Pine Shores Art Association Fall Harvest Show

Nov 07, 2018
Photo by: Pat Johnson Cathy Heller won Best in Show for her colored pencil ‘Bakelite Bangles.’

Before handing out the various awards to artists, PSAA President Nancy Edwards told the crowd that came to the Art Harvest reception, “PSAA is a place to develop very special friendships that speak your ‘Art Language’ and become your ‘art family.’”

Edwards said as she leaves her post after two years as president, she had to note that members have always stepped up graciously to serve in various capacities, and all are important. She also said goodbye to two of the PSAA family: artists and volunteers Ada Barber and Pat Morgan, who gave many hours of service to the organization but have now moved away.

“But we welcome our new members who have brought their amazing talents and new ideas,” she said.

Deborah Paglione, president of the Washington Township Arts Council and past president of the Garden State Watercolor Society, judged the Art Harvest Show.

Paglione awarded four merit awards to: Jean Lightcap for her oil painting “Canadian Geese in a Row,” Bernice Rappoport for her watercolor “Soccer Anyone?,” Jan Becker for her gouache painting “Patriotic Beach Haven #2” and Christine Koutsogiannis for her pastel seascape “Maine.”

Judge’s Choice Awards went to James Maloney for his beautiful watercolor of koi fish in “Fall Pond,” Deborah Jospe and her clever, delicate pencil drawing “Fallout,” Richard Boscarino for his acrylic abstract “Gimme, Gimme,” and Chuck Person for his acrylic painting of Lady Liberty, “We Made Her Cry.”

The Alex Stillano Memorial Award went to Lorena Lindsley for her acrylic painting “Pelican’s View.” The Pat and Richard Morgan Transparent Watercolor Award went to Dee Turba for her watercolor “Mellow Marsh,” and the Tom Rutledge Realism Award went to Ed Rennar for his painting of a horse, “Curious Friend.” The Best in Show ribbon and $100 award went to Cathy Heller and her colored-pencil “Bakelite Bangles.”

Heller’s picture also won the Legion Paper award in the Color Pencil Society of America’s International Colored Pencil show held in Chicago.

Heller said it took her three months to complete the drawing. “It was many, many layers.”

The Art Harvest Show will be in the gallery at 94 Stafford Ave. in Manahawkin through Nov. 29. The gallery is open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

— Pat Johnson

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