Awards for PAA 2015 Spring Show Announced

Jun 8, 2015News


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.