Judging a show is subjective and each judge brings his or her life experiences and knowledge to the table. In choosing this show, I was looking for pieces with strong compositions and a graphic quality that drew me into the painting. The second criteria that I was looking for was careful consideration to the colors in the compositions and how they worked together. I also looked for technical merit: did the artist achieve the desired effect and handle the water media well? The paintings that I chose for the awards were paintings that met the above criteria and that I was drawn to. I spent a long time with your creations, really taking in your artistic vision, thank you for sharing them with me. It is an honor to select this show and the awards.
– Carrie Waller, 2020 FWS Online Show Judge