The annual Members’ Exhibition, currently on display at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, features the artwork of over 200 Museum members, in a variety of media including oil and acrylic paints, watercolor, pastel and pencil, mixed media, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and other applications. This year, the Annual Members’ Exhibition was judged by Brooke Rogers, Art Department Chair at Salisbury University, and several awards were given.
Three Juror’s Choice Awards were given to Norman Bell for his photograph, Frozen Tred Avon; Susan Stewart for her Still Life with Figurine collage; and Susan Dickinson for her Summer Past and Present oil painting. The 3rd Annual Learned Peabody Potter Award for Excellence in Drawing was given to Diane Laukenmann for her Peaceful Contemplation pastel. The 3rd Annual Jane Shannahan Offott Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting was awarded to Nancy Tankersley for her Captain Stanley Larrimore oil painting. The 1st Annual St. Michaels Art League and Plein Air Painters of the Eastern Shore Award for Best Landscape Painting in Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor went to Carla Huber for her Low Tide oil painting. Paul Aspell won the 5th Annual Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore Award for his Untitled stone ware. The 16th Annual Peggy and T. Denton Miller, Jr. Award for Excellence in Contemporary Art in Any Media was given to Carl Rulis for RM W/A VU mixed media. George J. Pillorgé, was awarded the 24th Annual A. Brittain Banghart Award for Drawing, Painting, Sketching, or Sculpture Depicting the Human Figure for his pastel, Medium-Rare, Please. The 26th Annual Sam Hemming Award for Watercolor want to Peg Papa for her watercolor, Blue Dory at Blue Rocks. The 34th Annual Samuel Sands Award for Work in Any Medium Depicting Sporting Activities went to Jonathan Shaw for his acrylic, Solid on Point. The 36th Annual Lee Lawrie Award for the Best in Any Medium went to Christopher Harrington for a mixed media piece called New Matter.
The Exhibition, which runs through July 17, 2011, represents the best of the region’s artists and offers an opportunity for residents of the Mid Shore to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends. Admission to the Museum is $3 for non–members, children under 12 admitted free. The Museum is open Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The First Friday of each month, the Museum is open until 7 p.m. The Museum is located at 106 South St., Easton, MD, 21601. For general Museum information, call 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit:www.academyartmuseum.org.
In photo: Pictured are some of the winners of the Judge’s awards in the Academy Art Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition, on display through July 17, 2011. Pictured back row, left to right are award winners Carl Rulis, 16th Annual Peggy and T. Denton Miller, Jr. Award for Excellence in Contemporary Art in Any Media; Jonathan Shaw, 34th Annual Samuel Sands Award for Work in Any Medium Depicting Sporting Activities; Erik Neil, Executive Director of the Academy Art Museum; and Judge Brooke Rogers, Art Department Chair at Salisbury University. Pictured front row, left to right, are Susan Dickinson and Susan Stewart, Juror’s Choice Awards.