2017 Legacy Show Winners Announced

November 8th, 2017

Pat Gough’s oil painting “Smith Cemetery, Gloria Drive” won the Penfield Scene Award at the annual PAA autumn show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four artists received recognition at the closing reception of the 13th Annual Penfield Art Association at Legacy at Willow Pond Autumn Art Show and Sale.

Pat  Gough received the Penfield Scene Award  for her oil painting Smith  Cemetery, Gloria Drive, selected by Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain.

Erika Hutch received the Legacy Residents’ Choice Award for her pastel Quiet Interlude. The Resident’s Merit Award went to Ella Noble for her colored pencil work Relaxing.

The Visitors’ Choice Award went to Autumn Glory, an acrylic painting by Nicole Overfield.

The autumn show,  presented in cooperation with the Legacy at Willow Pond senior living apartment complex, included more than 100 paintings by 38 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.

Awards for PAA 2017 Spring Show Announced

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

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.

Penfield Art Association 53rd Spring Show Opens June 5

May 4th, 2017

“The Critics,” an oil painting by M. Kathleen Wagner, won Best of Show in the 2016 PAA Spring Show.

Members of the Penfield Art Association are gearing up for the 2017 Spring Show, which takes place June 5 – 10 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

The artists’ reception and awards ceremony will take place 7 ­­– 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 6. The show can be viewed 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday (June 5 – June 8); 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday (June 9); 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday (June 10). Club members are on hand at all times to answer questions about the art, much of which will be available for purchase.

The show includes 166 paintings by 56 members working in a variety of media.

The judge for this year’s show is 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 solo show 2016.

Chair of the show is Betty Bird of Pittsford and co-chair is Sue Griepp of Irondequoit.

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

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.

Penfield Art Association Winter Show Awards Reception Feb. 11

February 6th, 2017

Recent paintings in a variety of media will be on display throughout February as the Penfield Art Association presents its 2017 Winter Show in the Community Room at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, N.Y.

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. A reception and awards ceremony will take place 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Best of show, six juror awards and six merit awards will be presented.

The juror for this year’s show is 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.

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.

Legacy Show Winners Announced

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.

Autumn Show and Sale at Legacy at Willow Pond opens Oct. 2

September 13th, 2016
"Gentles on My Mind," a watercolor by Kathy Lindsley, won the Penfield Scene and Legacy Residents Choice awards in 2015.

“Gentles on My Mind,” a watercolor by Kathy Lindsley, won the Penfield Scene and Legacy Residents Choice awards in 2015.

An exhibit of 123 paintings by 45 area artists will be on display in the 12th Annual Penfield Art Association at Legacy at Willow Pond Autumn Art Show and Sale.

The exhibit opens with a reception 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, and closes with an awards ceremony and reception 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. 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 demonstrations will take place 1-2 p.m. each Tuesday as follows: Teri Barlis, watercolor, Oct. 11; Corky Geck, acrylic, Oct. 18; Doug Bloom, watercolor skies, Oct. 25.

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 judged by Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain.

Chair of this year’s show is Doug Bloom; Paula Santirocco is co-chair.

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.

PAA Announces 2016-17 Meetings, Presenters

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

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.