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SoJie 15

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37002 posts

SoJie 15 – “For the Birds”
celebrating the nature and beauty of birds

Solo’s 15th Juried Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts


banner created by Elizabeth Bravo, Graphics Coordinator, Solo Exhibition

 
 
 


Dear Esteemed Nominees, Solo Exhibition Members, and Guests,

Monday, May 28th, with the opening of the 15th Juried Invitational Art Exhibition, presented by the Solo Exhibition group of RedBubble, we celebrate forty-two (42) artists, exhibiting sixty-nine (69) artworks, and representing nine (9) countries. The show, titled “For the Birds”, highlights and celebrates the nature and beauty of birds through photographic and traditional fine art works of the esteemed Solo community.

Solo hosts invited select works for exhibition along the theme. Some of the traditional works were selected from a companion workshop, where traditional artists took inspiration and reference from a catalog of works along the bird theme. These reference works are noted in the exhibition, by a linked thumbnail image, crediting the originator.

Out of the 69 entries in the juried exhibition, there are 25 Photographic works and 44 Traditional artworks, from some 42 artists. Exhibitors have as many as 3 works in the show.

Judges will award 1st – 3rd places in the Traditional Art and in Photographic Art categories. The artwork with the highest score, over all categories, will be awarded “Best in Show”, besides a category first place. Judges will also make special merit awards.

The show runs from May 28th through June 3rd, 2012. Awards Day is Wednesday, May 30th, starting at noon, New York time (see world clock link, below).

You might also be interested in a companion link to the SoJie 15 Workshop – Show & Tell. Artists who participated in the optional workshop were encouraged to discuss how they produced their artwork, and show the work in progress. This area will continue to build as more of the artists document their artistic journey.

The workshop schedule for Solo’s 2012 season is posted. All Redbubble artists and the public are welcome. You will need to sign up for Redbubble and Solo Exhibition group membership to participate.

Congratulations to all! And thank you for coming to the exhibition and supporting these wonderful artists.

Each month of the Solo season, all of the members of the Solo Exhibition group have the opportunity for one or more of their works to be selected for a “SoJie” (Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition). To qualify, a member has to have joined the group at least in the calendar month prior to the current show. If you would like to be considered for next month’s show, which will focus on landscapes, join now!

Your comments on the art are welcome. Comments begin following the exhibits; on page 4.

Respectfully,

F.A. Moore, Solo Founder and host

Elizabeth Bravo, Solo Graphics Coordinator

Maxy, Solo Reception Manager

LINKS

Official Nominators for the show:
From Team Solo
F.A. Moore, and
Elizabeth Bravo

Judges for the show:

Photography:
Linaji

Traditional:
Elena Oleniuc
Linda Apple

PROMOTE THE SHOW

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Official SHOW BANNER code for RB profile page – for FANS, FRIENDS, EXHIBITORS

Exhibitor WEB RING Announcement JOURNAL

Tweet this link – http://www.redbubble.com/groups/solo-exhibition/forums/14322/topics/275179-sojie-15

AWARDS SHOW – your local time
Fixed WORLD CLOCK for start of Awards Ceremony (find the city closest to you. That is your local DAY and TIME for the awards.)

SoJie 15 dates:

Nominations made:   May 1 – May 24
Deadline for entry: Thursday May 24
WebRing: Monday May 28
Judging: Fri – Sunday May 25-29
Opens: Monday May 28
Awards: Wednesday May 30


PRESENTING THE EXHIBITORS FOR SOLO EXHIBITION’S FIFTEENTH JURIED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION


Leslie Gustafson Leslie Gustafson 808 posts


First Snow Visitor
by Leslie Gustafson

Traditional Art
Pastel on Canson Mi Tientes
11″ × 14″


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Yannik Hay Yannik Hay 2234 posts


Great Blue Heron
by Yannik Hay

Photographic Art
Location: National Archives Gatineau Preservation Centre park, Gatineau, Qc. Canada,
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, ISO: 800,
Shutter priority: 1/1000 sec., Aperture: F/5,6,
Copyright: Yannik Hay,
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM@400mm


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Dianne  Ilka Dianne Ilka 990 posts


Coffee Chicks
by Dianne Ilka

Traditional Art
Coffee and pen (with a touch of salt and charcoal)
on Arches 300gsm watercolour paper
8″ × 10″


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Corri Gryting Gutzman Corri Gryting ... 9747 posts


Pheasant Running Free
by Corri Gryting Gutzman

Photographic Art
Date Taken: February 5, 2012
Location: Mt. Mesa, California, USA.
Camera Details: Canon EOS 7D, with a Canon 18mm-100mm lens,
UV filter, f/8, ISO 100, 1/100 Sec, Handheld, No Flash


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Martin Smart Martin Smart 322 posts


Home With The Catch 3
by Martin Smart

Photographic Art
Location: Denman Island, BC, Canada
Canon EOS 20D with Canon EF500 f4 IS lens + 1.4x converter mounted on a Gitzo tripod with Wimberley head.
1/500sec f8 ISO 200


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition


Linaji Award
for Clarity and Composition
SoJie 15, May 2012


Photographic Art – 2nd Place
SoJie 15, May 2012
Martin Smart Martin Smart 322 posts


Cruising at Altitude
by Martin Smart

Photographic Art
Location: Denman Island, BC, Canada
Canon EOS 20D with Canon EF500 f4 IS lens + 1.4x converter mounted on a Gitzo tripod with Wimberley head,
1/1000sec f6.3 ISO 200


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
George Lenz George Lenz 248 posts


Ducks in the Rough
by George Lenz

Photographic Art


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Celeste Mookherjee Celeste Mookhe... 12971 posts


Lorikeets at play
by Celeste Mookherjee

Photographic Art
Location: Ferny Hills, Queensland, Australia
Olympus E-300 & Zuiko 40-150mm zoom at 150mm,
f/4.5, 1/200 sec., ISO 200, open shade, handheld

Captured while observing the antics of wild rainbow lorikeets in the trees behind my sister’s house


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Celeste Mookherjee Celeste Mookhe... 12971 posts


Ruffled feathers
by Celeste Mookherjee

Photographic Art
Location: El Dorado Nature Center, Long Beach, California, USA
Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 263mm,
f/5.6, 1/80 sec., ISO 400, filtered afternoon sun, handheld

This egret was hanging out by the small waterfall at El Dorado Nature Center. It was a breezy day, thus the fluttering of some feathers. I was fascinated by his big yellow feet and the way he maneuvered so easily on the wet rocks while he watched for fish to catch.


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Celeste Mookherjee Celeste Mookhe... 12971 posts


Kookaburra portrait
by Celeste Mookherjee

Photographic Art
Location: Ferny Hills, Queensland, Australia
Olympus E-300 & Zuiko 40-150mm zoom at 150mm, f/4.5,
1/200 sec., ISO 100, morning sun, handheld

This young male is one of a pair of kookaburras living in the trees behind my sister’s place (near Brisbane). This bird was bold and flew onto the verandah railing frequently, giving me many photo opportunities.


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Cindy Schnackel Cindy Schnackel 4929 posts


Giant Moulting Albino Grackle in Desert Landscape
by Cindy Schnackel

Traditional Art
Acrylic on canvas
24 × 48 inches


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Linda Apple Fine Art Award
for Medium Master, Acrylics
SoJie 15, May 2012
Cindy Schnackel Cindy Schnackel 4929 posts


Egret's First Dip of Spring
by Cindy Schnackel

Traditional Art
Acrylic painting on hardbord (masonite type) artists panel
12 × 12 inches

Inspiration and reference provided under contract agreement by Celeste Mookherjee


Ruffled feathers
by Celeste Mookherjee


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Elena Oleniuc Fine Art Award
for Excellence in Original Translation
SoJie 15, May 2012

Traditional Art – Honors
SoJie 15, May 2012
Cindy Schnackel Cindy Schnackel 4929 posts


Hen Party
by Cindy Schnackel

Traditional Art
Acrylic on canvas
48 × 36 inches


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Linda Apple Fine Art Award
for Excellence in Orginality
SoJie 15, May 2012


Traditional Art – 2nd Place
SoJie 15, May 2012
Beatrice Cloake Pasquier Beatrice Cloak... 9233 posts


On the nest
by Beatrice Cloake

Traditional Art
Acrylic on canvas
23″ × 36″

These majestic birds were nesting along our canal proudly sharing their beautiful cygnets with us. They did not mind people coming near them.
Then I heard that vandals had destroyed their nest. My pain was so great that I decided to paint them with the thought that nobody would ever destroy these.


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Linda Apple Fine Art Award
for Medium Master, Acrylics
SoJie 15, May 2012

Traditional Art – Honors
SoJie 15, May 2012
Elisabeth Dubois Elisabeth Dubois 1059 posts


Pelican series #2
by Elisabeth Dubois

Photographic Art
Location: Port Stevens, NSW
Camera, Lens: E1 Olympus
Settings: ISO – 100, f-stop 5.6, speed 1/250, handheld

casually throwing prawns at the pelicans after a day’s fishing…these birds are amazing to watch…after a few attempts, I captured one I truly loved.


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Larry Trupp Larry Trupp 727 posts


ROTHCHILD MYNAH
by Larry Trupp

Photographic Art
Captured at the Kinsman Center, in Assiniboine Park/Winnipeg/Manitoba/Canada
Straight from the camera BTW!!
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI, EF 300mm F/4L USM Lens AV 5.6 ,
Shutter Speed 1/100, ISO 400


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Larry Trupp Larry Trupp 727 posts


Female Hooded Merganser
by Larry Trupp

Photographic Art
Location: marsh at FortWhyteAlive, southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS,
w Sigma 150mm-500mm Zoom Lens exp 6.3, Shutter speed 1/640,
ISO320 Focal Length 475mm.


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Linda Ridpath Linda Ridpath 585 posts


Ostrich
by Linda Ridpath

Traditional Art
Pastel pencil on Derwent paper
6″ × 4″


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Gili Orr Gili Orr 810 posts


Harrier Hawk
by Gili Orr

Photographic Art
Location: Keukenhof, Holland, 5-5-2010
Canon EOS 550D, 1/1600 s, f/5.6, ISO 2500, focal point 135 mm


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Konstantinos A... 759 posts


The dancing couple
by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

Photographic Art
White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe
Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/1000 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Terri Maddock Terri Maddock 3175 posts


At the waterhole
by Terri Maddock

Traditional Art
Pastel on Mitex paper
25 × 35 cm

Major Mitchell Cockatoos at Kings Canyon in central Australia – water is very precious in this part of Australia, any drops coming from the water tank are saved in the bucket. The cockies bite the sides of the bucket down so that they can drink what little there is in the bottom. Thank you to Steve Doyle for his permission to use his inspiring outback photos.


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Terri Maddock Terri Maddock 3175 posts


Camouflage – translation for Sojie 15 workshop
by Terri Maddock

Traditional Art
Pastel on Mitex paper
30 × 40cm

Inspiration and reference provided under contract agreement by Larry Trupp


Female Hooded Merganser
by Larry Trupp


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Jim Cumming Jim Cumming 83 posts


Northern Hawk-Owl
by Jim Cumming

Photographic Art
Location: Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
Tripod
Canon 40D
Canon 400 f5.6 lens
1/640
f5.6
ISO 200

He stared right through the lens at me…talk about being intimidated. Location of this photo- Ottawa,Ontario,Canada


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition


Linaji Award
for Clarity and Composition
SoJie 15, May 2012


Photographic Art – Honors
SoJie 15, May 2012
Jim Cumming Jim Cumming 83 posts


Red-tailed Hawk – Perched
by Jim Cumming

Photographic Art
Location: near Ste-Rose, Ontario, Canada
Handheld
Canon 7D
Canon 300 2.8 L lens
1/1000
f4
ISO 250

Caught this guy just as I was about to turn around and head home….ain’t that always the way. Taken near Ste-Rose, Ontario, Canada


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition