Art Speaks Exhibition Award Winners!

Art Speaks Exhibition Award Winners!

We are thrilled to announce the awards from the opening reception. The show, featuring 83 Virginia artists, will run through May 27.  The works in the show represent a diverse collection in over 20 artistic media.  28 new exhibitors joined the 55 Art Speaks veterans for this year’s show.

 Janly Jaggard, a practicing painter, enamellist, and ceramist, exhibiting both nationally and internationally, served as both Juror and Judge for the show.  As Juror, she selected 69 two-dimensional and 15 three-dimensional pieces from 320 entries, which are featured in the show.

 As Judge, Jaggard selected Best in Show, the Friends of Jim & Amanda Taylor Award, to Mark Miltz for his conté and chalk drawing, Top Hat.  Three awards were presented in both 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional media.  Sue Maida was awarded 1st Place in 2-Dimensional, the Dorothy Gould Abare Award, for her photographic print, Cracked.  Coakley Brown was awarded 2nd Place in 2-Dimensional, the Zane Edwards Award, for her oil painting, Quarter Point on the York River.  Michael Morgan received 3rd Place in 2- Dimensional media, the George Burbank Walker Award, for his graphite pencil drawing, Self-Portrait.

 The 1st Place in 3-Dimensional media, the Chris McCann Award, was presented to Katherine Maloney for her ceramic terracotta piece, Carrying the Light.  Maggie Kerrigan was awarded 2nd Place in 3-Dimensional media, the Edgar D. Brown Award, for her Altered Book, Something’s Crabbing My Toe.  Sam Forrest was awarded 3rd Place in 3-Dimensional media, the Claire S. Jones Award, for his oak piece, 3 Frog Night.

 In addition to the Judge’s awards, the show featured three awards of support.  The Founder’s Award, in honor of Roz White, was selected by Bay School Founder, Wendy Wells-Finn.  James Warwick Jones received this award for his acrylic piece, Descending Staircase.  The Arts on Main Award, selected by Betsy Henderson, executive director of the Gloucester gallery, and sponsored by William and Roxanna Andersen, was awarded to Sue Maida, for her photographic print, Cracked.  The Lemon Tree Gallery & Studio Award, selected by Clelia Cardaño Sheppard, was awarded to Anne Kushnick, for her oil painting, Bill.

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