2017 Small Painting Show Award Winners


Juror Andrew Patterson-Tutschka  Andrew Patterson-Tutschka specializes in perceptual painting. He strives to capture the appearance of a place, its sense or feel, as well as underlying social structures. At a formal and conceptual level, Patterson-Tutschka’s representational paintings address questions pertaining to the act of perception and the relationship between structure and spontaneity.  That is to say, his paintings ask viewers how different perspectives can co-exist within the same picture. They also ask viewers to interrogate the tension between control and license. Some of Patterson-Tutschka’s most recent national exhibitions include: “Night Sun” (Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi), “Perceptual Painters” exhibition (Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio); “Real and Remembrance” exhibition (Kentucky School of Art in Louisville, Kentucky); “Observation and Invention” exhibition (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); “Perceptual Painters” exhibition (University of Mississippi School of Art); and “Perceptual Painters” exhibition (39 th Street Gallery in Washington, D.C).  Andrew earned a MFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2007) and a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2002). Awards include: a 2010 Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residency and a 2007 MFA Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Patterson-Tutschka is currently represented by Elliot Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California.  He is a professor of visual art at Shasta College in Redding, California.