Charlotte Zimmermann’s piece titled “Libelle” won first place on our 2022 Judged Show’s Student Division.

Here is how she responded when asked about her art and being and artist.

“I entered a paper cut piece of a dragon fly that I named “Libelle.” It is by far my favorite piece I’ve made/entered. I started taking art classes this year, so I’ve only been an artist for a year. My art teacher Mrs Glass helped me to develop a love for art and her work has definitely influenced me the most. Having her as a teacher and role model has been an amazing experience and I will forever be grateful. My art is inspired by things I see and hear. For example, Libelle had several details around it resembling fire, pearls, and leaves. Overall, the most rewarding part of becoming an artist has been getting to create things people will enjoy. “

Gigi’s entry, “White Crackle Raku Bowl” won first place in the Non-professional Division in our 2022 spring show. When asked about herself and her pursuit of art, Gigi responded with the following:

“Although I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in secondary education, I have been an artist all my life. As a young girl, I grew up doing many different arts and crafts with my mother, Lilly. All throughout my life, there has been one constant: art. Art makes me happy, and I love it when one of my pieces means enough to someone that they want to have it in their home.

I have worked in stained glass, tole painting, mosaics, beaded jewelry, pottery and lately watercolor. Nature’s vivid colors and textures inspire my work and I try to incorporate them into my art much like my favorite artist Vincent van Gogh. I wish I could paint like him!

My favorite piece among my entries is the double carved pottery bowl because it was challenging and incorporated two skills, throwing and carving.”

His entry “Spearhead Mesa Storm Light, Monument Valley” won 1st Place for the Semi-Professional Division in our 2022 Spring Judged Show. My sole show entry was a photograph entitled “Spearhead Mesa Storm Light, Monument Valley”. It pictures a towering, pointed mesa in Monument Valley lit by a shaft of light that pierced a rainstorm. It was a dramatic moment with a simple, strong composition and striking color.

Mark developed an interest in art when he was very young and exhibited some talent for freehand drawing. He formally studied art through private lessons, four years of art in high school, and more than a dozen credit hours of college art courses. After experimenting with black & white film photography and darkroom work, he then moved on to color slide competition, and later to digital photography. Mark states, “I was inspired by meeting the great landscape photographer Ansel Adams at an exhibition of Adams’ work. More than anyone, he showed me that photography is a fine art form equivalent to drawing, painting, sculpture, and the other visual fine arts.”

Mark finds landscape photography both rewarding and inspiring “taking me to sublimely beautiful places often on photo workshops with contemporary landscape masters” he says. “To me, art is finding, capturing, enhancing, and sharing some of that inspiring beauty.”

Jami Bevans

Jami’s 2022 Judged Show entry “Pair Ties for Two” won Best of Show.

About the artist: Jami Bevans is a veteran art teacher, having retired after 34 years as a high school art teacher for A&M Consolidated. Her two favorite mediums at present for painting are watercolor and acrylic. Her acrylic painting, “From Routes to Rose”, recently placed second nationally for the Daughters of the American Revolution American Heritage Project. Jamie spends her free time painting, writing, and gardening and will be returning to the classroom in the fall.

All show entries are available for viewing online and in person at DeGallery, 930 N. Rosemary Dr., Bryan TX.

One of our best shows ever! The quality of entries this year is outstanding! Take a virtual tour of our 2022 Spring Judged Show or see it in person at Degallery, 930 N. Rosemary Dr., Bryan TX.

Congratulations to the winners!