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Out & About: Norwin Art League's 2017 Art Exhibit

Dawn Law
| Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Pam McCracken (left) of Manor joins her sister, Linda D'Ascenzo of Penn Township, recipient of the Best of Show award for her oil 'Busy Day,' at Norwin Art League's 43rd annual art exhibit,  at the Redstone Highlands Clubhouse in North Huntingdon on Sept. 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Pam McCracken (left) of Manor joins her sister, Linda D'Ascenzo of Penn Township, recipient of the Best of Show award for her oil 'Busy Day,' at Norwin Art League's 43rd annual art exhibit, at the Redstone Highlands Clubhouse in North Huntingdon on Sept. 7, 2017.
Exhibiting artists (from left) Gabrielle Walker, Manjushree Roy and Joe Watkoski gather at the opening reception for Norwin Art League's 43rd annual art exhibit, held at the Redstone Highlands Clubhouse in North Huntingdon on Sept. 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Exhibiting artists (from left) Gabrielle Walker, Manjushree Roy and Joe Watkoski gather at the opening reception for Norwin Art League's 43rd annual art exhibit, held at the Redstone Highlands Clubhouse in North Huntingdon on Sept. 7, 2017.
Exhibiting artists (from left) Laura Bell, Mary Jean Wiechelt, Marla Kalning and Karen Bostaph gather at the opening reception for Norwin Art League's 43rd annual art exhibit, held at the Redstone Highlands Clubhouse in North Huntingdon on Sept. 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Exhibiting artists (from left) Laura Bell, Mary Jean Wiechelt, Marla Kalning and Karen Bostaph gather at the opening reception for Norwin Art League's 43rd annual art exhibit, held at the Redstone Highlands Clubhouse in North Huntingdon on Sept. 7, 2017.
(from left) Norwin Art Leage board member Ann Andrejcak, show coordinator Kathleen Fenk, league president Pat Vaughn and assistant show coordinator Arlene Pasinski gather at the opening reception for the league's 43rd annual art exhibit, held at the Redstone Highlands Clubhouse in North Huntingdon on Sept. 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left) Norwin Art Leage board member Ann Andrejcak, show coordinator Kathleen Fenk, league president Pat Vaughn and assistant show coordinator Arlene Pasinski gather at the opening reception for the league's 43rd annual art exhibit, held at the Redstone Highlands Clubhouse in North Huntingdon on Sept. 7, 2017.

Oil painting teacher Pat Vaughn said Norwin Art League's 2017 Art Exhibit was so good, she hoped it inspired more people to try a hand at art.

She says the league, founded 63 years ago by businessman George Koury, has tried-and-true teaching methods, from how to hold a brush to using patterns, color charts and examples.

“You don't have to have that natural ability – anyone can paint,” Vaughn said Sept. 7 at the award ceremony for the 43rd annual show, held at Redstone Highlands Clubhouse in North Huntingdon.

She was proud that some of the 150 entries belonged to her students.

“They learn the fundamentals and fly,” she said. “There is nothing more uplifting than seeing your students win.”

Judges were Renie Pollock and Raymond Black. Kathleen Fenk coordinated the show, assisted by Arlene Pasinski.

Fenk opened the program with a heartfelt “thank you” to Redstone for hosting and sponsoring the exhibit for the past nine years, and called for a moment of silence in memory of board member Ellen Hildenbrand, who passed away in August.

Best in Show was “Busy Day,” an oil painting by Linda D'Ascenzo.

Seen: Redstone CEO John Dickson with wife Linda and their daughter Elizabeth, George and Jane Church, Pam Merlin, Naomi D'Alesandro, Ann Andrejcak, Pat Miller, Linda Santimyer and Pat Suley.

Other awards included:

Professional Oils and Acrylics

First: Manjushree Roy

Second: Darlene Daley

Third: Jim Jackson

Professional Watercolor

First: Joe Watkoski

Second: Myla Pearce

Professional Other Media

First: Gabrielle Walker

Amateur Oils and Acrylics

First: Phyllis Jean Walters

Amateur Watercolor and Other Media

First: Marla Kalning

Second: Sue Teams

Adult Students (Beginner) All Media

First: Mary Jean Wiechelt

Second: Tara Pezze

Third: Michelle Maddock

Adult Students (Advanced) All Media

First: Laura Bell

Second: Glorie Ennis

Third: Nita Fragomeni

Photography

First: Karen Bostaph

Second: Mary Beth Ponitz

Third: Lance Davis

High School (Drawing)

First: Jamie Nese

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