Each artist brings not only technical expertise to their works but originality and an intellectual approach. The paintings in this exhibition display qualities of all three, some have more of one than another. In judging I looked for these qualities based on my both objective and subjective experience as a painter.
To one degree or another the selections chosen for this exhibition exemplify this triad of ideals. In some cases originality will win over technical ability, in others maybe a more cerebral approach is warranted.
It was a pleasure to jury and judge this show and I took pains to ensure each entry was carefully considered. Congratulations to the selected artists.
– Dale Laitinen, 2019 FWS Online Show Judge