Juror of Selection and Awards

Stas Orlovski is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work includes painting, drawing and animation. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the US, and he has received numerous awards, fellowships and residencies. In Fall 2014, Orlovski will debut his latest work in one-person exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and Mixed Greens, NYC.

Stas Orlovski was our guest artist at the November 2014 meeting.


Juror’s Statement

Collage is a versatile medium that has an inherent capacity to transform and comment on our material world. The works selected for this exhibition employ collage in a variety of ways, but all express an inventive and dynamic approach to material handling, design, subject matter and content. Some works explore the formal language of abstraction, while others are overtly political. Many pieces are playful or whimsical (reminiscent of folk art and/or Surrealism) in their use/combination of familiar objects in surprising ways. Autobiography and narrative are themes that appear in of a number of works that present rich personal histories. Awards and honorable mentions were reserved for works that demonstrated an obsessive use of material, a haunting combination of draughtsmanship and restraint, powerful poetic juxtapositions, and in one case, a wonderfully wry sense of humor.


Exhibits Main

CAA Presents A Material World – Juried Member Exhibitition

February 6-26, 2015

Creative Arts Center Gallery, Burbank, CA 91506

Our esteemed juror, Stas Orlovski, selected a very eclectic, contemporary show for the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery venue. He had very positive comments about the entries (please see Juror’s Statement to the left), and he took great care in his selections.


We are pleased to announce our prize winners for A Material World:

Congratulations to Melinda J. Warren who won First Place for Red Diner.

Melinda J. Warren

“Red Diner”

1st Place

Additional award winners

Marilyn Stempel

“Big Cherry”

2nd Place

Chris Param

“1,000 Strands”

3rd Place

John Selleck

“The Critic’s Studio Visit”

Honorable Mention

Harriett Lahana

Honorable Mention

A Material World Exhibiting Artists:

Ruth Banarer

Estelle Beigel

Susanne Belcher

Sharon Brooks

Andrée B. Carter

Shirley Cohen

Marian Devney

Lore Eckelberry

Julie Feldman

Susan Gesundheit

Sylvia Hamilton Goulden

Beverly Grossman

Joyce Hill

Sherrill Kahn

Harriett Lahana

Kwei-lin Lum

Barbara Margolies

Rachelle Mark

Jessica V. Moore

Rea Nagel

Chris Param

Esther Pearlman

Nancy Crandall Phillips

Laurie Plevin

Shawn K. Riley

John Selleck

Marilyn Stempel

Ilana Tauber

Erella Teitler

Elizabeth Tokar

Anita Van Tellengen

Melinda J. Warren

Carolann Watterson

Barbara Zager

Jeanne Zinniker


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