Massena artists awards announced
Friday, June 4, 2010 - 3:34 pm

MASSENA – The Massena Artists Association (M.A.A.) is pleased to announce the winners of People’s Choice Awards in their recent Spring Art Exhibit.

First Place was awarded to Ed Jordan for his three mixed media pieces, “Floral Butterfly,” “Monarch Man,” and “Swallowtail.” Second Place went to Joan Derushia for her watercolor, “Blue & Gold Macaw.” Third Place was awarded to Eileen LaBarge for her pastel, “Iris.”

Honorable Mention was a tie between two artists: Donna Smith for her acrylic painting, “LaTulippe’s Porch,” and Sheila Yale for her photograph, “Little Miss Attitude.”

The association would like to thank everyone who voted for their favorite works of art. The awards were determined by votes cast by guests at the opening reception for the exhibit. Patrons who visited the Massena Public Library during the first week of the exhibit were also eligible to vote.

This year’s Spring Art Exhibit was the association’s second completely open art exhibit. It was open to all artists, all media, and all subjects. It was not a juried show – everything that was submitted was included in the show. M.A.A. is very happy with the response from local and regional artists. About 135 pieces of excellent quality artwork were submitted; many were from artists who haven’t previously exhibited in Massena. A welcome addition to this year’s exhibit was a large selection of work created by students at Massena Junior High School.