The annual Two Waters Arts Alliance juried show returned to the Crandall Center at the Mustard Seed Project in Key Center March 1 after a two-year Covid-induced hiatus. The show in 2019 attracted 16 entries; 2022 brought 44 from 19 local artists.
The single juror was TWAA board member Maureen Reilly, who said choosing winners from such a large cohort of high quality artwork was a difficult and personal process.
“What’s amazing to me was that we had 44 pieces from 19 local artists and there wasn’t a bad thing among them,” she said. “They’re all KP artists and to me that’s one of the things I love about living here: There are so many talented people. I was privileged and humbled to be selected (as juror). It stretched my mind.”
“I like to do sort of abstract acrylics with acrylic ink; that one was just a fun painting I did of a stylized whale and sonar images coming off of it,” said Myrna Binion, the winning artist, who has been painting for well over 20 years. “I started in watercolor and did oils for a little while, and I do a lot of landscape pastels that are more realistic, but I like these very free acrylics that are just very fun, expressionistic paintings,” she said.
TWAA is a local nonprofit founded in 2001 by Key Peninsula artists and patrons. In addition to the juried show, TWAA conducts art programs in every school on the KP and sponsors an annual Art Walk in Key Center.
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