2021 Small Stones Festival of the Arts

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THIS WEB GALLERY SHOWS ALL SUBMITTED ARTWORK.  ARTWORK SELECTED BY OUR JURORS FOR EXHIBITION AND PUBLISHING ARE NOTED.
 
  1. VIEWING - Click on an image for a larger view.
  2. NAVIGATION - The images are sorted with prizewinners first (note that most prizes will be awarded on October 15), then alphabetically by artist last name. Note that there are multiple pages in the gallery - use the page selector to see more entries.
  3. SEARCHING - You can enter an artist's first or last name in the search box to find a given artist.
  4. FILTERING - You can create a filtered view to see only paintings or photography by selecting a choice in the Category Filter box. You can see only those entries selected by our jury for inclusion in our exhibition and printed catalog by using the Tag Filter.
  5. PURCHASING ARTWORK - Artwork on display at the in-person exhibition may be purchased if the artist has elected to make it available for sale.


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Waiting to Dance
Waiting to Dance
Jennifer Behymer
$750.00
Juror's Choice
Selected for Exhibition Juror's Choice
Artist statement: In this portrait of my daughter, I tried to capture the feeling of both expectation and waiting that accompanies the transition between youth and waiting for the dance of adulthood to begin. I purposefully chose both a background and style of dress that are are both semi-formal and timeless to help represent the universal feeling of this time in a young woman's life.
Specific medium: Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

Sunflower
Sunflower
Meagan Fedigan
$145.00
Photography - Third Prize
Selected for Exhibition Third Place - Photography
Artist statement: With photography, I strive to find beauty in the everyday and especially love the detailed view of macro photography. I often find myself drawn to nature with all its fascinating details. Sunflowers are bright and beautiful with their vibrant petals, but there is just something about them in black and white. The petals appear to come to life and begin to move. As with all things living, this flower has since faded, but with this photo, I can remember the day it danced for me.
Specific medium: digital photograph

Laced Up
Laced Up
Diane Gray
$150.00
Juror's Choice
Selected for Exhibition Juror's Choice
Artist statement: The colors, textures and details in the stitching drew my eye to this small section of the entrance to a tent, part of an art installation at DeCordova Sculpture Park
Specific medium: Photography

Spring
Spring
Susan Hong-Sammons
$1,400.00
Juror's Choice
Selected for Exhibition Juror's Choice
Artist statement: My work is an expression of what I value: the intrinsic and intangible qualities of a rich and full life, whether found in nature or the people around us.
Specific medium: Oil

Pillow for Two
Pillow for Two
Nastassia Hunt
$600.00
Juror's Choice
Selected for Exhibition Juror's Choice
Artist statement: A Grafton local, I am an oil painter of people, pets, and anything else that inspires me!
Specific medium: Oil Paint

Draper Demolition, Hopedale, No. 1
Draper Demolition, Hopedale, No. 1
James Hunt
$350.00
Juror's Choice
Selected for Exhibition Juror's Choice
Artist statement: The Draper Corporation was founded in the mid-1800's and grew to become the largest maker of power looms in the world. At its height, over 3000 people worked at the plant in Hopedale. Its was a major force in the industrial revolution, creating jobs, enormous wealth for some, and social inequality and environmental damage for others. The company closed in the 1970's. Demolition began in 2020.
Specific medium: Digital photography

Big Girl
Big Girl
Jeff Iacovelli
$400.00
Fine Art - Second Prize
Selected for Exhibition Second Place - Painting
Artist statement: Watercolor painting of a cow in early morning in April.
Specific medium: Watercolor

Peaceful Valley Church
Peaceful Valley Church
Karina James
$300.00
People's Choice
Selected for Exhibition
Artist statement: I enjoy creating pictures from flowers that I plant. I never liked the idea of flowers dying in the fall, so I found a way to preserve flowers through art.
Specific medium: Botanical materials

Himba Boy
Himba Boy
Elizabeth Koah
Fine Art - Third Prize
Selected for Exhibition Third Place - Painting
Artist statement: Faces are stories. I am driven to portray these stories through my artwork. Using watercolor on paper, I focus on detail and likeness to capture my subject and show their personality, their emotions, their story. I use layers of color to create depth and draw the viewer in. Through the process of painting my subjects I get to know them. My goal is to bring life to the paper so the viewer can know them too. Through my portraits I celebrate each of my subjects and tell their stories.
Specific medium: Watercolor on paper

Scenic Overlook
Scenic Overlook
Sara Lyons
$195.00
Photography - Second Prize
Selected for Exhibition Second Place - Photog.
Artist statement: Especially when they were younger, images of my children hinted at some unconscious wisdom guiding them through the commotion of growing up. In newer work, I now see beings becoming aware of their own power as they begin to navigate the world on their own. With this independence, there is often less opportunity for collaborating and making more photographs. The pandemic, however, offered an unexplored circumstance that gave rise to recent portraits like the one you see here.
Specific medium: C-Print

Enormity
Enormity
Paul M. Murray
$995.00
Photography - First Prize
Selected for Exhibition First Place - Photography
Artist statement: I am a visual traveler who ventures well beyond the pathways of others in my photographic journeys. I try to remain open to possibilities, trust my instincts and use technology to increase my creative options and productivity. Color, light, and gesture are important elements in my work. My choices of timing, perspective, and composition are intended to draw the viewer into the setting and moment. I hope my images engage the viewer’s interest and enrich their experience and vision.
Specific medium: Color photo print on archival paper

Lily of the Pond
Lily of the Pond
Colleen Reilly
$1,200.00
Juror's Choice
Selected for Exhibition Juror's Choice
Artist statement: The reflections of the clouds and blue skies in this colorful lily pond made me stop to capture this beautiful moment in time. I also was captivated by the wistful look of this young girl staring at the sea. I combined both images to create this evocative piece to represent the fragile beauty that exists in both nature and mankind.
Specific medium: photograph

Prismatic
Prismatic
Matt Reynolds
$400.00
People's Choice
Selected for Exhibition
Artist statement: Japanese Maple tree in full autumn color.
Specific medium: Photography

Berry Bush
Berry Bush
Beverly Tinklenberg
$300.00
Fine Art - First Prize
Selected for Exhibition First Place - Painting
Artist statement: Closeup of berry bush
Specific medium: Oils

Peony: Through the Looking Glass
Peony: Through the Looking Glass
Lori Aberg
$175.00

Selected for Exhibition
Artist statement: As a representational artist, I find inspiration in and around my home. Bird feeders, garden and pets all provide unlimited source material. I work within two mediums: charcoal drawing and watercolor painting. I find myself drawn to the monochrome of charcoal. I love the luminosity of watercolor where the rules are: there are no rules. Each time I pick up my brush is an opportunity for discovery and problem solving. I embrace the challenges and rewards art has brought to me. Live and learn!
Specific medium: Watercolor

Happy Trails
Happy Trails
Lori Aberg
$95.00


Artist statement: As a representational artist, I find inspiration in and around my home. Bird feeders, garden and pets all provide unlimited source material. I work within two mediums: charcoal drawing and watercolor painting. I find myself drawn to the monochrome of charcoal. I love the luminosity of watercolor where the rules are: there are no rules. Each time I pick up my brush is an opportunity for discovery and problem solving. I embrace the challenges and rewards art has brought to me. Live and learn!
Specific medium: Watercolor

Sunbeam
Sunbeam
Lori Aberg


Artist statement: As a representational artist, I find inspiration in and around my home. Bird feeders, garden and pets all provide unlimited source material. I work within two mediums: charcoal drawing and watercolor painting. I find myself drawn to the monochrome of charcoal. I love the luminosity of watercolor where the rules are: there are no rules. Each time I pick up my brush is an opportunity for discovery and problem solving. I embrace the challenges and rewards art has brought to me. Live and learn!
Specific medium: Watercolor

Brattleboro Covered Bridge
Brattleboro Covered Bridge
Adam Adkison
$800.00

Selected for Exhibition
Artist statement: Painting is one of those special things that communicates when there are no words. It conveys the artist's passion, their skill and the way they see the world. All my life, growing up I was moved by paintings and drawings. It's that silent communication that fascinates me. Whether it's memories or imagination or dreams, art speaks to us across all countries, all nationalities.
Specific medium: Gamblin oils on oil-primed cotton canvas

Solitude
Solitude
Jerry Aissis
$650.00


Artist statement: I paint to keep out of trouble. It has kept me sane during these pandemic months and I try to paint every day. I never have trouble finding subject matter . Life and beauty are all around me.
Specific medium: Watercolor and oil

Hummingbird
Hummingbird
Louise Allain
$95.00

Selected for Exhibition
Artist statement: After photographing the hummingbirds for many days I thought I would try something different. I loved the images in color but decide to go with a black and white image. I liked the way it stood out, it gave me a feeling of peacefulness.
Specific medium: Black and White photo on Metallic paper.

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