There is no more controversial or polarizing subject in contemporary America than that of guns in our society. Who should get them? What type of guns? Are there limits to our rights? What are the effects on our society? On our humanity?
This exhibition is an opportunity for artists from all across America, through their art, to express themselves on this important subject.
Eve Provost Chartrand
David Settino Scott
Ken J. Velarde of Hogue, Inc.
Robert L. Williams
Anne Laddon, Jurist
“By presenting this exhibition of a deeply complex, provocative subject we invite open conversation on
guns in America. In response to headlines such as 'Drumbeat of Multiple Shootings, but America Isn’t
Listening' we ask ourselves 'Is violence the new normal?' Studios on the Park’s goal is to present a
variety of points of view on this important subject.
I was personally inspired by much of the work submitted for this exhibition, and looked for depth
of expression as well as excellence of execution in making the selections.”
Tom Peck, Jurist
“'Guns In America' is a show conceived to be a conversation, in art, about guns in our society,
encouraging and including all points of view.
As a jurist for this show, my criteria for acceptance was simple. Merit as art. It didn’t matter whether the subject of the piece was pro gun, anti gun or somewhere in between. If the submission had a point of view and it was expressed with technical competence, it was accepted.
My painting, 'Untitled', hung separately from the show, is my expression on this subject.
Gun violence is too often visited upon the innocent and the defenseless. They have no 2nd amendment
point of view. No argument for common sense. They simply vanish, suffering in raw fear as they go.”
Exhibition Special Event
Art After Dark Paso Opening Reception
Saturday, January 7: 6 pm - 9 pm
Best In Show: Eve Provost Chartrand for "Comfortably Numb"
Awards of Excellence:
Hellie Blythe for "Pistachicrows Tableaux"
DePrise Brescia for "Pray for Peace"
Peg Grady for "Baby's First Assault Rifle"
Anna Meyrick for "Myth #7"