Dorthy Kavka captured first place in the 12th annual Mazin Art Exhibition, now on display in The J Patio Gallery, with her piece, “Metamorphosis.” Second place went to Suzanne Adams for “Las Vegas Lounge” and third to Anne Huntington for “Abstract #3.”
Linda Erzinger’s Jump and Karen Buckingham’s “Rhythm” garnered honorable mentions.
Along with the 12th annual Mazin Exhibition visitors to the The J Patio Gallery will also have the opportunity to see several of Mazin’s portrait works. These rare pieces, done by Mazin early in her career, will be on display for sale during the exhibit with the proceeds to benefit The J Arts & Ideas programming.
The Mazin Annual Art exhibition was conceived and created by Bernice and Benjamin Mazin in partnership with the Jewish Community Center’s Visual Art Committee. The event is funded by the Mazin Visual Arts Fund, Judy and Dennis Hummel and other members of the Mazin family. Each year, the Mazin Art Exhibition fosters an appreciation of today’s visual arts and reflects the breadth and artistic vision of local artists.
Bernice Mazin was a prolific artist throughout her life with a diverse spectrum of pieces shown throughout her career. The Benjamin and Bernice Mazin Visual Juried Annual Art Exhibition was established in 1999 by Bernice in memory of her husband, Benjamin. Judy Hummel, their daughter, said. “My mother was always trying to inspire people to pursue art and she wanted to create an annual art exhibition to give new and established artists a venue for exhibiting their work.”
The juror for this year’s exhibition is Joey Yates, the curator for KMAC Museum. Yates joined KMAC in 2012. The KMAC museum focuses on the relationship between contemporary, folk and traditional craft art. Yates recently curated Simone Leigh’s solo exhibition, “Crop Rotation,” and was co-curator for “White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Rock Flyers 1978-1994.”
The show, hosted by The J Arts & Ideas, opened with a reception on November 27 and runs through January 3. Prizes totaling more than $1,500 were given to the winners.