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.

PAA 54th Annual Spring Show Opens June 4

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Members of the Penfield Art Association are gearing up for the 2018 Spring Show, which takes place June 4 – 9 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

The artists’ reception and awards ceremony will take place 7 ­­– 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. The show can be viewed 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday (June 4 – June 7); 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday (June 8); 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday (June 9). 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 154 paintings in a variety of media by 52 area artists.

The judge for this year’s show is Patricia Tribastone, a nationally recognized artist painting primarily in pastel and oil. Her 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. Most of Tribastone’s paintings depict still lifes and are done in a representational style. Her bold use of color and light are distinguishing factors in her work. She is a full-time artist and maintains a gallery/studio in Canandaigua, N.Y. In addition to teaching at various venues, she is represented at the Oxford Gallery in Rochester and Gallery 3040 in Old Forge.

Chair of the show is John Heister of Mendon and co-chair is John Brincka of Fairport.

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.

14 Artists Honored at 2018 Winter Show

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

“The Erosion of Faith, Hope and Charity” by Brenda Lyness.

Brenda Lyness received the Best of Show Award at the Penfield Art Association’s annual juried show at Barnes & Noble for her painting The Erosion of Faith, Hope and Charity.

Susan Griepp won a Body of Work award for three paintings, Chaos, Anarchy, and Revolution.

Jurior Awards went to:

Joy Argento, Grace in Color

Chloe Bennett-Larson, The Brothers

Corky Geck, Salmon Run

Andrea Nadel, Stream of Life

Marilyn Nosky, That Perfect Bite

Teri Silsby, Cross Over

Merit Awards went to:

Patricia Gough, Le Potager des Gleurs

Roberta Gradl, Inlet Marsh

Doris Hooker, Fire and Smoke

Kathy Houston, Sunflowers and Friends

Laura Patchen, Autumn Ablaze

Helen Presberg, Another Butterfly

The show included 57 paintings by 27 artists. The juror was Rochester artist Jean Stephens.

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.

Penfield Art Association Winter Show Awards Reception Feb. 10

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Recent paintings in a variety of media will be on display throughout February as the Penfield Art Association presents its 2018 Winter Show in the Community Room at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, N.Y.

The exhibit is open daily Saturday, Feb. 3, through Sunday, Feb. 25, 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. 10. Best of show, six juror awards and six merit awards will be presented.

The juror for this year’s show is Rochester artist Jean Stephens. A native of Rochester, she received a bachelor of fine arts and a masters degree in art education from Rochester Institute of Technology. Additionally, she studied with the late Thomas Buechner and Thomas Insalaco. Her paintings have been selected for local and national juried exhibitions and are included in private and corporate collections. She is currently represented by the Oxford Gallery in 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.

2017 Legacy Show Winners Announced

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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

Thursday, 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

Friday, 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.