There is something special about works on paper. The delicacy of the materials and the finesse required to manipulate them, renders these works all the more amazing, whether it requires the steady hand of a graphite artist or the patience and planning of photo processing.
Nearly 75 entries culled from 700, are on display in the 39th annual national exhibition at the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale. The show is titled "Brand 39, Works on Paper: Finished/Unfinished," and the artwork included is that done only on paper.
Juror Gloria Williams Sander had the daunting task of reviewing the body of work, refining to an exhibitable number and assigning awards. The resultant exhibition of paper sculpture, photography and oil pastels is resplendent with creativity that is really quite amazing.
The juror awarded 13 monetary awards from four categories; memorial awards, donor awards, patron awards and the Brand Associates Purchase Award. In addition, seven non-monetary rewards were bestowed in memory of Robert Brown, and 11 in memory of Howard Jacobson.