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Arts Festival Announces 'Images' Exhibition Winners

on June 14, 2010 2:19 PM

Artists from Pennsylvania and New York state have won top honors in Images 2010, a fine-art and -craft exhibition put on by the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

The prize-winners include two artist residents of the Centre Region: Diane Paroda, of State College, and MaryLou Pepe, of Boalsburg, according to a Friday announcement from festival organizers.

Dan Mills, the juror for the exhibition, granted the Best in the Show award to Sue Reno, of Columbia, Pa., for "White Mulberry," a fiber piece. That award comes with a $1,000 prize.

"This year's Images submissions showed exceptional talent and variety," festival Executive Director Rick Bryant said in a news release.

The exhibition, a regional collection of juried work, opened last week in the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus and will be on display through July 11. It's free and open to the public in the Robeson Gallery there.

Other award-winning works at the exhibition include these:

  • "Nate (Big Guy Series)," an oil-and-acrylic painting by Paul Moston, of Chadds Ford, won the Revington Arthur Award for Excellence in Painting. The award comes with a $300 honorarium.
  • "Apocrypha File: Global Warming," a conte, pastel, ink and gesso work by Timothy Massey, of Spencerport, N.Y., won the William D. Davis Award in Drawing. The award comes with a $300 honorarium.
  • "Once Were, San Gil, Columbia" by Charlie Grosso, of New York, N.Y.; "Mop with Feathers Front" by Mary Ann Lomonaco, of Larchmont, N.Y.; "Aging Athlete" by James Parlin, of Edinboro; "A Pair's Journey" by Diane Paroda, of State College; and "The Path 1" by Bill Santelli, of Rochester, N.Y., all won Awards of Merit. Each comes with a $250 prize.
  • Five more pieces won honorable mentions. They are "BUNNYBURGER" by Mark Dellert, of Morganville, N.J.; "Keens" by Paroda; "Wish You Were Here-St. Lucia" by MaryLou Pepe, of Boalsburg; "Plume Poppy" by Reno; and "Future Reflections" by Mary Schwartz, of Jim Thorpe.

The winner of the Viewers' Choice Award will be announced when the exhibition concludes. Hours at the gallery are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It will close for the Fourth of July weekend.

Extended hours will be in effect during the arts festival itself, which will be held July 7 through July 11. Gallery hours then will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

More information is available on the festival's website.

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