Provided by Workhouse Artist Associates
The Workhouse Associate Artists (WAA) is pleased to announce the winners of the March 2016 Peoples Choice Award for the current exhibition in their gallery in Building W9 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. We have 17 artists of varying artistic disciplines. The Peoples Choice winners were chosen during the monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk on March 12, 2016. PWL The winners are Karen Chin (1st place), and Karen Hutchison (2nd place). Their works will be on exhibit through the end of March 2016 in Building W9. The Workhouse Arts Center is located at 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton, VA 22079. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri: 11:00 a. m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun: 12:00-5:00 p. m.
Here is information about the winning artists and their work:
Karen Chin (1st Place) Artwork: “Red Clover, Red Clover”
Karen Chin’s artist statement: Karen, an Ohioan, works in oils, but is equally at home with multi-mixed water media. Her art work has been juried into exhibits in Virginia and North Carolina, as well as included in two permanent collections in those states. In March 2015, two of her works were chosen by the City of Manassas for their Banner Art Project, which displays artists’ works in banner form around the city.
Karen notes that this oil/mixed media piece is from a photo she took of Red Clover in a Maryland farm field. The letters are from a fellow Associate’s show title, plus added to with oil paint.
Karen Hutchison (2nd Place) Artwork: “New Perspective”
Karen Hutchison’s Artist Statement: My personality continually has an intense desire to be creative. As an abstract painter, I look within to render unique and engaging designs that arise from my own thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Working in acrylic paint and mediums, I am able to create a diversity of styles in my work from soft dreamy color studies to dynamic textured pieces that have a structural feel – occasionally in neutral palettes, often in a selection of compelling hues, and always engaging.
My inspiration for New Perspective came from the process of how we try to keep an open mind and free ourselves from emotional clutter.
You can find more information about the Workhouse Art Center at workhousearts.org. The gallery is located at 9601 Ox Road Lorton, Virginia 22079. More about the Workhouse Associate Artists can be found at facebook.com/pages/associate.artists and workhouseassociateartists.weebly.com.