Best of Show “In the Wings” is a collaborative piece by DeDecker and Kinkade
Loveland, CO – The Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale is pleased to announce the most outstanding works from this year’s show, including Best of Show, a special Award of Merit from show sponsor Western Art Collector magazine, and 10 other Awards of Merit. These works, along with all the work in the show, are available for viewing and purchase during the run of the Show’s 25th Exhibit at the Loveland Museum/Gallery through May 29, which also features demonstrations and sales each weekend – a full calendar of events can be found here. Art lovers are also invited to the Show’s Plein Air Festival, happening throughout downtown Loveland on Saturday, May 7.
The work named Best In Show this year is “In the Wings,” a sculpture that was a collaborative effort between Jane DeDecker and Alyson Kinkade.
“The judges’ selection this year for our Best in Show award was unanimous,” reported John Kinkade, board member for the Show. “It was a surprise to have a sculpture win given that, for the last 24 years, all prior Best in Show honors have gone to painters.”
Jane DeDecker and Alyson Kinkade said of the award, “We are thrilled that ‘In the Wings’ won Best of Show this year. We feel the Arts are about connections, so it is exciting to us for a collaboration that celebrates sculpture and painting to have won because the Governor’s Art Show embraces both mediums and unites the community in an appreciation of Colorado’s great art so well.
“We set out to create a piece that embodies the synergy of collaboration; much like dance itself – the individual contributes their own part to the larger composition. The act of collaborating sets ego aside to utilize the greatest aspect of each to see the best resolution of the end product. The work is a departure for each but derivative of past works and, like all art; it is an extension of our entire history.
“What really sets this composition apart are the dualities throughout the piece; through color and the materials used, our method of creating, how the figures are both together and apart; the tension from these dualities draw the viewer in. It is radiant and explosive.”
The 2016 Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale, presented by the Thompson Valley and the Loveland Rotary Clubs, celebrates 25 years of supporting Colorado artists and fundraising for local and international charities.
Funds raised through the sale of art at the Show are given to a wide variety of causes and groups, both locally and internationally, and for art scholarships for local students and Rotary Youth Leadership Camp scholarships. Local charities that received funds in the last year include Loveland Creatorspace, House of Neighborly Service, Food Bank for Larimer County, The Growing Project, Trailblazer Foundation, Loveland Youth Gardeners, and Live-Laugh-Love-Believe, Inc. International funding has been provided for shelter boxes for Haiti, medical supplies for those in need around the world, clean water projects in Nicaragua and Burma, shoes for children in Thailand, and Rotary International’s “Stamp Out Polio” project.
Happy to announce that Columbine Gallery artist's Jane DeDecker and Alyson Kinkade collaborative sculpture "In The Wings" won Best of Show at the 25th Annual Governor's Art Show on Saturday.
The show continues through May 29th at the Loveland Museum/Gallery.
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