F.C. Arts ‘Printmaking’ Winners Announced

February 12, 2013 6:47 PM0 comments
Printmaking show winner Jacqlyn Sickler (left) is congratulated by show juror  Lisa Kuhn.  Sickler’s winning entry is the large woodcut “Natural Woman,” shown between the two. “I thought the winning print by Jacqlyn Sickler was impressive,”  said the juror. “The woodcut process is very challenging.  Her use of one block to create her print is difficult, leaving little room for error.  Her print was well executed, the composition and use of color were interesting, and the scale of the print was impressive.” (Photo: Shaun van Steyn)

Printmaking show winner Jacqlyn Sickler (left) is congratulated by show juror Lisa Kuhn. Sickler’s winning entry is the large woodcut “Natural Woman,” shown between the two. “I thought the winning print by Jacqlyn Sickler was impressive,” said the juror. “The woodcut process is very challenging. Her use of one block to create her print is difficult, leaving little room for error. Her print was well executed, the composition and use of color were interesting, and the scale of the print was impressive.” (Photo: Shaun van Steyn)

At an opening reception last Thursday evening, juror Lisa Kuhn, director of the Art Bank at the U.S. Department of State, announced the winners of Falls Church Arts’ Printmaking show.

Jacqlyn Sickler won first place for her large woodcut “Natural Woman” (see photo). Second place was awarded to Veronica Barker-Barzel for her etching “City in the Sea” and third place was awarded to Terri Rea for her watercolor monotype “Stones of Stennis.”

“I was very impressed with the talent of our local artists and the quality of their work,” Kuhn said. “Having been involved with the acquiring of prints for the Department of State’s Art Bank Program, I appreciated very much the time and effort the artists invested in creating their work.”

Kuhn spoke at the reception to the many artists and supporters about her work as director of the Art Bank and specifically what she looks for in the art that is selected for inclusion in the gallery. The Art Bank has over 2,800 artworks in its collection currently.

Live music at the reception was provided by Kamel Zennia, previewing his performance this Saturday as part of Creative Cauldron’s Passport to the World series.

The Printmaking show will run through Feb. 24 at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave. For more information, e-mail info@FallsChurchArts or call 703-679-7881.

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