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McKeesport Art Group Announces Show Winners

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
May 25, 2017
Posted in: Announcements

(All photos: Courtesy McKeesport Art Group)

Jamie Matson was awarded "Best of Show" at the McKeesport Art Group's 59th annual Spring Art Show, held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Jacob Woll Pavilion, Renziehausen Park.

Matson's oil painting, "Heron Rising" (above), received the top prize in the competition, judged by Renie Pollock, longtime art instructor, president of the Greensburg, Pa., Art Center, a former art gallery owner, and curator of the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival Exhibits.

There were 93 entries in this year's competition, said Jan Catalogna, Art Group president. Also on display were paper gowns crafted as props by the McKeesport Area High School art department for the school's recent production of "Cinderella."

Other prizes awarded included:

Judge's Award - Open Category
Marci Mason - Watercolor - Greek Street
Myla Pearce - Pencil Drawing - A Nice Pair
Diane Murray - Pastel - Titmouse 
Mary Downes - Mixed Media - Mama and Snowball
Dan Piesik - Sculpture - Fib5
Barbara Jewell - Watercolor - Colorado Summer Blues
Jan Catalogna - Acrylic - Who Me?
Nancy Dalverny  - Oil - Pals

Judge's Award - Open - Honorable Mention
Robert Winners - Watercolor - Caretaker
Marla Kalning - Watercolor - The Dance
Pamela Price - Watercolor - Capturing the Moment
Bob Patterson - Photography - Trees and Ferns -
Evelyn Turocy - Watercolor - On the Wing

Judge's Award - Amateur Category
Kathleen Wolf - Watercolor - Sandhill Crane
Marilyn Wagner - Acrylic - Magnolias

Judge's Award - Amateur Category - Honorable Mention
Mary Beth Ponitz - Photography  - Eve
Rosemary Steel - Watercolor - Flower Shop

Garden Club Award
Lou Romanchak - Fiber Art - Cucumber Falls

Best of Show
Jamie Mattson - Oil - Heron Rising

Above: Paper gowns from McKeesport Area High School's production of "Cinderella."

Above: "Titmouse," pastel drawing by Diane Murray.

Above: "Who, Me?" acrylic painting by Jan Catalogna.

Above: "Pals" by Nancy Dalverny.

Additional photos are available at the art group's Facebook page.

Originally published May 25, 2017.

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