LANCASTER – A public reception and award presentation was held Thursday night to announce the winners of INNOVATIONS, the 29th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition hosted by Lancaster’s Museum of Art & History (MOAH).
The standing-room-only crowd eagerly awaited the announcement of the many coveted awards and monetary prizes.
Best of Exhibition awards were presented as follows:
- 1st Place, Christine Kline – Origins
- 2nd Place, Stephanie Love – Paint Thing 2
- 3rd Antoinette de Pavia – Afterthought Series #5
- 1st Place, Hanna Creech (age 13) – The Peacock
- 2nd Place, Elizabeth Engeda (age 10) — Northern Cardinal
- 3rd Place, Jack Kozlovsky (age 7) — Jack’s Magic Dragon
Memorial awards presented in honor of late local artists included The Beryl Amspoker Memorial Award, presented to Deirdra Rose for her piece, Portrait of the Young Countess. The Dean Webb Memorial Award went to Betsy Batish for her piece titled Unhitched.
The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild presented their award to Sal Vasquez for his traditional oil painting, Harris Vineyards Harvesters.
The Mayor’s Award went to Tina Dille for E.B. 2013; the City Manager’s Award went to Michael Evans for Steampunk Top Hat; and the Parks, Recreation & Arts Director’s Award went to Regis R. Gagnon for Cotton Belt on the Outskirts. The annual Curator’s Award was presented to Anita Ray for Loose Ends.
Honorable mentions were awarded to:
- Nay Schuder
- Michael Evans
- Antoinette de Paiva
- Thaddeus Grzelak
- Frank Dixon
- Dennis Borak (x2)
- Susan Cunningham
- Nancy Scherich
- Hossen Mofarrah
- Ralph Richeson
- Christine Kline
- J “Jarnold” Arnold
- Tina Dorf
- Dennis Adams
- Cynthia F. McConnell
- Karyl Newman
- Stevie Love
- Bruce McAllister
More than 100 submissions, produced by a number of local artists, are now exhibited in the South and Wells Fargo Galleries of the Museum’s second floor. MOAH’s 29th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition will remain on display through March 13, 2014, at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History, is located at 665 West Lancaster Boulevard.
(Information via press release from the city of Lancaster.)