The Scituate Arts Association offers congratulations to the twenty-four award winners at the SAA’s Annual Juried Show. On one of the warmest evenings to date, the show’s winners and friends and other admirers attended the Show’s Awards Reception on Friday, April 22nd at the SAA's Front Street Art Gallery. Prizes totaling $1000 were given out, made possible by the event’s four business supporters: Business Patrons-Janet Cornacchio, Jack Conway, Scituate and Business Sponsors-- Coastal Heritage Bank, Frame Center of Hanover and the Inn at Scituate Harbor.
The accepted works and award winners were chosen by jurors: Nancy Collela who paints with oils intuitively, usually finishing in one session; Becky Haletky, the SAA’s 2015 Best in Show Winner, has been painting in watercolor for 35 years, plus she is a published illustrator and Vcevy Strekalovsky, a third-generation painter of Russian heritage, draws and paints in oil and watercolor primarily from life.
Eileen Casey won Best in Show with her evocative pastel of a “New England Peak” on a foggy afternoon. The remaining Pastelists who received awards were First, which was awarded to Christine Bodnar for “Driftway Romance.” Janet Tooker was recognized with a Second for “Satuit Sunset” and Donna Rossetti-Bailey who placed Third with “River Memory”
|Best-In-Show was awarded to Eileen Casey For "New EnglandPeak."|
In the category of Oil & Acrylic, Christina Eckerson merited a First for her work “Ocean Light,” with Joanne Papandrea’s painting “White Bowl & Jar” receiving a Second. Brenda Bechtel’s “Red Lily Pond: Turtle Soup was given a Third. Boczanowski’s rendering of “Scituate Shores,” Erin Donnellan’s “Bliss,” Linda T Osborne’s “Oxalis in the North Window” and Susan Page-Thompson’s “Season’s” were recognized with Honorable Mentions.
Ted Nystrom’s dramatic work “Scituate Sunset” won a First in Watercolor. “Diamond in the Rough” by Burton Longenbach was awarded a Second and Stephen Holland’s Blue Boat at Saquish was Third . Bruce W. Nickerson received an Honorable Mention for his striking “Gail’s Paradise.”
|Ted Nystrom with "Scituate Sunset."|
In Photography, Ronald Wilson captured a fascinating image of “Well Rock, Minot Beach” to win a First. Stephanie Steward’s “Elephant Eye” was recognized with a Second and Erin O’Donnell’s “Under Powder Point” received a Third.
In Drawing, Graphics, Mixed Media & Printmaking, the warm “Grey Glow” of Ann Conte’s work captured a First. Kathleen Mullins Mogayzel’s fascinating “Great Egret” won a Second and Donna Goes’ whimsical “Matilida” placed Third, with Honorable Mention going to Marie Wilkes for her drawing of “Waiting at South Station No 1.” The Judges decided to recognize our Youth entries with Honorable Mentions: Evan Flaherty and Callie Herschfield.
|Kathy Mullins Mogayzel displays the "Great Egret"|
The almost 70 works of these South Shore artists & beyond-from the Bridgewaters to West Barnstable and whose ages ranged from high school to 92--are on display from Wednesday, April 13th through Sunday, May 1st at the SAA’s Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front Street, Scituate. A wide range of styles from realistic to abstract and media from oil to assemblage are represented.
Come to Scituate Harbor and experience the wealth of art produced by the South Shore artistic community and beyond. It is indeed a gift to have so many talented people in our midst. The Front Street Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 to 5 and on Sundays from Noon to 5.