Archive for July, 2010

Oh, Brother! Prizewinning Patterson Brothers

July 24, 2010

David (left) and Michael Patterson, Spring 2010 Exhibit

In WSOAE history, it is extremely rare, if not unique, for two siblings to win prizes in the same show. But in our Spring Exhibt this year, it happened with David Patterson and Michael Patterson. David won 1st Prize in Oils/Acrylics/Pastels and Michael won 2d Prize in Sculpture.


Labor Day Show Fall 2010

July 2, 2010

The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Fall 2010 Show begins Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4, 5, 6, and continues on the following weekend,  Sept.  11, 12.

Exhibition hours are noon to six pm on all days.

The show takes place on the sidewalks of University Place, from East 12th Street south along the side of Washington Square Park to Washington Place.

The show is now in its 80th year; come and be part of the tradition! The Exhibit is free to the public and features fine arts and fine crafts for viewing and purchase–paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture, jewelry.

Visitors can stop by the Information Table on the corner of 8th Street and University Place and pick up a free map and guide to the show. It lists all the artists and where their booths are located.

For something a little different, click over to our Facebook page and take a look at the “Coney Island project”  from exhibitor Paul Musaracchia. There is  a video showing one of the rides in motion!   Just click on the Facebook image on the right to go to the WSOAE Facebook page.

For information of public transportation, click on the Map of WSOAE Area, where subway stops near to the show are indicated.

Prizewinners at Spring 2010 Show

July 1, 2010


Sonia Grineva, Winner of Spring Best of Show Prize


On the first weekend of its Spring 2010 show,  The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 29 artists with awards in the categories of fine arts and fine crafts. The awards, including a $1,000 Best of Show award, totaled more than $6,000.

For fine arts and photography, the judges included non-exhibiting artists Bernice Sokol Kramer, William Behnken and Charles Yoder. Sculpture and fine crafts were dealt with by our veteran judge, Monona Rossol.

Artists and crafts people brought their submissions for prize jurying to the famed Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue on Saturday morning May 29th. They returned on the next day, Sunday, May 30th, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.

You can see pictures of the prizewinners and their artwork here.

The roster of prizewinners for the Spring Show follows:

Best of Show: Jury Prize

$1,000 – Sonia Grineva, New York City – “Washington Square Park” Oil,  The Alfred W. Charles Memorial Award given by Mrs. Judith K. Charles


First Prize, $350 –David Patterson, West Orange, N.J. – “Patterson, N.Y.” Oil,  The Forbes Magazine Award given by Mr. Christopher Forbes

Second Prize, $250 – Susan Grisell, Gaylordsville, Ct. – “Parisian Café” Oil,  The Ulric Bell Memorial Award given by Mrs. Vivian Bell

Third Prize,  $150 – William Seccombe, Metuchen, N.J. – “Gypsy” Oil,  The Mildred Willcuts Memorial Award given by Ms. Katherine Chase

Honorable Mention, $100 – Robert G. Carter, Dix Hills, N.Y. – “Is That All There Is? Peggy Lee Tribute” acrylic, prize given by New York Central Art Supplies, Mr. Steven Steinberg


First Prize, $300 – Phyllis Rutigliano, Englewood, N.J. – “City Life”,  The Seymour Radow Memorial Award given by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Second Prize, $200 – Linda Cromer, New York City – “Cosmos”, The Stockschlaeder & Radliff Memorial Award given by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder

Third Prize, $100 – Naima Rauam, New York City – “View from Nassau Street”, The Albert Schiller Memorial Award given by Marlene Schiller

Mixed Media

First Prize, $250 – John Cheng, Coram, N.Y. – “To Purify”,  The Troy M. Murgotroy Memorial Award given by Mr. Thomas Picard

Second Prize, $150 – Blair Barbour, Morrisville, Pa. – “Blackbird”,  prize given by the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce


First Prize, $300 – Steven Walker, Long Island City, N.Y. – “El Over Davis  Street”, The Samuel & Laurence Ballin Award given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Second Prize, $250 – Linda Adato, New Rochelle, N.Y. – “Around the Empire”, The Salmagundi Club Prize

Third Prize, $150 – Emily Trueblood, New York City – “Icy Night #1”, Joseph Sagasta Memorial Award given by Ms. Leonia L. Sagasta

Honorable Mention, $100 – David Itchkawich, Portland, Me. – “Maine Neighbor’s Yard”, award given by WSOAE members


First Prize, $300 – Michael Leu, Forest Hills, N.Y. – “Snake River”,  award given by Elizabeth Forrest

Second Prize, $250 – Mary Campagna, Stroudsburg, Pa. – “Country Window”,  award given by John & Eloise Morehouse

Third Prize, $150 – Daniel Jones, Southold, N.Y. – “Fogged In”,  The Rose Parsons Memorial Award given by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

The Landscape Prize

$150 – Henry Buerckholtz, New York City – “Montauk Winter”, award given by The WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund & Ms. Thelma Gates in memory of Sam Gates

Abstract Art Prize

$150 – Atsuko Okamoto, Jersey City, N.J. – Untitled,  award given by Dr. Marcella Frank

Contemporary Art Prize

$150 – Olga B. Bacskay, Forest Hills, N.Y. – “Forest Light”, award given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin in memory of Philip Eisenberg


First Prize, $250 – Anthony Santella, Teaneck, N.J. – “My Need, My Burden,”  The WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Second Prize, $150 – Michael Patterson, Roxbury, Ct. – “Small Windows”,  Award Donor: Friends of WSOAE


Best of Show--Crafts: Dragon by C. Chuang/E.P. Tsai


Best of Show in Crafts
$300 Cynthia Chuang & Erh Ping Tsai, Locust Valley, N.Y.—jewelry;  The Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award given by Dr. & Mrs. Carl F. Lebowitz

First Prize Jewelry
$150 – Alicia O’Connell, Blue Point, N.Y.  The Margaret Moulton Memorial Award given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Second Prize Jewelry
$100 – Salvatore Sturiale, Queens Village, N.Y.  Award given by WSOAE Members

First Prize Glass/Ceramics
$150 – George Norboe, Stafford, Ct. – Dichroic Bowl;  The Roslyn Gable Luftig Award given by her Great Grandchildren Ella, Lily, Sam & Rebecca

First Prize Wood
$150 – Michael Manus, Lynbrook, N.Y.  Award Donor: anonymous

First Prize Fiber
$150 – Valeria Merrell, Williamsport, Pa. – Hand Knit;  award given by On The Avenue Marketing

First Prize Mixed Media
$150 – Paul Musaracchia, Brooklyn, N.Y. – “Going to the Show’,  award given by David Lerner Associates

Photos of the prizewinners and their art can be viewed here.