Fishkill resident wins top prize

June 04, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Annual show and sale at Mount Saint Mary College draws 51 artists

Stan Miller of Fishkill, NY, received the Sr. Francis Joseph Egan Best in Show Award at the Mount Saint Mary College Artists on Campus show for his watercolor, Oriental Poppies. He also received a first place ribbon in watercolor media for this piece.

Other top award winners include Daniel Giordano of Astoria, NY, Mary Evelyn Whitehill Award, for his mixed media Lapshoenberg Rhapsody; and Jane Lawrence of Newburgh, NY, Gayle Clark Fedigan Art of Food Award, for her pastel Apples and Strawberries. Giordano and Lawrence also received first place ribbons in mixed media and pastels, respectively.

First place ribbons went to: Bob Scully, Pine Bush, NY, oil/acrylic; Sara Baloga, Binghamton, NY, Black & White Photography; Carol Muise, New Windsor, NY, The Art of Food (all media); Elaine Ralston, Olivebridge, NY; Hudson River Valley Scenes (all media); and Newburgh, NY residents Tony Spano, Color Photography, and Debra Femiak, Drawings & Prints. Ralston also received an honorable mention ribbon in pastels.

Second place ribbons: Randy Chisholm, Chester, NY; Daniel Cooney, Port Jervis, NY; Elysa Belessakos, Cross River, NY; Len DeVirgilio, Newburgh, NY; Joan Kehlenback, Cuddebackville, NY; Sandy Brandman, Monroe, NY; and James Amore, Warwick, NY.

Honorable mention ribbons: Newburgh, NY residents Michelle Card and Tony Spano; James Steane, Middletown, NY; Dina Maston, Holmes, NY; Michael Gancarz, New Hampton, NY; Veronica Plucinski, Sugar Loaf, NY; and Russell Astrab, Salisbury Mills, NY. Astrab also won the Artists’ Raffle, a $100 gift certificate to Picture it Framed in Newburgh, NY.

The outdoor show, now in its 37th year, is held annually and features original paintings, prints, drawings, photography and sculpture by numerous artists in the region.