Pictured above is Copley artist, Dianne Panarelli Miller, the judge for this Fall's show, with her pick as the "Best of Show", Ann Bridge's "Buckets of Beach Fun". Dianne was amazed by the quality of the show and had a difficult time choosing among so many worthy offerings -- especially the watercolors. In the end, these were her picks:
Watercolor - 1st, Jerry Aissis, "Watering Hole". 2nd, Donna MacLure, "Life Is". 3rd, Margaret DeVito, "Walking in Quebec City". And there were 3 Honorable Mentions: Karen Gordon, "Sweet & Sour", Haydi Hurley, "Rooster", and Leslie Berman, "Sisters".
Oil/Acrylic - 1st, Frank Quinn, "Skipjack's". 2nd, Paul Padalino, "Venice". 3rd, Ellen Little, "Lupine Fields". And 3 Honorable Mentions: Adele Corrigan, "Florian Cafe Musicians, Venice", Tony Donovan, "Blue Bomber", and Bob Finneran, "A Good Read".
Pastels - 1st, Nancy Bacevich, "Seashore Dance". 2nd, Diane O'Brien, "Still Life with Hydrangea". 3rd, Elizabeth Brenton, "Sammie". Honorable Mention, Tatiana Roulin, "Liz Taylor".
Mixed Media - 1st, Stephen Cross, "No Rain on this Parade". 2nd, Nancy Antico, "Mount Greylock, Red". 3rd, Jack Gannon, "Love". Honorable Mention, Rebecca Skinner, "Porthole".
Thanks to all the members for making this a great show. And don't forget the reception is this Saturday, October 8, from 2-4 pm. Light refreshments will be served. And we are still looking for "gallery sitters" for the rest of the weekends in October. The more, the merrier!
Wow! Four members of the Neponset Valley Artists are ribbon winners. Hurray NVA!
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