NOVEMBER 15, 2020 - JANUARY 3, 2021
Thank you for the honor of making me the awards juror for this show. There is a lot of good work here and it was a difficult decision.

I chose the work based on my opinion as to its originality, beauty, skill and spirit. Another judge might have picked a different set of work using the same criteria.

Best of luck to you all.
Ira Barkoff

Ira Barkoff is a landscape painter who has pushed his landscapes to almost pure abstraction.

Born in Brooklyn New York, Ira has enjoyed a long and celebrated career. He has a BFA from Pratt University and has studied at the Art Students League with notables such as Robert Beverly Hale and Robert Brackman. He continues to teach at the Washington Art Association, in Washington, CT.

His work can be found in numerous public & private collections including: the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Unilever Headquarters, Greenwich, CT; Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Washington, DC; Jerry Della Femina, NY; Kurt & Tomoko Masur, NY; and Nelson A. Rockefeller Jr. & Amy Taylor, NJ.