Listed here are the comments of several judges about the artwork created by Gene Youngmann that appeared in these shows and an image of the painting that received the award.
"This Is Colorado" at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts on the campus of the Arapahoe Community College at 5900 S Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120, sponsored by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe, August 29 - September 21, 2023.
Award of Excellence to Gene Youngmann for his painting titled: "Diamond Face" watercolor on Yupo
"Super rendering of Big Jim! Don't know how anyone could any better on rendering!"
Comments by Les Wasilik, juror
"25th Annual Colorado Visions Art Exhibit" at the College Hill Library on the campus of the Front Range Community College at 3705 W 112th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031, sponsored by the North Metro Art Alliance, May 2 - June 3, 2023.
BEST OF SHOW Awarded to Gene Youngmann for his painting titled: "Circus Morning"
"Amazing high key watercolor, the fact that the dark shadow on the lower right doesn't take over the composition is excellent!" Comment by Teresa Vito, juror
Art From The Heart 2023 at the College Hill Library on the campus of the Front Range Community College in Westminster, CO, Jan. 21 - Feb. 28, 2023.
Judges Award by Gene Youngmann, Painting Title: "Cracked Ice"
“This winter landscape draws the viewer up the stream where we feel the wintery chill. Great use of negative space and values that jump from warms to cools!” Comments by Randy Hale, juror
“Art From The Heart 2020 at the College Hill Library on the campus of the Front Range Community College in Westminster, CO, Feb. 1 – March 15, 2020.
Best of Watercolor by Gene Youngmann, Painting Title: Old Friends
“This is a great painting by a master watercolor painter. It is a great drawing and use of white space in the composition. Lots of variety in edges but also plenty of hard edges as well. Outstanding paintings”
Comments by Clyde Steadman, Art Students League of DenverColorado Visions 2019 sponsored by the North Metro Arts Alliance in the Lobby of the Westminster City Hall, Westminster, CO
22nd Annual Colorado Visions Art Exhibit 2019, North Metro Arts Alliance, Westminster City Hall, Westminster, CO, April 29 – May 24, 2019
“Best of Show” Colorado Visions 2019 watercolor by Gene Youngmann
“Exceptional technique and color. This painting left me wondering about all the years these trucks were in use and all the stories they much hold those who drove them.”
Comments by Kelly Folom, juror
“Art From the Heart” exhibit sponsored by the Paletteers Art Club at the College Hill Library, Westminster, CO, February 1 – March 15, 2014
Comments by Juror Joan Fullerton
BEST OF SHOW “1941 Deluxe” Watercolor by Gene Youngman
“Beautiful transparent glazes and dynamic perspective make this subject irresistible. Technique, composition and emotional appeal are top notch”
“Art From the Heart” exhibit sponsored by Paletteers Art Club & SCFD at the College Hill Library at Front Range Community College in Westminster, CO January 31 – March 14, 2008.
Comments from Juror Tom Owen on the Awards
Merit Award “Stately Home” Watercolor by Gene Youngmann “Strong warm light draws the eye to beautifully crated gingerbread.”
North Metro Art Alliance 10th Annual Colorado Visions Art Show at the Westminster City Hall, April 2 – May 18, 2007
Comments from Juror Mark Silver on the Awards
Merit Award “Shoenberg Silos” Watercolor by Gene Youngmann “This watercolor showcases the beautiful luminous transparent qualities the watercolor is know for. The strong composition transforms a common subject into a beautiful artistic statement. There is also a good variety and depth in the handling of edges and a full range of values. I have a great admiration of Gene’s masterful and bold economy of brushstrokes.