||Excerpt from the Juror’s Statement:
The Best of Show nude women wire sculpture by Bart Soutendijk are lively figures where the artist has artfully utilized negative space to create volume. I cite the combination of the two pieces entered together they convey a range of skill in conveying emotion, body tension/relaxation, an understanding of body movement. He ingeniously conveys a sense of space with a minimum of line. The women depicted are friendly and confident and one senses a clear emotional connection between them. I feel that this artist is to be congratulated on his artistic accomplishment and to be encouraged toward continued success!
Susan Masuoka, Director of Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University (546 entries submitted, 190 works selected)