Valley Art Club offers annual exhibition
The Valley Art Club's annual exhibition is underway in Monessen.
The club's 71st annual exhibition will continue through Friday in the Monessen Public Library.
Viewing is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Five new members are showing for the first time this year. The club's total membership is 20.
This is the second year the exhibition has been held at the library.
Laurel Mountain Winds, a woodwind quartet, performed during the exhibition opening. Patrick Daugherty, director of the Frank L. Melega Museum in Brownsville, was a judge for the show.
Categories for the exhibit were: best of show, best oil or acrylic, best watercolor, best other media, best theme (this year's theme is toys) and best Valley scene.
During the show, first place, second place, third place and honorable mention will be awarded in the following categories: genre, landscape/sea scape, portrait, still life floral, modern experimental and animal wildlife.
Artists wishing to join the club should bring two original pieces of art – they can't be copies – to a meeting and tell about their background and education.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, starting in March with a luncheon. Meetings are held 6 p.m. in the SPHS Building in Charleroi.
The award winners were:
• Best of Show – Arabele Lancaster, untitled.
• Best Valley Scene – Sabra Clark, “State and Main streets, Belle Vernon, circa 1929.”
• Best Oil and Acrylic - Christine Gilotty – “Two Old Reds.”
• Best Watercolor – Giolotty, “Little Star.”
• Best Other Media – Fay Thomas, “Hawaiian Waterfall.”
• Best Theme – Sally Taylor – “Construction Zone.”
• Mary Alvarex Award (A floral and landscape) – Pat Jones, floral; lark, landscape, “Winter in Williamsburg.”
• Abstract – Christine Walko, “Fishing.”
• Animal – Susan Weaver, “Wishful Thinking.”
• Floral – Francine Miceli – “Decay.”
• Genre – Mary Elaine Lozosky, “The Studda Bubba's.”
• Landscape/seascape - Victor Savage, “Niagra.”
• Portrait – Joyce Gazdick, “Laura.”
• Still Life – Sally Taylor, “Not Just Black and White.”
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Ringgold senior headed to U.S. Naval Academy
- Sutersville denied grant to fix boat ramp
- Rostraver police investigating alleged sexual misconduct between Ringgold HS employee, student
- Scottdale costume shop not just for Halloween, Christmas
- Scottdale-filmed ‘Gore Orphanage’ wins online contest
- Rostraver man faces trial in child sex case
- Monongahela man injured in house fire
- Problem with gas line forces evacuations in California Borough
- South Huntingdon woman dies in 1-vehicle Rostraver crash
- Charleroi students gather up Supplies for Soldiers
- Brownsville K-9 officer still recovering from crash injuries