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RCAS 2017 Spring Show Winners


This show was previously known as the 50+ Show, but is now the SPRING SHOW. Both RCAS members and nonmembers were eligibile for entry. The show was held March 19 – April 23, 2016 at the Richardson Public Library. Judge was Cathy Cotter Smith – SWS, Professor of Art.

AWARDS Ribbons, plus cash or merchandise awards are given in each category. The Awards Ceremony was Tuesday April 19, 2016.
Best of Show Michael Archer You’ve Got My Seat
Judge’s Choice  Ted Houston Travelers
1st Place Pastel/ Graphics Wendy Koehrsen Dog Treat
2nd Place Pastel/ Graphics Janice Hamilton Blue Bonnet Trail
3rd Place Pastel/ Graphics Ted Houston Iris
Honorable Mention Pastel/ Graphics Helen Bailey Friesian Study
Honorable Mention Collage / Mixed Media Brenda Guyton Shrewd Lady
1st Place Oils / Acrylics Beth Eschbach Old Barns
2nd Place Oils / Acrylics Della Isaacson Wonderous World
3rd Place Oils / Acrylics Maureen Jistel Oil Study of MarMar
Honorable Mention Oils / Acrylics Gail Greenoe 6th and Garrison
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Linda Clary Red Door Lodge
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Marianne Phelps Crashed
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Ted Houston Margaret
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Cecy Turner Follow the Sun
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Ed Crumley Spring Break in Heidelberg
1st Place Water Media Gwen Revino Peek-a-Boo
2nd Place Water Media Jones McConnell San Juan Harbor
3rd Place Water Media Cecy Turner Thoughts of Yesteryear
Honorable Mention Water Media Lari Howard Stone Rabbit and Herbs
Honorable Mention Water Media Marianne Phelps Stripes
Merchandise Award Water Media Gwen Revino Iris and Moth
Merchandise Award Water Media Michael Archer Fancy Dancer



For more about Richardson Civic Art Society see the website: http://www.richardson-arts.org/


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LGAA 2017 Spring Membership Show Award Winners


Reception was held Saturday, March 11 at 6:30 P.M at the Shanley House, 224 North Travis, Granbury, TX 76048

The show runs from March 11 until April 29, 2017. Come and support L.G.A.A.

Lake Granbury Art Association


Bob Cook’s Best of Show Long Time Passing II

BobCook LGAA best of show

HONORABLE MENTIONO – Valarie Cranston – Fall Rain
HONORABLE MENTION – Cheryl Lee Moore – Bubble Bath
HONORABLE MENTION – Rebecca Zook – Spellbound
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Colleen Erickson – Mako Island Boats
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Ed Phillips – Final Resting Place
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Pam Schultz – Jim Stewart in Plein Air
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Diane Coble – In the Heat of the Day
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Phyllis Webster – Raye of Sunshine
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Telise Roldev – New Beginnings
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Cynthia Ross – Checkers
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Marilyn Haskins – Rounding the Buoy
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Mary Ann White – Kimmee
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Van Johnson – They’re Getting Away
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Pam Tullos – How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls

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Award Winners for the 30th Materials: Hard + Soft


30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition


2017 MHS Catalog_web

Presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts
Opening Reception & Awards was Friday, February 3, 2017.

On view February 3 – May 6, 2017, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$5 for public, FREE for GDAC members, students and children under 12
Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. http://dentonarts.com

2017 Juror award winners


$1,000 Ray & Georgia Gough Grand Prize Winner
Ann B. Coddington | Champaign, IL
twined linen, random woven caning, willow, twined reed, tumbleweed 15″ x 72″ x 12″

$750 Juror Prize Winner
Zoe Preece | Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, UK porcelain, wood


$500 Juror Prize Winner
Bumin Kim | Lewisville, TX
thread, wood, acrylic, paper 11″ x 7″ x 1.5″


$250 Juror Prize Winner
Özlem Ayse Özgür | Tucson, AZ
mixed media installation with ceramics, video, sound -dimensions vary

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Award Winners in LGAA’s 2016 Fall Festival of Art



Artwork in the LGAA Fall Festival of Art is online,http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com/p/2016-fall-festival-of…

The Show opened at Shanley House Gallery Friday, October 14th just in time for the Harvest Moon Festival that weekend and thereception and awards took place Saturday night Oct. 15th.

Location: Shanley House Gallery | 224 North Travis | Granbury, TX 76049 http://granburyarts.org

Congratulations to our prize winners:


Best of Show
Snow Geese at Hagerman Wildlife Reserve by Sonja Quarles

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Winners of the 2016 SWS 53rd Annual Members Exhibition


The 53rd Annual Membership Exhibition of the Southwestern Watercolor Society is on exhibit at the Eisemann Center of Richardson August 31 through September 24, 2016. The Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, September 18th. Awards totaling almost $12,000 were announced.

Juror was Stan Miller. Show Chair is Bill Johnson and Co-Chair Christine Scott. The complete catalog is online at http://www.swswatercolor.org/xPDFs/2016-SWS-53ShowCatalg.pdf. Reception photos are posted on the SWS website and also on the SWS Facebook page.


Naomi Brotherton Best of Show
RAILROAD CROSSING By John Bayalis Watercolor 30″ x 22″


Edgar Whitney Transparent WC Award

1st Place
BIRDS ON A WIRE by Gail Delger

Hermine Salinger Award

2nd Place
WITHIN BOUNDS II by Denise Athanas

Complete list of awards:



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Winners of the 2016 IAA National Animal Art Exhibition


For the 15th year, Irving Art Association has hosted  a competition featuring animal art. Juror Walt Davis selected art and photography from 61 artists from all over the country. Drawings,  watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography,  and mixed media are represented in this exciting collection. (see Preview Gallery)

The show opened Sunday, August 28th and runs until Sept. 23rd at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Sun., Mon., Wed. & Thurs., from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tues.  from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Awards Reception was held on Sunday afternoon, September 4 from 2-4pm. For a copy of the show catalog click here: 2016 Animal Art Brochure PDF

For Reception & Awards photos, check the IAA Photo Album . – For pictures of the award-winning art, see the Winners Gallery (bottom of page).

Credit goes to those who worked hard on this exhibit: Host was show chair Mark Thompson, and he and juror Walt Davis handed out awards. Entry intake was done by Sharon Giles; catalog, by Deepa Koshaley and Sharon Giles; hanging and intake volunteers were Linda Shotwell, Susan Murray,  Patsy Davila, Jean Knauber and Sharon Giles.  Food for the reception was handled by Susan Murray, and reception photographer was Patsy Davila.

Many thanks to our juror Walt Davis, who selected a beautiful show and delighted artists by explaining the design points and merits of the artwork and photography.

On October 1st, twenty pieces from this exhibit will be on display at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur, Irving) for the5th Annual IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit until November 27. Traveling exhibit chairs are Sharon Giles and Susan Murray.

Juror Walt Davis presents Best of Show to Steve Danner
Juror Walt Davis presents Best of Show to Steve Danner


BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

IAA Award of Excellence Sheryl Hughes “I Can Still See You” Acrylic


WATER MEDIA 1st Jan Riggins “Pookie” Watercolor
2nd Linda Warren Anderson “Burro Blanco” Acrylic
3rd Ramona Freeman “Migration” Acrylic
HM Jeanne “Gay” Anderson “Duck Hunter” watercolor
OIL 1st Cory McLaughlin “Through the Waters” Oil
2nd Sabine Higgins-Mendoza “Swimming Lesson” Oil
3rd James Anderson “Mighty Hunter” Oil
HM Amy Keng “Yoda” Oil
DRY MEDIA 1st Gail Shelton “A Wrinkle in Time” Colored Pencil
2nd Helen Bailey “Papillon Sparkle” Colored pencil
3rd Karleigh Greco “Dunkin” charcoal, ink
HM Marlon Honores “Extinction” Graphite pencil
PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Donna Miller “Fish’n for Supper” Photograph
2nd Andrew Bugh “Peace” Digital Photography
3rd Sue Banfield “Dragonfly” Ultra Chrome Digital Print
HM David Blow “Gathering” Photograph
MIXED MEDIA 1st Anannya Chowdhury “Feathery Dreams” Mixed Media – acrylic & spices


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Irving Art Center’s Art Connection Winners


List of Winners  – 16th Annual Art Connection Members Show, held at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX 75062. The exhibit continues through August 27th.

Awards Judge: Elaine Taylor, Gallery Manager, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Amie Deng (Coppell), Fire, 2015, intaglio print, 9” x 12”
*2016 Design & Thematic Challenge — Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?
IAC2016 BestofShow

1st Place – Mohitha Peram (Coppell), Colorful Flight, 2016, oil/canvas, 16” x 24”
2nd Place – Rithvik Gunda (Irving), Earth’s Beauties, 2016, oil paint, graphite, pencil, 11” x 25”
3rd Place – Nivedya Vengattery (Irving), Indian Bride, 2016, mixed media, 11” x 14”
Challenge Award* – Clara Limberg (Irving), Goodall, 2016, oil/canvas, 12” x 14”
Honorable Mention – Allison Li (Coppell), Sunbathe, 2016, colored pencil, silkscreen, 7” x 9”
Honorable Mention – Juhi Parikh (Irving), The Eternal Game, 2016, paper quilling, 12” x 12”
Honorable Mention – Tanvi Rudrangi (Irving), Peach Cake, 2016, colored pencil, 9” x 12”
Honorable Mention – Falak Shah (Coppell), Through the Lens, 2016, charcoal on paper, 24” x 20”

1st Place – Monica Marcellus Winters (Irving), Fishpot I, 2015, glazed ceramic
2nd Place – Wilfredo Raguro Jr. (Irving), Lola Trining, photograph/silver gelatin print, 8” x 8”
3rd Place – Rick Deen (Lewisville), Birth of Cubism, 2016, sandstone, 10” x 4” x 6”
Challenge Award* – Sigrid Canto (Irving), My Hometown Heroes, 2015, oil/canvas, 28” x 21”
Honorable Mention – Ed Bowers (Irving), Mother’s Pride, 2016, pen and ink, 14” x 11”
Honorable Mention – Joshua Martin (Coppell), No Body Nose, 2015, charcoal/paper, 32.5” x 26.5”
Honorable Mention – Umida Palmer (Flower Mound), l’homme mystérieux, 2016, oil/canvas, 8” x 10”

1st Place – Ximena M. Peryea (Southlake), Berlin Marathon 2, digital photography
2nd Place – Janice Hamilton (Dallas), Tweeters, 2016, oil and acrylic/canvas, 30” x 24”
3rd Place – Bob Nunn (Dallas), Another View, 2015, mixed media, 20” x 20”
Challenge Award* – U. Crosby (Arlington), Shoe Maker, oil on paper
Honorable Mention – Marsha Oliver Moses (Arlington), Untitled, 2016, wood collage
Honorable Mention – Melodee Martin Ramirez (Flower Mound), Winter Sky Study 2, oil/canvas, 16” x 20”
Honorable Mention – Marty Ray (Dallas), Tumble, 2016, stoneware, brown & black slip, 14” x 7” x 7”

Amie Deng (Coppell), Fire, 2015, intaglio print, 9” x 12”
*2016 Design & Thematic Challenge — Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?

For purchasing inquiries regarding any of the artwork exhibited in the Members Show,
Please call 972.252.4410 or email minman@cityofirving.org.
For information about the Irving Arts Center’s visual arts programming and
Art Connection membership, please visit www.IrvingArtsCenter.com


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Trinity Arts Guild 2016 Open Show Winners


The Open Show is an annual juried event sponsored by the Trinity Arts Guild. All DFW-area artists are invited to compete. Juror this year was Ann Hardy. The show was on view April 19 – May 17, 2016 at the TAG Gallery. The Reception & Awards Ceremony was May 7.  For more about TAG, see  http://www.trinityartsguild.net

A gallery of winning art is posted in the TAG Nwsletter for May 2016.



Best of Show Iok Hou Pang Consonance (above)

Acrylics & Mixed Media

First Place Suzanne McNeill-Sparks Sparks for Colorful Fish

Second Place Leticia Sedberry Stop Making Sense

Third Place Hugh Heaton Sax Player

Honorable Mention Debbie Ursini Creating


First Place Elaine Jary Neighborhood Hibiscus

Second Place Norma Lively Sunny Blooms

Third Place Celeste McCall Imagination Roses

Jack Richeson Honorable Mentions Valerie Cranston Prickly

and Kimmie Hamm Under the Solomon Sea


First Place Sang Ryoung Chon Carmel

Second Place Norma Lively Sunny Blooms

Third Place Annetta Wooster Thirsty Friend

Honorable Mention Debra Sue Waters Dig Deep


First Place Arlene Taylor Summer Dryad

Second Place Terri Carson Unexpected Bloom

Dry Media

First Place Mahto Hogue Bride to Be

Second Place Marie Maines Ross Cannon Tractor

Third Place Anastasiya Chybireva-Fender Anna

Honorable Mention Pam Smith Girl at Silk Market


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Award Winners of the 2016 IAA Members Exhibit


Irving Art Association presents the award winners at the 61st Annual 2916 Members Juried Art Exhibition.

82 works of art are on display at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts through May 28 with 33 artists participating. Awards were announced at the reception on May 24th.

Reception photos will be posted soon on the IAA Photo Album:

Details are listed on the Exhibit Catalog:  2016IAAMembersShowCatalogWeb

To see the full Gallery of Winners, click here.

Best of Show: Smile by Sohrabian

Best of Show: Smile by Sohrabian

List of Awards

Best of Show: Smile by Behnaz Sohrabian 
Award of Excellence: Scarpa’s Dream by Steve K. Quevedo
Challenge Award (black & white theme): Night Sky by Monika Kumari

Dry Media (Drawing)
1st Place On the Guadalupe by Janice Hamilton
2nd Place Awaiting by Sudeep Kumar 3rd Place First Time Parents Janet Gean
Water Media
1st Place Keeping the Sun by Lynne Buchanan
2nd Place Watching and Waiting by Brett Dyer
3rd Place Soldier of Fortune by Gwen Revino
HM Marsh Morning by Jim Duncan
1st Place The Anderson Brothers by Jim Anderson
2nd Place Stormy Seas by Ann Rowley
3rd Place Fiery Fall Trees by Jane Kahler
HM 3 Girls at the Beach by Jene Gravley
Mixed Media
1st Place Frosted by VET
2nd Place Around the Town by Jean Knauber
3rd Place Black Sumi Rose by Sharon Giles

1st Place Lake Onega Kizhi Island by Mary Ann Vela
2nd Place After Rain by Monika Kumari
3rd Place My Thai by Patsy Davila


  • May 1 – 28 Exhibit on view at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
  • May 24 – Reception & Awards: 7pm
  • May 28 – Strike Date 10am – 2pm 
  • July 9 – August 14, 2016:
    the IAA Winners Exhibit will be at the Irving Art Center’s Dupree Lobby, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 (61st Challenge entries will be included)

Artwork from this show not traveling to the IAA Winners Exhibit is invited to be a part oft the IAA Summer Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (near the corner of Rochelle & Esters). Art will be on view May 28 – July 30. 

Scarpa's Dream by Quevedo

Scarpa’s Dream by Quevedo

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2016 50th Annual RCAS Regional Juried Art Exhibition Awards & 50th Anniversary


The grand finale of RCAS’s 50th Anniversary year was celebrated at the Artists’ Award Reception on May 15th at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. In addition to the winning artists and their friends and families, this gala event was attended by the RCAS President, Officers, Members, and thirteen RCAS Presidents Emeritus along with City Officials, including Mayor Paul Voelker, Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish and Richardson Public Library librarian and RCAS liaison Ludmila Pospelova. There were more than 200 guests at this reception which featured a lavish buffet and a wine bar. Throughout the event we were entertained by the Paul Utay & Jazz After All band.

The Awards Ceremony was hosted by the 2014-2016 RCAS President, Pat Fekete; the incoming 2016-2017 President, Jones C. McConnell; the Regional Show Chairman, Linda Clary and the Co-Chairman, Denise Weeren.

Eighty works of art were selected for this show, from two hundred and thirty-three entries, by the show judge, Michael Holter, NWS, SWS, SWA. Nineteen cash prizes and eighteen merchandise prizes were awarded to thirty-seven winning artists. Pat Fekete presented a brief history of the Richardson Civic Art Society and introduced the honored guests. Mayor Paul Voelker delivered a congratulatory speech honoring the winning artists and thanking RCAS for its fifty years of artistic and cultural service to the City of Richardson and surrounding communities. He also thanked RCAS for the Best of Show works of art they have presented to the City every year for the past fifty years. Jones C. McConnell announced the awards while Pat Fekete and Linda Clary presented the winners with their certificates and cash and merchandise prizes.

2016 Regional Show Winners Brochure (Download PDF)
List of Awards (Download PDF)
Best of Show Winner (Download PDF)



The judge, Michael Holter, congratulated the artists and shared his thoughts about the excellent quality and variety of the works of art in the show. He acknowledged that the task of choosing winners from a selection of outstanding works of art was truly difficult. He thanked the Richardson Civic Art Society for inviting him to judge this year’s show and offered his congratulations on 50 years of artistic endeavors. He explained that he approaches judging a show like this by evaluating the artist’s use of the timeless principles of design and craftsmanship and by looking for good composition, color harmony, emotion, appropriate relationship to the subject, strong mastery of the tools and consistency of execution.

After the awards presentation, the evening was concluded with a large, delicious anniversary cake prepared by Divinidee Cakes and enjoyed by all.

A huge debt of gratitude goes out to the following volunteers who helped to make the exhibition and reception a spectacular success: our President, Pat Fekete; Chairpersons Linda Clary and Denise Weeren; graphic designer Beth Eschbach; intake volunteers Michael Archer, Claudia Caudill, Lari Howard, Jones C. McConnell, and John Cheney; and treasurer Carol Powell. Michael Archer and Claudia Caudill also volunteered their photography skills to capture the significant moments of this event. I would also like to thank Susan Powers who is the Art Gallery Coordinator for the Eisemann Center, and David Bower who did such a fantastic job of hanging the show. Many others participated in making this a very special evening. My sincere apologies if I have overlooked any of our members who generously contributed their time and talents in support of the Richardson Civic Art Society’s 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Anniversary Celebration.


–from the RCAS Website http://www.richardson-arts.org/

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Winners of the 2016 Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition


The Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 31st Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition was held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Irving Arts Center. Best of Show was awarded to artist Jesse Lane for “Echoes”, a large work in colored pencil. The IAC Award of Excellence went to Steve Quevado for his acrylic artwork “The Melancholy Astronaut.” Over $9,000 in cash was awarded in five media categories to 22 artists. For photos of the award-winning art and also the Exhibit Catalog see http://www.texasandneighbors.com.

The exhibit was juried by Soon Y. Warrenand represents works from regional artists residing in Texas and the four surrounding states. It continues at the Irving Arts Center through May 14, 2016. Gallery hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.


Best of Show: Echoes by Jesse Lane (32×42″ colored pencil)

IAC Award of Excellence: The Melancholy Astronaut by Steve Quevedo (24×48″ ink wash on plaster panel)


  1. The Twirl by Mary Golden-Musick (30×40″)
  2. Glimpse of Spring by Catherine Hollander (22×30″)
  3. Red Dot by Lynne Buchanan (24×24″)
  4. Honorable Mention: Departed Disturbances by Mary Kearney Hull (25×49″)


  1. The Fragility of Lives & Dreams by Linda Lucas Hardy (20×20″ colored pencil)
  2. Autumn Reflections by Noriko DeWitt (36×30″ colored pencil)
  3. A Series of Conversations by Jennifer McCoy (12×48″ charcoal)
  4. Honorable Mention: Poppy Pod by Katherine Baronet (46×48″ graphite)


  1. The Journey Home by Laurie Henry (28×40″ alcohol ink)
  2. Put Your Heart Into It by John James (26×36″ mixed water-based media)
  3. Putting Her Hair Up by Michael Holter (20×20″ watercolor)
  4. Honorable Mention: Sweetheart Rose by Debbie Downing (37×30″ watercolor)


  1. The Vine Walkway by Hebe Brooks (42″x30″)
  2. Cooling Cloth by Ann Hardy (32×38″)
  3. Anderson Children by James Anderson (46×36″)
  4. Honorable Mention: Sunflower II by Behnaz Sohrabian (36×36″)

Mixed Media:

  1. Here Among the Most Remote Realm of Ice & Rock by Gisa Elwazir (33×48″)
  2. Salud by Renate Kasper (20×20″)
  3. Canyon Sunset by Karin Anderson (38×30″)
  4. Honorable Mention: Dutch Garden by DebiLynn Fendley (18×21″)


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Winners of the Stars of Texas Exhibit in Brownwood


FEBRUARY 7 to 19, 2016

Each February the Brownwood Civic and Cultural Center hosts the annual Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit.  This juried exhibit runs for two weeks and culminates with the presentation of $7250 in prizes.The Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit was conceived in 1999 in order to showcase the newly restored Santa Fe Depot. This year there were over 350 entries and only 130 accepted.

Location: Depot Civic and Cultural Center, 600 Depot St., Brownwood, Texas



2016 Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit Award Winners

(On view at http://www.starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com/gallery.html)

$1000 Dorothy Mayes Best of Show Award:   Elise Techentine – “Balance on the Edge”  (Granbury)

$750 Texas State Optical Juror Award:  Frank Roddie- “ August Afternoon on Brady Creek  (Brady)

$500 Don C. Martin Memorial Watercolor Award: Mary Lambeth – “Blanket Shadow”  ( Midland)

$500 Empire Iron Works Sculpture Award: Matt Tumlinson – “Inherit”  (Early)

$500 KOHLER Award: Jeanette Alexander – “La Musica del Hombre”   (Granbury)

$500 Charles and Kay Beth Stavley Merit Award:  Ben Sum – “Against the Wind”  (San Angelo)

$500 Brownwood Art Association Photo Group Photography Award: Susan Minzenmayer – “Street Scene #1”  (Winters)

$500 Mary and Ernest Cadenhead Pastel Award: Kit Timmins – “Modern Times 2”  (Brownwood)

$500 J. Hite Homes, Inc. Merit Award: Anthony Brown – “Cathedral of Aspens”  (Abilene)

$500 Brownwood Art Association Oil Medium Award: Patty Rae Welllborn – “Jose on Bongo”  (Abilene)

$100 Honorable Mention Award – #1:  Bruce Hackney – “Texas Hill Country”  (Abilene)

$100 Honorable Mention Award – #2:  Marian DeBerry – “On the Verge of Winter”  (Abilene)

$100 Honorable Mention Award -#3: Stella Tinkler – “Vessel of Many Colors”  (Brownwood)

$100 Honorable Mention Award -#4: Jean Smith Hensley – “Skylines”   (Ballinger)

$100 Honorable Mention Award -#5: Hugh Campbell III – “Ole Time Graffiti”  (San Angelo)

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VAST’s 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

Best of Show - Karen Jacobi "The Lion"

Best of Show – Karen Jacobi “The Lion”

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition is on display in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, through February 21st.

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional, high-quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton, TX, to compete and show their work.

This regional exhibition features 30 pieces of art from artists within a 125 mile radius of Denton, TX. They were selected by Juror Dr. John Marcucci from 155 entries. Some of the winners include:

Best of Show: Karen Jacobi with “The Lion” (Oil on fabric)
1st Place: Martha Underriner with “Aging Memory” (Stoneware and wood)
2nd Place: Kenna Prior with “Floating Kites” (Monotype)
3rd Place: Laura Carter with “Unfinished Business” (Mixed Media)

Of the 30 exhibition artists, 15 are members of VAST. They are: David Blow (Hickory Creek), Deborah Boschert (Lewisville), Darla Bostick (Denton), Nel dorn Byrd (Aubrey), Gail Cope (Farmers Branch), Kathy Elliott (Garland), Angelia Ford (Lake Dallas), Lori Garner (Argyle), Tonya Littmann (Denton), Lori MacLean (Duncanville), Tesa Morin (Denton), Heather Pregger ( ), Kenna Prior (Denton, Laurie Weller(Denton),), and Deanna Wood (Denton).

Juror Dr. John Marcucci is the Director and President of Haley-Henman Gallery LLC, providing contemporary fine art services since 2007. Under his leadership, the gallery focuses on emerging and experienced regional artists of different media, celebrating multicultural diversity and promoting dialogue among artists and collectors.

Dr. Marcucci is also a painter and sculptor, with the notable distinction of having a work in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Since 2008, Dr. Marcucci has served as the Juror for multiple regional and state competitions. He currently directs Gallery 422 and other art spaces in the Dallas area. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Dallas Creative Arts Center.


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Pastel Society of the Southwest Members Art Show

Portrait / Figure Award
William Schneider ” Blue Angel”

What is PastelThe Pastel Society of the Southwest presents its Member’s Show on exhibit now thru Dec 30th at the new Recreatiion Center of Grapevine. It is located at 1175 Municipal Way in Grapevine, Texas. Consider a piece of original art as a gift for someone special ~ like yourself.

For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see the website: http://PSSW.info


Mary Clayton Memorial Best of Show Diane Rappisi "David

Mary Clayton Memorial Best of Show
Diane Rappisi “David

First Award of Excellence: Albert Handell Rock Wall at Rio Rancho

First Award of Excellence:
Albert Handell Rock Wall at Rio Rancho

Second Award of Excellence
Sherry Clark “Cameron”
Third Award of Excellence
Lorrie Turner “It’s a Beach Day”

Landscape Award
Marian Hirsch “Gone Now”

Portrait / Figure Award
William Schneider ” Blue Angel”

Still Life / Floral Award
MaryJean Davis “Ready to Play”


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Winners of the 2015 Irving Art Association Members Juried Exhibition


The Irving Art Association’s 60th Annual Members Juried Exhibit
opened May 24th in both both the East and West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.  The show will run through June 25th and a Winners Exhibit will continue on to the Irving Arts Center in July and August.

Awards were presented by Exhibits Chair Mark Thompson on May 26. For more reception photos see the IAA Photo Album.  For a preview of the entire show, click here. For a gallery of winners, click here.


Best of Show:
Marie Cristina Noriega, Dia Noche oil

IAA Award of Excellence:
Daniele Jones, Nature Strong acrylic

Challenge Award:
Patsy Davila, #60 mixed media


  1. Helen Bailey, Jullyen El Jamaal at Liberty
  2. Susan Murray, YAY 60!

Best of Show: Marie Cristina Noriega, Dia Noche


  1. Mark Thompson, Child Actress
  2. Monika Kumari, The Walk, Snow 2015


  1. Jene Gravley, 3 Kids Fishin’
  2. Lisa Morgan, Dead Flowers
  3. Pat Arnold, Award

Water Media

  1. Lynne Buchanan, Madison Avenue
  2. Annanya Chowherdy, Rainbow Peacock on a Rainy Day
  3. Carol Simmons, Shoes on the Beach

Mixed Media

  1. VET, Crossroads
  2. Lynne Buchanan, Evolving
  3. Sharon Giles, The Critics (IAA 60th)

For a gallery of winners, click here.

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2015 SWA International Juried Watermedia Exhibition Award Winners


The 2015 Exhibition had some of the finest works ever in an SWA show. On view May 4 – June 12 at the Fort Worth Central Library.
To see the winners and the accepted artists in this show, click on the link below:
The winners of the Awards were:
BEST OF SHOW – Monika Pate – TX –  Cannas II
2nd Place -J Anna Roberts – IN –  Bee Dazzled
3rd Place – Soon Y. Warren – TX –   Shadow
Juror Awards:
Jane Stoddard – NY –  Work Force
Mindy Faubion – TX – Nap Time Together
Amy Lewandowski – OH –   Guarded Window
James R. Stewart – TX –  Springtime Blues
Honorable Mention Awards:
Eileen Mueller Neill – IL –  That’s A Dusey
Daniel Angeles – TX  – Book of Life
John James Maria – PA – Ex Cathedra #2
Robert Cook – TX – Cullen’s Ride
Monika Pate
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Winners from the Richardson Civic Art Society Membership Show

Starlight Express_Best of Show

Starlight Express_Best of Show

The winners of the Richardson Civic Art Society’s annual 2014 Membership Show and Sale have been announced.

The Best of Show went to Helen Bailey for “Starlight Express.”  The Ann Ramsey Award went to Jones C. McConnell, Jr. for “It Ain’t Skinny Dipping,” and the First Time Entry Award went to Gwen Revino for “Mermaid Fountain.”  First Place in the category of oils or acrylics went to Steve Miller for “Summer Light.”  First Place in the category of water media went to Darla Bostick for “Bananas for Sale.”  First Place in the pastels/graphics category was awarded to Helen Bailey for “Skye,” and First Place in the collage/mixed media category went to Don Dorsa for “Old Grandad.”

Mermaid Fountain _Best First Time Entry Award

Mermaid Fountain _Best First Time Entry Award

The show can be viewed on the second floor of the Richardson Public Library through November 7th.  The show was juried by Paul Booker, an award-winning sculptor and painter and adjunct Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Dallas and also at Collin College.  The show is an opportunity to view and purchase local art.  More information and images can be found at www.richardson-arts.org.

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.  Visitors may attend meetings at no charge.  Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership.  RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

It Aint Skinny Dipping_Ann Ramsey Award

It Aint Skinny Dipping_Ann Ramsey Award

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