Seven Chelsea Painters were juried into the 2010 Statewide Fine Arts Competition at the Ella Sharp Museum of Fine Art and History in Jackson, MI.
Exhibiting Chelsea Painters members include: Corrine Vivian, Toni Stevenson, Dee Overly, Gwyn McKay, Bill Knudstrup, Joyce Grace, and Barbara Gilbert. Each of their styles are distinctive and hold up very well in the competition. With only 60 works accepted, the Chelsea Painters represent over 10% of this exhibition, which showcases some of the finest artists in the state.
This all-media exhibition can be seen January 16th – March 20th, 2010. The juror, Richard Rubenfeld, feels the most important aspect of art is the sense of mystery it generates. He responded strongly to the works that engaged his imagination, to art that takes him to new places and provides experiences he has never had. What is not there is as important as what is.
The Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History is located at 3225 Fourth Street, Jackson Michigan. The museum is open daily except Mondays 10am to 4pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. This historic museum with five galleries is located in a beautiful park campus and has a wonderful restaurant, The Granary, available for lunch.