$1,500 Grand Prize Award  •  COLD BLUE  •  copyright Ken MacFarlane, artist

$1,500 Grand Prize Award  •  COLD BLUE  •  copyright Ken MacFarlane, artist

$ 750 First Place Award  •  FALLS  •  copyright Judy Wilder Dalton, artist

$ 750 First Place Award  •  FALLS  •  copyright Judy Wilder Dalton, artist

$ 375 Second Place Award  •  WALL PLATTER  •  copyright Travis Erxleben, artist

$ 375 Second Place Award  •  WALL PLATTER  •  copyright Travis Erxleben, artist

A Show of heART • 7th Annual AOT Fall Show

Thank you to all who entered the AOT 7th Annual Fall Art Show. The Top 25 Finalists and Alternates were selected by juror Julie Petro. Click on any image to open and view larger in Light Show.

Top 25 Juror's Statement

'I was honored to be asked to judge the seventh annual "A Show of heART" for the Artists of Texas. Clearly Texas' reputation as "big" extends to the talents of its artists and selecting only 25 of nearly 150 entrants wasn't an easy feat. Still, there is limited room and I feel confident the work selected for the show represent a particularly high quality in the diversity of styles submitted. It was truly a joy to see the great work of everyone who entered, and congratulations to the finalists for a job well done!' -Julie Petro

SELECTED TOP 25 FINALISTS (alphabetical by last name)

  • Bruce Bingham "Tough Love" 16x20 oil
  • Tina Bohlman "Radio Flyer" 6x8 watercolor
  • Robin Cheers "Congress Ave Traffic" 16x20 oil
  • Sarah Cloutier "Night Reef" 11x14 scratchboard
  • Judy Wilder Dalton "Falls" 8x8 oil on primed wooden panel
  • Linda Dellandre "On The Road" 12x24 pastel on archival paper
  • Brianna Deterling "Untitled" 13x13x4 stoneware
  • Travis Erxleben "Wall Platter" 21 in. stoneware
  • Alisa Fulghum "Laelia Tenebrosa" 12x24 acrylic
  • Anthony A. Gonzalez "Does it Show" 12x9 oil on linen
  • Becky Hicks "Got Cubes?" 16x20 oil
  • Nancy Hines "Gatherings" 15x15 oil on canvas
  • Michael Horvath "TMS Lake Jackson" 12x22x8 found objects assemblage
  • Barbara A. Jones "Blue Willow and Lemons" 11x14 oil
  • Sheri Jones "View from Comanche Peak" 8x10 oil
  • Susan Jump "Rough Cut" 24x24 oil
  • Kristine Kainer "Inner Beauty - Oyster" 20x20 oil
  • Maureen Killaby "Love Bites" 18x24 colored pencil on paper
  • Ken MacFarlane "Cold Blue" 11x14 oil
  • Russ Mackensen "Orange Slices" 9x12 oil pastel
  • Melinda Patrick "Night Tacos" 20x24 acrylic
  • Pat Meyer "One and Only" 9x12 oil
  • Kay Smith "Sunflower Bucket" 18x12 watercolor
  • Kay Wyne "Color of Summer" 10x20 oil on Raymar panel
  • Rebecca Zook "Hikers Treasures" 9x12 acrylic

 

ALTERNATES (Selected by judge Julie Petro to replace four framed paintings that were larger than size limitations)

  • Carolina Dalmas, "Vermillion Geraniums" 12x14 acrylic
  • Sharon Hodges, "Cemetery at Crested Butte" 12x24 oil
  • Sheri Jones, "Autumn's Allure" 8x10 oil
  • Irma Ward "Dragoon" 12x16 acrylic