by the Artists of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE)
Show runs June 30 – September 5
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION
5:30pm – 8:30pm
“Landscape Constructions” is FREE’s first professionally juried competition. Over one hundred fifty pieces were vigorously created over a six month period for this year’s collection.
One hundred and six qualifying pieces were put before an esteemed panel of judges from the New York art and business community as the finalists. Fifty three Landscape Constructions were selected by the judges.
The collection consists of two tiers of excellence, with Tier One containing the first through third place winners, seven pieces awarded with honorable mention and the next best fifteen pieces.
Tier Two contains the remaining twenty eight works. The wide ranging depictions of sky, land, water and other natural elements are interpreted through three styles of art. Realistic, impressionistic, and abstract multi- media constructions were created with some artists making up to six renditions to arrive at their final submission.
The artists represented are the finalists whose quality of work “rose high enough” to have garnered entrance into this prestigious collection. Their courage and strength led them down the challenging path of self-revelation and allowed them to “talk to us” through the hidden language of images, colors and symbols.
While the artwork is beautiful to look at it is important to recognize the incredible depth of emotional release that took place over months of work with all of our dedicated staff, It was their patience and unerring commitment to “stay the course” and believe that our artists could reach high to not only “see their healing image”, but also commit it to permanent form for all to share in their vision.