2017 Winter Show Awards Announced

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.