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2017 Standard Fine Arts Division Judge and Jurors

Judge Eason Eige

Earning a BFA, Kansas City Art Institute and a Teaching Certificate, Parson's College, Eason Eige has served as Curator of Education, Chief then Senior Curator, Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia. He has mounted numerous respected exhibitions internationally, both permanent and circulating, including a traveling Hirshorn exhibit and Eason Eige 200 Years of American Folk Art. He has written, judged, juried and curated extensively on the art of glass, donating personal collections of glass, Native American jewelry and African crafts to museums nationwide. Eige has served as Collection Advisor for Andrews Pueblo Pottery and Art Gallery and now exhibits his own art locally, the most recent being the Freestyle Gallery with his still lifes and figure paintings in oil.

Judge Eason Eige
Juror Mark Horst

Mark Horst is a painter and sculptor living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He grew up in Minnesota and studied pottery and printmaking in high school and college, but his encounter with Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker led to years of very different work. After earning a Ph.D. in theology from Yale University, he spent time teaching and working toward neighborhood renewal in south Minneapolis. He pursued the craft of painting and drawing at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the New York Studio School. Horst's work has been collected by the City of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico. His most recent projects include a mural in Albuquerque and a sculpture project in the South Valley.

Juror Mark Horst
Juror Sam Scott

Sam Scott attended classes at the Chicago Art Institute at age 10, lived with the Oglala Sioux in South Dakota, painted in Florence, Italy at age 23, taught at Morgan State College (Md.) and the Maryland Institute College of Art ('68). He received a full scholarship to the Univ. of Arizona ('78).

Scott settled in Santa Fe, was awarded the first one-person show ever given to a living artist by the NM Fine Arts Museum. He represented NM at the Whitney Museum Biennial of Contemporary Art in NYC; received the Mayor's Award for Excellence in Visual Arts in Santa Fe ('94); given a 30 year retrospective at the NM Fine Arts Museum ('97); represented the USA at its first cultural exchange with the Republic of Viet Nam; elected Artist of the Year twice; Represented the Capital Art Collection, SF Capital Building. Scott wrote "Encounters with Beauty: Excerpts from an Artist's Journal 1963-2006", one of 3 finalists for the NM Book Award.

Juror Sam Scott
Juror Marilyn Yates

Marilyn Yates maintains a home and studio in Santa Fe. Marilyn received a BFA degree from California State University at Los Angeles in 1960. Marilyn has been a professional artist for nearly 40 years. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, and it is included in private collections world-wide

The recipient of numerous awards for her work in watercolor and acrylics, Marilyn has been honored for her work in watercolor by the Southwest Watercolor Society and her acrylic paintings have been given recognition by International Artist Magazine and American Women Artists. She is a signature member of The National Acrylic Painters' Association. Her work as been described as poetic and lyrical with a careful eye for color harmony and design.

Juror Marilyn Yates
Miniature Fine Arts Division Judge and Jurors
Judge David Drummond

Widely recognized for his realistic watercolors of Lake Powell and western landscapes, watercolorist David Drummond concentrates on attention to detail and mood. His expressive realist figurative work and still life paintings give testimony to talent, as do dozens of honors and critical acclaim in the national fine arts media.

Drummond, a career physicist with the U.S. Air Force, resigned in 1986 to paint full time. He returned again and again to Lake Powell and created a unique process to capture the subtle variations of light and shadow on water, which he teaches today.

Over the years he has accumulated numerous honors and awards, and was commissioned to paint the 2007 White House Christmas card and in 2013 his "Escalante Noon" was selected to hang in the George W. Bush Library. He won "Best of Show" in 2014 at the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society Annual Exhibition in Washington DC. With "The Rose". His miniatures were exhibited in Russia in 2012 as part of the World Miniature Exhibition.

He earned his American Watercolor Society (AWS) membership in 1986 and Watercolor West membership in 1987.

Judge David Drummond
Juror Mary Sue Walsh

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mary Sue Walsh received a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 1973 from the University of New Mexico. She has lived and worked in Albuquerque, Hawaii, Santa Fe, Los Angeles and now Corrales. Working in acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and lithography, Walsh has exhibited in MasterWorks '07 - 2011; Encantada ('14); Paint the Parks ('07); American Academy of Walsh Equine Art Competition ('06,'07 International); Tucson Museum of Art, Women Artists of the West ('95); Art Du Monde, Tokyo ('77 - '89), PSNM Nat'l Show ('06); Contemporary Craftsman Gallery ('77 - '89); and many others. She is represented in many private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Japan. An artist of landscapes and figures, Walsh draws inspiration from New Mexico's vistas, adobes, and small farms in the Rio Grande Valley.

Juror Mary Sue Walsh
Juror JoAnne Kennedy

JoAnne Kennedy has studied with numerous recognized artists from all over the USA and is a Signature Member of the NM Watercolor Society & Pastel Society of NM. She received first place in pastels at the 2007 Expo NM Fine Arts Show; Best of Show for miniatures in 2000; First place for pastels in 2003 & 2014 MasterWorks of NM; First place in the Small Works Exhibit at the PSNM National show 2014; along with numerous other rewards. She has exhibited at the Watermelon Fine Art Gallery in Cedar Crest. Artist Collaborative is showing her art at different Albuquerque locations. She has shown in galleries in Madrid, NM, Santa Fe, Taos, Texas and Puerta Villarta, Mexico.

Juror Jan Jardine
Juror Rich Troyanowski

Rich Troyanowski studied sculpture at Rutgers, received a BA in Art Education at the College of New Jersey, and studied archeology and anthropology at the University of New Mexico. He has been an art history newsletter writer and instructor, and served as Vice President of the New Mexico Art League. He taught with APS and with the City on a grant for the Albuquerque Senior Arts. He continues to occasionally conduct workshops and lectures. Rich has appeared in most of the local area exhibitions, appearing in one and two-man shows and a half dozen galleries. His miniature paintings have won awards at MasterWorks. Rich as been in the Anne Frank Show and represented the VA at its national outpatient shows and is a current member of the New Mexico Veterans Art, RGAA, and the NM Art League. He paints with the Plein Air Friends Group with friend and mentor Howard Wexler, also finding time to play guitar in a Christian jug band.

Juror Rich Troyanowski
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