she said. “Often it’s just your work. Normally it would be difficult to be in shows (if the work was by more than one artist).”
Richardson’s two other works in the show, which featured 80 pieces overall, were “Clearing Fog,” a work she did in March, and which has earned her an Honorable Mention in the Atlanta Artistic Center’s Dogwood Show.
“I live for ribbons,” she joked. “That’s what I do.”
A third work, “The Man,” done last summer, was of an African-American man who frequented the Gibson Inn.
Artist Alice Jean Gibbs had a large pastel landscape in the show entitled “Spirit guides me,” while her daughter, Lynn Wilson has two pastels, “Mystic Morning," which shows Eastpoint at sunrise, and “Tate's Hell.”
“Mom was thrilled and it was so great for her to finally, after a life’s career, to be selected for the Museum of Fine Art,” said Wilson.
The show closed today. – BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN