Linda RossinSAA, AFC, MAA, MPSGS, CPA, AMA, ICMA Birds, Mammals, Fine Art Miniatures
2012 JUDGE FOR MASF
MASF's art show is considered the quintessential event for viewing and purchasing the finest miniature artwork by artists from around the world. As judge Linda's duty was to select 60 award winners from among 800 incredible juried international miniature works of art.
The following is Linda's statement about her judging experience:
"If you've ever wondered how one goes about judging a show of such magnitude and quality, let me tell you it's no walk in the park. At first one feels it's almost futile to select winners from an array of such unbelievable and skillfully executed pieces.
"Outstanding entries in every class and category made for some very tough calls, and because so many works were deserving of awards I agonized over my pending decisions. In my analysis I looked for any little disturbing detail concerning perspective, anatomy, design, even matting and framing. Finally after constant comparisons and arduous examinations of the principles that make any good piece of art great, the front-runners slowly emerged.
"This year's exhibit was full of award-deserving mini masterpieces and once again reflected not only strong standards of excellence, but also all the captivating aspects miniature art offers. I wish every person reading this could see the originals in person because only then would they fully appreciate the agony (and ecstasy) each judge experiences.
"My thanks go out to the Miniature Art Society of Florida for their incredible leadership in the world of miniature art, as well as the invitation to judge this exceptional show."
Direct Correspondence to:
Linda Rossin c/o Linda Rossin Studios
5478 Berkshire Valley Road Oak Ridge, NJ
USA 07438 Tel: 973-545-2459