Packard Gallery 418 Commercial St. Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-4690
Benjamin Franklin Award Comments from the judges:
"Obviously an exceptional art book,example of what an art book at its best is meant to be and can be,both the production/design quality and the art/paintings are outstanding"
"Breathtaking,awe-inspiring, and emotionally involving, such is the presentation offered by the large format and color quality reproduction of Packard's work. The quiet layout is powerful, it lets the paintings speak for themselves. The text accompanying some of the works is insightful."
"Anne Packard is a breathtaking volume of artwork.It has been designed with such care and attention to detail that I really have very little to say. The size is amazing-I have nearly dropped it a couple of times because its weight and slick cover make it slippery-and yet it struck me for this art it is the perfect size.Nothing else would do it justice. The pictures are beautiful, but they are enhanced even more by the incredibly generous use of white space. The short simple descriptions of the images make them seen as if both the words and the images are floating in air, connected but not connected. The quality of care can also be seen in the necessary, but often ignored title and copyright pages. This is an exquisite volume, one of the best submitted in this category this year."