Prizes at WSOAE Fall Show 2013

October 14, 2013

Best of Show/Jury Award: Sonia Grineva, "Downtown Manhattan"

Best of Show/Jury Award: Sonia Grineva, “Downtown Manhattan”

On the first weekend of its Fall 2013 show, The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 25 artists with awards in the categories of fine arts and fine crafts. The awards totaled over four thousand dollars.

The judges for fine arts and photography included non-exhibiting artists Carol Teller and Robert G. Carter (a long-time faculty member at Nassau Community College) and Paul Stockschlaeder, a member of the WSOAE Board as well as that of the Salmagundi Club. Sculpture and fine crafts were juried by our veteran judge, Monona Rossol, principal of ACTSNY (Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, NY).

Artists and crafts people brought their submissions for prize jurying to the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue on Saturday morning, August 31st. They returned on the next day, Sunday, September 1st, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.

The roster of the prizewinners for the Fall Show follows. To see images of the prizewinning artwork and crafts, click here.

FINE ARTS:

Best of Show/Jury Prize
Sonia Grineva, New York City – “Downtown Manhattan” – Oil –  Given by New York University, the Government & Community Affairs Office, Mr. Joseph Manoleas

Oils/Acrylics/Pastels
First Prize — Richard Stalter, Gaylordsville, CT — “Hazy Sunlight” – Oil — Given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest

Second Prize — Steven Walker, Astoria, NY – “Cloudy Evening Skyline Summer” – Oil — Given as the Seymour Radow Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Third Prize — Rochelle Weber, Lords Valley, PA – “Downtown” – Acrylic – Given as the Samuel & Laurence Ballin Award by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Watercolors
First Prize – Linda B. Cromer, New York City –“Peonies” —  Prize given by The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Tom Gray, Director

Second Prize – Meg Azzoni, New York City – “Frick Reading Room” – Given by Catherine and Douglas Ruby

Mixed Media
First Prize – Giovanni Scalisi, Ridgewood, NY  – “Blue” – Oil Fresco on Wood –  Given by The Salmagundi Club, Mr. Robert Pillsbury, President

Second Prize – Tracy Silva Barbosa, New Bedford, MA – “Silver River” – Acrylic with Silver Leaf – Prize given by The Art Students League of New York, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Director

Graphics
First Prize – Linda Adato, Brooklyn, NY – “Winter Wonder Wheel” – Color Etching — Given as The Stockschlaeder and Radliff Memorial Award by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder

Second Prize – David Itchkawich, Portland, ME  – “Portuguese Point After the Storm” –  Given as The Joseph Sagasta Memorial Award by Ms. Leonia L. Sagasta

Third Prize – Annie Patt, Astoria, NY — ”East River at Night” – India Ink – Given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin as the Margaret Moulton Memorial Award

Photography
First Prize – Emerson Matabele, New Orleans, LA – “We Are Here to Awaken from the Illusion of our Separateness, ‘Que Se Desmoranar’ ” – Film Photo —   Given by Mrs. Doris P. Radow as The Rose Parsons Memorial Award

Second Prize — Daniel Jones, Southold, NY – “Ferry Pilings” –  Given  as The Roslyn Gable Luftig Award by Her Great Grandchildren: Ella, Lilly, Samuel, Rebecca and Ethan

The Landscape Prize
Susan Grisell, Gaylordsville, CT – “Chicken House” – Oil –  Given as the Sam Gates Memorial Award by Ms. Thelma Gates

The Abstract Art Prize
Atsuko Okamoto, Boynton Beach, FL – “Movement” – Graphics — Prize given by an anonymous donor in memory of Dr. Marcella Frank

The Contemporary Art Prize
Marcos Minuchin, Long Beach, NY – “Killing Obesity” – Photograph on Metal – Given by Graphic Display Systems of Lebanon, PA, Mr. Robert Tobias, President

Sculpture
First Prize – Anthony Santella, Teaneck, NJ – “Storm Damage” – From a Magnolia Tree Knocked Over in a Storm –  Given as the Phil Isenberg Memorial Award by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Second Prize – Philip A. Robinson, Jr., Jersey City, NJ – “The Staple” – Bronze with Patina on Marble –  Prize given by John & Eloise Morehouse

CRAFTS:

First Prize Jewelry: Lisa Davin, "Avant Garde Bo Ho Bib"

First Prize Jewelry: Lisa Davin, “Avant Garde Bo Ho Bib”

Jewelry
First Prize – Lisa Davin, Hollywood, FL – “Avant Garde Bo Ho Bib” – Antique Feathers, Beads and Buttons, Lined — Given as the Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award by Dr. & Mrs. Carl F. Lebowitz

Second Prize – Sal Sturiale, Queens Village, NY –  Untitled – Given by Ms. Marlene Schiller as the Albert Schiller Memorial Award

Third Prize – Olga B. Bacskay, Forest Hills, NY – “Dance With Me” – Leather and Silver — Given from the WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Crafts/Wood
Michael Manus, Lynbrook, NY – “Natural Edge Bowl” – Wood Turned – Prize Given by Green Mountain Energy, Mr. Steve Rewinski, Partnership Coordinator

Crafts/Fiber
Jensen Jacobs, Brooklyn, NY – “Silk Blouse” – Hand-Dyed and Beaded – Given from the WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Crafts/Mixed Media
First Prize – Richard Birkett, Otego, NY –“1902 Again” – Ansco Camera, Sears Dreadnought Roller Skate — Prize given by On the Avenue Marketing, Exhibiting for the New York Times

Second Prize – Michelle DaRin, Jamesville, NY – “Abundance” – Etched Electroform Cast Silver/Bronze – Given from the WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Prizes at WSOAE Spring Show 2013

June 22, 2013

Our shows always start on a Saturday, and it’s our custom to jury for prizes on that day, using the facilities of the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue. But this spring, for the first time in many years, the opening day had terrible weather–temperatures were low (in the forties), winds were high and showers and squalls were frequent. The upshot was that very few exhibitors set up their booths and only a very few pieces were brought over to Salmagundi for jurying.

So, we cancelled the regular jurying for prizes. Instead, on the second day of the event, four members of the WSOAE board and staff walked the entire show from one end to the other and awarded a very limited number of prizes. These awards were based not on individual works of art and craft artistry, but on entire booth presentations. The winners were as follows:

FINE ART

Best of Show/Jury Prize

Daniel Hauben, Bronx, New York for 22 images of the Bronx created for the new library at the Bronx Community College and rendered as half-size giclee reproductions of the original large oils – prize given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest.

Best of Show/Jury Prize: Daniel Hauben with "ArtSpouse" Judy Lane ( the composer)

Best of Show/Jury Prize: Artist Daniel Hauben with “A Sense of Place” display of Bronx images, and “ArtSpouse” Judy Lane (the composer)

Paintings

First Prize — Geri Geremia of East Meadow, New York, for mixed media abstract paintings, incorporating gold leaf – prize given by New York University, Government & Community Affairs Office, Mr. Joseph Manoleas.

Second Prize – Brent Bailer of Jamaica New York for paintings in assorted media, many involving umbrellas – prize given by Mrs. Doris Radow as the Seymour Radow Memorial Prize.

Third Prize – Ken Woodall of Demorest, Georgia for acrylic folk art paintings – prize given by The Art Students League of New York, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Director.

Geri Geremia, First Prize in Painting

Geri Geremia, First Prize in Painting

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Brent Bailer, Second Prize in Painting

Ken Woodall, Third Prize in Painting

Ken Woodall, Third Prize in Painting

Graphics

First Prize — Atsuko Okamoto of Boynton Beach, Florida – Prize given by Dr. & Mrs. Carl Lebowitz as the Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award.

Photography

First Prize — John DiBiase of New York City – prize given by New York Central Art Supplies and Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Ruby.

Sculpture

First Prize — Mike Hirsch of Plainview, New York – prize given by an anonymous donor in memory and honor of Mr. Edward Martin, a long time participant in WSOAE shows and winner of numerous prizes in them.

Atsuko Okamoto, First Prize in Graphics

Atsuko Okamoto, First Prize in Graphics

John DiBiase, First Prize in Photography

John DiBiase, First Prize in Photography

Mike Hirsch, First Prize in Sculpture

Mike Hirsch, First Prize in Sculpture

CRAFTS

Best of Show — Michelle DaRin of Jamesville, New York – prize given by Mrs. Natalie Ballin as the Samuel & Lawrence Ballin Award.

Jewelry

First Prize  — Wayne D. DuBois of Ocala, Florida – prize given by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder as the Stockschlaeder and Radliff Memorial Award.

Second Prize — Jane Edsall of Mt. Sinai, New York – prize given by Ms. Marlene Schiller as the Albert Schiller Memorial Award.

Miniature Carousel Casting in Bronze and other Materials, a Highlight of the Booth Display of Michelle DaRin, Winner of the Best in Crafts Prize

Miniature Carousel Casting in Bronze and other Materials, a Highlight of the Booth Display of Michelle DaRin, Winner of the Best in Crafts Prize

Michelle DaRin (with daughter), Best of Show in Crafts

Michelle DaRin (with daughter), Best of Show in Crafts

Wayne DuBois, First Prize in Crafts/Jewelry

Wayne DuBois, First Prize in Crafts/Jewelry

Jane Edsall, Second Prize in Crafts/Jewelry

Jane Edsall, Second Prize in Crafts/Jewelry

WSOAE and Kevin McEvoy on NBC NY Nightly News

May 30, 2013

On WNBC NY Nightly News, on Wednesday, May 29th, Kevin McEvoy talked about the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit and how it helped him launch his career.

Kevin McEvoy Interview

Ken Woodall

April 10, 2013

Ken Woodall with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

WSOAE exhibitor and folk artist Ken Woodall is one of 28 Georgia artists to have their work exhibited in the state capitol in a show entitled “The Art of Georgia: Celebrating Georgia’s Landscapes and People.” In the photo above, Mr. Woodall is flanked by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and is seen holding one of his rural landscapes. He is from Habersham County, GA

Dudley Vaccianna

March 19, 2013
Painted hand-blown glass by Dudley Vaccianna

Painted hand-blown glass by Dudley Vaccianna

DUDLEY VACCIANNA has been participating in WSOAE shows for almost 50 years. His works are in major collections around the country and in the collection of the White House in Washington DC. His Oeuvre includes oils, drawings, prints and, most notably, paintings on blown glass. In all of his work, the predominant, joyful themes are Caribbean, Latino and African. His pieces have won prizes in several of our recent shows and he will be at our upcoming Spring exhibition. Samples of his recent work are shown above and below.  mrvaccart@yahoo.com

Watercolor by D. Vaccianna: "Salsa"

Watercolor by D. Vaccianna: “Salsa”

Dudley Vaccianna's Painted Glass

Dudley Vaccianna’s Painted Glass

Meg Azzoni Watercolors and Architecture

March 11, 2013
The Rose Room in the New York Public Library

The Rose Room in the New York Public Library

MEG AZZONI,  a long-time WSOAE exhibitor, is widely known for her watercolors which are bright, cheerful and frequently quaint; but a further aspect of her work is that she is a licensed architect and an honors graduate of the Princeton University architectural program. Some of that background is showing up in her current work including  drawings of facades and paintings of significant architectural interiors. Shown above and below are a recent painting of the Rose Reading Room in the New York Public Library and a reworked drawing of the extraordinary façade of the Elizabethan era Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire England. An essay written about the hall by Ms. Azzoni  can be accessed at http://home.earthlink.net/~fine4art/news20.jpg, her newsletter site. See also www.megazzoni.com .

Hardwick Hall, drawing by Meg Azzoni

Hardwick Hall, drawing by Meg Azzoni

Sonia Grineva’s Book – The Colors of the Soul

February 19, 2013
I Colori dell'Anima - The Colors of the Soul

I Colori dell’Anima – The Colors of the Soul

SONIA GRINEVA, a WSOAE veteran exhibitor returning for our spring show, is the subject of a beautiful, large folio book, entitled “I Colori dell’Anima” – The Colors of the Soul. With texts in both Italian and English, the book surveys the scope of Ms. Grineva’s work which ranges from impressionistic to abstract and includes oils, watercolors and other media.

The artist is well known for her paintings of the Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village areas (see images below) but, as the book makes clear, her oeuvre encompasses many fabulous European and American landscapes and cityscapes as well as florals and other still lifes.

Ms. Grineva received her BA and MFA from the Stroganov Institute in Moscow and later studied at New York’s  National Academy of Design and the British Institute in Florence, Italy.

“I Colori dell’Anima” is available through the artist at grinevaart.com

The Arch in Washington Square Park by Sonia Grineva

The Arch in Washington Square Park by Sonia Grineva

Sixth Avenue by Sonia Grineva

Sixth Avenue by Sonia Grineva

Ben Georgia Rutgers Exhibition

February 18, 2013
WSOAE Georgia Rutgers

Ben Georgia’s “City Lights III”

BEN GEORGIA, a thirty-year veteran of WSOAE shows and one of our outstanding abstract artists, is currently being honored with a solo exhibition at Rutgers University’s Paul Robeson Galleries, the Orbit II Gallery. The show, entitled “Primary Essences,” continues through June 4th and is free to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm.

One of the highlights of the show (see image above) is “City Lights III”, a 2009  oil on canvas, 48” x 60”.  The program contains the following recap of the artist’s work: “For painter Ben Georgia, abstraction offers the possibility of a fresh mode of communication. Georgia seeks a language that surpasses representation and the fleeting concerns of the moment, reaching towards expressing the emotional depths of human experience.”

Mr. Georgia will be exhibiting at the WSOAE Spring Show, beginning Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th.

McEvoy Exhibits at CPW25 Gallery

November 9, 2012

“Prisoners” by Kevin McEvoy

WSOAE Exhibitor Kevin McEvoy will have one of his large oils, “Prisoners,” on display at a show organized by Allison Malafronte, former senior editor of American Artist, at the CPW25 Gallery, running  November 15th through 27th.  The show is entitled “Converge: Where Classical & Contemporary Art Converge.  Some 30 up-and-coming  artists are highlighted.

Kevin, who lives in Islip, L. I. and has a studio in Riverhead, teaches art every few weeks at the Suffolk County Jail. His painting , “Prisoners,” derived from this work. The oil on linen painting is 60” x 60” and is set off by a wide customized metal frame that was put together in collaboration with a local welder.

McEvoy’s success in teaching art at the Suffolk County Prison has been written up in feature articles appearing in L.I. Newsday and other local publications.

The CPW25 Gallery is at 25 Central Park West (at W. 62nd St), New York, N. Y. 11231. Tel: 212 203 0280; info@25cpw.org

Fall 2012 Prizewinners

October 21, 2012

On the first weekend of its Fall 2012 show, The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 23 artists with awards in the categories of fine arts and fine crafts. The awards totaled several thousand dollars.

For fine arts and photography, the judges included non-exhibiting artists Mary McGlynn, and Carol Teller, and Salmagundi Club chairman, Tim Newton. Sculpture and fine crafts were juried by our veteran judge, Monona Rossol, principal of ACTSNY (Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, NY).

Artists and crafts people brought their submissions for prize jurying to the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue on Saturday morning, September 3d. They returned on the next day, Sunday, September 4th, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.

Click here to view images of the prizewinning artwork.

The roster of the prizewinners for the Fall Show follows:

Best of Show/Jury Prize
Zhiyi Li, Enfield, CT – “Rainy” – oil-  Prize given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest

Oils/Acrylics/Pastels
First Prize — Brent Bailer, Jamaica, NY “Midtown on a Rainy Night” -pastel-  Given as the Seymour Radow Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Second Prize — Henry Buerckholtz, New York City – “Summer Evening–Broadway” -oil-  Given as the Stockschlaeder & Radliff Memorial Award by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder

Third Prize — William Cantwell, Havertown, PA – “All You Need” -oil-  Given as the Samuel & Laurence Ballin Award by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Watercolors
First Prize – Linda B. Cromer, New York City –“Sun Flowers” Prize given by Catherine and Douglas Ruby

Mixed Media
First Prize – Robert Carter, Dix Hills, NY  – “Roar of the Crowd”  Given as the Rose Parsons Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Second Prize – Paul Elson, North Bergen, NJ. – “Laughing Monks” Prize given by John and Eloise Morehouse in memory of Mrs. Vivian H. Bell

Graphics
First Prize – Joel Beckwith, Jamaica, VT – “Behind the Big Top”  Given as the Joseph Sagasta Memorial Award by Ms. Leonia L. Sagasta

Second Prize – Linda Adato, Brooklyn, NY – “View from the Manhattan Bridge”  Given as the Albert Schiller Memorial Award by Ms. Marlene Schiller

Photography
First Prize – Daniel Jones, Southold, NY – “Architectural Abstraction #4”  Prize given by the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce by Mr. Tom Gray, Director

Second Prize — Lei Liu, Forest Hills, NY – “New York” Prize given  by the Salmagundi Club, Claudia Seymour, President

The Landscape Prize
 Sonia Grineva, New York, NY – “Washington Square Park” -oil-  Given as the Sam Gates Memorial Award by Ms. Thelma Gates

The Abstract Art Prize
Tracy Barbosa, New Bedford, MA – “Silver Flight” -mixed media-   Prize given by an anonymous donor in memory of Dr. Marcella Frank

The Contemporary Art Prize
Rochelle Weber, Lords Valley, PA – “125th Street” -acrylic- Given as the Forbes Magazine Prize by Mr. Christopher Forbes

Sculpture
First Prize – Ed Martin, Saugerties, NY -marble-   Prize funded by the WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Second Prize – Paul Musaracchia, Brooklyn, NY “Cat” -metal-  Prize given by The Art Students League of New York, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Director

CRAFTS

Best in Crafts, Fiber; Catherine Joseph, Hand-sewn Jacket

Best in Crafts
Catherine Joseph, Huntington, NY.  Prize given as the Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award by Dr. & Mrs. Carl F. Lebowitz

Jewelry
First Prize – Salvatore Sturiale, Hollis Hills, NY.  Prize given as the Roslyn Gable Luftig Memorial Award by her great grandchildren, Ella, Lily, Sam and Rebecca

Second Prize – Olga B. Bacskay, Forest Hills, NY.  Prize funded by the WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Crafts/Glass
First Prize – Gabriel Lafleur, Shelburne Falls, MA.  Prize funded by the WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Second Prize – Michael Potecha, Brooklyn, NY. Prize given by the Graphic Display Systems, Mr.  Robert Tobias, President

Crafts/Wood
Michael Manus, Lynbrook, NY.  Prize given by On the Avenue Marketing, exhibiting for the New York Times

Crafts/Mixed Media
Richard Birkett, Otego, NY “Nautilus”  Prize given by Green Mountain Energy, Mr. Steve Rewinski, Partnership Coordinator


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