Village Gallery of Arts Award Show

“Stay Out Of My Room” by Elizabeth M. Higgins

“Stay Out of My Room” was awarded Second Place in Village Gallery of Arts annual award show, held in April 2015 and juried by Ellie Rozendaal, photographer and art teacher at Sunset High School in Portland, Oregon.  I would like to share with you the juror’s comments, which I feel accurately reflect what I was feeling as I created this watercolor painting (20″ x 14″ unmatted; 28″ x 22″ framed and matted).

Juror’s Comments:  “I am drawn to the juxtaposition of imagery with messaging.  Your painting “Stay out of My Room” tells a story of growing up, and portrays a respect and embracing of change for me.  The tones are gentle and strong.”   – Ellie Rozendaal

The painting is on display at Village Gallery of Arts through the end of April, 12505 NW Cornell Road, Suite 14, Portland, OR  97229.