The GALA (Gardner Area League of Artists) show in Gardner is coming to a close in a couple hours.
There was a lot of great work this time around, and no blackout!
The judges were Karen Hass, curator at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Greg Heins, fine art photographer, and head of the photography studios at Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and C.M. Judge,
intermedia artist based in Fitchburg, MA.
I walked away with an embarrassment of ribbons, including best in show for this painting.
Invariably, people ask me why it is "up side down". I always stumble with the answer.
It is just how the painting asked to be painted, which while true, sounds like mystical mumbo-jumbo.
Last night it came to me: countless people have been crucified or otherwise tortured and put to death over time, but regardless of our beliefs, we have to admit that the crucifixion of Jesus turned the world up side down; changing forever the course of human history.
Pictures from the show will be forthcoming on the GALA website. and Facebook page.