Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WAS Member Roehl Acosta Receives Best of Show Award 
It’s a feast for the eyes as the best work by artists of sixteen art associations, from Miami to Vero Beach, is on display at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The work was juried and judged, resulting in twenty-two awards presented at the 6th Annual Art of Association exhibition opening reception at the ArtCenter in Tequesta. 

Curator Janeen Mason, announced the winners to the capacity crowd that took place at the June 3rd Thursday event and Executive Director, Nancy Politsch presented the awards. Jane Davis Doggett, 2016 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Jennifer Elser, CEO of the Elliott Museum and Nancy Politsch, served as the judges.

Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Art of Association, which showcases 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists. Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artists in Florida, Fabric and Florals by Choice, Jensen Beach Art League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Lighthouse Camera Club, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7 and Pod 8, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts. 

"This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography, ceramic sculptures and glass work to fiber art,” said Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

Winners include:
BEST OF SHOW: Roehl Acosta, Wellington Art Society, Title: Florida Wave
•    1st Place:  Nancy Politsch, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Glass, Title:  Silver Glow
•    2nd Place: Bill Jones, North County Art Associates, Turned wooden bowl with inlaid turquoise, Title:  Southwest Trails
•    3rd Place:  Carolyn Austin, North County Art Associates, Hand-Blown Glass, Title:  Purple Haze
•    1st Place:  Barbara Watler, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7, Quilted Applique, Title: Vibrations
•    2nd Place:  Cindy Bartosek, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Eco Print on Silk, Title: Natural Impressions
•    3rd Place:  Ellen Anderman, SAQA Pod 8, Quilted Applique, Title:  Color My World
•    Honorable Mention:  Malle Whitaker, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Reed and natural materials on stoneware base, Title:  Rebirth
•    1st Place:  Karen Angstadt, Jensen Beach Art League, Ink on Fiber, Title:  Puppy Love
•    2nd Place:  Lorrie Williamson, Florida Artist Guild, Mixed Media, Title:  Passion for Life
•    1st Place:  Tonya Witzel, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Oil on Canvas, Title: Portico Reflections
•    2nd Place:  Laurie Snow Hein, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Hunter’s Paradise
•    3rd place:  Kris Davis, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Oil on Canvas, Title:  Rhythm
•    Hon. Mention: Susan Greeley, Women in the Visual Arts, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Kingston Road Market
•    1st Place:  Carmen Lagos, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title:  Nature’s Way of Weaving
•    2nd Place:  Gustavo Castillio, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title: Sweetwater for Sale
•    3rd Place: Lynn Morgan, Florida Artist Group, Pastel on Paper, Title:  Heaven and Earth
•    Hon Mention:  Kathryn Adele Schumacher, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Title:  Elephant Walk
•    1st Place:  Barry Schein, Artists in Florida, Photography, Title: Masai One
•    2nd Place:  Don Lacy, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title:  December Morning
•    3rd Place:  Debbie Rubin, Women in the Visual Arts, Photography, Title:  The Barbershop
•    Hon Mention: Judy Norton, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title:  Red Dragonfly

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