We congratulate the winners of the the 2017 exhibition:
First Prize Winner is Wendy Grace with “Mythical Lands”
Second Prize Winner is Susan Hase with “Sermon on the Mount”
Third Prize Winner is Sharyn Madder with “All that we are”
The judges also presented an Honorable Mention to Benjamin Danx for “Man shall not live by bread alone” and to the Credo Art Group for “Freeform Salt : Art Group Collaboration”.
THE THEME FOR 2017: SALT OF THE EARTH
Salt is essential to life, a basic mineral of the earth. As one of the oldest and most ubiquitous seasonings for the human diet, salt adds and enhances taste. The thought of cooking without it is anathema. Salt preserves and sustains: we need it; we crave it. Salt sustains entire communities. Nations have gone to war over its lack. Salt is a spiritual symbol, an element of religious ritual. Salt also speaks of character: “he’s the salt of the earth,” we say.
In this year’s exhibition, we invite artists to explore the place of salt in our lives as a nutrient, a seasoning, a source of power, meaning and metaphor.