A Weekend of Fun and Great Art

NOAPS Holiday show best of show Zimou Tan  “White Scarf” 7×5, by Zimou Tan, winner of the Best of Show Award at the 2017 NOAPS Holiday Small Works Show and Sale

The impressionistic brush strokes are only part of the “impression” on the face of this portrait by Zimou Tan…the glance of the model is giving the viewer the feeling that she is pensive, perhaps wistful as she gazes out from the bonds of paint.  The artist has captured with few passes of the brush the full effect of her mood.

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Panoramic View of the NOAPS Holiday Small Works Show and Sale at the Cathy Kline Gallery, Parkville, MO. 

What an amazing display of artwork!  The Cathy Kline Art Gallery has done an outstanding job of hanging a show of nearly 200 paintings orchestrated to provide the viewer with a comprehensive look at the work by NOAPS artists.  As always, the work seen in person far exceeds the view that one sees via the internet, and if our reader has the opportunity, a look at the show in person would certainly be worth the trip.  NOAPS extends a huge thank you to Cathy!

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View of the Cathy Kline Gallery with new landscaping and decorated for the Holidays.

The weekend kicked off on Thursday, November 16th with a workshop with Hebe Brooks, NOAPS Master Artist and Awards Judge.  The following day Hebe led a tour of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, which houses over 35,000 works.  She led the attendees in “a chronological way and we were able to see the development of mediums and painting throughout western civilization.”  A highlights tour with a museum docent included a stop at the Gates of Paradise, a replica of those found in the baptistery in Florence.

Friday evening the gallery hosted a VIP reception, with nearly 100 attending including 4 mayors from Parkville and surrounding cities.  Saturday was a busy day with demonstrations by Adam Clague and Andrea Orr-Clague, Cheng Lian, and  Ryan Delgado.  That evening the Grand Opening was a huge success, with the presentation of awards.

NOAPS small works show cheng demo  Demonstrator Cheng Lian, NOAPS Master Artist with the model and the demonstration piece.

NOAPS Holiday show adam clague demo 2  Demonstrator Adam Clague, portrait in oil demonstration.

Award winners include:

Best of Show: “White Scarf” by Zimou Tan

Master/Signature Category:

First Place: “Blue Note” by Jerry Smith

Second Place: “Little Angel” by Donald Curran

Third Place: “Blue Throated Macaw” by Tom Altenburg

Honorable Mentions:

“Pals” by Del-Bourree Bach; “Timber Island” by Roger Leonard; “City Mist” by Miguel Malagon; “Main Street” by Barbara Nuss; “Snow Day” by Jason Sacran; “Time in a Bottle” by John Schisler; and “Rain in the Loop” by William Schneider.

Artist Member Category:

First Place: “Beach Path” by Terry Nybo

Second Place: “Balancing Act” by Alex Zonis

Third Place: “A Study of Colored Glass” by Blair Atherholt

Honorable Mentions:

“Braids and Bows” by Linda Eades Blackburn; “M is for Marbles” by Karen Budan; “First Brush of Spring” by Dan Bulleit; “A Little Still Life for Mrs. W” by Berry Fritz; “Dashing Dexter” by Carol Devereaux; “June Sky” by Tom Heflin; “Cherries on Pedestal” by Gerald Vendetti; “Wild Winter Waves at the Jetty” by Maureen Vezina; “Spring is Here” by Karla Mann; “Kauai Falls” by Nancy McTigue; “Fresh Tomatoes” by Rosa Montante; “Beginning of a Journey” by Manon Sander; “Old Barn and Pond” by James Swanson and “Sheep” by Andrea Orr-Clague.

Congratulations to all the award winners, and to all the artists!  Well done!

To view all the paintings in the 2017 NOAPS Holiday Small Works Show and Sale visit http://www.noaps.org/exhibitions. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram (Natoilandacrylicsociety).

Written by Patricia Tribastone, NOAPS Blog Director

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