Sea of Green by Suzy Barnard

Honorable Mention–Painting

Sea of Green by Suzy Barnard

Oil on wood panel, 32" x 38"

From the artist: I see a parade of ships from my studio window at Pier 70. Like large, languid still lifes on the bay, they call to me. In the morning they are inky, ghostly, glimmering things, by afternoon becoming luminous and magnificent. Too far away to make out the details, I see them as swaths of color sitting on an ever-changing liquid surface. Just as I fall in love with a particular ship, it vanishes when my back is turned. Where do they go, where have they been?

Artist bio: Suzy Barnard was born in England, earned her BFA (Painting) in 1980 from Bristol Polytechnic and moved to the Bay Area in 1981. She graduated from the MFA Painting program at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1984. Barnard paints from her studio at Pier 70 in San Francisco, and commutes home to Berkeley over the Bay Bridge, where more ships and weather are waiting to be noticed.

Prize Information:

Grand Prize–The Grand Prize winner receives a 6-week full scholarship to the Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, and up to $3,500 to cover travel expenses, accommodations and art supplies.
Category Winners–The top three winners in each category (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture) will be awarded a Utrecht ArtSmartTM gift card. First place receives a $1,500 ArtSmartTM gift card, second place gets a $750 ArtSmartTM gift card, and third place wins a $500 ArtSmartTM gift card.

Honorable Mentions–the three honorable mentions in each category will receive Certificates of Merit from Utrecht Art Supplies.


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