Awards for PAA 2017 Spring Show Announced

Jun 12, 2017Members' Area, News


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.