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2020 Small Stones Festival of the Arts

Welcome to the Small Stones Festival of the Arts - 2020 COVID-19 Edition

Awards Note: Jurors' Choice Awards were also given to each of the First and Second Prizewinners in each category, alhtough this gallery only supports showing one prize per work.

 

  1. VIEWING - Click on an image for a larger view.
  2. NAVIGATION - The images are sorted with prizewinners first (note that most prizes will be awarded on October 23), then alphabetically by artist last name. Note that there are 25 pages in the gallery - use the page selector to see more entries.
  3. SEARCHING - You can enter an artist's first or last name in the search box to find a given artist.
  4. FILTERING - You can create a filtered view to see only paintings or photography by selecting a choice in the Category Filter box. You can see only those entries selected by our jury for inclusion in our printed catalog by using the Tag Filter.  The Tag Filter also allows you to view entries by members of the Blackstone Valley Art Association or Worcester County Camera Club.
  5. VOTING - Voting is now closed.
  6. PURCHASING ARTWORK - This year, Small Stones Festival is not directly selling any of the artwork on exhibition.  If you wish to purchase an artwork, some of the works include a web address for the artist, allowing you to contact them directly via their website.  For others, we will relay any messages sent to artists@smallstonesfestival.org.  Specify which artist you wish to contact and provide your contact information.


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New to Old
New to Old
Andy Deschenes


Artist statement: My inspiration is New versus Old and the temporary nature of views. I always find it interesting to see how new buildings and old ones come together - sometimes easily, sometimes not. With the Library in its current stage, I think it's fascinating to capture the views through the unfinished new building onto the old - this is a temporary vantage that will be gone in just a few weeks.
Specific medium: Photograph, digital
Not Like Pulling Teeth
Not Like Pulling Teeth
Andy Deschenes


Artist statement: The photograph of the demolition was SO invasive that it caught my eye - a thoroughly modern piece of equipment reaching in and pulling out the interior of this lovely old building, it was sort of shocking and again, very temporary. That portion of the building is gone, only memorialized in photographs.
Specific medium: Photograph, digital
limes and Jug
Dana DiMuro
$700.00

Selected for catalog
Submission Url:
Artist statement: Looking past the obvious, close observation and engagement of the subject are a large part of my painting process. One of my goals is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in nature, to be drawn toward pictures which find meaning and poetry in the everyday. This with a love of drawing and a keen desire to explore the effects of light has formed my passion for painting.
Specific medium: Oil on Linen Panel
Fire Water
Fire Water
Marian Dioguardi
$3,875.00


Artist statement: Colors around me, astound me. The color and chaos of life continues to call to me to paint. My drive to be immersed in color knows no bounds. I've thrown off the bondage and baggage of words. My paintings are without dogma, formal statement or descriptions. I reject stylistic dictations or definitions. I paint the paintings that need to be painted; so says the Muse.
Specific medium: Oil painting on aluminum panel
Where Does It All Begin
Where Does It All Begin
Marian Dioguardi
$6,675.00

Selected for catalog
Artist statement: Colors around me, astound me. The color and chaos of life continues to call to me to paint. My drive to be immersed in color knows no bounds. I've thrown off the bondage and baggage of words. My paintings are without dogma, formal statement or descriptions. I reject stylistic dictations or definitions. I paint the paintings that need to be painted; so says the Muse.
Specific medium: Oil painting on aluminum panel
My Cups Runneth Over
My Cups Runneth Over
Marian Dioguardi
$725.00

Selected for catalog
Artist statement: Colors around me, astound me. The color and chaos of life continues to call to me to paint. My drive to be immersed in color knows no bounds. I've thrown off the bondage and baggage of words. My paintings are without dogma, formal statement or descriptions. I reject stylistic dictations or definitions. I paint the paintings that need to be painted; so says the Muse.
Specific medium: Oil painting on aluminum panel
Still Life with Onions
Still Life with Onions
Lucinda Draine


Artist statement: I hope that when viewers see my work they will contemplate the life of objects as well as be reminded of the history of still life in painting.
Specific medium: Oil on canvas
Ocean Ripple
Heather Dubois


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Artist statement: When my lens captured the sun's reflection on the water, I immediately became intrigued by the color, line and shape patterns. Presenting the environment in this abstract yet beautiful and interesting way became reflective of the constant shift and changes in the emotions I have felt during this pandemic.
Specific medium: photograph 11 x 17 Aluminum print
The Lonely Road
Norman Eggert
$125.00

Selected for catalog WCCC Member
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Artist statement: I enjoy rural New England. The quietness I find very appealing. I live on a farm in northern Worcester County which I find to be very peaceful. Most of my photographs are taken in the rural countryside of Massachusetts, and these days not too far from home. The photographs that I have presented here are all taken within ten minutes from my home.
Specific medium: photograph
The Crimson King Maple Tree as the Storm Approaches
Norman Eggert
$125.00

Selected for catalog WCCC Member
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Artist statement: I thoroughly enjoy photographing at the old Fernald School in Templeton, Massachusetts. It was a farm at one time, now closed. Many of the old buildings - houses, barns, garages still stand and make for wonderful subjects, But I particularly like this Crimson King Maple tree and have taken many photographs of it.
Specific medium: photograph
Harvard Pond in Petersham, Massachusetts
Norman Eggert
$125.00

WCCC Member
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Artist statement: I thoroughly enjoy photographing the quiet places in northern Worcester County. Petersham, Massachusetts is one of the several rural towns in northern Worcester County and one of my favorite places to photograph. Petersham has much protected land and borders the Quabbin Reservoir also a great place to take a quiet walk with your camera
Specific medium: photograph
Sunflower
Sunflower
NANCY ENGBERG


Artist statement: I enjoy seeing the how sunflowers respond to infrared. They almost take on a transparent look, while the bee is rendered as totally black.
Specific medium: digital infrared photograph
Mesquite Flat Dunes
Mesquite Flat Dunes
NANCY ENGBERG


Artist statement: I love photographing sand dunes, especially in low light.
Specific medium: digital color photograph
In the shack
In the shack
NANCY ENGBERG

Selected for catalog
Artist statement: A peak inside the smallest of the Provincetown dune shacks.
Specific medium: digital infrared photograph
Yellow and White
Yellow and White
Bob Evans
$150.00

Selected for catalog BVAA Member
Artist statement: I was conducting a series of still life photographs and decided to take this image with a high key motif to accentuate the curves and centre of the flower.
Specific medium: Photograph
Private Property
Private Property
Bob Evans
$150.00

BVAA Member
Artist statement: This was taken during the morning time and due to the weather conditions the sky had an amazing display of different types of clouds. I decided to convert this to black and white and darkened the blue to further accentuate these patterns
Specific medium: Photograph
Abel
Abel
Bob Evans
$150.00

Selected for catalog BVAA Member
Artist statement: Abel is a homeless person sleeping rough who frequents the Northbridge area and he very kindly allowed me to photograph him. I have a series of photographs of him taken outside the Dunkin Donuts on Providence Road, he is a very religious person and is always seen with a Bible.
Specific medium: Photograph
Through the Window
Through the Window
Meagan Fedigan

BVAA Member
Artist statement: I was walking through an old barn and saw the light coming through a tattered and broken window. My eye was drawn to a twisted vine making its way inside. I loved the lines and textures of the curled vine against the jagged edges of the shade.
Specific medium: photograph
Flying Fortress
Flying Fortress
Meagan Fedigan

BVAA Member
Artist statement: I have always appreciated the opportunity to experience a piece of history first-hand. In September 2019, I was able to walk through this Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress at the Worcester Airport catching a glimpse of the nosegunner position. Less than two weeks after this photo was taken, the aircraft crashed and was destroyed.
Specific medium: photograph
A Grieving Nation
A Grieving Nation
Lucas Fenton
$100.00


Artist statement: This photograph was taken when COVID-19 was spreading rapidly across the country. It was captured a month after the virus peaked in NYC, but the numbers were still extremely high. I wanted to document how such a usually vibrant and lively city looked during the incredibly sorrowful and unprecedented times. Although this photo is of only one person, the emotion displayed was felt by millions of people across the country and the world will forever shape our future. We are still grieving.
Specific medium: Photograph

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