Spring 2011 Prizewinners

Joseph Grieco's "Nocturne," Best of Show Prize

On the first weekend of its Spring 2011 show, The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 27 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 $5,000.

For fine arts and photography, the judges included non-exhibiting artists Charles Yoder, Ilene Skeen and Roger Rossi. 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 28th. They returned on the next day, Sunday, May 29th, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.

The roster of prizewinners for the Spring Show follows. To see images of the prizewinning artwork and crafts, click here. 

Spring 2011 Prizewinners: Fine Arts

Best of Show/Jury Prize

Joseph P. Grieco, New York City – “Nocturne – Oil –Prize given in Memory  of Judith K. Charles and Alfred W. Charles by their son, Frederic Charles and  family


First Prize, —Kate Gabrielle, Hamilton, N. J. –  “At the age of 37, she   realized she’d never ride through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in  her hair” – Acrylic –The Forbes Magazine Prize given by Mr. Christopher Forbes

Second Prize,  – Susan Grisell, Gaylordsville, Ct. – “Flower  Seller” – Oil – The Seymour Radow Memorial Award given by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Third Prize,  —  Henry Beurckholtz, New York City – “Apple Crates” – Oil – The Stockschlaeder & Radliff Memorial Award given by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder

Honorable Mention,  – Nina Shou, Staten Island, N. Y. – “Rainy Day in  Manhattan” – Oil – Award given by Douglas & Catherine Ruby


First Prize,  – Linda B. Cromer, New York City – “Pussywillows”–Award given by Elizabeth Forrest

Second Prize,  –William Kwamena-Poh, Savannah, Ga. – “Net Worth”  —  The Salmagundi Club Award, Mrs. Claudia Seymour, President

Third Prize,  – William Cantwell, Havertown, Pa. —  “Something Funny” – The Rose Parsons Memorial Award given by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Mixed Media

First Prize,  – Robert G. Carter, Dix Hills, N. Y.  — “Moma Paid  My Tuition”—The Samuel & Laurence Ballin Award given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Second Prize,  – John Cheng, Coram, N. Y. – “Geisha” – The Joseph Sagasta  Memorial Award given by Ms. Leonia L. Sagasta


First Prize,  – David Itchkawich, Portland, Me. – Untitled  — The Greenwich  Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Award, Tom Gray, Executive Director

Second Prize,  – Emily Trueblood, New York City – “Met Night” – The  Philip Eisenberg Memorial Award given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

First Prize,  – Ciaran Tully, New York City – “Toro, Toro” –  The Ulric Bell  Memorial Award given by Mrs. Vivian H. Bell

Second Prize, – Marcos Minuchin, Long Beach, N.Y. – “Recession Time” – The Albert Schiller Memorial Award given by Ms. Marlene Schiller

Third Prize,  – Daniel Jones, Southold, N. Y. – “Interior with Doll” – Award made from the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Memorial Fund

The Landscape Prize

Annie Patt, Astoria, N. Y. – “Astoria Blvd.” – Oil – The Sam Gates Memorial Award given by Ms. Thelma Gates

The Abstract Art Award

Jeff  Bretschneider, Nyack, N. Y. – “Summer Lakes” – Mixed Media on Mesh – Award given by Dr. Marcella Frank

The Contemporary Art Award

Rochelle Weber, Lords Valley, Pa. – “Lower Eastside” – Acrylic—Award donated by Graphic Display Systems, Lebanon, Pa.

First Prize,  – Paul Musaracchia, Brooklyn, N. Y. – “Knight” –Sculpture  Made of Scrap Metal – Prize donated by John & Eloise Morehouse

Second Prize, – Lila Turjanski-Villard, Yorktown Heights, N. Y. –”Oscillation” –Prize Awarded from The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit  Memorial Fund

Spring 2011 Prizewinners: Crafts

"Moon Rise" by Sal Sturiale; Best in Crafts Prize

Best in Crafts Prize

Sal Sturiale, Hollis Hills, N. Y. – “Moon Rise” – Jewelry—The Mollie  Lebowitz Memorial Award given by Dr. & Mrs. Carl F. Lebowitz


First Prize,  – Jane Edsall, Mt. Sinai, N. Y. – “Moon Goddess” – Prize  given from The WSOAE Poster Fund

Second Prize, –Alicia O’Connell, Blue Point, N. Y. —  “Blue Avatar” –Prize given from The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Memorial Fund

First Prize–Glass/Ceramics

Jeff & Jenny Tseng, N. Hollywood, Ca. – “Dancer”—The Roslyn Gable  Luftig Award given by her Great Grandchildren: Ella, Lily, Sam & Rebecca

First Prize–Fibers/Hanging

Sarah Wood, New York City—Silk Painting—The Margaret Moulton  Memorial Award given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

First Prize–Mixed Media

Richard Birkett, Otego, N. Y. – “Movin” – Clock Thingamajig—Prize given from The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Memorial Fund

First Prize – Painted Glass

Dudley Vaccianna, Brooklyn, N. Y. – untitled—Prize given by On the Avenue Marketing (Exhibiting for the New York Times)


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