Spring Show ’19 Awards Presented

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Thirty-two members were honored for outstanding work at the Penfield Art Association 2019 Spring Show.

The awards were presented at the artists’ reception June 4. The show, which closes June at the Penfield Community Center, featured 150 works by 54 artists.

The judge for this year’s show was Roland “Chip” Stevens. A noted watercolor artist in the Rochester area, he has received awards in numerous national, state, and regional exhibitions. He is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Central New York Watercolor Society, Rochester Art Club and Whiskey Painters of America.

Winter Sunset,’ oil,
by Jack Heister,
won Best of Show honors.

Awards went to:

Best of Show: Winter Sunset by Jack Heister

Small Works Award: Bay Serenity, Mary Lynn Miraglia

Juror Awards: Play Ball, Joy Argento; Pink Lilacs, Mary Ann Ciulla; Lavender Fields, Claire Gmelin; Sunflowers, Patricia Gough; Backyard Friend, Yui Kinney; Buddy, Linda Marzano; Toby, Linda Marzano; A Dog and her Girl, Marilyn Nosky; Skaneateles, Frozen Solid, Marilyn Nosky; Turkey Trot, Patricia Schwert; Carefree, Teri Silsby; Dusenberg, Fred Smith; Butterfly, Kathleen Tickner; Melissa & Ashlyn, Terri Zebrak; Channing H. Philbrick Park, Terri Zebrak.

Merit Awards: Ball + Jacks, Joy Argento; Snowy Solitude, John Brinka; Bottle of Sunshine, John Brinka; O’Conner Road Barn, Karl Corder; St. Thomas on the Rocks, Terri Geen; Untitled, Eileen Goldgeier; Gypsy, Kathy Houston; Seventeen, Erika Hutch; ME, Jane June; Harbor Island Impression, Kathy Lindsley; Assisi Street Scene, Barbara Rice; Nap, Fred Smith; Peaceful Moments, Kathleen Tickner; Morning Paradise, Karen Warden; Elusive Dream, Leslie Werlin.

Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 75 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.

‘Bay Serenity,’ watercolor, by Mary Lynn Miraglia, received the Small Works award.

2019 Student Award Winner Announced

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Megan Metildi, who will graduate from Penfield High School in June, will receive the annual Penfield Art Association student award for 2019.

An exhibit of her artwork will be included in the PAA 2019 Spring Show, which takes place June 3 – 8 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. Metildi will receive her award at the reception and awards ceremony 7 ­­– 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4.

Metildi, the daughter of Ingrid and Alec Metildi, will enter SUNY Alfred this fall majoring in digital media and animation. Her goal is to pursue a career in the field of animation, working in video game design.

Megan says she has always loved art but began to pursue her interest more seriously when she started high school. Her other passion is the sport of curling, and she has participated in many competitions through the Rochester Curling Club.

PAA has presented a cash award to a PHS senior each year since 1976. The student is selected by the school’s art faculty.

The Penfield Art Association’s 55th annual spring exhibit features 150 works by 54 local artists.

55th Spring Show Opens June 3

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Sunlit, an alcohol ink painting by Martha Sweeney, received the 2018 best of show award.

Members of the Penfield Art Association are gearing up for the 2019 Spring Show, which takes place June 3 – 8 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

The artists’ reception and awards ceremony will take place 7 ­­– 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4.

The show can be viewed 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday (June 3-June 6); 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday (June 7); and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday (June 8). 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 150 paintings in a variety of media by 54 area artists.

The judge for this year’s show is Roland “Chip” Steven. A noted watercolor artist in the Rochester area, he has received awards in numerous national, state, and regional exhibitions. He is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Central New York Watercolor Society, Rochester Art Club and Whiskey Painters of America.

Stevens received a B.S. from the University of Rochester and a bachelor of architecture and master of architecture in urban design from Syracuse University. After graduation, he studied privately with Jossey Bilan, a noted painter in Keene, NY.

Co-chairs of the show are John Brincka of Fairport and Karl Corder of Penfield.

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 2019 Winter Show Winners and Price List

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Erika Hutch’s “Pink Jewell” won Best of Show.

Awards were presented to 13 members of the Penfield Art Association for work in the 2019 Winter Show in the Community Room at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, N.Y. The juror for the show was Rochester artist Brian O’Neill.

Best of Show went to Erika Hutch for her painting Pink Jewell.

Teri Silsby was awarded a Body of Work award in recognition of three of her abstract acrylic paintings.

The following paintings in a variety of media are on display in the Community Room until March 2. Barnes & Noble is open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Juror’s Awards and Merit Awards are noted in the following list. To find out more about these paintings, please contact the artist.

Joy Argento 585-734-8764
– Afternoon Delight … $375 (Merit Award)
– A Cup of Relaxation … $325 (Juror’s Award)
– Grandma’s Treats … $295

Chloe Bennett-Larson 585-586-6761
– The Past No. 1 … $170
– The Past No. 2 … $170

Betty Bird 585-385-8785
– Elegy … $95

Doug Bloom 585-314-3143
– Dusk, Rollin’s Pond … NFS
– Winter Glow, Lakeside … NFS
– Chardonnay, Bloomer Creek … NFS

Karl Corder 585-377-9732
– Winter Storm … not for sale
– Blizzard … not for sale
– Harvest Meal … not for sale

Beverly Cronkite 585-586-9094
– Bouquet … $100
– Sailboats … $150
– Sunflower … $100

Linda Delaney 585-242-4896
– Sisters … NFS

Corky Geck 585-248-2306
– Dinner is Served … $250

Claire Gmelin 585-749-7575
– Down to the Boat … $350
– Beth Tends Her Garden … $375
– A Maine Summer Meadow … $375

Patricia Gough 585-739-8871
– Nina … not for sale
– Ben … not for sale
– Charlie … not for sale

Roberta Gradl 585-519-3102
– Seneca Sunset … $250
– Seneca Inlet … $250
– Glenora Falls … $250

John Heister 585-624-7635
– The Sentinel … $450 (Merit Award)
– Retired Barn … $600
– Catch the Wind … $300

Doris Hooker 585-586-2942
– On the Wall … $300
– Between the Clouds … $250
– Mirage … $300

Kathy Houston 315-926-5652
– Demelza … $600
– Bubuska … $500
– Grape Jubilee … $500

Erika Hutch 585-381-8295
– Summer Glow No. 2 … not for sale
– Pink Jewel … $1,000 (Best of Show)

Jane June 585-429-0004
– My Tweety … $295
– Untitled No. 1 … $190 (Juror’s Award)

Kaye Licherdell 585-507-6658
– Busy Bees … $100
– Hustling to Spring … $100 (Merit Award)
– Winter Sunrise at the Cabin … $100

Brenda Lyness 585-520-8994
– She’s Gone … $355 (Juror’s Award)

Joey McCall 585-248-5504
– Twisted Tree … $130

Bill McCullough 585-738-8269
– Pause that Refreshes … $100

Andrea Nadel 585-414-7847
– Sodus Bay View … $300
– Bienvenido … NFS
– Bacchante … $850 (Merit Award)

Marilyn Nosky 585-690-3316
– Orchids at Monticello … $100
– Hidden Blooms, Illuminated … $180 (Juror’s Award)

Ginny Palumbos 585-421-3774
– Flowers & Violin … not for sale
– A Cup of Tea … not for sale

Gail Rivera 585-223-5804
– Untitled I … $100
– Memories … $200

Paula Santirocco 585-944-1587
– Afterglow … $500
– The Beyond … $500

Teri Silsby 585-586-5772 (Body of Work award for three paintings shown at the end of this post)
– Joyful … $150
– Circle Around … $150
– Moving Forms … $150

Kathy Tickner 585-787-1323
– Nature’s Art … not for sale (Merit Award)

Richard Watkins 585-223-6953
– Barred Owl … $300 (Juror’s Award)

Myrna Watskin 585-533-4024
– Endangered … $350
– When the Clouds Part … $300
– Vanishing World … $250 (Merit Award)

Leslie Werlin 585-749-9290
– Untitled No. 1 … $175
– Untitled No. 2 … $175
– Soul Seeker … $175

Yeou-jih Yang 585-381-5621
– Daisy Landscape … $275
– White Iris … $350 (Juror’s Award)

Below are Teri Silsby’s paintings (from top) “Joyful,” “Circle Around,” and “Moving Forms,” which collectively were honored with a Body of Work award.

 

Winter Show is Feb. 4-March 2

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Recent paintings in a variety of media will be on display throughout February as the Penfield Art Association presents its 2019 Winter Show in the Community Room at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, N.Y.

The exhibit is open daily Monday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, March 2, 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 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. Best of show, six juror awards and six merit awards will be presented.

The juror for this year’s show is Rochester artist Brian O’Neill. Brian is a graduate of the Ani Art Academy apprenticeship program, where he trained with renowned realism painter Anthony Waichulis. He has found great success in both classic oil realism as well as bold and dynamic abstract painting. He has begun to merge those two worlds in paintings of the human form within an abstract backdrop. He teaches workshops and long-term students in fundamental drawing and painting.  Brian’s paintings have won numerous international awards and have been featured in many of today’s top art publications.

The co-chairs for this show are Linda Delaney and Joy Argento, both of Rochester.

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.

“The Erosion of Faith, Hope and Charity” by Brenda Lyness, won the top prize in the 2018 winter show.

 

2018 Legacy Show Winners Announced

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

“Wickham Farms Sunflower Fields” by Marilyn Nosky won the Residents’ Choice Award.

Four artists received recognition at the closing reception of the 14th Annual Penfield Art Association at Legacy at Willow Pond Autumn Art Show and Sale.

Marilyn Nosky received the Legacy Residents’ Choice Award for her watercolor  Wickham Farms Sunflower Fields. The Resident’s Merit Award went to Linda Marzano, for her portrait of a dog, Rembrandt.

Gail Rivera received the Visitors’ Choice Award for her acrylic abstract, Animals at Play.

Kathy Lindsley won the Penfield Scene Award for her watercolor, The Clark House, selected by Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain.

The autumn show,  presented in cooperation with the Legacy at Willow Pond senior living apartment complex, included 100 paintings by 35 area artists. Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 75 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.

“The Clark House” by Kathy Lindsley won the Penfield Scene Award.

PAA Fall Show at Legacy at Willow Pond opens Sept. 30

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

 

 

“Smith Cemetery, Gloria Drive” an oil painting by Patricia Gough of Penfield, won the 2017 Penfield Scene Award.

An exhibit of 99 paintings by 34 area artists will be on display in the 14th Annual Penfield Art Association at Legacy at Willow Pond Autumn Art Show and Sale.

The exhibit opens Sunday, Sept. 30, and runs until Saturday, Oct. 27. An opening reception takes place 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 30. A closing reception and awards presentation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 27. 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 special feature of this show is a salute to the Town of Penfield with an award category for works depicting local scenes and landmarks.

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 80 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.

2018-19 Visiting Artist Schedule Announced

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

“Happy Flowers,” collage, by Lisa Wagner

 

A demonstration of collage techniques by Rochester artist Lisa Wagner will open the Penfield Art Association’s 2018-19 season.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, follows a brief business meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Wagner’s primary medium is watercolor but she also enjoys acrylic, collage, conceptual art and intuitive painting. Her work has been in national shows and received multiple awards. She teaches private lessons and leads a day-long workshop called Courage, Creation and Connection that incorporates painting, yoga, meditation, massage and intuitive guidance and life coaching. She is also in the process of creating a body of watercolor work depicting life in the 1000 Islands to be displayed at Bella’s Café in Clayton in 2019. For more information, visit lisawagnerart.com

Following is the full schedule of meetings and presentations for the year:

Sept. 18 – Lisa Wagner – collage

Oct. 16 – Kathleen Hanney – landscape in pastels on paper

Nov. 20 – Constance Mauro – monotypes

Jan. 15 – Loree Harpole – grisaille wash with oil

March 19 – Dale Klein – oil painting

April 16 – Valerie Larson – painting motion in watercolor

May 21 – to be announced

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the Commons area at Penfield High School, 25 High School Drive, Penfield. Guests are welcome.

Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 80 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.

2018 Spring Show Awards Presented

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Martha Sweeney won best of show for ‘Sunlit,’ top left, and the PAA members’ choice award for ‘Gardener’s Reward,’ at right.

Thirty-three members were honored for outstanding work at the Penfield Art Association 2018 Spring Show.

The awards were presented at the artists’ reception June 6. The show, which took place place June 4 – 9 at the Penfield Community Center, featured 150 works by 51 artists.

The judge was Patricia Tribastone, a nationally recognized artist painting primarily in pastel and oil. A full-time artist who maintains a gallery/studio in Canandaigua, N.Y., Triabastone’s work has been in many national exhibitions and she is a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Signature member and Board of Directors member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.

Awards went to:

Best of Show: Sunlit by Martha Sweeney

Body of Work Awards: Joy Argento, Erika Hutch

Small Works Award: Forever Blowing Bubbles, Anne Sakmyster

Juror Awards: Me and My Crazy Friends, Susan Griepp; Desert Heat, Eileen Goldgeier; Blue Hydrangea Bouquet, Kaye Licherdell; Every Day You Get Our Nest, Kathy Lindsley; Under the Big Top, Brenda Lyness; North Shore Harbor, Linda Marzano; Early Signs in Violet, Marilyn Nosky; Another Smoke Painting, Anne Sakmyster; Shrimp Boat, Patricia Schwert; Landscape Remembered, Teri Silsby; 48’, Fred Smith; Marsh Fantasy, Kathleen Tickner; Little Cupboard, M. Kathleen Wagner; Three at Work, Kathy Warren; See Creatures, Estella Watkins.

Merit Awards: Fields Near Keuka, Sandra Auriemma; Bringing Feed for Milk Cows, Karl Corder; Playful Sealife, Corky Geck; Tranquility, Terri Geen; Strawberries, Patricia Gough; Cold in the Woods, John Heister; Cooper, Kathy Houston; Country Side, Lee Little; Arches, Gabriele Lodder; East Rochester Village Mall, Florence Mooney; Pink Peony, Elaine Powell; Hidden Neighborhood, Rome, Barbara Rice; Spring, Gail Rivera; Golden Fall, Sharon Vito; Whoo’s Watching Whoo?, Richard Watkins.

In addition to the judge’s selections, the Visitors’ Choice Award went to Three at Work by Kathy Warren. Gardener’s Reward by Martha Sweeney won the vote of PAA members.

Penfield Art Association 2018 Student Award goes to Rachel Wells

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Rachel Wells is the 2018 Student Award Winner.

Rachel Wells, who will graduate from Penfield High School in June, will receive the annual Penfield Art Association student award for 2018.

An exhibit of her artwork will be included in the PAA 2018 Spring Show, which takes place June 4 – 9 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. Wells will receive her award at the reception and awards ceremony 7 ­­– 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 5.

Wells, the daughter of Anne and Bob Wells of Brighton, plans to begin a multi-disciplinary program with an arts focus at Smith College this fall. Her interest in art began in fourth grade. “I started drawing and I didn’t stop,” she says. “I’m a person who has to create, but I dream of being a creator, a storyteller, a teacher. Through my art, I want to entertain and influence people.”

PAA has presented a cash award to a PHS senior each year since 1976. The student is selected by the school’s art faculty.

The Penfield Art Association’s 54th annual spring exhibit features more than 160 works by 51 local artists. It runs through Saturday, June 9.

Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 75 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.

‘Picking at Dreams,” charcoal, by student award winner Rachel Wells.