Linda Volrath from the Shenandoah Valley has accepted to be our 2024 judge. She is a classically trained
artist working in the traditional medium of oil in a painterly representational style. “My goal is a certain level of abstract shapes within a foundation of classical composition, color harmony and strong design.” The dominant subjects of her paintings are equestrian scenes, animals, landscapes, people and still life. To capture the effects of light and atmosphere Linda paints landscapes en plein air and works under natural lighting in her studio. Linda worked as an Art Director and Illustrator for 15 years, during which time she studied with nationally renowned artists. She has had gallery representation since 1994 and has had two solo exhibitions. Her work is included in many private collections across the US and UK, many of Virginia’s prestigious horse farms, and in the permanent collections of the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC and Oatlands Historic Plantation, Leesburg, VA. She is a signature member of the American Academy of Equine Art and has served as the judge for their national exhibitions. Linda is a native of northern Virginia. She and her husband, also an artist, reside in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Her website is: https://www.lindavolrath.com/
1st Place Georgetta Hughes – “Marion’s Window”.
2nd Place Joe Gainer – “Morning on Mainstreet”
3rd Place Ayla Heefner – “Moon Hare”
1) Karen Dimaio “Humble Blessings”
2) Michael Gallahan – Sun and Mountain
3) Aren Hobble – Resolve
4) Steven Hanson – Beans (the cat)
5) Jill Baldinger – Meeting on the Roof
People’s Choice Tracey Grassi – “Cottagecore Fairytale”