Regional Juried Art Exhibition kicks off at SAMA
With about 200 artists and art lovers present, the creative energy was close to critical mass on Saturday evening in the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. The occasion was the opening of the 17th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Inc.
On display through Feb. 10, the exhibition showcases works by 73 of the best and brightest artists from the commonwealth's 19 southwestern counties.
Top honors included third place to Hsiao Busch of Plumville for “Fragments,” a mixed-media piece; second place to John Ritter of Ligonier for “Mistress's Daughter,” a commercial light box/digital photograph; and first place to Richard McWherter of Derry for “Carolina Morning,” an archival pigment photograph on cotton.
Juror was Roberta K. Tarbell, an adjunct associate professor in the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences.
Connoisseurs and creators on hand included SAMA DirectorGary Moyer with Susan, Ligonier museum manager and coordinator Sommer Toffle, Madelon Sheedy, Sue Kiren, Bill and Bonnie Hoffman, Bill Lightcap, Mary Beth Landis, Don and Doreen Currie, Sue Pollins, Jerry and Heidi McClure, Jack and Doris Wood and Benjamin Thomas.
Also, Bob andArlene Kendra, Anita Manoli, George and Michelle Toohey, Ronald Nigro, Jeffrey Rouse, Patricia Dickun, Jaime Cooper, Bob and Fran Lynch, Robert Newell, Lee Klingenberg, Dianne Bauman, Julie Engelmann, Jim and Marianne Kozak andStuart Thompson.
— Shirley McMarlin
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