Rockville Art League Art League Juried Members’ Winter Show 2020/21Katherine Nelson’s Juror Statement
… I selected art which was evocative on multiple levels. I sought out artistic expressions where the use of the medium was proficient while the artist also pushed the boundaries of expectation. I searched for artistic compositions that revealed our world in a new perspective while conveying the human condition. I connected with images of life that stirred me to think deeply about what the artist was saying and what they revealed in their topics. Many artworks with a personal window into the artist’s life left me feeling grateful for their view presented in permanent form. How might any one of us approach looking at artist works in the context of 2020? For me, the answer is with fresh eyes on the creative process and the value that art brings to humanity. I am even more grateful for the sheer joy of seeing creative expression in spite of this year. I admire the courage it requires to make art through isolation while also facing unique challenges. To persevere through one of history’s most difficult pandemics and all of its up to the minute game changers and remain steadfast makes each of you a winner…
“Emerging” is dedicated to all the beautiful women I have met and will meet, who have trusted me to opening up your darkest moments, letting it go and taking back the power, celebrating your self worth and FindingYourself
About Monica Ingudam Born and raised with conflict background, lack of freedom in Manipur (India), based in Maryland (USA), patent holder for identifying Caller ID, with Computer Science Engineering background, you will find her innovating Healthcare solutions as a Senior Product Analyst. With the vision to spread love and peace, you will find her hosting high achiever workshops and talk-show at FindingTheVoices during the weekends to inspire, empower and educate. She loves painting, has pledged funds from her Art to giving back to the society and has successfully supported Palliative Care , education for children , relief for COVID19 in Manipur and currently raising funds for Library of Manipur and 1001Thagatchari gratitude project of Manipur. Do consider supporting her initiatives by getting her paintings and products made from her art.