Where there’s light, there must be shadow. From Caravaggio to Monet to Ansel Adams, artists use their talents and tools to capture the detail and many subtleties of play between light and shadow. Whether an artist knows it or not, light and its contrast are essential to their craft in all mediums. Pieces that play with this dynamic were selected by juror Dr. Christopher C. Oliver, the Bev Perdue Jennings Assistant Curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for the 4th annual Light and Shadow exhibition. Out of 596 entries, 65 works by 60 artists will be on display in MFA’s online gallery, Curve Gallery, through January 31, 2022.

Read on to see who won Juror’s Choice for this show! Check out the whole show here.

Juror’s Choice Awards

Aimie Fung, Yuzhang Academy, 2020, pen and ink
Judy Guenther, Silhouettes, photography
Malathi Jayawickrama, Night Lilies, oil on canvas
Jennifer E. Kish, Small Storm at Sea, oil on canvas
Natalie Marie McGuire, Driftless Bluffs Region, infrared black and white photography

Honorable Mentions

Stacy Joy Lund Levy, Patti, watercolor on paper
Patrick McKinnon, Ryder and Mia Campfire, charcoal
Aynex Mercado, Waiting for Better Times, fiber
Ronald Jeffrey Saunders, Gerlach and Granit Peak, archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle fine art paper
Andrew Wohl, Doorway and Shadow, digital photograph on archival picture rag photo paper

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