On the first weekend of its Fall 2014 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.
The judges for fine arts and photography included non-exhibiting artists Roger Rossi and Carole Teller, Jon Harding, curator of the Century Association, and Alexander Katlan, distinguished conservator of oil paintings and art historian. Sculpture and fine crafts were dealt with 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 30. They returned on the next day, Sunday, August 31st, 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.
Best of Show/Jury Prize
Henry Buerckholtz, New York City — “Sirens of Gansevoort,” Oil — Prize given by New York University, Office of Government and Community Affairs, Arlene Peralta
Oils, Acrylics, Pastels
First Prize — Susan Grisell, Gaylordsville, CT — “Ice Flows,” Oil — Prize given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin as the Samuel & Lawrence Ballin Award
Second Prize — Michelle Golias, New York City — “Amish Farm,” Oil — Prize given by Mrs. Doris P. Radow as the Seymour Radow Memorial Award
Third Prize — Sonia Grineva, New York City — “Winter Landscape,” Oil — Prize given as the Roslyn Gable Luftig Award by her grandchildren: Ella, Lily, Samuel, Rebecca and Ethan
Tim Gaydos, Paterson, NJ — “Going Out” — Prize Given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest
First Prize — Giovanni Scalisi, Ridgewood, NY — “Earth Elements,” Plaster on Board, Oil — prize given by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder as the Stockschlaeder & Radliff Memorial Award
Second Prize — Titane Laurent, Orlando, FL — “Parents,” Charcoal, Acrylic, Pencil, Oil and Pastel — Prize given by the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Maria Diaz, Director
First Prize — Linda Adato, Brooklyn, NY — “Late in the Day,” Monotype — Prize given as the Rose Parsons Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow
Second Prize — Steven Walker, Astoria, NY — Astoria, NY — “Silvercup,” Etching and Aquatint — Prize given by Ruth Reininghaus Smith, a long-time WSOAE Exhibitor and first woman president of the Salmagundi Club
Third Prize — David Itchkawich, Portland, ME — “House on Peaks Island, Maine,” Pen and Ink — Prize given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest
First Prize — Hue Way He, Jersey City, NJ — “Central Park in Snow Storm” — Prize given as the Dorothy Schiller Bern and Albert E. Schiller Memorial Award by Ms. Marline Schiller
Second Prize — John DiBiase, New York, NY — “Snow” — Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund
Steven Klein, Merrick, NY — “Hillside Evening,” Acrylic — Prize given as the Sam Gates Memorial Award by Ms. Thelma Gates
Abstract Art Prize
Daniel Jones, Southold, NY — “Flying Point Impression #1,” Photograph — Prize given by an anonymous donor in memory of Dr. Marcella Frank, a long-time member of the WSOAE Board
Contemporary Art Prize
Nicole Monforti-Hoshi, New Bedford, MA — Strength,” Aluminum Print Reproduction of a cut paper collage — Prize given by The Art Students League of New York, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Director
Paul Musaracchia, Brooklyn, NY — “Handy Man,” Metal — Prize given Ms. Elizabeth Forrest
Best of Show in Crafts
Anthony Santella, Teaneck, NJ — “Wood Wife Word Wife,” Wood, Paper Mache — Award given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin as the Phil Isenberg Memorial Award and by Jerry’s International Palette Show as a gift certificate
First Prize — Salvatore Sturiale, Queens Village, NY — Untitled — Prize given as the Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award by Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Lebowitz
Second Prize — Rakhila Bernikova, Brooklyn, NY — “Bracelet,” Craft Wire, Swatovski Crystals, Pearls, Seag;ass — Prize given by Graphic Display Systems, Lebanon, PA, Mr. Robert Tobias, President
Jean Luc Comperat, New York, NY — “Diaries” — Prize given by Catherine and Douglas Ruby
Michael Manus, Lynbrook, NY — Multiwood Diagonal Rolling Pin (one piece wood) — Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund
Catherine Joseph, Huntington, NY — Patchwork Scarf in Wool and Cashmere — Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund
Richard Birkett, Otego, NY — “At the Movies,” Wood, Metal, Glass — Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund