oil on canvas
Believe it or not, that WAS the name of the liquor store. Universal Liquor.
This is a slice of Florida Avenue as it approaches Connecticut Avenue
and just before crossing it, in Washington DC. My boss dubbed this "The
White Van" after the "Sniper Incident" in Washington DC
where, for a while, it looked like the sniper was using a white van.
This painting was accepted for exhibit in the Torpedo Factory Art League
Gallery and was also accepted in the August 2003 League of Reston Artists'
show at the US Geological Survey National Center where it was awarded
an "Equal Merit" award.
Kathleen Callery, who judged the August, 2003 League of Reston Artists
show, awarded two "Equal Merit" (first prizes), one to "Universal
Liquor" by P. Coulter. She states: "Coulter is adept at translating
the complex of color, shape, value and line that define a city street
into the simplicity of a canvas. She brings to her canvas very personal
painting choices that integrate the whole to share with us." Ms.
Callery is an abstract artist. She taught drawing and acrylic painting
at the Art League School in Alexandria VA and has been represented by
the Foundry Gallery in Washington DC and by Trudy Labell Fine Arts, Inc.
in Naples FL.
For those of you who may not recognize the term "Equal Merit"
award, it began to be used by art show judges some years ago, to my dismay,
rather than the old First, Second, Third classification. I'd prefer First,
Second or Third. It's just the judge's opinion, after all, but it seems
cleaner. But we live in a climate of political correctness.
Also accepted in the August 2009 USGS show where I entered it, not realizing
it had been accepted previously. (Just getting too many paintings, I guess!
August 8, 2009
Copyright c. 2005 by Pam Coulter Blehert. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.