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Remembering Bob Devito and Paul Musaracchia

August 27, 2016

WSOAE mourns the loss of two beloved artists who have been in the show for several decades.

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Paul Musaracchia was an ingenious metal sculptor who exhibited with the WSOAE for more than 50 years winning numerous awards throughout his career.

Musarracchia died on April 20, 2016 leaving an endowment with WSOAE to award sculptors for their creativity. His art is currently on display at the Brooklyn Historical Society. “Paul had many friends at the WSOAE and will be missed,” said John DiBiase, WSOAE executive director.

WSOAE also mourns the passing of mixed media Artist Bob Devito who began exhibiting with us in 1995. Devito passed away in May of this year. Devito was a New York artist and muralist. He is credited with the creation of a large mural bracing the SAS Terminal at JFK Airport, a painting on the 39th floor of the Empire State Building and several other works that were in several galleries in SoHo and Madison Avenue. Devito has won more than 80 awards for his work nationwide. He was a long-time exhibiting artist at the WSOAE.

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Bob Devito’s wood impression of a street facade, The Old Neighborhood won first place in WSOAE’s Mixed Media Category in 2014.

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Spring 2016 Show Winners

June 22, 2016

Henry Buerckholtz takes home the Best in Show at the WSOAE Spring 2016.

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Congratulations to all the winners of the spring 2016 show. Photos of winning artists are now up on our website photo gallery. Click to see our Winners Circle web page.

FINE ART

Oil/Acrylics/Pastel
First: Sonia Gineva
Second: Richard Stalter
Third: Peter Salwen

Watercolor
Linda Cromer

Mixed Media
First: Tracy Barbosa
Second: David Lawrence

Graphics
First: Bernard Zalon
Second: Linda Adato
Third: John Dorish

Landscape
Steven Klein

Abstract
Reginald Fludd

Contemporary
Taliah Lempect

 

SCULPTURE

Stuart Ross

 

CRAFTS

Best in Craft
Richard Birkett

Jewelry
Teaty Pawoo

Glass
First: Dudley Vaccianna
Second
Jean Luc Comperat

Wood
Michael Manus

Fiber
Rachel Sherman

Mixed Media
Juliane Johnson

 

WSOAE Posts Video Clip

May 30, 2016

Thanks to video editor James Barrera, WSOAE now has a full library of video clips for promotional purposes. Media and press representatives interested in accessing our library should contact Rebecca Pearson at rmbpearson@gmail.com.

To preview a video sample, visit our home page or youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwcdghLR6WE

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 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

WSOAE and Kevin McEvoy on NBC NY Nightly News

May 30, 2013

On WNBC NY Nightly News, on Wednesday, May 29th, Kevin McEvoy talked about the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit and how it helped him launch his career.

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Ken Woodall

April 10, 2013

Ken Woodall with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

WSOAE exhibitor and folk artist Ken Woodall is one of 28 Georgia artists to have their work exhibited in the state capitol in a show entitled “The Art of Georgia: Celebrating Georgia’s Landscapes and People.” In the photo above, Mr. Woodall is flanked by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and is seen holding one of his rural landscapes. He is from Habersham County, GA

McEvoy Exhibits at CPW25 Gallery

November 9, 2012

“Prisoners” by Kevin McEvoy

WSOAE Exhibitor Kevin McEvoy will have one of his large oils, “Prisoners,” on display at a show organized by Allison Malafronte, former senior editor of American Artist, at the CPW25 Gallery, running  November 15th through 27th.  The show is entitled “Converge: Where Classical & Contemporary Art Converge.  Some 30 up-and-coming  artists are highlighted.

Kevin, who lives in Islip, L. I. and has a studio in Riverhead, teaches art every few weeks at the Suffolk County Jail. His painting , “Prisoners,” derived from this work. The oil on linen painting is 60” x 60” and is set off by a wide customized metal frame that was put together in collaboration with a local welder.

McEvoy’s success in teaching art at the Suffolk County Prison has been written up in feature articles appearing in L.I. Newsday and other local publications.

The CPW25 Gallery is at 25 Central Park West (at W. 62nd St), New York, N. Y. 11231. Tel: 212 203 0280; info@25cpw.org

Fall 2012 Prizewinners

October 21, 2012

On the first weekend of its Fall 2012 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.

For fine arts and photography, the judges included non-exhibiting artists Mary McGlynn, and Carol Teller, and Salmagundi Club chairman, Tim Newton. 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, September 3d. They returned on the next day, Sunday, September 4th, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.

Click here to view images of the prizewinning artwork.

The roster of the prizewinners for the Fall Show follows:

Best of Show/Jury Prize
Zhiyi Li, Enfield, CT – “Rainy” – oil-  Prize given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest

Oils/Acrylics/Pastels
First Prize — Brent Bailer, Jamaica, NY “Midtown on a Rainy Night” -pastel-  Given as the Seymour Radow Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Second Prize — Henry Buerckholtz, New York City – “Summer Evening–Broadway” -oil-  Given as the Stockschlaeder & Radliff Memorial Award by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder

Third Prize — William Cantwell, Havertown, PA – “All You Need” -oil-  Given as the Samuel & Laurence Ballin Award by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Watercolors
First Prize – Linda B. Cromer, New York City –“Sun Flowers” Prize given by Catherine and Douglas Ruby

Mixed Media
First Prize – Robert Carter, Dix Hills, NY  – “Roar of the Crowd”  Given as the Rose Parsons Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Second Prize – Paul Elson, North Bergen, NJ. – “Laughing Monks” Prize given by John and Eloise Morehouse in memory of Mrs. Vivian H. Bell

Graphics
First Prize – Joel Beckwith, Jamaica, VT – “Behind the Big Top”  Given as the Joseph Sagasta Memorial Award by Ms. Leonia L. Sagasta

Second Prize – Linda Adato, Brooklyn, NY – “View from the Manhattan Bridge”  Given as the Albert Schiller Memorial Award by Ms. Marlene Schiller

Photography
First Prize – Daniel Jones, Southold, NY – “Architectural Abstraction #4”  Prize given by the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce by Mr. Tom Gray, Director

Second Prize — Lei Liu, Forest Hills, NY – “New York” Prize given  by the Salmagundi Club, Claudia Seymour, President

The Landscape Prize
 Sonia Grineva, New York, NY – “Washington Square Park” -oil-  Given as the Sam Gates Memorial Award by Ms. Thelma Gates

The Abstract Art Prize
Tracy Barbosa, New Bedford, MA – “Silver Flight” -mixed media-   Prize given by an anonymous donor in memory of Dr. Marcella Frank

The Contemporary Art Prize
Rochelle Weber, Lords Valley, PA – “125th Street” -acrylic- Given as the Forbes Magazine Prize by Mr. Christopher Forbes

Sculpture
First Prize – Ed Martin, Saugerties, NY -marble-   Prize funded by the WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Second Prize – Paul Musaracchia, Brooklyn, NY “Cat” -metal-  Prize given by The Art Students League of New York, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Director

CRAFTS

Best in Crafts, Fiber; Catherine Joseph, Hand-sewn Jacket

Best in Crafts
Catherine Joseph, Huntington, NY.  Prize given as the Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award by Dr. & Mrs. Carl F. Lebowitz

Jewelry
First Prize – Salvatore Sturiale, Hollis Hills, NY.  Prize given as the Roslyn Gable Luftig Memorial Award by her great grandchildren, Ella, Lily, Sam and Rebecca

Second Prize – Olga B. Bacskay, Forest Hills, NY.  Prize funded by the WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Crafts/Glass
First Prize – Gabriel Lafleur, Shelburne Falls, MA.  Prize funded by the WSOAE Memorial Prize Fund

Second Prize – Michael Potecha, Brooklyn, NY. Prize given by the Graphic Display Systems, Mr.  Robert Tobias, President

Crafts/Wood
Michael Manus, Lynbrook, NY.  Prize given by On the Avenue Marketing, exhibiting for the New York Times

Crafts/Mixed Media
Richard Birkett, Otego, NY “Nautilus”  Prize given by Green Mountain Energy, Mr. Steve Rewinski, Partnership Coordinator

Spring 2012 Prizewinners

June 7, 2012

Best of Show/Jury Award: David Itchkawich, “Island Avenue Nocturne”

On the first weekend of its Spring 2012 show, The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit honored 20 artists with awards in the categories of fine arts and fine crafts. The awards totaled several thousand dollars.

For fine arts and photography, the judges included non-exhibiting artists Mary McGlynn and Carol Teller, and Jonathon Harding, long-time Curator of The Century Association. 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 26th. They returned on the next day, Sunday, May 27th, to pick up their work and learn if they had won an award.

Click here to view images of the prizewinning artwork.

The roster of the prizewinners for the Spring Show follows:

Best of Show/Jury Prize
David Itchkawich, Portland, ME – “Island Avenue Nocturne”  Given as the Seymour Radow Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

Oils/Acrylics/Pastels
First Prize — Sonia Grineva, New York, NY – “Regatta”  Given by Ms. Elizabeth Forrest

Second Prize —  Kevin McEvoy, Islip, N. Y – “Keat’s Fiddle”  Given as the Samuel & Laurence Ballin Award by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Third Prize — Susan Grisell, Gaylordsville, CT – “Cigar Smokers”  Given as the Joseph Sagasta Memorial Award by Ms. Leonia Sagasta

Watercolors
First Prize – Linda B. Cromer, New York City—“Iris”  Given as the Ulric Bell Memorial Award by Mrs. Vivian H. Bell

Second Prize — William Cantwell, Havertown, PA – “The Dream”  Given by The Art Students League of New York, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Director

Mixed Media
First Prize – Pablo Martone, Washington, DC – “Motorcycle”  Given as the Stockschlaeder & Radliff Memorial Award by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stockschlaeder

Graphics
First Prize – Joel Beckwith, Jamaica, VT — Untitled.  Given as the Albert Schiller Memorial Award by Ms. Marlene Schiller

Second Prize – Emily Trueblood, New York, NY – “Ocean Night”  Given as a Gift Certificate by New York Central Art Supply, Mr. Stephen Steinberg, President

Photography
First Prize – Daniel Jones, Southold, NY – “Mesquite Dunes”  Prize given by Catherine and Douglas Ruby

Second Prize — John DiBiase, New York, NY – “Winter Fog”  Given as the Rose Parsons Memorial Award by Mrs. Doris P. Radow

The Landscape Prize
Richard Stalter, Gaylordsville, CT – “Cow Pasture”  Given as the Sam Gates Memorial Award by Ms. Thelma Gates

The Abstract Art Prize
Atsuko Okamoto, Boynton Beach, FL – “Colorscape Red”  Prize given in honor of Dr. Marcella Frank for her many years of service and support to WSOAE by a friend

The Contemporary Art Prize
Barbara Garrison, New York, N. Y. – “On the Nile”  Given as the Forbes Magazine Prize by Mr. Christopher Forbes

Sculpture
First Prize – Lila Turjanski-Villard, Yorktown Heights, NY.  Prize given by the Salmagundi Club, Claudia Seymour, President

Second Prize – Ed Martin, Saugerties, NY.  Prize given as the Philip Eisenberg Memorial Award by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

CRAFTS

Crafts Prize, Mixed Media: Richard Birkett, “Time Mix”

Jewelry
Salvatore Sturiale, Hollis Hills, NY.  Prize given as the Mollie Lebowitz Memorial Award by Dr. & Mrs. Carl F. Lebowitz

Crafts/Glass-Ceramics
Gabriel Lafleur, Shelburne Falls, MA.  Prize given as The Margaret Moulton Memorial Award by Mrs. Natalie M. Ballin

Crafts/Fiber
Myriam Kuhn, New York, NY.  Prize given as the Rose Gable Luftig Award by her grandchildren – Ella, Lily, Sam and Rebecca

Crafts/Mixed Media
Richard Birkett, Otego, NY.  Prize given by Graphic Display Systems, Mr. Robert Tobias, President