Massena Artists Association announces winners of 28th annual juried art exhibit
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 6:25 am

MASSENA – The Massena Artists Association has announced the award winners in its 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibit.

In addition to showcasing the newest work by well-known local and regional artists, the exhibit introduces the work of new and previously unknown artists.

A number of Canadian artists make this year’s exhibit an International Art Show.

An increased number of pieces of professional quality Native American art by Akwesasne artists is a welcome addition.

A large crowd of people was on hand to watch the presentation of certificates, ribbons, and cash awards to the winners. The exhibit contains 133 pieces of artwork by 80 different artists.

The “Best of Show” award was presented to Marie Engels of Canton for her acrylic painting, “Moonlit Night”. It shows an old stone house bathed in moonlight on a cold winter’s night.

Marie has been painting seriously only for the past four years. She works primarily in acrylic, and prefers to paint on Masonite, rather than canvas.

This is only the second juried art show that she has entered. Her work was also accepted in the Remington Art Show last summer.

She works as a teaching assistant at Potsdam High School, in the BOCES Special Ed pre-vocational workshop.

Other award winners are as follows:

First Place Awards:

Sandra Young for her oil painting, “In the Adirondacks”

Pat Campbell for her acrylic painting, “Moody River”

Michiko Taylor for her watercolor painting, “Persimmons”

Charlotte King for her etching, “Too Hot to Dance”

Matt Anable for his photo, “Show-Off”

Steven Green for his wood sculpture, “Entry Table”

Christopher Jay for his mixed media/ digital drawing, “Alice in Wonderland”

Second Place Awards:

Pamela May for her oil painting, “Summer Reading”

Patricia Fish for her acrylic painting, “La Vue/ The View”

Daniel White for his acrylic painting, “Bringing Supper Home”

Judith Utter for her watercolor painting, “Solanum Melongena”

Linda Sauther for her pen & ink drawing, “Crow on the Go”

Flossy Powell for her aquarelle and ink drawing, “Household Pets”

Jim Dawson for his photo, “Going Home Airborne”

Ron Morrow for his wood sculpture, “Greek Key Parquetry”

Jacqueline Milner for her mixed media/ acrylic & photo transfer, “Ecstacy”

Third Place Awards:

Jeanne Danforth for her oil painting, “Stuck Down Duck”

Cecilia Dewey for her acrylic painting, “Drummer”

Adele Constantineau, for her watercolor painting, “Villa Espana”

C.H. Bennett for her pastel, “Erica”

George Fairbanks for his photo, “The St. Lawrence River near Tadoussac”

Connie White for her fabric sculpture, “Nomara, Finding my Way”

Tammy King for her mixed media/ fabric piece, “Fancy Dancer”

Honorable Mention:

Sallie Patterson for her oil painting, “Retreat in the Woods”

William Parmer for his oil painting, “Snow Shadows”

C. H. Bennett for her acrylic painting, “Old Fashioned Rituals”

Cheri Furnace for her watercolor painting, “Reach for your Dreams”

Pat Campbell for her watercolor painting, “Southern Daisies”

Eileen LaBarge for her pastel, “Lupines in June”

Geri Ames for her pen & ink drawing, “Barn in the Snow”

Kristen Rogers for her photo, “Meerkat”

Odile LaComb for her photo, “Sacred Heart at Dusk”

Georgette Bacon for her photo, “Celebration”

Dan Dufore for his iron sculpture, “Pine Branch in Iron”

Young Artist Awards:

Taylor Peets (age 16) for her pen & ink drawing, “Family Hero, Cpl. Gerald R. Roy”

Sandra Hildreth and Barry Lobdell served as this year’s judges. They had the difficult task of selecting the winning entries from a large number of pieces of excellent work, representing a wide variety of styles and media.

MAA’s 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibit will remain on display at the Massena Public Library through Friday, Feb. 25. Artists may pick up their work at any time on Saturday, Feb. 26.