Galleries voted Michael Davies’s sculptures 1st and 4th Place. Tying for 1st was Dorothy McGuinness. Alex Kveton took 2nd Place. Jenik Cook, a previous multi-winner for paintings, did extremely well here taking 3rd, 5th and 6th Place. Tying for 6th was Amanda Austin and also Paul Loughlin.
2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR
CATEGORY 50. SCULPTURE – NON-REPRESENTATIONAL:
1ST – TIE: MICHAEL DAVIES, USA, www.SloMotionArts.artspan.com, “Confusion Of Time” 17 x 15″ Kinetic assemblage sculpture.
1ST – TIE: DOROTHY MCGUINNESS, USA, www.dorothymcguinnessbasket.com, “Satellite” 12 x 15 x 12″ Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread.
2ND PLACE: ALEX KVETON, USA, www.alexkveton.com, “Gemini” 45 x 22″ Stainless steel.
3RD PLACE: JENIK COOK, USA, email@example.com, “Contropaste” 16″ Clay, luster firing.
4TH PLACE: MICHAEL DAVIES, USA, www.SloMotionArts.artspan.com, “Trumpeteer” 70 x 16″ Kinetic assemblage sculpture.
5TH – TIE: JENIK COOK, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org, “Clay Pot” 8″ Clay, luster firing.
5TH – TIE: JENIK COOK, USA, email@example.com, “Back Of The Figure” 14″ Clay, luster firing.
6TH – TIE: AMANDA AUSTIN, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org, “Falaichte Neamhnaid” 16 x 12 x 18″ Wild turkey clay with raku glaze.
6TH – TIE: PAUL LOUGHLIN, UK, www.SculptingCreatively.com, “Fibonacci Spirals” 34 x 20cm Cold cast in aluminum & resin (base: slate & resin).
6TH – TIE: JENIK COOK, USA, email@example.com, “5- Clay Pot” 12″ Clay, luster firing.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER MICHAEL DAVIES:
Art became Michael’s passion at an early age. His mother, a piano teacher, interested in art, noticed that drawing was what kept his attention. So she decided to nurture this, giving Michael a large book containing the work of Salvador Dali which had a profound effect on him. With his mother being a musician and his father a former jazz singer, Michael was genetically destined to a life in the arts.
After a short try at college, Michael is largely self-taught, taking the time to learn the many media he’d been working in. This has given him the freedom to explore all the possibilities.
He has worked in acrylics, lino block printing, colored pencil, luthier, and several forms of sculpture including assemblage.
Michael’s subject matter has included landscape and seascape, still life, abstract in both painting and sculpture, and portraiture with both human and animal subjects. His practice is to make the style fit the feel of the piece and the story it will tell.
SEE MORE OF MICHAEL DAVIES’S WORK HERE: www.SloMotionArts.artspan.com
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER DOROTHY MCGUINNESS:
I took my first basket making class in 1987. Traditional American and Native American styles have influenced my work. Using many traditional and native materials such as cedar and cherry bark, sweet grass and spruce roots, I studied basket weaving techniques that have been handed down through the centuries. I studied extensively with Jiro Yonezawa, a Japanese basket maker and teacher and I discovered my medium of choice in 2000, when I took a workshop with Jackie Abrams using watercolor paper as a basket weaving material. I now work exclusively in diagonal twills creating contemporary sculptural baskets. What most attracts me to using paper and paint for weaving is the ability to play with color and pattern. I enjoy exploring the interplay of weaving, color and patterns in new sculptural pieces and I continue to experiment with various weaving methods and techniques.
I have participated in numerous local, national and international shows and have won various national and international awards. In 2007 I participated in the Fiber Arts Certificate Program at the University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education School. I also participated in the EDGE professional development program sponsored by Artist Trust in Seattle, Washington. I was born in 1961 in Western Washington and I currently reside in Everett, Washington.
SEE MORE OF DOROTHY MCGUINNESS’S WORK HERE: www.dorothymcguinnessbasket.com
All Images Courtesy of American Art Awards and Winning Artists!