Archive for June, 2013

Prizes at WSOAE Spring Show 2013

June 22, 2013

Our shows always start on a Saturday, and it’s our custom to jury for prizes on that day, using the facilities of the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue. But this spring, for the first time in many years, the opening day had terrible weather–temperatures were low (in the forties), winds were high and showers and squalls were frequent. The upshot was that very few exhibitors set up their booths and only a very few pieces were brought over to Salmagundi for jurying.

So, we cancelled the regular jurying for prizes. Instead, on the second day of the event, four members of the WSOAE board and staff walked the entire show from one end to the other and awarded a very limited number of prizes. These awards were based not on individual works of art and craft artistry, but on entire booth presentations. The winners were as follows:

FINE ART

Best of Show/Jury Prize

Daniel Hauben, Bronx, New York for 22 images of the Bronx created for the new library at the Bronx Community College and rendered as half-size giclee reproductions of the original large oils – prize given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest.

Best of Show/Jury Prize: Daniel Hauben with "ArtSpouse" Judy Lane ( the composer)

Best of Show/Jury Prize: Artist Daniel Hauben with “A Sense of Place” display of Bronx images, and “ArtSpouse” Judy Lane (the composer)

Paintings

First Prize — Geri Geremia of East Meadow, New York, for mixed media abstract paintings, incorporating gold leaf – prize given by New York University, Government & Community Affairs Office, Mr. Joseph Manoleas.

Second Prize — Brent Bailer of Jamaica New York for paintings in assorted media, many involving umbrellas – prize given by Mrs. Doris Radow as the Seymour Radow Memorial Prize.

Third Prize — Ken Woodall of Demorest, Georgia for acrylic folk art paintings – prize given by The Art Students League of New York, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Director.

Geri Geremia, First Prize in Painting

Geri Geremia, First Prize in Painting

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Brent Bailer, Second Prize in Painting

Ken Woodall, Third Prize in Painting

Ken Woodall, Third Prize in Painting

Graphics

First Prize — Atsuko Okamoto of Boynton Beach, Florida – Prize given by Dr. & Mrs. Carl Lebowitz as the Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award.

Photography

First Prize — John DiBiase of New York City – prize given by New York Central Art Supplies and Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Ruby.

Sculpture

First Prize — Mike Hirsch of Plainview, New York – prize given by an anonymous donor in memory and honor of Mr. Edward Martin, a long time participant in WSOAE shows and winner of numerous prizes in them.

Atsuko Okamoto, First Prize in Graphics

Atsuko Okamoto, First Prize in Graphics

John DiBiase, First Prize in Photography

John DiBiase, First Prize in Photography

Mike Hirsch, First Prize in Sculpture

Mike Hirsch, First Prize in Sculpture

CRAFTS

Best of Show — Michelle DaRin of Jamesville, New York – prize given by Mrs. Natalie Ballin as the Samuel & Lawrence Ballin Award.

Jewelry

First Prize  — Wayne D. DuBois of Ocala, Florida – prize given by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder as the Stockschlaeder and Radliff Memorial Award.

Second Prize — Jane Edsall of Mt. Sinai, New York – prize given by Ms. Marlene Schiller as the Albert Schiller Memorial Award.

Miniature Carousel Casting in Bronze and other Materials, a Highlight of the Booth Display of Michelle DaRin, Winner of the Best in Crafts Prize

Miniature Carousel Casting in Bronze and other Materials, a Highlight of the Booth Display of Michelle DaRin, Winner of the Best in Crafts Prize

Michelle DaRin (with daughter), Best of Show in Crafts

Michelle DaRin (with daughter), Best of Show in Crafts

Wayne DuBois, First Prize in Crafts/Jewelry

Wayne DuBois, First Prize in Crafts/Jewelry

Jane Edsall, Second Prize in Crafts/Jewelry

Jane Edsall, Second Prize in Crafts/Jewelry

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