Past Exhibit

The Sustenance Show

November 4, 2023 – January 12, 2024

As per the Oxford dictionary, sustenance is defined as:
Food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment.
The maintaining of someone or something in life or existence.

Around the holidays, food usually plays a central part in how we celebrate. We get excited about a favorite dish that is always present or something new is introduced to the menu that becomes a staple. Perhaps you host a gathering for the first time, putting you in charge of the menu. Maybe you decide to bring in the new year with a party, with tantalizing appetizers and beverages. This is also the time that many of us evaluate the past year. We reflect on the other things in life that feed us: family, friends, socialization, animals, solitude, beliefs, creativity, giving, nature, relaxation. What did we get enough of? What do we need more of? We all need and respond to different things. This juried show was an invitation to explore the things that sustain us and add to our sense of well-being. Cash prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.