Rockville Art League

Rockville Art League Juried Members Spring Show 2022

  • May 15, 2022 - June 26, 2022
On Site Exhibition

The Rockville Art League hosts two large juried member shows a year in a variety of mediums and styles. This spring we are honored to have art historian Dr. Irina Stotland as our judge who juried the 6 categories of work: oils and acrylics; watercolors; mixed media; pastels, drawings, hand-pulled prints, sculpture; photography.

This show is on exhibit at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, opening Sunday, May 15 through Friday, June 24. Glenview Mansion is open Monday - Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm.
Please note special CLOSURES: Wednesday, May 25; Friday, May 27; Monday, May 30; Thursday, June 2; Wednesday, June 8; Thursday, June 9; Friday, June 17.

Dr. Irina Stotland judge's remarks:
As art historians, we have yet to find a definition of art that satisfies everybody. In my work I have to settle for a nebulous “aesthetic object that is produced by human hands.” However, the idea of an aesthetic object is also elusive - it is defined by relativity, by the notions of taste and beauty in each culture.

My criteria in selecting the works of art in our exhibition were therefore, both subjective - the beauty of evoking emotions, and objective - the beauty of the demonstrated skill. Both are a matter of practice and a matter of intent, both are important. Yet, conveying a feeling, affecting a viewer is no small feat and, is, in my opinion, the defining mark of a good artist.

The range of artworks I was privileged to see - from subtle and nuanced to vivacious and saturated in color, from sensitive to strong in painterly gestures, from poetic to declaratory in their emotional charge - was incredibly impressive. Whether or not you find your piece in the exhibition, please continue developing your interest in art.

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