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
Kenneth Susynski (American, b. 1965) presents a unique, hybrid style of figurative expressionism blended with the abstract in narrative compositions that stress an interpretation of beauty, with a hint of wit, exploring combinations of historical and contemporary cultural themes.