Gwyn Kaitis Wins Juror's Choice Award in Mosaic Arts International
The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) annual juried art show, Mosaic Arts International, is on display at Williams Tower Gallery in Houston, Texas. The exhibition offers a rare and enriching opportunity to experience, in person, the unique texture and diversity of the best of contemporary mosaic art, an art form that is so rich and compelling that it is often difficult to capture the full essence in a photograph.
This year's jury panel includes Reginald C. Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston, Houston, Texas; internationally recognized master mosaic artist Giulio Menossi, Udine, Italy; and Jeannine Falino, an independent curator and museum consultant who has lectured extensively on American decorative arts, New York, New York.
"The artists in this year's exhibition have expressed creativity and innovation in their work that illustrates the unique and compelling qualities of this most ancient of art forms," said Shug Jones, President of the SAMA Board of Trustees. "The mosaics containing both traditional and non-traditional materials while employing classic and contemporary techniques continue to explore the diversity of the medium in unexpected ways."
Reginald C. Adams chose Gwyn Kaitis' (Joliet, IL) You Bitch!, a sculptural work about which Adams remarked, "I love the integration of mixed-media sculpture and the satire that Kaitis creatively integrated into the work. As with many of the pieces in the jurying process, this particular work caused me to revisit it several times to further investigate and explore the details and materials used in the mosaic masterpiece."
Gwyn Kaitis has exhibited her art at numerous venues including the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, and the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst, Illinois. Her work can be viewed at www.gwynkaitis.com