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Society of Artists announces Art in the Park show winners

August 29, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - The Chautauqua County Society of Artists recently held their annual Art in The Park show in July at Mayville's Lakeside Park.

The judge for was Marilynn Ryan-Piper, a retired county art teacher. Bill Smith was chosen as the best of show winner for his creative kaleidoscope photo of the Athenaeum at Chautauqua Institution.

The Blue Ribbon Winners for 2012 are Laurie McGrath for her dog pencil sketch; Denise Snyder-Norberg for her hummingbird watercolor; Audrey Schafer for her acrylic painting; Dorothy MacLees for her dried flower eagle; Julie Nelson for her flowers copper tooling; Elaine Caflisch for her ship vase china painting; Ann Jackson for her necklace beading; Margaret Braun for her painted bird ornament; Linda Mason for her textile hat; Emma Duncanson for her tooth fairy doll; Henry Gervaise for his shaker basket; Smith for his photography; Gordon Brumagin for his Satan's Stallion photo; and Ron Nasca for his stoneware vase.

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Blue ribbon winners at the recent Art in the Park show in Mayville are pictured above. Front row, from left, are Laurie McGrath, Denise Snyder-Norberg, Audrey Schafer, Dorothy MacLees, Julie Nelson, Elaine Caflisch and Ann Jackson. Second row, from left, are Margaret Braun, Linda Mason, Emma Duncanson, Henry Gervaise, Bill Smith, Gordon Brumagin and Ron Nasca.

Artists were also awarded in the following categories:

Pen, Ink, Pastel, Pencil - Jerry Paduano, second place; Laurie McGrath, third place.

Acrylics - Lisa Offhaus, second place; Laurie McGrath, third place; Carole Norberg, honorable mention.

Watercolor - Lisa Offhaus, second place.

Pottery and Sculpture - Ann Janik, second place.

Original Jewelry - Lisa Offhaus, second place; Denise Snyder-Norberg, third place.

Photography - Suzette Paduano, second place.

Fabric, Fiber and Folding Art - Mandy Janisch, second place; Mandy Janisch, third place.

China Painting - Linda Mason, second place.

Collages and Floral - Julie Nelson, honorable mention.

Judges Choice - Elaine Caflisch.

Seasonal - Francie Swartz, second place.

Bas Relief - Linda Mason, second place.

The Chautauqua County Society of Artists meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in the Celoron Community Building at Lucille Ball Memorial Park. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will feature artist Lisa Grobaski demonstrating a unique artistic technique.

For more information about the society or to be contacted for the 2013 Art in The Park, visit



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