On August 24, The Red Cockerill Gallery in Austell had an exhibition to honor the local artist in the “Barnyard Bounty Art Competition”. There was an unexpected surprise for an 11 year old young man, Adam Teal from Douglasville , who won the Best of Show Award- not just the children’s division but over the adults as well! The exhibit will continue until Sept. 11. The public is invited to come by to vote on the Peoples Choice award. The hours of the gallery are 10-5:30 Tues. through Sat. accept Labor Day Weekend when we will be in the Art In The Park on Marietta Square. Fro more information 770-944-3160 or email AnnCockerill@bellsouth.net.
Jack Shields originally from New Zealand was our judge for the Barnyard Bounty Competition at the Red Cockerill Gallery. Due to the funeral for a dear friend was unable to attend todays reception but left me lots of notes to let you know how excited he is for you in the quality of your work that he judged.
Jack began painting in 1962, studying with such well known watercolor artists as Rex Brandt, Robert Wood, George Post, Betty Lou Schlemn, Millard Sheets, Gerald Brommer, Don Andrews, and Tom Nicholas. He was featured as Watercolorist of the Month in American Artist Magazine. Among numerous commissions he has received are the guest room watercolors in the Atlanta JW Marriott Hotel Lenox and illustrations for the Atlanta Junior League Cookbook.
He served on the faculty of Westminster Schools in Atlanta as Director of Fine Arts. A skilled teacher and an enthusiastic painter, Jack has taught in Georgia, Missouri, Florida, California, Nevada, and Honolulu. Jack’s paintings hang in private homes and businesses throughout America and abroad. Sept. 28 Jack will teach a collage workshop here at the Red Cockerill Gallery.
Third Place : Haybales by 7 year old Lizbeth Abbott from Douglasville. Jack loved the loose movement in Lizbeth’s clouds.
Second Place: Hale Bails by Sarah Groves from Lithia Springs. Sarah’s layers of subdued colors was very impressive.
First Place: Starry, Starry Night by Julian Livingston from Lithia Springs. Actually, Jack could not believe that Julian is only 5 years old! He really loved both paintings but the fanciful Starry Night intrigued him. He said to keep an eye o n this young man as a very great artist.
Special Awards go to
Acorns 2 by Gail Newman from Mableton- her mastery of pastels was very impressive taking the common place to the sublime
Shady Path by Janet Deal from Douglasville_Jack loved the pastel colors and composition.
Dial Rd. Farm by Janis Smith- It was obvious Janis knew quite well her subject matter – painting it with great love
Golden Fields by Larry Noggle from Powder Springs-Jack Shields gave great admiration to the beautifully smooth sky wash by
Going to Market by Ron Whittingham – although he really loved both of Ron’s paintings , Going to Market really made him smile and “Don’t we all need to smile more in this age of shootings and bombs.”
Open Spaces by Ann Tewelow - The Simplicity of composition and smooth washes really captured his attention. She was definitely an “editor and not a gossip columnist in this painting expressing minimalism to the highest degree- well done!”.
Third Place: tie
Barnyard Lace by Carole Umphrey from Douglasville, he absolutely loved her fluid wet on wet background in juxtaposition with the delicate lacey flowers
Barnyard by Jean Carson from Acworth,– Jack loved the volume and form of the chicken
Tigers Hanging Out by Dorottya Kern, from Acworth- the soft ethereal flowers and background were stunning!
Lady with Attitude by Beverly Culver- from Breman Jack actually loved all 3 of Beverly’s paintings but the sassiness of the horse and knowledge of anatomy were excellent.
This never has happened before in all the years that Jack has been judging
but the Best of Show goes to a 11 year old… Adam Teal from Douglasville
For his “Stormy Day”. Jack actually did not notice that he was only 11 years old. Any adult artist would be proud to claim this beauty. This painting has all for which an artist strives: composition, simplicity of form, movement, feeling and color harmony. Well done Adam!!!
The Red Cockerill
Gallery is located at 2845 Cemetery Street Austell, Georgia, located just off
I-20 (exit 44). Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to
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