Archive for May, 2015

Prizes at WSOAE Spring Show 2015

May 27, 2015

First Prize in Oils, Acrylics, Pastels: Susan Grisell, “Callas Lilies”

On the first weekend of its Spring 2015 show, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 24 artists with awards in the categories of fine arts and fine crafts.

The judges for fine arts and photography included non-exhibiting artists Roger Rossi and Carole Teller; Bonnie Yousuf, WSOAE Board Member; and Alexander Katlan, conservator of oil paintings and art historian. Sculpture and fine crafts were dealt with by our veteran judge, Monona Rossol, principal of ACTSNY (Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, NY).

Artists and crafts people brought their submissions for prize jurying to the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue on Saturday morning, May 23. They returned on the next day, Sunday, May 24th, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.

The roster of the prizewinners for the Spring Show follows. Images of the prizewinning artwork and crafts will be posted later.



Oils, Acrylics, Pastels
First Prize — Susan Grisell, Gaylordsville, CT — “Callas Lilies,” Oil

Second Prize — Michelle Golias, New York, NY — “River,” Oil

Third Prize — Kevin McEvoy, Islip, NY — “Demetris,” Oil

Honorable Mention — Steven Klein, Merrick, NY — “Mermaid Parade,” Acrylic

Honorable Mention — Ken Orton, Roxbury, NY — “Sons Tent,” Oil

First Prize —Linda B. Cromer, New York, NY –“White Peonies”

Second Prize – Michael Mendell, Bronx, NY— “In the Shadow of the Towers”

Mixed Media
First Prize — Jane Sklar, Fort Lee, NJ— “Dancers 1,” Digital photo embedded in aluminum

Second Prize — Giovanni Scalisi, Ridgewood, NY — “Lost City of Atlantis,” Plaster, sand, lime with oil colors and resins on wood

First Prize — Joel Beckwith, Jamaica, VT – “Carry Nation” — Etching

Second Prize — Linda Adato, Brooklyn, NY — “The Cyclist,” Color etching

First Prize — Kristin Slaby, New York, NY— “Against the Wall”

Second Prize — John DiBiase, New York, NY — “Washington Square North”

Landscape Prize
Henry Buerckholtz, New York, NY — “Melancholia,” Oil

Abstract Art Prize
William Anton, New York, NY — “Honeymoon,” Acrylic

Contemporary Art Prize
Rochelle Weber, Lords Valley, PA – “Fifth Avenue” – Acrylic

Sculpture Prize
First Prize —Paul Musaracchia, Brooklyn, NY — “Cassini, Saturn and Earth,” Metal

Second Prize —Anthony Santella, Teaneck, NJ — “Transformations II,” Oak wood, hand carved


Best of Show in Crafts: Miriam Kuhn, Embroidered Handbag

Best of Show in Crafts: Miriam Kuhn, Embroidered Handbag

Best of Show in Crafts
Myriam Kuhn, New York, NY — Handbag embroidered with application based on 75-year-old Japanese kimono

Carol-Jane Segal-Isaacson, Brooklyn, NY — “Silver Curling Ribbon,” Sterling silver bracelet

Dudley Vaccianna, Brooklyn, NY –  “Lady in Red Skirt,” Painted glass vase

First Prize — Jensen Jacobs, Brooklyn, NY— “ Beaded Destiny,” Hand-dyed silk blouse

Second Prize — Rachel Sherman, Huntingdon Valley, PA — Denim skirt with multilayer mesh appliqués

Third Prize — Jessica Hollander, Brooklyn, NY — Pillow: flowers from artist oil painting printed on fabric