notBIG(4) the EXHIBIT

 

M S Rezny Studio/Gallery is pleased to announce the finals in the national small arts juried competition notBIG(4) The Exhibit.  There was no intended theme for this art competition; the only requirement was that the artwork had to be 12”x12” or smaller, including the frame.  136 artists from 32 states submitted 440 artworks for consideration.  This year’s juror Kurt Gohde, Professor of Art, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, selected 45 artworks to be in the exhibit.  “The artworks chosen for this exhibition represent a wide range of media, styles, and conceptual approaches to making art. They resonate with presence much larger than their measurements in inches. They challenge a statement we have all heard too many times, a statement more memorable for alliteration than for any connection to reality—bigger may not be better.”

 

Of his selection for the exhibit Mr. Gohde stated “The sense of wonder I feel when looking at small artworks matches the biological impulse of many adults to coo at infants. Similarly, matchbooks, as collectible objects, compel a viewer to wonder what color the sulphur tips are beneath the thin cardboard cover…I hope this exhibition provides an experience for viewers something like the experience I had looking through the entries—something like discovering a new treasure in each jewelry box from a stack of boxes large enough to fill a small kitchen.”

Gallery of Accepted Artworks

Robert Hunter_Colonial Beach VA
Robert Hunter_Colonial Beach VA
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Kevin Schultz_Floyds Knobs IN
Kevin Schultz_Floyds Knobs IN
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Jenny Wu_Alexandria VA
Jenny Wu_Alexandria VA
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Clint Wood_Cincinnati OH
Clint Wood_Cincinnati OH
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Sean Ware_Dover NH
Sean Ware_Dover NH
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Allison Tierney_Pittsboro NC
Allison Tierney_Pittsboro NC
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Lydia Voss_Erlanger KY
Lydia Voss_Erlanger KY
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Mary Ruth Smith_Waco TX
Mary Ruth Smith_Waco TX
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Alexander Taylor_Louisville KY
Alexander Taylor_Louisville KY
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Lawrence Tarpey_Lexington KY
Lawrence Tarpey_Lexington KY
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Lee Sturtevant_Lexington KY
Lee Sturtevant_Lexington KY
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Karen Spears_Lexington KY
Karen Spears_Lexington KY
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Kate Snyder_Harrodsburg KY
Kate Snyder_Harrodsburg KY
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Fran Redmon_Frankfort KY
Fran Redmon_Frankfort KY
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Candice Rene_Lexingtgon KY
Candice Rene_Lexingtgon KY
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Thomas Pfannerstill_Louisville KY
Thomas Pfannerstill_Louisville KY
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Irene Mudd_Louisville KY
Irene Mudd_Louisville KY
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Carleton Wing_Lexington KY
Carleton Wing_Lexington KY
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Aldo Muzzarelli_Mauldin SC
Aldo Muzzarelli_Mauldin SC
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Bernard Park_Marquette MI
Bernard Park_Marquette MI
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Pat O'Brien__Cockeysville MA
Pat O'Brien__Cockeysville MA
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Soni Martin_Fayetteville NC
Soni Martin_Fayetteville NC
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Blase Masini_Evanston IL
Blase Masini_Evanston IL
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Sandra MacDiarmid_San Jose CA
Sandra MacDiarmid_San Jose CA
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Anne Kindl _Lexington, KY
Anne Kindl _Lexington, KY
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Trish Korte__Pekin IN
Trish Korte__Pekin IN
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Jana Kappeler_Carlisle KY
Jana Kappeler_Carlisle KY
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Cheryl Kinderknecht_Bradenton FA
Cheryl Kinderknecht_Bradenton FA
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Celia Kelly_Louisville KY
Celia Kelly_Louisville KY
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Anne Kindl_Lexington KY
Anne Kindl_Lexington KY
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Elizabeth Herrmann_St Petersburg FA
Elizabeth Herrmann_St Petersburg FA
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Teresa Harris_St Joseph MO
Teresa Harris_St Joseph MO
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Cissy Hamilton_Lexington KY
Cissy Hamilton_Lexington KY
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Mike Flynn_Manassas VA
Mike Flynn_Manassas VA
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Jack Girard_Lexington KY
Jack Girard_Lexington KY
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ReneHales_Lexington KY
ReneHales_Lexington KY
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Jerold Hale_Charleston SC
Jerold Hale_Charleston SC
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Todd Fife_Bowling Green KY
Todd Fife_Bowling Green KY
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Teri Dryden_Louisville KY
Teri Dryden_Louisville KY
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Anna Campomanes_Lexington KY
Anna Campomanes_Lexington KY
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Mary Clore_Louisville Ky
Mary Clore_Louisville Ky
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Andrew Denney_St. Louis MO
Andrew Denney_St. Louis MO
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Derek Ball_Louisville KY
Derek Ball_Louisville KY
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Critz Campbell_Ms State MS
Critz Campbell_Ms State MS
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Rebecca DeGroot_Spring TX
Rebecca DeGroot_Spring TX
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