(Above: Danuta Muszynska’s Trouble Moon)

Edited by Randi Bjornstad

As she has for all her previous Biennial art shows, Karin Clarke has just opened her latest version of a followup show called Eugene Biennial Award Winners: One Year Later.

The purpose of this show is to display examples of the work created in the past year by the artists who took home the prizes in the big, juried Biennial show from the year before.

The 2023 show just opened on Aug. 30 and will be on display through Oct. 14.

An opening reception takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, during the downtown Eugene First Friday ArtWalk. In addition, there will be a First Friday ArtWalk repeat reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6.

Here’s the rundown of the participating artists, as prepared by the Karin Clarke Gallery:

Lucid Dream, by Ron Conrad

Ron Conrad. The Salem artist shows his new surrealist, mixed-media sculptures, with his description, which reads, “Exploring and experimenting with the concepts of transformation, consciousness, points of view, and dreams, with a sense of irony and sometimes humor, are hallmarks of my work. Incorporating wood, brass, glass, and branches makes my sculptures more timeless.”

Doug Davidovich. The artist says that his paintings “involve the aesthetic, utilitarian and structural use of wood grain patterns in modern architecture, interiors, and urban industrial environments. Directly brushed to paper or panel, the faux bois (false wood) forms interact with color and structure, creating stylized images influenced by mid-century and modernist designs.”

Kitty Kingston. With a master of fine arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Kingston also has been a professor of art and department chair at the University of Washington’s art department. Her artist’s residencies have taken her to European locales, including Northbrook College in Worthing, England; Cork Printmakers in Ireland; and the Skopelos Art Foundation in Greece.

Tom Miller. New to Oregon, Miller earned both his undergraduate and graduate fine arts degrees in Drawing and Painting from California State University in Long Beach and has been exhibiting his work since the early 1990s. His new series is titled, Ghost Drawings.

Danuta Muszynska. Origiinally from Poland, the artist now lives resides in Corvallis, having previously received a master of arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. Her passion is printmaking, the focus of her work in this new exhibit.

Marjorie Taylor. A longtime psychology professor at University of Oregon, Taylor’s art career took off when she started creating fabric taxidermy displays for her clothing store, The Velvet Edge, which now is closed. She calls her recent work — made of recycled fabrics — “vegan taxidermy,” creating animal replicas that are a mix of realism and fantasy.

Jud Turner’s metal sculpture, Victoria

Jud Turner. The Eugene sculptor works out of a studio he calls The Oblivion Factory in industrial west Eugene, where, he says, “I take old, cold, beat-up steel objects and merge them with many other objects to create something new, that can appear soft, warm and lifelike, the whole belying the origins of the many recycled ingredients.”

Libby Wadsworth. Language — both visual and verbal — is frequently the subject of the artist’s printmaking-based creations, which have been exhibited throughout much of the United States, including recently in the Artist Project Space of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon.  She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts respectively from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago.

Michael Whitenack. The artist’s  painted wood sculptures look playful at first glance, but upon further study they reveal their social commentary. His work has been shown frequently at the Karin Clarke Gallery.

Eugene Biennial Award Winners: One Year Later

When: Through Oct. 14, 2023; special receptions for the artists from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 and Oct. 6

Where: Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St., Eugene

Gallery hours: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday

Information: 541-684-7963 or karinclarkegallery.com