WSOAE 2009 Fall Show Prize Winners

On the first weekend of its Fall 2009 show, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 28 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 Jeffrey Berman. The same judges selected the prizes for sculpture and fine crafts, as our regular judge in these categories, Monona Rossol, was regretfully not available.

Judges at Work; l to r, Berman, Kramer and Behnken

Judges at Work; l to r, Berman, Kramer and Behnken

Artists and crafts people brought their submissions for jurying to New York’s famed Salmagundi Club on Saturday morning, September 5th, and returned on the next day, September 6th, to pick up their work and to learn if they had won an award.

The twenty-eight winning artists were:

Best in Show – The Jury Prize
Sonia Grineva for her oil: “Waverly Place”

Oils /Acrylics/Pastels
Jessica Dalrymple, 1st Prize for her oil “End of an Era”
Zhen Zhong Duan, 2d Prize for his oil “NY Downtown Broadway #9”
Kevin McEvoy, 3d Prize for his oil “Anna”
Steven Klein, 4th Prize for his acrylic “Farmland Vista”

Landscape
Susan Grisell, for her oil “Hydrangeas”

Abstract Art
Atsuko Okamato for untitled oil painting

Contemporary Art
Rochelle Weber, for her acrylic, “77th Street”

Watercolor
Linda B. Cromer,1st Prize for “Sunflowers”
Phyllis Rutigliano, 2d Prize for “Fur Coat”

Mixed Media
Giovanni Scalisi, 1st Prize
Penny Feder, 2d Prize

Graphics
Linda Adato, 1st Prize for “Hellgate Bridge”
Steven Walker, 2d Prize for “Night Walk”
Emily Trueblood, 3d Prize for “Distant Wall Street”
David Itchkawich, 4th Prize for “B & M Beans”

Photography
Daniel Jones, 1st Prize for “Slot Canyon #3”
Alan Wolf, 2d Prize for “Vanderbuilt”
John DiBiase, 3d Prize for “Fire & Ice”

Sculpture
Edward J. Martin, 1st Prize for “Winter Tulip”
Enmanuel Maldonado, 2d Prize for “Bicephalo”

CRAFTS
Best in Show (Crafts)
Salvatore Sturiale for his jewelry design, “Gold Rush”

Crafts – Jewelry
Lisa Davin, 1st Prize for “Dreamscape”
Alicia O’Connell, 2d Prize for “Angel”

Crafts – Glass/Ceramics
Dudley Vaccianna for a painted vase

Crafts – Mixed Media
Richard Birkett for “Shoe-In”

Crafts – Fiber
Valeria Merrell for decorative hand knit

Crafts – Wood
Michael Manus for shaped bowl

Congratulations to all!  Photographs of the award winners and their artwork are available here and by clicking link for Fall 2009 Prize Winners under Picture Gallery

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