2018 Spring Show Awards Presented

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.