The Irondequoit Art Club’s 59th annual Spring Show and Sale opened April 27 with a party and awards presentation. Best of Show honors went to Jeannette Profeta for her dramatic oil seascape, “Big Sur”. A former resident of California, Profeta based her work on a photo she took of one of her favorite scenes on a cold winter’s day. Although the photo was somewhat fuzzy, her vivid, artistic imagination completed the essence of the scene’s beauty.
Award-winners for this show were selected by judge Pat Tribastone, a nationally-recognized artist. Painting primarily in pastels and oils, she is known for her bold use of color and light in a representational style. Tribastone has been in many national exhibitions and is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. She is a member of at least six other art organizations including the Rochester Art Club. Tribastone has won many national awards and has been published in several art journals. She teaches, demonstrates and maintains a gallery/studio in Canandaigua, NY.
Irondequoit Town Supervisor, David Seeley, and Club President, Sally Steinwachs, spoke at the opening and presented the awards. Juror’s Awards went to Geri Cardwell for her watercolor “Fancy Birdhouse”; John Ciminelli for his work “Sunset Stream”; Jan Ferry-Axman photograph for “Icy”; Norma Gingold for ink drawing “Serenity”; Linda Hanss for acrylic “Downtown”; Gary Knapp for watercolor “Edge of Night”; Marjorie Maeske for watercolor “In Dublin’s Fair City”; Fran Mascari for mixed media “Confusion, Pain, Hope”; Arlene Miller for oil “Alluring Antigua”; Jeanette Musliner for mixed media “Red Ribbon”; Gwen Ostrom for watercolor “Butterflies/Kissing Fish”; David Pell for drawing “Cameron”; S.A.M. Shrestha for dyed silk scarf “Geometrics”; and Judy Travis for both oil works “Evening Whispers” and “Tiger Lily”. Merit Awards were presented to artists Jane M. Adams, Michele Barnard, Diane Bosco, Geri Cardwell, Karen Chamberlin, Jim Dawson, Jan Ferry-Axman, Clifford Imes, Gary Knapp, John Lenhard, Jeanette Musliner, Gwen Ostrom, Mary Emmi Pallone (for two of her watercolors), and Sally Steinwachs.
The show, which has 107 pieces by 40 art club members, remains on view through 5 PM, Saturday, May 6 at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue. It is open during library hours. Admission is free. The site is handicapped accessible.
Contact: Sheila (S.A.M.) Shrestha, Publicity Chair, Irondequoit Art Club, 585-787-4086; 585-704-5020. For more information, please go to our website: www.irondequoitartclub.org or Facebook