Frederick Gallery Juror: Jerry D. Shapiro November 2011: Focus on Color



1st Place

Enter the Orchids by Jennifer Brewer Stone

Enter the Orchids oil painting by Jennifer Brewer Stone of Arlington, VA

2nd Place

Glow by James Mai

Glow (Ochre on White) archival digital print by James Mai of Normal, IL

3rd Place

Crimson Crown by LeAnn Kalita

Crimson Crown acrylic painting by LeAnn Kalita of Arlington, VA

Honorable Mentions

Island Harbor by Penny Hicks

Island Harbor watercolor by Penny Hicks of Fredericksburg, VA

Kandyleidoscope  by Mike Minnery

Kandyleidoscope electrostatic coating on aluminum by Mike Minnery of Stafford, VA

The End of the Dance by Liana Pivirotto

The End of the Dance acrylic painting by Liana Pivirotto of Fredericksburg, VA

Paolo & Francesca SM by Esther Wertheimer

Paolo & Francesca SM bronze sculpture by Esther Wertheimer of Boca Raton, FL

Jerry Shapiro presenting Juror's Talk Jennifer Brewer Stone with her 1st place work

Juror's Bio

As founder and current director of Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, Jerry Shapiro has curated art from many artists throughout the United States. He has selected works and series from hundreds of artists to show in over 50 solo and group shows. Having been to major art museums and galleries around the world for the past 35 years, he has seen work from both an historic and contemporary perspective. Though not formally educated in the arts, he began collecting art right out of college.

With a preference to large scale works with a strong visual impact, Jerry finds an artist's use of color to add it's own dimension and power to a piece. Jerry reviews the works of hundreds of artists each week through shows, exhibitions and publications. He is very passionate about all forms of art and never tires of seeing new works by many artists.

Website: Red Door Gallery

November postcard