Kenneth Susynski has been chosen for inclusion in the 2019 CVG Show at Collective Visions Gallery.
The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. Three hundred fifty six artists from 96 cities and towns throughout Washington submitted over 1150 images for consideration. The competition’s juror, Gary Faigin, chose 131 pieces from these submissions for inclusion in the show. The juror will choose the recipients of over $8250 in cash prizes going to 10 artists in multiple categories, including the $1500 “Mayor’s Best of Show Award”. Additionally there will be over $3000 in purchase awards by area businesses, a $300 People’s Choice Award sponsored by the West Sound Arts Council, nine honorable mention awards, and the $1,000 Best of Kitsap Award sponsored by the Poulsbo based Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest.
Exhibition Co-chairs Alan Newberg and Cindy DuVall say: “The 2019 show has attracted top-quality artists from every quarter of our state to submit their best work. Attendees and collectors will find a museum quality show of work ranging in size from large sculptures, paintings and fiber art pieces to small prints, photos and jewelry; and ranging in style from exquisite traditional work to provocative contemporary works and deeply personal expressions. Some of these artists are well established professionals, and others are emerging talents in the world of art. Our state is very rich with talent.”
The 2019 CVG Show be will open to the public Jan 26 and continues until Feb. 23. There will be a special opening on Sunday, January 27, from 12 to 4 PM for viewing the artwork and to hear discussions of the artwork by juror Gary Faigin from 1 to 3 PM. Additionally, there will be a gallery talk by Tacoma Art Museum curator Margaret Bullock, at 6:30 PM on February 22. These two events will be free to the public.
Collective Visions Gallery
331 Pacific Avenue
Bremerton WA USA
I am pleased to have been selected to show several new works for an upcoming curated show next summer (Jul-Sep) at Chase Gallery in Spokane, WA, titled "Summer Daydreams". Details TBD:
601 W 1st Ave, Suite 1001
Spokane WA 99201
A four-page spread of work, including Mother, Episode 1, which took3rd place in the magazine's recent Q4 international art competition. (pp. 12-15)
“Everything We Do is Music” is the theme of Gallery 114’s annual June juried exhibit. Does work exude rhythm, melody, lyrics, harmony or dissonance from a social, political or musical perspective? Does it elicit a reaction in sounds, words or movement? Does it dance or sway? Does it move the viewer like a song or symphony? Does it sing? Gallery 114 invites 2D and 3D artists to respond to the theme:
Our gallery is one of the oldest art collectives on the west coast and is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon’s bustling arts playground, the Pearl District.
At Gallery 114, you can “expect the unexpected” because we are artist owned, artist run and artists unleashed. We encourage our members as well as jury participants to take risks and explore new and different creative efforts with underlying quality and integrity.
For this show, “Everything We Do is Music”, we turn our gallery over to innovative artists who test boundaries and dive into their sense of creative freedom.
Hang There Like Fruit, My Soul, Till The Tree Dies • 2017 • 48h x 38w" • oil on canvas
1100 NW Glisan Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Opening reception: Thursday 7. June, 6-9p
"Paint for yourself, and true opportunities will blossom - paint for the market, and lose your true identity."
An interview with Kenneth Susynski | pp. 32-29
I'm pleased to announce being selected in the Top 3 for Artist Portfolio Magazine's Q4 International Art Call - as part of the award, I will receive a 4-page feature in the magazine in the new year:
"My Heart Swims Under Peppermint Tears" (2013) appears in this new issue of 3Elements Literary Review:
"When we are creating work to match an audience appetite, I believe we lose the cherished reverence of being an artist and just become a.....salesperson."
Very pleased to do this interview with Peripheral ARTeries - pp. 38-55.
This is a well-curated collection - I am very pleased to be selected for inclusion with two pieces (I Do Bite My Thumb, Sir (2017); Hang There Like Fruit, My Soul, TIl The Tree Dies (2017).
In addition to the print edition, a downloadable pdf version is available at the link below:
Kenneth Susynski’s compositions coyly represent his personal experience built into narrative, theatrical compositions with recurrent actors in his style of figurative expressionism.