Awards for PAA 2017 Spring Show Announced

Monday, June 12th, 2017

 

Outstanding work in the Penfield Art Association’s 2017 Spring Show was recognized at an awards ceremony and reception June 6. The annual show at the Penfield Community Center featured 166 paintings in a variety of media by 55 PAA members.

Best of Show went to The Bag Lady (at right) by Linda Marzano.

Best Small Work went to Open Door to Healing by Richard Watkins.

Three “body of work” awards were presented to three members: Erika Hutch, Brenda Lyness and Teri Silsby.

Juror Awards went to: Teresa Barlis (two), Canal Boat and The Gallery Visit; Karl Corder, Mrs. Alvut’s House; Claire Gmelin, The Gardner Helps; Sue Griepp (two), Untitled and Willy Wonka; John Heister, Goldenrod at Attention; Jane June, Right of Passage; Linda Marzano, Stony Brook Harbor; Ella Noble, Relaxing; Anne Sakmyster, Town in France; Fred Smith, Zebra; Martha Sweeney, Majesty; Kathy Warren, Sweet Summer; Myrna Watskin, Love in the Round.

Merit Awards went to: Liza Barzak, Lady of the Stairway; Betty Bird, Zahara; John Brincka, Still Standing; Alice Chen, Inner Stepping Stones; Mary Ann Ciulla, Illusion; Claire Gmelin, Autumn at the Farm; Eileen Goldgeier, Golden Mts.; Doris Hooker, Celestial Blue; Kathy Houston, Untitled; Bill McCullough, Provincetown Eatery; Andrea Nadel, Irises of Montignac; Marilyn Nosky (two) Tugboat and Leaves of Soft Velvet; Ginny Palumbos, Silver Dollars; Anne Sakmyster, Just Smoke.

Open Door to Healing by Richard Watkins won the Small Works Award.

            The judge was Kathy Calderwood, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, who has been a professor at Syracuse University and Nazareth College. Calderwood’s paintings have been exhibited in 27 states, seven European countries and Japan. Galleries and museums that have featured her work include the Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester), the Art Institute of Chicago, the American University Museum (Washington, D.C.), Los Angeles County Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.), the Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo), and the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse). She was in the Florence Bienniale in 2011, Alan Stone’s Dystopia show 2015 and the RoCo (Rochester) solo show 2016.

 

Penfield Art Association 2017 Student Award goes to Jonah McGrath

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Jonah McGrath with one of his ceramic pieces.

A pastel drawing by Jonah McGrarh, who competes in pole vault at Penfield High School.

Jonah McGrath, who will graduate from Penfield High School in June, will receive the annual Penfield Art Association student award for 2017.

An exhibit of his paintings, drawings and ceramic work will be included in the PAA 2017 Spring Show, which takes place June 5 – 10 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. McGrath will receive his award at the reception and awards ceremony 7 ­­– 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 6.

McGrath, the son of Allison and Sean McGrath of Penfield, will attend SUNY Fredonia this fall, where he plans to major in art. He has a special interest in ceramics. At Penfield, McGrath has also competed in indoor and outdoor track in pole vault and cross-country.

PAA has presented a cash award to a PHS senior each year since 1976.

The Penfield Art Association’s 53rd annual spring exhibit features more than 160 works by 56 local artists.

Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 100 members from throughout the Rochester area. The organization is open to artists of all skill levels and people interested in the two-dimensional visual arts.

2017 Winter Show Awards Announced

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Ten members of the Penfield Art Association were honored for outstanding work on display in the 2017 Winter Show, which runs through Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Community Room at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, N.Y. A total of 57 paintings are on display.

The Best in Show Award went to Teri Silsby for an abstract landscape titled Into the Valley.

A Body of Work Award went to Joy Argento for a series of three oil paintings titled Colors, Purple, and Rainbow Shower.

Juror’s Awards went to: Chloe Bennett-Larson, Atmosphere III; Betty Bird, Stargazing; Alice Chen, Miss Summer; Sue Griepp, Extinction and 1962 (two awards); and John Heister, By the Sea.

Merit Awards went to: Alice Chen, Pines in Wilderness; Beverly Cronkite, Autumn Birches; Jack Heister, Feathered Friend; Erika Hutch, A Pensive Moment; Joey McCall, Summer Evening on the Farm; and Teri Silsby, Landscape Voyage.

The juror for this year’s show was Rochester artist Olivia Kim. Kim is a member of the Rochester Art Club and also teaches at her studio in the Hungerford Building. She has been featured in the American Art Collector magazine and has had articles in Art House Print magazine and Rochester magazine. She attended the School of the Arts in Rochester and the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Co-chairs of this show are Jane June of Farmington and Joy Argento of Walworth.

The exhibit is open daily Monday, Feb. 6, through Sunday, Feb. 26, during store hours, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 100 members from throughout the Rochester area. The organization is open to artists of all skill levels and anyone interested in the two-dimensional visual arts. For more information, visit www.penfieldartassociation.com.

Legacy Show Winners Announced

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Anne Sakmyster's watercolor, "Barn on Scribner," won the Penfield Scene Award.

Anne Sakmyster’s watercolor, “Barn on Scribner,” won the Penfield Scene Award.

 

Three artists received recognition at the closing reception of the 12h Annual Penfield Art Association at Legacy at Willow Pond Autumn Art Show and Sale.

Anne Sakmyster’s watercolor painting Barn on Scribner received the Penfield Scene Award, selected by Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain.

Erika Hutch received the Visitor’s Choice Award for Reverie No. 2 and the Legacy Residents’ Merit Award for Girl at the Window.

The Legacy Residents’ Choice Award went to The British are Coming! By Barbara Rice.

The 2016 autumn show, in cooperation with the Legacy at Willow Pond senior living apartment complex, included 123 paintings by 45 area artists. Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 100 members from throughout the Rochester area. The organization is open to artists of all skill levels and people interested in the two-dimensional visual arts.

PAA Announces 2016-17 Meetings, Presenters

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Penfield Art Association kicks off the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a business meeting followed by a presentation by Rochester artist Valerie Larsen.

Larsen is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Watercolor USA Honor Society. She has participated in numerous national exhibitions.

She has a B. A. from the University of Buffalo. Her work appears in five editions of the Splash Best of Watercolor books by Northlight Books. She teaches regional workshops, has been an instructor of watercolor at the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, and was an artist-in-residence at Rochester’s Artisan Works from 1998-2004.

Valerie has her studio and gallery space in the Anderson Arts Building, located in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts. For more information, see valerielarsen.com

Following is the full schedule of meetings and presentations for the year:

Sept. 20, 2016: Val Larsen – watercolor

Oct. 18, 2016: Corey Pitkin – oils

Nov. 15, 2016: Pat Tribastone – pastel

December (date to be determined): holiday party

Jan. 17, 2017: Larry Keefe  – watercolor

February: no meeting, Barnes & Noble juried show

March 21, 2017: Cindy Corrigan  – acrylic

April 18, 2017: Nancy Murty  – oils

May 16, 2017: Karen Maggio, watercolor & ink

June (date to be determined): picnic

All meetings begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the Commons area at Penfield High School, 25 High School Drive, Penfield. As you approach the building from High School Drive, veer right at the fork and turn left into the first parking lot. Enter the school via the doors located there, turn right and go to the end of the hall to the Commons. Guests are welcome.

 

Spring Show 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Photos by PAA member Diane Tank.

 

Spring Show Judge Ron Netzky, professor of art at Nazareth College, talks about Kathy Wagner's Best of Show winning painting, "The Critics."

Spring Show Judge Ron Netzky, professor of art at Nazareth College, talks about Kathy Wagner’s Best-of-Show award-winning painting, “The Critics.”

The 2016 Small Works display.

The 2016 Small Works display.

Works on display in a case by the library entrance are a special part of the spring show.

Works on display in a case by the library entrance are a special part of the spring show.

2016 Barnes & Noble Show Winners Announced

Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Joy Argento's oil painting, "Childhood in a Jar," won best in show.

Joy Argento’s oil painting, “Childhood in a Jar,” received the  best in show award at this year’s Barnes & Noble show.

Thirteen artists were honored for outstanding work in the Penfield Art Association’s 2016 Winter Show.

 The exhibit, which runs through Saturday, Feb. 28, is on view at the Community Room at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, N.Y. A total of 65 paintings in a variety of media by 35 artists are on display.

 The best of show award went to Joy Argento for Childhood in a Jar.

 Gail Rivera received a “body of work” award for three paintings: Intrigue, Vitality, and Spring Thaw.

 Juror Awards went to: Beverly Cronkite, Boat Houses; Linda Delaney, Borrego Springs; Doris Hooker, Leo’s Fire; Erika Hutch, By the Water’s Edge #2; Rose Welch, untitled.

 Merit Awards went to: Doug Bloom, Love at Sunrise; Debra Donnelly, Sunset; Kathy Lindsley, Peach Jam; Gabriele Lodder, Ornamental Red Maple; Peg Oppenheimer, Walking into the Sunset; and Yeou-Jin Yang, Look What I Got.

 The juror for this year’s show is Rochester artist Brian O’Neill. Show chair is Yeou-jih Yang and co-chair is Jane June.

 The exhibit is open daily through Saturday, Feb. 27, during store hours, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Brian O’Neill will present a critique 2-4 Sunday, Feb. 28; the presentation is open to the public. The show closes following the critique.

Gail Rivera received a "body of work" award for three paintings. This one is "Intrigue."

Gail Rivera received a “body of work” award for three paintings. This one is “Intrigue.”

Annual juried exhibit takes is Feb. 1 – 28 at Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

A select exhibit of members’ paintings in a variety of media will be on display throughout February as the Penfield Art Association presents its 2015 Winter Show in the Community Room at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, N.Y.

The exhibit is open daily Sunday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, Feb. 28, during store hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. A reception and awards ceremony will take place 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

The juror for this year’s show is Rochester artist Brian O’Neil. O’Neill graduated from the Ani Art Academy (Bear Creek, PA) apprenticeship program where he studied under acclaimed realism painter Anthony Waichulis. A signature member of The Pastel Society of America, he works in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, acrylic and charcoal. His work has been showcased in galleries across the U.S. and in Canada, Japan and England. O?Neill teaches fundamental drawing and painting skills in The Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop.

Co-chairs for the show are Yeou-jih Yang of Pittsford and Jane June of Farmington, Ontario County.

Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 120 members from throughout the Rochester area. The organization is open to artists of all skill levels and anyone interested in the two-dimensional visual arts. For more information, visit www.penfieldartassociation.com.

PAA 10th Annual Show at Legacy at Willow Pond opens Sept. 28

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Daniel's-Corner-for-web

Bill McCullough’s painting, “Daniel’s Corner,” won the Penfield Scene prize in the 2013 show.

 

An exhibit of 150 paintings by more than 50 area artists will be on display in the 10th Annual Penfield Art Association at Legacy at Willow Pond Autumn Art Show and Sale.

The exhibit opens Sunday, Sept. 28, and runs through Friday, Oct. 24. An opening reception takes place 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28. A closing reception and awards presentation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24. The show is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The artwork can be viewed throughout Legacy at Willow Pond, an independent senior living community at 40 Willow Pond Way, Penfield.

 A series of free presentations by artists begins with Alice Chen’s demo of traditional sumi painting during the opening reception. Three additional talks will take place 1-2 p.m. each Monday as follows: Corky Geck, acrylic, Oct. 6; Margot Fass, artist/author, Froggy Family’s First Frolic, Oct. 13;Kristina Hutch Matthews, pen and ink, artist/author, The Cat Flap, Oct. 20.

A special feature of this show is a salute to the Town of Penfield with an award category for works depicting local scenes and landmarks.

The autumn show is one of three annual exhibits presented by the Penfield Art Association. Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 100 members from throughout the Rochester area. The organization is open to artists of all skill levels and people interested in the two-dimensional visual arts. To learn more, click on “Become a Member” in the column at left.

Awards for PAA 2014 Spring Show Announced

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Norma Weber won Best of Show for her watercolor, "Rockport."

Norma Weber won Best of Show for her watercolor, “Rockport.”

Outstanding work in the Penfield Art Association’s 2014 Spring Show was recognized at a awards ceremony and reception June 3. The show included 151 works by 55 PAA members.

 

Best of Show went to Norma Weber for her watercolor painting, “Rockport.”

Best Small Work went to Joy Argento for “Fortune Cookie.”

Best Portrait went to Erika Hutch for “Portrait of a Young Girl.”

 

Juror’s Awards went to:

Joy Argento, “Eggs”

Joy Argento, “Morning Music”

Teresa Barlis, “Wellfleet, Cape Cod

Alice Chen, “String in Blue”

Cecilia Chang, “Schoen Place in Winter”

Karl Corder, “Free Range”

John Heister, “Happy Roses”

Erika Hutch, “Summer Breeze”

Erika Hutch, “SunSeeker”

Cris Metcalf, “Italian Doorstep”

Thin Nguyen, “A Chilly Hike”

Robert Ross, “Mojo”

M. Kathleen Wagner, “Motif #2”

Kathleen Warren, “Barn in Winter”

Bea Wolford, “Hometown”

 

Merit Awards went to:

Teresa Barlis, “Canal Fence”

Teresa Barlis, “Schoen Place House”

Cecilia Chang, “Pondering”

Cecilia Chang, “Winter Scene”

Theresa Green, “Trip Thru Italy”

Theresa Green, “Visiting Dan in Toledo”

Lynn Hamilton, “The Quiet of Winter”

John Heister, “Leaves”

John Heister, “Two Urchins”

Doris Hooker, “Blue Heron Fishing”

Kathy Lindsley, “Memento”

Gabriele Lodder, “Moose River”

Marilyn Nosky, “Water Lilies in Violet”

Helga Peck, “Summer”

Gail Rivera, “Tumble”