Frederick Gallery: July 2020

Artist Choice

Juror: Steve Griffin || Catalog || Flier

Juror's Statement  || JUROR'S TALK || VIDEO SLIDE SHOW

My Philosophy—To me art is not static. Even when I’m working on a series of similar paintings I try not to get stuck on a formula. I allow each painting takes its own direction. When I visit an art museum and look at work that I have seen several times before there will always be something I notice for the first time. The artwork is the same. I have changed. The same thing happens when I’m asked to jury a show. I try not to look at the artwork with any preconceived expectations. The judging process is much like creating a work of art itself. I may begin with a general idea but in the end it’s usually something unexpected. And the choices I might make today would be different than the choices I would make six months from now when looking at the same work. —Steve Griffin



  • 1st Place – “Creative Flow" acrylic by Tarver Harris of Stafford, VA
  • 2nd Place –“Milky Way" photograph by Dorothy Stout of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Dark Journey” cold wax & oil by Bob Worthy of Montross, VA

Honorable Mention

  • "La Catrina" acrylic by Tronja Anglero of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Corona Lisa" mixed media by Michael Broadway of Woodford, VA
  • "Skyline Drive in December" watercolor by Jane Cariker of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "In Motion" mixed media by Barbara Taylor Hall of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Jimmy Page" ballpoint pen on paper by David Kenney of Fredericksburg, VA
  • Operation ‘New Heart’” collage by Pam Weldon of Bowling Green, VA