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2017 Spring Show Winners Announced – Ken Orton Wins Best of Show

July 2, 2017

Congratulations to Ken Orton for taking the grand prize of the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Best of Show Award.

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Congratulations to all the other winners of the 2017 spring show. The work submitted this year was outstanding. To see all the winners of the spring show in varying categories, visit our website Winners Circle gallery page here.

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2017 Saturday Spring Show Snafu: Here’s what happened…

June 5, 2017

If people were wondering why the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (WSOAE) was not in its usual place along University Place on Saturday, June 3, they can thank the New York City Street Artists Permit Office (SAPO) for the snafu.

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Late Friday evening, WSOAE Executive Director learned that the Village Fair Expo was also slated to occupy University Place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. As it turns out SAPO had double-booked the street blaming it on a “technical glitch” of their new scheduling system. Rather than create a showdown with the Village Fair Expo, WSOAE decided to do the magnanimous thing and called off its own show and refunding the artists their fee for the day.

WSOAE would like to apologize to the artists who were not able to exhibit their art that day and to visitors who missed out as a result. The show however, went on as planned on Sunday, June 4.

 

It’s here! Download the 2017 Spring Guide Now

May 23, 2017

The 2017 spring guide is out. You can download the full guide WSOAE_spring2017 Guide here.

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Attention WSOAE Artists! Enter to win cash prizes

May 14, 2017
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Bonnie Shanas wins First Place in Sculpture at the 2017 Fall Show.

All artists exhibiting in the 2017 spring show are eligible to participate in the WSOAE Spring Awards. Categories include:

  • Best in Show
  • Acrylic/Oil/Pastel
  • Sculpture
  • Graphics
  • Photography
  • Mixed Media
  • Landscape
  • Abstract
  • Contemporary
  • Craft: Jewelry, Glass, and Fiber

Check your exhibitor packet for an entry ticket. Bring your ticket along with your work to the Salmagundi Art Club between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 27. There is no entry fee. The Salmagundi Art Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street.

Judges are WSOAE members Carole Teller and Annie Patt, and Board Member, Roger Rossi. Winners will be notified when you pick up your work between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

See Fall 2016 winners here.

Fall 2016 Winners’ Circle Photos Now on the WSOAE Website

October 10, 2016

It’s taken a while and my apologies for the delay but we now have all the winners along with their photos up on our Winners’ Circle Web Page.

Bonnie Shanas who won first place for sculpture is the second recipient of the Paul Musaracchia Memorial Endowment Award for WSOAE winning sculptors. Bonnie is a figurative artist who uses wire mesh screens to create intricate three-dimensional images by freehand (no molds) that express the human form’s emotions and relationships.

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One interesting to note that last spring’s Best of Show winning artist, Henry Buerckholtz, also took home first place in the category of Oil/Acrylic/Pastel painting this fall 2016. However, we were unable to feature his winning art because he sold it before we had a chance to photograph him with it. So congratulations to Henry on winning and selling the piece the same day.

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Henry is pictured here with his prize ribbon sans the artwork, Broadway Melody. But you can view it on his website by clicking here.

Once again, congratulations to all winning artists. See you next year.

Fall 2016 Show Winners

September 16, 2016

Rochelle Weber wins Best of Show in our fall 2016 show with her 66th Street Station subway art a 36 x 48 acrylic painting on canvas.

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Congratulations to all our winners. Names and photos will be posted on our Winners Circle Website within the next two days. Stay tuned.

2016 Fall Guide is Out

August 29, 2016

Visit our website to download the fall guide. See which artists are exhibiting this weekend. The weather promises to be great with lots of sunshine and low humidity.

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Prizes at WSOAE Spring Show 2015

May 27, 2015
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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.

 

FINE ARTS

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

Watercolor
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

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

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

Photography
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

CRAFTS

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

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

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

Crafts/Fiber
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

 

Prizes at WSOAE Fall Show 2014

October 16, 2014
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Best of Show/Jury Prize: Henry Buerckholtz, “Sirens of Gansevoort”

On the first weekend of its Fall 2014 show, The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 23 artists with awards in the categories of fine arts and fine crafts. The awards totaled several thousand dollars.

The judges for fine arts and photography included non-exhibiting artists Roger Rossi and Carole Teller, Jon Harding, curator of the Century Association, and Alexander Katlan, distinguished 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, August 30. They returned on the next day, Sunday, August 31st, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.

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


FINE ARTS

Best of Show/Jury Prize
Henry Buerckholtz, New York City — “Sirens of Gansevoort,” Oil — Prize given by New York University, Office of Government and Community Affairs, Arlene Peralta

Oils, Acrylics, Pastels
First Prize — Susan Grisell, Gaylordsville, CT — “Ice Flows,” Oil — Prize given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin as the Samuel & Lawrence Ballin Award

Second Prize — Michelle Golias, New York City — “Amish Farm,” Oil — Prize given by Mrs. Doris P. Radow as the Seymour Radow Memorial Award

Third Prize — Sonia Grineva, New York City — “Winter Landscape,” Oil — Prize given as the Roslyn Gable Luftig Award by her grandchildren: Ella, Lily, Samuel, Rebecca and Ethan

Watercolor Prize
Tim Gaydos, Paterson, NJ — “Going Out” — Prize Given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest

Mixed Media
First Prize — Giovanni Scalisi, Ridgewood, NY — “Earth Elements,” Plaster on Board, Oil — prize given by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder as the Stockschlaeder & Radliff Memorial Award

Second Prize — Titane Laurent, Orlando, FL — “Parents,” Charcoal, Acrylic, Pencil, Oil and Pastel — Prize given by the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Maria Diaz, Director

Graphics
First Prize — Linda Adato, Brooklyn, NY — “Late in the Day,” Monotype — Prize given as the Rose Parsons Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Second Prize — Steven Walker, Astoria, NY — Astoria, NY — “Silvercup,” Etching and Aquatint — Prize given by Ruth Reininghaus Smith, a long-time WSOAE Exhibitor and first woman president of the Salmagundi Club

Third Prize — David Itchkawich, Portland, ME — “House on Peaks Island, Maine,” Pen and Ink — Prize given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest

Photography
First Prize — Hue Way He, Jersey City, NJ — “Central Park in Snow Storm” — Prize given as the Dorothy Schiller Bern and Albert E. Schiller Memorial Award by Ms. Marline Schiller

Second Prize — John DiBiase, New York, NY — “Snow” — Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund

Landscape Prize
Steven Klein, Merrick, NY — “Hillside Evening,” Acrylic — Prize given as the Sam Gates Memorial Award by Ms. Thelma Gates

Abstract Art Prize
Daniel Jones, Southold, NY — “Flying Point Impression #1,” Photograph — Prize given by an anonymous donor in memory of Dr. Marcella Frank, a long-time member of the WSOAE Board

Contemporary Art Prize
Nicole Monforti-Hoshi, New Bedford, MA — Strength,” Aluminum Print Reproduction of a cut paper collage — Prize given by The Art Students League of New York, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Director

Sculpture Prize
Paul Musaracchia, Brooklyn, NY — “Handy Man,” Metal — Prize given Ms. Elizabeth Forrest

CRAFTS

Best of Show in  Crafts: Anthony Santella, "Wood Wife Word Wife"

Best of Show in Crafts: Anthony Santella, “Wood Wife Word Wife”

Best of Show in Crafts
Anthony Santella, Teaneck, NJ — “Wood Wife Word Wife,” Wood, Paper Mache — Award given by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin as the Phil Isenberg Memorial Award and by Jerry’s International Palette Show as a gift certificate

Jewelry
First Prize — Salvatore Sturiale, Queens Village, NY — Untitled — Prize given as the Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award by Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Lebowitz

Second Prize — Rakhila Bernikova, Brooklyn, NY — “Bracelet,” Craft Wire, Swarovski Crystals, Pearls, Seagrass — Prize given by Graphic Display Systems, Lebanon, PA, Mr. Robert Tobias, President

Glass/Ceramic
Jean Luc Comperat, New York, NY — “Diaries” — Prize given by Catherine and Douglas Ruby

Wood
Michael Manus, Lynbrook, NY — Multiwood Diagonal Rolling Pin (one piece wood) — Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund

Fiber
Catherine Joseph, Huntington, NY — Patchwork Scarf in Wool and Cashmere — Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund

Mixed Media
Richard Birkett, Otego, NY — “At the Movies,” Wood, Metal, Glass — Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund

Prizes at WSOAE Spring Show 2014

July 23, 2014
Best of Show/Jury Award: Sonia Grineva "Spring in New York

Best of Show/Jury Award: Sonia Grineva, “Spring in New York”

On the first weekend of its Spring 2014 show, The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 25 artists with awards in the categories of fine arts and fine crafts. The awards totaled several thousand dollars.

The judges for fine arts and photography included non-exhibiting artists Elizabeth Spencer and Robert G. Carter (a long-time faculty member at Nassau Community College), and Paul Stockschlaeder, a member of the WSOAE Board as well as that of the Salmagundi Club. Sculpture and fine crafts were juried 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 24th. They returned on the next day, Sunday, May 25th, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.

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

FINE ARTS:

Best of Show/Jury Prize
Sonia Grineva, New York City – “Spring in New York” – Oil –  Given by Marlene Schiller as the Dorothy Schiller Bern and Albert E. Schiller Memorial Award.

Oils/Acrylics/Pastels
First Prize — Henry Buerckholtz, New York City – “Texting Figure” – Oil — Prize given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest

Second Prize — Annie Patt, Astoria, NY — ”Keyspan” – Oil — Given as the Seymour Radow Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Third Prize — Peter Salwen, Lords Valley, PA – “Sidewalk Sentinels in Early Snow” – Oil – Prize given by Mrs. Ruth Reininghaus, longtime WSOAE Exhibitor and first woman President of the Salmagundi Club

Watercolors
First Prize – Tim Gaydos, Paterson, NJ –“Veteran’s Day” —  Given as the Samuel & Laurence Ballin Award by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Second Prize – Linda B. Cromer, New York City –“Compote with Apples” —  Prize given as a gift certificate by New York Central Art Supply, Inc., Mr. Stephen Steinberg, President

Mixed Media
First Prize – Robert DeVito, Richmond Hill, NY  – “The Old Neighborhood” – acrylic and oil on wood –  Given as The Stockschlaeder and Radliff Memorial Award by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder

Second Prize – Giovanni Scalisi, Ridgewood, NY  – “Picasso’s Woman” – oil fresco –  Prize given as the Roslyn Gable Luftig Award by her Great Grandchildren: Ella, Lily, Samuel, Rebecca and Ethan

Graphics
First Prize – Joel Beckwith, Jamaica, VT – “Mediterranean Cafe” — Given as the Rose Parsons Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow.

Second Prize – David Itchkawich, Portland, ME  – “Illus. From the Fable of the Contented Birds” –  Prize given as the Margaret Moulton Memorial Award by Mrs. Natalie Ballin.

Photography Prize
Paul Elson, North Bergen, NJ – “Grandson” – Given by the Salmagundi Club, Mr. Robert Pillsbury, President

Portrait Prize
Kevin McEvoy, Islip, NY – “Margaret and Quinn” – oil –  Prize given by the NYU Government and Community Affairs Office, Arlene Peralta, Community Liaison

The Landscape Prize
Joseph P. Grieco, New York City – “November” – oil –  Given as the Sam Gates Memorial Award by Ms. Thelma Gates

The Abstract Art Prize
Avner Ofer, Brooklyn, NY — “Reflecting Paris” – photograph on aluminum — Prize given by an anonymous donor in memory of Dr. Marcella Frank

The Contemporary Art Prize
Rochelle Weber, Lords Valley, PA – “The Dancers” – acrylic – Prize given by Catherine and Douglas Ruby

Sculpture
First Prize – Don McCullough, Largo, FL – “Moment of Impact” – fine pewter and resin core solder – Prize given by the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Ms Maria Diaz, Director

Second Prize – Philip A. Robinson, Jr., Jersey City, NJ – “Job Interview” – wood and metal – Prize given as the Joseph Sagasta Memorial Award by Ms. Leonia L. Sagasta

First Prize Crafts/Wood: Mike Manus, Hollow form with finial

CRAFTS:

Crafts/Metal
First Prize – Paul Musaracchia, Brooklyn, NY – “The Maestro” — Given as the Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award by Dr. & Mrs. Carl F. Lebowitz

Second Prize – Louis L. Booth, New Hyde Park, NY –  “The Olde Barn” – bronze sculpted painting – Prize given Graphic Display Systems, Mr. Robert Tobias, President

Crafts/Glass
First Prize – Gabriel Lafleur, Shelburne Falls, MA – “Impressionist” – silk and glass — Prize given by On the Avenue Marketing, exhibiting for the New York Times

Second Prize – Dudley Vaccianna, Brooklyn, NY –  “Dancers” – Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund

Crafts/Wood
First Prize – Michael Manus, Lynbrook, NY – Hollow form with finial – redwood, ebony – Prize given by Green Mountain Energy, Mr. Steve Rewinski, Partnership Coordinator

Second Prize – Anthony Santella, Teaneck, NJ– “Predator Overhead” – cherrywood – Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund

Crafts/Mixed Media
First Prize – Richard Birkett, Otego, NY –“Time’s Up” – Prize given by GNF Marketing, Mr. James Pallitto

Second Prize – Michelle DaRin, Jamesville, NY – “Abundance Treasure Chest ” – metal, wood, bronze – Prize given from the WSOAE Memorial Fund