As one of five jurors for this year's ASAA Exhibition to be on display from May through August in the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, I can say that this will be a very fine exhibition.
There were 191 entries created in media ranging from pencil, to ink and Prisma Color, to water color, alkyd, acrylic and oil. There were sculptures and even stained glass. I do not know the final count of accepted works but can say that the quality of art is very high and was very difficult to eliminate.
The jurors were to look for Originality, Expression/Emotion, Craftsmanship, Drawing, Composition and Design, Values/Tonal Range, Sense of Light/Spatial Relationships, Color and Hard and Soft Edges.
The art was viewed by comparing unidentified numbered digital images on a special jury-only section on the ASAA web site.
I look forward to seeing the Exhibition in Pensacola.
Digital/Giclee and early Image Transfers on Canvas
On more than one occasion we have received phone calls or emails from parties claiming to own original Ferris art. Sometimes they are correct, but more often than not, they own unauthorized digital or earlier image transfers onto canvas made by unethical individuals from lithographic prints. Invariably these are much smaller than the actual originals which often, in fact, are part of the Air Force Art Collection or owned by an individual. The fraudulent copies often exhibit brush strokes applied in a clear acrylic medium to fool the public.
We have on occasion created a specified number of digital canvases for client presentation in addition to signed and numbered limited edition prints on paper. I sign canvas reproductions in Gold Marker Pen, often with personalized message, on top of UV protective coating to differentiate these from original art. These digital canvases are referenced in the print Certificate of Authenticity.
Collectors must be very careful when purchasing original art on the secondary market.