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.

2015 Fall Show Winners Announced

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
"Gentles on My Mind," a watercolor by Kathy Lindsley, captured two awards in the 2015 Fall Show.

“Gentles on My Mind,” a watercolor by Kathy Lindsley, captured two awards in the 2015 Fall Show.

Three artists received recognition at the closing reception of the 11th Annual Penfield Art Association at Legacy at Willow Pond Autumn Art Show and Sale.

Kathy Lindsley’s watercolor painting Gentles on My Mind received both the Penfield Scene Award and the Legacy Residents’ Choice Award.

The Visitors’ Choice Award went to John Heister for Quiet Sail.

Erika Hutch received the Legacy Residents’ Merit Award for her pastel portrait, Fleeting Moment.

The autumn show, in cooperation with the Legacy at Willow Pond senior living apartment complex, 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.

11th Annual Fall Show at Legacy at Willow Pond opens Sept. 27

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

An exhibit of 113 paintings by 41 area artists will be on display in the 11th Annual Penfield Art Association at Legacy at Willow Pond Autumn Art Show and Sale.

The exhibit opens Sunday, Sept. 27, and runs through Friday, Oct. 23. An opening reception takes place 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 27. A closing reception and awards presentation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23. 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 Tuesday as follows: Corky Geck, acrylic, Oct. 6; Teri Silsby, acrylic, Oct. 13; Doug Bloom, watercolor, 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. For membership information, click here.

Richard Thomas' oil painting, "Fishing at Linear Park," was the 2014 Penfield Scene winner.

Richard Thomas’ oil painting, “Fishing at Linear Park,” was the 2014 Penfield Scene winner.

Awards for PAA 2015 Spring Show Announced

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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Outstanding work in the Penfield Art Association’s 2015 Spring Show was recognized at a awards ceremony and reception June 2. The one-week show at the Penfield Community Center featured 146 works by 55 PAA members.

Best of Show went to Erika Hutch for her pastel painting By the Water’s Edge (image shown above).

Best Small Work went to Doris Hooker for The Hare.

Best Portrait went to Cecilia Chang for Tom’s Stroke.

Juror’s Awards went to:

Teresa Barlis, Waterwax

Lisa Barzac, Portrait

Michael Gersh, Tuscan Memory

Kathy Houston, Downtrodden

Kathy Lindsley, Cold Snap

Marilyn Nosky, Nature Path Jewels

Ginny Palumbos, Lady

Denise Rizzo, Estella

Teri Silsby, Inspire

Kathy Wagner, Motif #26

Kathy Warren, Eliza’s Home; Enslaved Worker’s Home

Richard Watkins, Estella

George Weiner, Beach Near Provincetown

Rose Welch, Leaves on a Pool

Yeou-jih Yang, The Passage

Merit Awards went to:

Chloe Bennett-Larson, Deep Blue Sea

Alice Chen, Goldfish Searching

Karl Corder, Farm Scene

Debra Donnelly, Winter on the Hudson

Corky Geck, Forest Stream

Terri Geen, Grandpa’s Shed

John Heister, Hint of Spring

Jane June, Untitlted #2

David Munro, Watching Over You

Thinh Nguyen, Untitled #1

Suzanne O’Connell, Watching

Barbara Rice, Remembering Barnaby

Anne Sakmyster, Airborne

Fred Smith, Neon

Norma Weber, Rural Delivery

 

The judge for this year’s show is Western New York artist Catherine O’Neill. A watercolor painter, she has won numerous awards in local and national art shows and her work has been featured in several books and magazines. O’Neill is an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists and the Buffalo Niagara Arts Association, and holds signature membership in a number of watercolor societies, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the North East Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Watercolor West, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society.

Chair of the show is Thinh Nguyen and co-chair is Ginny Palumbos.

Penfield Art Association 2015 Scholarship goes to Emily Ebersol

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Emily Ebersol, the daughter of Mary Beth and Scott Ebersol of Penfield, is the recipient of the Penfield Art Association’s annual scholarship award. Her work will be featured at the organization’s spring show, which takes place June 1 – 7 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

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

Emily has always enjoyed drawing and painting and began taking art classes at Penfield High School at the end of her junior year. She started with a drawing class to begin preparation of a portfolio needed for admission to a college architecture program.

During her senior year, she spent more time in the art department, taking several additional classes and developing her skills and personal voice. She will begin studying architecture at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall.

In addition to art, Emily plays cello and violin. She’s also an athlete and plays lacrosse and soccer.

The Penfield Art Association’s 51st annual spring exhibit features work by more than 60 local artists. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place 7 ­­– 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. The show can be viewed 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday (June 1 – June 4); 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday (June 5); 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday (June 6); 2 – 3 p.m. Sunday (June 7).

51st Annual Spring Show Opens June 1

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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“Rockport,” a watercolor by Norma Weber of Penfield, won best-in-show in the 2014 Spring Show.

 

Members of the Penfield Art Association are gearing up for the 2015 Spring Show, which takes place June 1 – 7 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. The show can be viewed 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday (June 1-4); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday (June 5); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (June 6); 2-3 p.m. Sunday (June7). Club members are on hand at all times to answer questions about the art, much of which will be available for purchase.

About 60 club members will be represented in the show, which will include approximately 160 two-dimensional works in a variety of media.

The judge for this year’s show is Western New York artist Catherine O’Neill. A watercolor painter, she has won numerous awards in local and national art shows including two consecutive best-of-show awards from the North East Watercolor Society International Exhibition and the W. D. Gorman Memorial Award from the American Watercolor Society’s 143rd International Exhibition. She paints a wide variety of subject matter using transparent watercolor, including Adirondack landscapes and scenes of her family life.

O’Neill is an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists and the Buffalo Niagara Arts Association, and holds signature membership in a number of watercolor societies, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the North East Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Watercolor West, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society. She has had paintings published in the annual Splash 9, 10, 11 and 15: The Best of Watercolor, North Light Books. She has written a chapter in Watercolor Secrets: An Inside Look at the Techniques of Award-Winning Splash Artists, July 2009. Her work was featured on the cover and in an article in the Spring 2010 edition of Watercolor Magazine. O’Neill has participated in juried exhibitions across the country, and has had solo exhibitions in Hamburg, Syracuse and Rome, N.Y.

Chair of the show is Thinh Nguyen and co-chair is Ginny Palumbos.

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.

2015 Barnes & Noble Show Awards Announced

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

A dozen artists were honored for outstanding work in the Penfield Art Association’s 2015 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 87 paintings in a variety of media by 40 artists are on display.

The best of show award went to Rose Welch for The Power of Memory.

Juror Awards went to: Joy Argento, Delicate Strength; Doris Hooker, Spring Rush; Erika Hutch, Reflections of a Zen Master; Denise Rizzo, Coastal Surge; Fred Smith, Homestead; Richard Thomas, North Country Farm; Kathy Wagner, Grandpa; Rose Welch, Twin Sisters.

Merit Awards went to: Joy Argento, Sheet Music; Francis Carducci, To the Light; Erika Hutch, Garden Jewel #2; Cris Metcalf, Mendon Ponds; Denise Rizzo, Nova Scotia Light; Richard Thomas, Boardwalk; Myrna Watskin, Beginning.

The juror for this year’s show is Rochester artist and educator Denise Heischman. Show chair is Myrna Watskin and co-chair is Yeou-jih Yang.

The exhibit is open daily 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.

Winter Juried Show Opens Feb. 4

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Recent 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. 4, 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. 7. Best of show, six juror awards and six merit awards will be presented. The juror for this year’s show is Rochester artist Denise Heischman.

Heischman, who works in all mediums and has participated in numerous shows, earned a BFA from Miami University Oxford, Ohio, and an MFA in printmaking and painting from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is an adjunct pProfessor at RIT, Nazareth College, University of Rochester, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Brockport and Monroe Community College. Denise is co-director of the Mill Art Center in Honeoye Falls, where she teaches all level of classes.

Chair for the show is Myrna Watskin of Rush.

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

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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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.