Barbara Luton Art Contest

17th Annual Barbara Luton Art Show Gallery Opening and Awards Ceremony: 2-4 PM Sunday, April 3, 2016

Best of Show: Pat Schroeder for her mixed media, Mrs. Nobody

First Place: Jane Petschek for her intaglio, Flatiron Fantas

Second Place: Philip Bailin for his photograph, Sergeant Major-Army of Northern Virginia

Third Place:  George Kocar for his watercolor, Pablo Looks at the Fortune Teller

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Blacque Clement for his xerograph, The Many Faces of Cyberpunk Tom;  Sarah Johnston Knoblauch for her watercolor, Cat Nap; Marianne Wilham for her watercolor pencil Villa Plein Sud, and Shari Wolf for her mixed media, Bird Princess?

Other artists juried into the show include:  Liza Bonthius, Michael Cole, Lynn Katz Danzig, Stephanie Darrah, Lois Davis, Marc Frisch, Boni Suzanne Gelfand, Anna Hsu, Kim Jackson, Sandra Johnson, Wally Kaplan, DeAndre King, Geraldine King, Dicc Klann, Wendy McGuffin-Cawley, Fabiana Olivier, Horace Reese, Myron Bud Stern, Gary Thomas, and Betty Williams.

According to Karen DeMauro and Meryl Haring,  jurors for this year’s show, “We were pleased with the wide variety of work submitted this year. When choosing the winning pieces we focused on the creative aspect along with skill and technique. Mrs. Nobody was awarded best of show, as it engaged us in the most compelling dialog. We were both drawn to the piece immediately to see the use of mediums and the emotion that the subject matter conveyed. The piece has a beautiful sense of color and movement that carries the eye throughout the work.”