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
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
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
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: https://annegreenephotography.com Instagram: anne_greene_photography • Flickr: https://flickr.com/photos/wilmashoka
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. Website: https://www.ronmaggio.com
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. Website: https://shaunashane.com
The Monson Arts Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To discover, promote and sustain an appreciation of and an involvement in art and culture in Monson.” It is run by a volunteer Board of Directors who serve three year terms, and who each year elect a slate of officers for the coming year.
Monson Arts Council PO Box 306 Monson, MA 01057 413.218.6981