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July 10, 2014

Swope announces winners in annual juried exhibition

TERRE HAUTE — Award winners for the Swope Art Museum’s “70th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition” were announced June 28 during the exhibition’s opening reception. Participating artists, their families and the public attended the award ceremony and reception, where they had the opportunity to meet the exhibition’s distinguished juror, Carter E. Foster, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The annual exhibition, sponsored by First Financial Bank, is one of the oldest juried exhibitions in Indiana and will be on view through Aug. 23.  

Twenty-one awards, sponsored by local organizations and individuals, were presented with prize money ranging from $75 to $1,000, along with four purchase awards.

In addition to the 25 awards listed below, the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Alliance of the Swope Art Museum, will be selected by visitor ballots. Votes will be tallied and the award will be announced at the close of the exhibition.  

Award winners:

• Howard E. Wooden Sr. Memorial Prize for Best in Show: Jack Nixon of Wilmette, Ill.; Study in Light and Form: The Civic Opera Bldg. from the Chicago River, 2013, graphite on paper

• Quinquagenary Grand Prize in Painting given in honor of Emily & John Gedrick upon 50 years of marriage, August 15, 2014, by their children and grandchildren: Jason Krueger of Terre Haute; “I’m Sorry, I Love You,” 2012, oil, enamel and pearlescent powder on canvas

• Phyllis Dye Turner Award of Excellence in honor of Elizabeth Petrulis, artist: John DenHouter of Edwardsville, Ill.; Sisters, 2013, oil on canvas

• Alliance of the Swope Award of Distinction: Karen Page of Terre Haute; Blue Sea Form, 2014, marbled porcelain

• Alliance of the Swope Award of Honor: Cathleen Hogan of Terre Haute; Last Respects: Reliquary, 2013, stoneware    

• Psi Iota Xi Sorority ETH PHI Chapter Award of Recognition: Sean Renkert of Ferndale, Mich.; A Second Chance, 2013, chicken wire, string, acetate film, aluminum, foam, wood

• Anonymous Award of Recognition: Alicia Forestall-Boehm of Chicago; Passages, 2013, encaustic, cheesecloth, copper wire

• Arts Illiana Award of Recognition: Rob Millard-Mendez of Evansville; Refuge Mask, 2013, wood, paint, plastic, metal

• Mary Ann Carroll Award of Recognition: John Davidson of Terre Haute; Paint by Numbers, 2013, hand-stamped ink

• Sherry Dailey and Tom Tucker Award of Recognition in memory of Shirley W. Bennett: Gautam Rao of Indianapolis; the Numbers series, 2014, 25 laser-cut acrylic lettering pieces with steel balls    

• Emily and John Gedrick Award of Recognition: Korinne Lee of Terre Haute; To Build a Fire, 2014, encaustic on panel

• Max Gibson Award of Recognition: Nancy Nichols-Pethick of Terre Haute; Corey, 2013, oil on canvas    

• Sharron R. Jolly Award of Recognition in Memory of Wanda “Tink” Boyd: Ben Madeska of Chicago; Black Shoes, 2013, oil on canvas

• Harriet McNeal Award of Recognition: Michael R. Tingley  of Terre Haute; Useless Thing #6113, 2013, plastic hobby horse, antique lawn mower handle, antique film negative box, tempered glass, sewn cloth, bowling pins, plexi, hardware, paint, stain

• Nancy and Fred Nation Award of Recognition: Erin Alise Blitz of Charleston, Ill.; All My Lovely Ladies, 2013, fused glass, steel stand

• Eileen and Ted Prose Award of Recognition in honor of Susie Dewey: Courtland Blade of Indianapolis; The Subdivision, 2012, oil on canvas

• Candy and Rick Shagley Award of Recognition: Kathleen Laufman of Plymouth, Mich.; Years Book, 2014, lin oleum prints mounted on wood

• Barbara A. Vogel Award of Recognition: Larry Jones of Terre Haute; Right Hand of David, 2013, porcelain cone 10 reduction

• Joan and David Zaun Award of Recognition: Suzanne Finn of Terre Haute; I’d Rather Be Making Art, 2013, steel wood soap pads and mixed media

• The Danette Angermeier Memorial Award of Merit: Richard Jurus of Dayton, Ohio; Don’t Touch Baby, 2013, platinum over giclee

• The Michael D. Buzash Annual Artistic Award of Merit: Dorothy Bennett of Charleston, Ill.; It’s a Bell, 2012, cast bronze

• Anonymous Purchase Award: Dan Annarino of West Lafayette; Land light, 2013, oil on canvas

• Anonymous Purchase Award: Tina Lynch Wilson of Indianapolis; Shanghai Bearden, 2013, collage/mixed media

• Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Purchase Award: Neil Garrison of Terre Haute; Demolition by Hand, 2013, colored pencil

• Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Purchase Award: Olivia Hinkel of Shelburn; Empty House: Window, 2013, photograph

The Swope Art Museum is at 25 S. Seventh St. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, and closed Sunday, Monday and national holidays. Admission is free.

For more information call 812-238-1676 or visit www.swope.org.

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