Judge’s Statement


Thank you for trusting me to present the awards for the 2022 Sun Bowl Exhibit. As always, this is a difficult job as there are so many works that deserve recognition and contribute to the success of the show.

As a judge I do look carefully for competencies in both craft and aesthetics. The artist’s personal creative vision, whether about concept, innovation, expression or aesthetics should reflect the highest level of artistic endeavor. Has the artist’s personal choices of artistic language clarified and enriched their vision. Is there a careful balance between form and content? Does the artist show a mastery of their medium? Is the authentic contant thoughtfully delivered? Does the work display originality and uniqueness? As I walk through the show I try to find the works that reflect the criteria mentioned in my judge’s statement.

Congratulations to all the artists and thank each of you for your contribution to the success of the 2022 Sun Bowl Exhibit

– Nancy Frost Begin

Nancy Frost Begin – Sun Bowl 2022 Judge


“As an artist I am constantly on a voyage of discovery, not so much to reproduce what is in front of me but as Marcel Proust said……discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in seeing with New eyes.” The challenge is both hopeful and endless.” – Nancy Frost Begin

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York to an artistic and supportive family. Nancy pursued her passions and graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA. She is versed in illustration, oil, fiber, clay, wood painting and wood prints. She has taught at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire in both studio and art history. Nancy and her sister hold workshops in New Mexico & Florida.

Nancy has exhibited work in The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and was selected by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen to create the state’s contribution to the White House Christmas tree in 1996. She was also juried into the National Watercolor Society as a signature member and was awarded “The Artist Magazine Award.”

Nancy has received numerous awards and recognition from the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Western Federation, Masterworks, El Paso International Museum, Hubbard Museum of the American West, and The Southern Vermont Art Center. In 2018 she was the featured artist at the Las Cruces Art Fair.

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