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Remington selects works for 2013 International Juried Art Exhibit

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OGDENSBURG - The Frederic Remington Art Museum announces art selected for the 2013 International Juried Art Exhibit, which opens with a public reception from 2 – 4 p.m. Sept 21.

Juror Susan Ashbrook selected 38 works of art by 35 artists from a group of 144 images submitted. The biannual exhibit is open to artists within 100 miles of Ogdensburg.

Congratulations to Shawna Armstrong, Plattsburgh; Stephanie Arney, Watertown; Timur Isack Azaev, Hannawa Falls; Georgette Bacon, Nicholville; Angela Ballou, Potsdam; Gail Bourgeois, Gatineau, Que.; Marion Bradish, Winthrop; Roy Brash, Ottawa; Ian Burcroff, Peru, N.Y.; Patricia Caffrey, Kanata, Ont.; John Elwood Cook; Bruce Dana, Morristown; Erika Déruaz, Ottawa; Shay Dygert, Gouverneur; Gregg Fedchak, Booneville; Lorre Florin, Ogdensburg; Genine Gehret, DeKalb Jct.; Jennifer Kershaw, Ottawa; Gary Larsen, Edinburg; Ron Larsen, Crary Mills ; Paul Leberge, Merrickville, Ont. ; John Morrow, Ogdensburg; Paul N. Pedersen, Hermon; Norman Pirollo, Ottawa; Lynne Reichhart, Westernville; Terry Rempel-Mroz, Orleans, Ont.; Thomas J. Robarge, Ogdensburg; Kari Robertson, Black River; Sue Robinson, Ogdensburg; Sylvie Sabourin, Stittsville, Ont.; Eleanor Sweeney, Saranac Lake; Anne Swiderski, Chelsea Que.; Judy Andrus Toporcer, Colton; Greg Trombly, Baldswinsville; and Mary Ann Varley, Ottawa.

The exhibit will be on view in the museum’s Richard E. Winter Gallery Sept. 21, 2013 – Jan. 11, 2014. For more information on the Remington’s three different juried art exhibit opportunities, contact Laura Foster at lafo@fredericremington.org.

Many of the works will be for sale. One third of the proceeds benefit the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and two thirds go to the artist. The exhibit will have an online gallery at www.fredericremington.org.

Ms. Ashbrook studied oil painting at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and graduated as a commercial artist from Algonquin College in Ottawa. She went on to work in the fields of advertising, publishing, trade exhibits and even designing and building parade floats.

In the early 1990s, Susan was travelling a lot and needed a faster drying medium, so she switched from oils to acrylics. She worked in an ultra-realism style and particularly enjoyed painting nautical and garden themes. With the evolution of new acrylic paints and mediums Susan found her interests changing. She became fascinated with textures, mixed media and other painting techniques creating unlimited potential. Currently she is producing abstract and semi-abstract works inspired by natural elements and, of all things, the construction industry!

She exhibited her work, winning prizes and awards, the most notable of which were placing as a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s annual international competition, and receiving an honorable mention in the International Artist magazine competition. Susan’s work was featured in the book “How Did You Paint That: 100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens,” and International Artist magazine published her article on marketing oneself as an artist.

Susan enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and has taught oil painting, a variety of acrylic painting techniques and business of art classes and workshops through the City of Ottawa, Visual Arts Centre, Orleans, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, and the Frederic Remington Art Museum. She also offers workshops in her studio in Cumberland, (Ottawa) Ontario.

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