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Spring Art Show 2022

Our 28th Annual Spring Art Exhibition & Sale was held April 23 – May 8.

110 pieces by 83 area artists were on display at our juried show.

Over $5000 in prizes were awarded!

Our Award Winners

Best In Show
Sanderson, Ruth • Tempus Fugit • Scratchboard

Ruth Sanderson – Tempus Fugit

First Prize – Painting
Williams, Lee Anthony • Spring • Water based oil

First Prize – Photography
Bova, Kim • Bending Branch – Arching Flower • Photographic print – [Diptych]

First Prize – Graphics
Ferro, Ralph • Blowing at the Hornist Nest • Linocut Print

First Prize – Multi-Dim.
Smith, Catherine • “Back Pain” Transfusion Series #10 • Fiber with my Photo Images

Second Prize – Painting
Dunphy, Debra • Kyle • Oil

Second Prize – Photography
Tash, Mary Jeanne • Awash • Photograph

Second Prize – Graphics
Duffy, Roger • Isaiah 61:3 • Pen & Ink

Second Prize – Multi-Dim.
White, Frank • Feathers on Black • Woodturning, carving, woodburning,

President’s Award
Rhoades, Scott • Nature Rocks • Acrylic

Sylvia Pyzocha – Photography Award
Gingold, Stephen • Winter’s Abstract Beauty • Digital Photographic Print

Edward & Shirly Lastoff Memorial Prize
Arcotta, Katherine • Emergence III • Ceramic Sculpture

Outstanding Monson Artist
Bacchas, Juliet • Born to Die – John 3:16 • Sculpture Clay

Committee Choice Award
Gillette, Douglas • Sepia Beech • Silverpoint

Emerging Artist Award
Kersell, Mary • From the Summit House • Oil

Honorable Mention

Beall, Tod • Threshold • Metal with reclaimed [recycled] glass and wood
Donovan, Joyce • The Couple • Photography
Gambaro, Jim • Acorn Sprout • Digital Print Under Acrylic Glass
Genest, Eloise • Winds of Change • Acrylics
Nelson, Randall • Who Would Kill A Hummingbird • Cherry, Steel & Cast Iron
Penna, Deborah • Mexican Bird of Paradise • Colored Pencil
Pollock, Ellen • This moment • Oil and cold wax on board
St.John, Joe • Hand of Time • Sculpture

Our Jurors

  • Anne Greene
    Anne Greene is a Worcester county based artist who primarily works with a camera. Influenced by a life-long love and respect for our natural world, her subjects are those which have deep meaning for her.
    Having a background in fine arts and working in the museum field allows her to be steadily surrounded by creativity and powerful influences.  Her work has been shown locally, in galleries and restaurants and can also be viewed at these sites:
    Website:  Instagram: anne_greene_photography • Flickr:
  • Ron Maggio 
    Ron Maggio recently retired from Springfield College, after teaching for 32 years. He served as Chair of the Visual & Performing Arts Department for 14 years. Ron is an abstract artist who employs formalist elements and compositional principles in his work. 
    He has exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions including the 1976 All-Ohio Painting and Sculpture Biennial at the Dayton Art Institute, receiving the Best of Show and Purchase Award, and the White Water Valley Annual Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Exhibition, juried by John Canaday, former Art Critic for the New York Times. Additionally, he has been in invitational exhibitions at Indiana.  Ron previously served as a juror for the show in 2002.  MAC welcomes his return.
  • Shauna Shane 
    A professional painter for more than 40 years,  Shauna works in her FentonRiver Studio and home located in historic Gurleyville, Storrs, CT. Shauna began her career as Resident Artist at Yellowstone National Park. She has since exhibited in international competitions around the country, including Hudson Valley Art Association, Academic Art League, and Renaissance in Pastel. She is a Signature Member of Hudson Valley Art Association, Academic Art League, CT Pastel Society and NorthEast and New England Watercolor Society, and an Elected Artist Member of Lyme Art Association and the CT Plein Air Society.  She has studied at Lyme Academy of Fine Art, University of Connecticut, and Montana State University.


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