O’Neal took her time examining all of the art for the show, spending more than three hours combing through the 193 submissions. Of the 131 accepted works by 115 artists, 83 are oil paintings, 20 are watercolors, nine are drawings, eight are sculptures, seven are prints and four are digital.
“I definitely look for diversity and variety in the work and subject matter and then style and approach,” O’Neal said. “I wanted to pick work that represents people at different stages of their artistic career.”
It was her first time jurying for the Newburyport Art Association, though she has juried other shows in the region. She will soon return to Newburyport to judge part two of the members show, which runs Nov. 1-23 and will feature acrylic, fine crafts, mixed media, pastel and photography.
“It was a fabulous opportunity,” O’Neal said. “It’s been great fun. It’s a really inspirational process to see everyone’s work and to be reminded about the artistic process.”
If you go
What: Fall Members Juried Show, Part One
When: Through Oct. 26. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tomorrow, the association will be open until 8 p.m.
Where: Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St.
More information: 978-465-8769 or www.newburyportart.org
Sam Sargent Best of Show: Candace Mitchell, “The Great Marsh — Fall 2012”
Mary Alice Arakelian Memorial Award for Work in Oil: Susan Sanford, “Fog on Marsh”
Newburyport Development Award for Work in Watercolor: Ann Jones, “Almost There”
Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Award for Work in Printmaking: Niki Orphanos, “Lemons”
Strem Chemicals Inc. Award for Work in Sculpture: Henry Davisson, “Pregnant Torso”
Institution for Savings Award for Work in Drawing: Kathleen Burke, “Steeplechase”
The Provident Bank Community Foundation Award for Work in Digital Art: Patti Rae, “Sonato — Allegro”
Honorable mentions: Connie Rossetti, “Parker River,” oil; Lynne Clarkin, “Low Tide on Ipswich River,” watercolor; and Elaine Asplind Russell, “Numbers Pitcher,” drawing