"2003 Excellence in Decorative
Judging was based on the use of
design, color, value, translucency,
illusion of the faux finishing,
venetian plasters and
murals / trompe painting as well
as the amount of finishing / painting surface.
here for the "Honorable Mentions" of entries!
Finishing & Other Finishes, $300 cash prize
DAC Graduate Aerin Kaiser, Missouri- Home Office
The artist encompassed the full room with faux painting
and even added raised Trompe l'oeil panels under the chair rail. The ceiling
painting was done in a "Brushed Wash", the walls in a golden "Leather Effect"
painting, and the panels were mottled with a finish prior to the light
and shadow painting. A quote from Aerin:"I'm still shocked and amazed at
how well my first project turned out - corners, ceiling and all".
Plaster, $300 cash prize
DAC Graduate Sabrina Grisier, Ohio- Powder Room
The artist executed venetian plaster finishing of several
layers, combining techniques learned in class. Unfortunately, our scanner
doesn't do her beautiful venetian plaster justice, besides the fact that
venetian plaster is notoriously hard to photograph. From Sabrina: "After
adding the venetian plaster styles to my samples I felt I had that "edge"
to take back to my clients...it's great being in such demand that I can
pick the best finishing jobs and the people are willing to wait for me!".
l'oeil / Murals, $300 cash prize
DAC Graduate Gary Parisi, Tennesee- Foyer
The artist designed and completed a Trompe l'oeil mural
painting of excellent proportions for his client. The arched entry has
a garden theme, the painting is complete with foliage, architectural painting
, and walkways. Gary, who was formerly employed in the advertising and
marketing field, has paid his dues in the field with continuing education
in painting at our school and the completion of several large scale faux
finishing, venetian plaster, and Trompe l'oeil / mural painting works.
in Artistry, Written Category, $100 cash prize
Graduate Crystal Queen-Raulston, Texas - "My Former Life as an Office Manager"
poetic artist surprised us with an inventive spin on life in the "written
category". "I spend a lot of time with my son, these are the days I will
cherish and if it weren't for Brian I would be missing them right now"
Crystal writes. "I can't believe it has only been five months since I attended
and so much has changed".
the 2005 contest?
here to read more and enter