New RiverArt Biennial 2013
We no sooner got home from Port Warwick than it was time to head up to Blacksburg. I entered “Well, Kiss My Sweet Ass,” the first of the Slightly Contained Horse series, in the New River Biennial 2013 at the Perspective Gallery on the Virginia Tech Campus.
This is a highly competitive show. “Well, Kiss My Sweet Ass” was one excited girl to be able to strut her stuff in the beautiful Perspective Gallery amongst some very impressive art that pretty much spanned all mediums.
As many of you know, this is a new series and I am interested to see how this scale will be received and show. When we walked up to the gallery and saw her standing there in the front window, I breathed a sigh of relief. She was simply hot and I could tell she knew it. It felt like this little 16-inch tall horse filled the room! There is something about this scale that is working on more levels than I understand.
I could not describe this show any better than Curator Robin Scully Boucher did:
“The artists chosen for this exhibit had to pass muster from three very competent jurors: Michael Haga, Associate Dean at the College of Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston, South Carolina; Jeffery Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; and Robin Boucher, Art Programs Director, Virginia Tech Student Centers and Activities.” Perspective Gallery →
This was the first time out of the gate for “Well, Kiss My Sweet Ass,” and she was awarded the First Award of Distinction – VT Arts Center! Let me tell you this is one happy little filly. Thanks to all of the judges, the support staff, and Ms. Leslye Bloom, who had a way too much fun with this little horse’s name.