Juror: G. Pasha Turley, Artist & Professor (ret.) at Southwestern College
Jo was awarded the third place for oil on canvas painting, Inner Space.
About Jo Caldwell:I grew up in a small pine-covered town in New England. In high school I was the school artist and designed and painted the backdrop for the Pirates of Penzance. With my portfolio I was accepted into the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School as a painting major with German Expressionist Karl Zerbe as my professor. And for four years I drew and painted the nude model. There I was free to roam the corridors of a great museum and learn the technical processes of oil painting.
About Inner Space:
My work draws heavily on my personal approach to life and this painting, called Inner Space, expresses my interest in the personal environment that we each create for ourselves. The human in all its complexity is my major interest and my friends and family are often my subjects.