Berks Arts Council announces 2012 Art of Jazz Winners:
Pottstown artist Raun Kercher’s painting, Charles Mingus received first prize in the 7th annualArt of Jazz: the Frank Scott Memorial Art Show, ajuried exhibition. 2012 marked a record number of entries with 65 artists and over 100 works of art competing for the top prize. Juror Dick Boak felt that Kercher’s painting “seems to exemplify the spirit of jazz expression.”
GoggleWorks’ resident Glass Artist and Studio Manager Scott Krenitsky received second place for his “playful piece of glass artistry,” Piano Con Moto and third place went to Barrie Spessler’s assemblage sculpture, Dramatic Chromatic. In addition to the cash prizes, Boak named Honorable Mentions for artists Michelle Byrne, Angela Scanzello, Jasmine McNeil, Susan Biebuyck, Lynn Millar, Maria Ruoff, Bryan Barskey, Peggy C. Reisch and Jane Runyeon.
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2010 Juried Art Show
All artworks entered were on display in the Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 1100 Belmont Ave., Wyomissing, from Aug. 5 through 20, 2010. Winning artwork was revealed at an award ceremony/reception on Thursday, Aug. 5. Photos from the Winner's Reception can be found here.
Show review by Ron Schira in the Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 Reading Eagle can be found here
2010 Winning Artists
"The Road To Kempton"
Jonathan C. Bond
Location: Rte 222, 1 mile N of Route 737 (west side, facing north)
"Sold His Soul for a Cool Ride"
Location: Route 12 (Warren St. Bypass) 1/8 mile west of Route 183 (south side-faces west)
Location: Lancaster Avenue 1/8 Mile S of Route 10, (east side, facing north)
Peggy Blei Hracho
Location: Binghaman Street Bridge north of Route 422 (faces south)
Location: Penn Ave., 500 ft. west of Clayton St. (faces east)
"Life is a Fantasy"
Kelsey Landa (High School Winner)
Location: Business Route 222 @ Tuckerton Rd. (faces south)
Our heartfelt thanks to our generous event sponsor, Mr. Jim Landrigan of Land Displays, whose dedication to the arts in Greater Reading makes this annual show possible!
Last Updated 12/29/11