Judges

 

 

Dr. Edwin M. E. Smith

Edwin M. E. Smith is a Bermudian artist and art educator. His mixed media artwork and illustrations can be found in collections internationally and has been included in Biennial Exhibitions hosted by the Bermuda National Gallery.  

Dr. Smith is the author of ‘Imagemaking and the Bermudian Artist’, a book that presents a unique, critical and celebratory perspective on Bermuda’s visual art.  Along with his family, under the name artsmithsbda, he has also published ‘Pawpaw Bermuda’ a hybrid book of recipes and fine art that highlights the unique place of pawpaws in Bermuda’s social history.

Dr. Smith’s professional experience includes corporate graphic design and three decades of teaching studio art and art history from elementary school through to university. Since 1998, He has taught in the Art & Design Programme at Bermuda College. His responsibilities include curation for the College’s Art Gallery.  He has served for many years as Chairman for the Bermuda Society of Arts Bursary Awards and as Chairman of the Visual Arts Committee for Teen Service’s Outstanding Teen Awards. His art involvement also includes Deputy Chair of the Bermuda Arts Council, membership on the Acquisition Committee and the Exhibition Committee for the Bermuda National Gallery, and past membership on the Board of Governors for the Bermuda Society of Arts of which he was a former co-president.  Dr. Smith holds graduate degrees from Andrews University and Savannah College of Art & Design and a Ph.D in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University.

 

 

 

Sharon Wilson  

Sharon  Wilson b. Bermuda 1954
M Sc Art Ed. Massachusetts College of Art
Sharon Wilson began  as  an illustrator of children’s books.
She has taught in both elementary and secondary schools.
Her work  resides in the permanent collection of  both Masterworks and the 
Bermuda National Gallery. She teaches from her studio in Southampton.