WSOAE Spring Show Prizes

On the first weekend of its Spring show, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 23 artists with awards in the categories of fine arts and fine crafts. The awards totaled more than $4,000.

For fine arts and photography, the jurors included non-exhibiting artists Bernice Sokol Kramer, William Behnken and Janet Cook. For sculpture and fine crafts, the jurying was done by Monona Rossol, a WSOAE judge for many years.

Crafts and Sculpture: Jurying by Monona Rossol

Spring Show Crafts and Sculpture: Jurying by Monona Rossol

Jurying for the Spring Show: Bernice Sokol Kramer, Janet Cook and Bill Behnken

Jurying Fine Arts and Photography for the Spring Show: Bernice Sokol Kramer, Janet Cook and William Behnken

Artists and crafts people brought their submissions for jurying to New York’s famed Salmagundi Club on Saturday morning, May 23rd, and returned on the next day, May 24th, to pick up their work and to learn if they had won an award.

Link to the Photo Gallery to see the award winners.

The twenty-three winning artists are:

The Jury Prize – Best in Show

Steven Walker for his painting “Northern State”

Oils & Acrylics
Susan Grisell, 1st Prize for her painting “Grand Central”
Rochelle Weber, 2d Prize for her work “125th Street”
Steven Klein, 3d Prize for “Love Stinks”
Kate Gabrielle, 4th Prize for “The Kiss”

Sonia Grineva for: “Amalfi Coast”

Linda B. Cromer,1st Prize for “Orchids”
James Malady, 2d Prize for “Galway Bay”

Mixed Media
Michael Patterson – “Psalm 100”

Joel Beckwith, 1st Prize for “Portrait of a teacher”
David Itchkawich, 2d Prize for “Factory on Fore Street”
Emily Trueblood, 3d Prize for “Con Ed Behind Zeckendorf”

Daniel Jones, 1st Prize for “Pilings in Fog”
Michael J. Leu, 2d Prize for “Landscape XXII”
James Somers, 3d Prize for “White Flower”

Lila Turjanski-Villard, 1st Prize for “Back to Back”
Edward J. Martin, 2d Prize for “American Gothic Revisited”

Best in Crafts
Paul Musaracchia for “Mary Poppins”

Crafts – Jewelry
Rozelisa DeFabiis, 1st Prize for “Native Dream”
Alicia O’Connell, 2d Prize for “Pretty in Pink”

Crafts – Mixed Media
Richard Birkett for a multi-faceted “Thingamajig”

Crafts – Fiber
Henrietta Drewes for child’s garment “Protecting the Fairies”

Crafts – Wood
Michael Manus for “Mushroom”

Congratulations to all! To see photographs of the award winners and their artwork, click here.


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2 Responses to “WSOAE Spring Show Prizes”

  1. Kate Gabrielle Says:

    Will the pictures that were taken when we won awards be posted anywhere?

  2. wsoae Says:

    There is a link to the pictures on the blog site on the right side under “Picture Gallery.” The website should have them before too long also.
    Let us know how you like them!

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