Awards for PAA 2014 Spring Show Announced

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Norma Weber won Best of Show for her watercolor, "Rockport."

Norma Weber won Best of Show for her watercolor, “Rockport.”

Outstanding work in the Penfield Art Association’s 2014 Spring Show was recognized at a awards ceremony and reception June 3. The show included 151 works by 55 PAA members.


Best of Show went to Norma Weber for her watercolor painting, “Rockport.”

Best Small Work went to Joy Argento for “Fortune Cookie.”

Best Portrait went to Erika Hutch for “Portrait of a Young Girl.”


Juror’s Awards went to:

Joy Argento, “Eggs”

Joy Argento, “Morning Music”

Teresa Barlis, “Wellfleet, Cape Cod

Alice Chen, “String in Blue”

Cecilia Chang, “Schoen Place in Winter”

Karl Corder, “Free Range”

John Heister, “Happy Roses”

Erika Hutch, “Summer Breeze”

Erika Hutch, “SunSeeker”

Cris Metcalf, “Italian Doorstep”

Thin Nguyen, “A Chilly Hike”

Robert Ross, “Mojo”

M. Kathleen Wagner, “Motif #2”

Kathleen Warren, “Barn in Winter”

Bea Wolford, “Hometown”


Merit Awards went to:

Teresa Barlis, “Canal Fence”

Teresa Barlis, “Schoen Place House”

Cecilia Chang, “Pondering”

Cecilia Chang, “Winter Scene”

Theresa Green, “Trip Thru Italy”

Theresa Green, “Visiting Dan in Toledo”

Lynn Hamilton, “The Quiet of Winter”

John Heister, “Leaves”

John Heister, “Two Urchins”

Doris Hooker, “Blue Heron Fishing”

Kathy Lindsley, “Memento”

Gabriele Lodder, “Moose River”

Marilyn Nosky, “Water Lilies in Violet”

Helga Peck, “Summer”

Gail Rivera, “Tumble”

Barnes & Noble Show Awards Announced

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Awards for the Penfield Art Association 2014 Winter Show went to 13 members.

Best of Show went to Rose Welch for “April into May.”

Juror Awards went to Joy Argento, “Believe”; Dr. Alice Chen, “Flight”; Erika Hutch, “Shadow Play”; Barbara Jablonski, “Sailboats X”; Kathy Wagner, “Up the Hill”; Yeou-jih Yang, “Chimney Rock”.

Merit Awards went to Frances Carducci, “The Guardian”; Doris Hooker, “Back Street”; Richard Kalkman, “Changing Seasons”; David Munro, “Exotica”; Richard Thomas, “Ascension”; Myrna Watskin, “Long Drink of Water”.

 Rochester artist Lanna Pejovic was judge for this show, which included 69 paintings she selected from 108 entries. The annual show took place at Barnes & Noble, Pittsford, N.Y., in February. Chairs were Stephen Schmidt of Penfield and Joy Argento of Walworth.

Winners for Fall Show Announced

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Awards were presented Oct. 25 at the closing reception for the  Ninth Annual Penfield Art Association at Legacy at Willow Pond Autumn Art Show and Sale.

The Resident’s Choice Award, selected by a vote of residents of Legacy at Willow Pond, went to Richard Kalkman for his painting,  “Honor Flight.” The Residents Merit Award was presented to Erica Hutch for “Portrait of a Young Girl.” The Visitors’ Award went to Jackie Bailey for “Beauty is in the Eye.” Bill McCullough received the Penfield Scene Award for his painting, “Daniel’s Corner.”

More than 150 paintings by more than 50 PAA members were included in this year’s show. The month-long event also featured five painting demonstrations and two festive receptions.


Bill McCullough received the Penfield Scene Award for his painting, Daniel’s Corner.

Members share their favorite painting techniques at Legacy

Friday, October 18th, 2013

In conjunction with the Ninth Annual Penfield Art Association Autumn Show and Sale at the Legacy at Willow Pond, art demonstrations are being presented 2-4 p.m. each Tuesday through Oct. 22.

On Oct. 8, PAA members Teresa Barlis showed how she approaches background areas in her watercolor paintings.


Teri Barlis at work on a watercolor. 

On Oct. 15, Corky Geck gave a demonstration of her favorite medium, acrylic.


Corky Geck talks about an old painting she brought back to life with acrylic paints. 

Gabby Lodder and Cris Metcalf will give a demonstration of pastel over a watercolor underpainting at the final demo, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22.


Corky Geck began this colorful acrylic painting during her demo. Here’s the finished work.

Painting on silk with Carol Fairchild

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Visitors and PAA members enjoyed a demonstration of Carol Fairchild’s silk painting techniques on Oct. 1, 2013. The presentation was part of the Ninth Annual PAA Autumn Show and Sale at the Legacy at Willow Pond.


The PAA Picnic

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

was held at Channing Philbrook Park on Tuesday, June 16th.  Those in attendance feasted on appetizers, entrees, salads and yummy desserts brought by members. This event is truly a time to get to know your fellow PAA members better, or to renew acquaintances.  I strongly urge any of you who have not attended in the past to consider attending next year.  A short business meeting is held where a vote is taken on the incoming Board members by those in attendance. The PAA gavel was passed from outgoing PAA President Pattie Katchmar to incoming President Suzi Zefting-Kuhn.  Pattie was presented with a gift from the PAA in gratitude for her service as President. Then it was on to the games lovingly organized by Doris Kure and Chloe Bennett Larson.  Following is a sampling of photos taken during the picnic.

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The always fun blindfolded portrait drawing contest!  Chloe enlisted the aide of two young women on their own picnic in the park to serve as our inpartial jurors for 1st place and 2nd place. Congratulations to Christine Waara for her 1st Place win and to Flo Mooney for her 2nd Place win.

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And the fun toss………….Tom Sweeney had his own technique!

Ring toss

In memory of PAA member, Clif Rice………

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

FlagThe PAA is deeply saddened of the passing of our dear Clif Rice who touched many of our lives, and gave so generously to this club for many years. He will be sorely missed and we extend our deepest sympathies to Barb and his family.  God Speed Clif.

Special words from members:

‘I got to know more about the wonderful family they have raised and the truly diverse work and hobbies Clif had become dedicated to excelling in. Their family values and wholesome life stlye has been most impressive. I always felt secure and peaceful in Clif’s presence. Just a wonderful gentleman and friend. I know he rests in peace right now. An inspiration to persevere for us all ‘.  From PAA member Tom Sweeney.

‘I didn’t know Clif very well but he made such an impression on me.  When I read Tom Sweeney’s words they hit home with me as I somehow felt that through my brief encounters with dear Clif he was the man that Tom so eloquently described’.  From PAA member Suzi Zefting-Kuhn

‘Clif has done so much for the PAA. He will be missed greatly.’  From PAA member Barbara Jablonski

‘Clif was the best kind of friend a man can have, a Buddy.

Karl Corder and I would go to paint in Clif’s basement studio while solving the world’s problems, have many laughs, and sometimes even do some painting before retiring to the kitchen to discuss the relative merits of the Dunkin Donuts found there.

The Corders, Rices, Pat and I met at the PAA and found that we shared an interest in “old time” music as well as art. We got together often to play those songs we loved, with Clif leading with his rich voice and playing one of the many guitars that he had built himself. He built hammer and mountain dulcimers as well and it seemed as though there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do. When Clif could no longer join in, we put the music in hold, but now in his honor I think we will start getting together again.

We will all sorely miss this good, gentle, and talented man. ‘

From PAA member Jim McGuire


Winter Show Judge, Pat Tribastone,PSA

Monday, February 16th, 2009

has generously supplied us with her judging criteria.  Those of you who were fortunate enough to attend the Judge’s critique on Monday, February 9th received this handout there.  For those of you who could not attend please click on the link below for a pdf file of the handout

Judging Criteria by Pat Tribastone, PSA