Ongoing renovation at the historic Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale forced organizers to secure a new location for this year's annual art exhibition, but they found a willing and generous venue in the Burbank Creative Arts Center.
Juror Bonese Collins Turner culled carefully through hundreds of entries from across the United States to choose various award winners for “Brand 41: Works on Paper: Memories,” which remains open through Wednesday.
The Burbank Creative Arts Center is much smaller than the Brand Gallery, but there is plenty of room to display the winners and a reasonable representation of the entries, all of which are de facto honorable mentions.
Winner of the Robert Brown Award was Shelley Powsner for her mixed-media collage “Migration.” Its horizontal format reads like a book with green, taupe and tan pages layered to recede out and pop in, giving the illusion of depth and texture.
The Jane Friend Purchase Award went to Judy Faulkner for her photograph “Salt Marsh House,” which depicts a haunting night scene, with diffuse moonlight reflections off the marsh and rooftop of a waterside house. The contrast is brilliant. Faulkner's photograph will be added to the resident collection at the Brand Gallery.