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Introducing our Award Winners in 2016 Spring Online Juried Show!

AWA is excited to announce the award winners in this year’s Spring Online Juried Show! Many thanks to our awards juror Helena Fox, gallery owner of Helena Fox Fine Art in Charleston, SC, for her thoughtful selection in determining our award winners from the outstanding work of our 120 finalists. Helena stated that she was honored to be awards juror for the show and found “the work was very good and AWA has generated an excellent group of female artists”. The 2016 Spring Online Juried Show will be displayed on our Gallery page through April 2017 – to view the slideshow, click here.

And much gratitude goes out to this year’s show sponsors – Blick Art Materials, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, Jack Richeson & Co., and Wet-Case Carrying Systems. Because of their generous involvement, we were able to increase our award categories and offer more prizes for our award winners.

And now for our Winners!

Mallory's Hands, watercolor by Kathleen Giles




Grand Prize 2DKathleen Giles of Gasport, NY for Mallory’s Hands, watercolor

 Panther, steel rod sculpture by Mary Taylor

Grand Prize 3D – Mary Taylor of Honeoye Falls, NY, for Panther, steel rod sculpture

Peace Rose, oil by Colleen Hoffenbacker

Second Place –  Colleen Hoffenbacker of Bellingham, WA for Peace Rose, oil

Paul, oil by Shana Levenson




Third Place – Shana Levenson of Albuquerque, NM for Paul, oil

Eastern Bakery, oil by Christina Body







 Honorable Mention – Christina Body of Wilmette, IL for Eastern Bakery, oil

Not Just a Pretty Face, oil by Donna Colleran

 Honorable Mention – Donna Colleran of Scottsdale, AZ for Not Just a Pretty Face, oil

Oakcreek Forest Trail, oil by CJ Lukacsik





 Honorable Mention – CJ Lukacsik of Peoria, AZ for Oakcreek Forest Trail, oil

He Who Watches, bronze by Linda West




 Honorable Mention – Linda West of Olympia, WA for He Who Watches, bronze sculpture

Nearly Noon, oil by Maren Phillips




 Award for Outstanding Landscape – Maren Phillips of Universal City, TX for Nearly Noon, oil

Mechanical Staccato and Scotch, oil by Dorothy Lorenze




 Award for Outstanding Still Life – Dorothy Lorenze of Granite Springs, NY for Mechanical Staccato and Scotch, oil

War Cloud, the Ambassador, oil by Vicki Catapano

 Award for Outstanding Figurative Work – Vicki Catapano of Shingle Springs, CA for War Cloud, the Ambassador, oil