Thursday, October 7, 2010

Matthew J. Cutter Submits his original oil "Roses" for the Blossom II ~ Art of Flowers 2011 Competition & Museum Exhibition

The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation
An International Art Competition and Museum Exhibition
Premiering February 1, 2011
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida

Blossom II~Art of Flowers is a juried inertnational art competition and exhibition. The very first Blossom exhibition took place in 2007 and was conceived to recognize, promote and reward excellence in floral art and to enhance the publics appreciation and awarness of this time-honored artistic tradition.

Approximately one-hundred works of art will be selected by an eminently-qualified panel of Jurors. The selected works will then be featured in the premiere exhibition at the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Florida. Selections from the premiere exhibition will tour to The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute, The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, and other possible venues.

The panel of jurors includes:
Michael Culver - Director and Chief Curator, Naples Museum of Art
Darlene Cecil - President of CWest Design and Marketing
M. Stephen Doherty - Editor-in-Chief, American Artist Magazine
Susan T. Fisher - Director, The Art Institute at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
James L. Johnson - Director, Benz School of Floral Design and Benz Gallery of Floral Art
Valerie Loupe Olsen - Consulting Projects Manager, Houston Arts Alliance, Civic Art and Design
Morten E. Solberg - Nationally Renowned Artist

Roses by Matthew J. Cutter a 12" x 9" Oil on Board

About The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation - The Foundation, created for the advancement of art education, was initially established in 2001 as a memorial fund by James E. Parkman in honor of his wife, Susan Kathleen Black, who died unexpectedly just before Christmas 2000 after a lengthy illness.
Susan Kathleen was a devoted artist and student who took every opportunity to learn from master artists and skilled experts to develop her own talent. Her favorite workshops were at the Beartooth School of Wildlife Art in Big Timber, Montana, where she studied with many nationally known wildlife artists.
Since its creation, the memorial fund has awarded grants for art education to elementary schools in Texas and New Mexico; teen workshops in Montana and conferences for the development of professional artists in Divide, Colorado and Dubois, Wyoming. In addition, one full college art scholarship has been awarded.
In early 2003 the memorial fund was granted 501 (c )(3) status and became the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, Inc. Its mission is to continue to fund art education for a broad range of art programs throughout the nation, while giving artists of all ages the opportunity to develop their skills and achieve their goals as artists.

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