57th Avenue” received the honor of ‘First Place Painting’ in the Impressions Art Show 2022, sponsored by the Ice House Gallery (Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild). The exhibit includes a wide array of thoughtful, moving, and beautiful works.

Location: Paducah City Hall, 300 South 5th Street, Paducah KY
Exhibit dates: November 21 – December 16, 2022
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
Jurist: Kevin Myers, ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists)

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“57th Avenue” 

Watercolor by John McLaren
Framed, 30×36

Juror’s Comments 

“Choosing the right medium can and should contribute to the message of a piece of art. In this case, the impeded vision of a rainy night in the city allowed the artist to be ‘unclear’ with regard to the medium. Because of the distinct layers of value within the composition, at first, I thought that this was a silkscreen print. But, with closer examination, I realized that it was a watercolor. The mood of this painting is successfully conveyed.”