On the first weekend of its Spring 2015 show, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 24 artists with awards in the categories of fine arts and fine crafts.
The judges for fine arts and photography included non-exhibiting artists Roger Rossi and Carole Teller; Bonnie Yousuf, WSOAE Board Member; and Alexander Katlan, 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, May 23. They returned on the next day, Sunday, May 24th, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.
The roster of the prizewinners for the Spring Show follows. Images of the prizewinning artwork and crafts will be posted later.
Oils, Acrylics, Pastels
First Prize — Susan Grisell, Gaylordsville, CT — “Callas Lilies,” Oil
Second Prize — Michelle Golias, New York, NY — “River,” Oil
Third Prize — Kevin McEvoy, Islip, NY — “Demetris,” Oil
Honorable Mention — Steven Klein, Merrick, NY — “Mermaid Parade,” Acrylic
Honorable Mention — Ken Orton, Roxbury, NY — “Sons Tent,” Oil
First Prize —Linda B. Cromer, New York, NY –“White Peonies”
Second Prize – Michael Mendell, Bronx, NY— “In the Shadow of the Towers”
First Prize — Jane Sklar, Fort Lee, NJ— “Dancers 1,” Digital photo embedded in aluminum
Second Prize — Giovanni Scalisi, Ridgewood, NY — “Lost City of Atlantis,” Plaster, sand, lime with oil colors and resins on wood
First Prize — Joel Beckwith, Jamaica, VT – “Carry Nation” — Etching
Second Prize — Linda Adato, Brooklyn, NY — “The Cyclist,” Color etching
First Prize — Kristin Slaby, New York, NY— “Against the Wall”
Second Prize — John DiBiase, New York, NY — “Washington Square North”
Henry Buerckholtz, New York, NY — “Melancholia,” Oil
Abstract Art Prize
William Anton, New York, NY — “Honeymoon,” Acrylic
Contemporary Art Prize
Rochelle Weber, Lords Valley, PA – “Fifth Avenue” – Acrylic
First Prize —Paul Musaracchia, Brooklyn, NY — “Cassini, Saturn and Earth,” Metal
Second Prize —Anthony Santella, Teaneck, NJ — “Transformations II,” Oak wood, hand carved
Best of Show in Crafts
Myriam Kuhn, New York, NY — Handbag embroidered with application based on 75-year-old Japanese kimono
Carol-Jane Segal-Isaacson, Brooklyn, NY — “Silver Curling Ribbon,” Sterling silver bracelet
Dudley Vaccianna, Brooklyn, NY – “Lady in Red Skirt,” Painted glass vase
First Prize — Jensen Jacobs, Brooklyn, NY— “ Beaded Destiny,” Hand-dyed silk blouse
Second Prize — Rachel Sherman, Huntingdon Valley, PA — Denim skirt with multilayer mesh appliqués
Third Prize — Jessica Hollander, Brooklyn, NY — Pillow: flowers from artist oil painting printed on fabric