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AWA Award Winners Announced At Rockwell Museum

“Thank you for sharing your talent as interpreters of the world around us. Your artwork is important, and your voice amplified.” – Award’s juror Lynn Dates, Executive Director, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY

AWA’s show at the Rockwell Museum, January 19 – April 22, 2018, concluded with an Awards Ceremony and Artists’ Reception on the evening of April 21. There were 75 works in the show and over $15,000 in cash and merchandise awards were announced. The distinguished awards jurors were: Dr. Constance Sullivan-Blum, Executive Director of The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, Rick Pirozzolo, Executive Director of the Arnot Art Museum and Lynn Dates, Executive Director of the 171 Cedar Arts Center. 


Rockwell Museum Purchase Award
Under the Elevated, etching by DeAnn Prosia, Associate with Distinction (CT)
Prosia DeAnn L Under the Elevated Line Etching 12x12

Grand Prize
Just the Two of Us, oil by SaraJane Doberstein, Signature Member (On, Canada)
 Doberstein Sara Jane Just the Two of Us Oil 30x40

Distinguished Achievement Award, Landscape, Seascape, or Cityscape
Down by the Tracks, pastel by Carol Strock Wasson, Signature Member (IN)
Strock Wasson Carol Down by the tracks Pastel 18x24

Distinguished Achievement Award, Figurative or Portraiture
Dinah, oil by Lauren Tilden, Associate with Distinction Member (NJ)
Tilden Lauren Dinah Oil 18 x 24

Distinguished Achievement Award, Still Life
Still Life with Copper Pot and Pears (the Light, the Shade), oil by Abigail Ryan, Associate with Distinction Member (PA)
Ryan Abigail Still Life with Copper Pot and Pears oil 8 x 10

Distinguished Achievement Award, Sculpture
For Our Fallen: A War Horse Tribute, bronze by Nancy J. Sams, Associate with Distinction Member (MO)
Sams Nancy For Our Fallen A War Horse Tribute Bronze 24x15x9

Art of the West Magazine Award
Vanishing Farmland, oil by Jeanne Mackenzie, Signature Member (CO)
Mackenzie Jeanne Vanishing Farmland oil 30 x 40

Western Art & Architecture Award
Fox Family, bronze by Pokey Park, Signature Member (AZ)
Park Pokey Fox Family Bronze

Southwest Art Magazine Award
Walking Tall, watercolor by Jenny Medved, Associate with Distinction (FL)
Medved Jenny Walking Tall Watercolor 29x19

Natural History Interpretation Award of Recognition
The Panther, stainless steel by Mary Taylor, Signature Member (NY)
Taylor Mary The Panther stainless steel rods 34x64x27

Mariyn Newmark Foundation Award for Best Sculpture Done in an Academic Manner
Toltec Player, Little Brother of War, bronze by Burneta Venosdel, Signature Member (OK)
Venosdel Burneta Toltec Player Little Brother of War bronze

Award of Excellence
Morning Shadows, oil by Laney, Master-Signature Member (WY)
Laney Morning Shadows Oil 20x28

Award of Excellence
Negotiations, oil by Sheri Farabaugh, Signature Member (CO)
Farabaugh Sheri Negotiations Oil 9x12

Award of Excellence
Eight Men Working, oil by Dianne Massey Dunbar, Master-Signature Member (CO)
Dunbar Dianne Massey Eight Men Working Oil 30x40

Award of Excellence & People’s Choice Award
Layers of Grief, oil by Judith Dickinson, Associate of Distinction (CO)
Dickinson Judith Layers of Grief Oil 36x24