Local Artists Recognized by PRIZM Creative Community

Posted Jun 19th, 2008 by Annette Jensen  Category: Arts & Entertainment


Many local Artists were recently recognized at PRIZM Creative Community’s large annual exhibition named Art-A-Fair. PRIZM is a local non-profit organization completely run by volunteer hours and no paid staff. Once a year PRIZM encourages all its artists to submit their “personal best” into a juried exhibition. This year seventy works of art by Twenty-nine artists were accepted for the exhibition through a pre-jury process. The perjury judge was Lynne Barefoot local artist and art instructor. This years event was hosted by the Walter E. Terhune Gallery at Owens Community College. Jim Havens an accomplished Sculptor and Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University served as judges of the accepted pieces.

This years Art-A-Fair committee consisted of Maureen DeRonge, Janice Pfleghaar, Annette Jensen, Darlene Krohn, Kitty Pattay and members of the Communications Committee. Fresh flowers for the Reception were provided by Bartz Viviano Flowers and Gifts in Levis Commons.

Accepted into this years show were the following artists: Michael Andruch, Jill Berkana, Dr. Fernando Crotte Sr., Harry Daugherty, Maureen DeRonge, Beverly Domalski, Ronnie Gebolys, Pat Gstalder, Julie A. Harrison, J. Jensen, Annette Jensen, Harley King, Maria L.Q. King, Ruth T. Koskinen, Robert Krohn, Darlene Krohn, Michael E. McWhorter, Norma Meier, Ramona Mercer, Tamra Mielke, Katherine Kitty Pattay, Janice Pfleghaar, Hector Ramirez, Sharon Rapp, Ruth Rittichier, Sue Schroeder, Glenda Schwartz, Rosemary Yanik, and Dorothy Zemper.

Represented among the winners are many different styles and medias. The judges selected twelve outstanding works of art which they felt were created in the technique or spirit of famous artists. Winning the artist awards were: Maria L.Q. King, Auguste Renoir Award; Darlene Krohn, Vincent Van Gogh Award; Beverly Domalski, Claude Monet Award; J. Jensen, Ansel Adams Award; Annette Jensen, Georgia O’Keeffe Award; Katherine Kitty Pattay, Edgar Degas Award; Tamra Mielke, Michelangelo Award; Jill Berkana, Pablo Picasso Award; Maureen DeRonge, Mary Cassett Award; Harry Daugherty, John Marin Award; Michael E. McWhorter, Leonardo DaVinci Award; and Sharon Rapp, Winslow Homer Award.

The judges also selected the following individuals and works to be published in the 2008-2009 PRIZM Calendar: Harry Daugherty, for Bed and Breakfast, County Kildare;” Julie Harrison for “ Nancy;” Beverly Domalski for “Spain;” Tamra Mielke for “Joe;” Ramona Mercer for “Psychedelic Sunflower;” Ruth Koskinen for “Amarant Duo;” Norma Meier for “Ice Crystal Leaves;” Dorothy Zemper for “Enticement;” Dr Fernando Crotte Sr., for “Silent Corner made of Rock, Hope & Dreams;” Michael Andruch for ”Smallie Group;” Sharon Rapp for “Sidewalk Garden;” Annette Jensen, for “Bird in Hand;” Maria L.Q. King, for “Storyteller;” Sue Schroeder, for “Evan;” Ruth Rittichier for “Transition;” and J. Jensen for “Peeking Out;”

Diversity was everywhere as shown in the cold steel sculpture work of Bob Krohn, or the tender depiction of florals by Rosemary Yanik. Pat Gstalder showed her confidence by stroking out a tiger and raccoon in Oils, while Harley King exhibited a large work (which took him over a year to produce) with many pairs of eyes staring out from colorful Masks entitled, “All eyes on Jesus.” Ronnie Gebolys featured a pastel of one of her grandsons, entitled, “Batter up”, while Janice Pfleghaar exhibited a sense of humor in her oil painting of a window shopping duck looking into a restaurant entitled, “What’s for lunch?” Hector Ramirez one of the founders of the Physicians as Artists showed his abilities with a luminous Oil Still Life of a ceramic water pitcher and towel , while Glenda Schwartz a new member working on drawing skills showed a meticulously shaded rendition of her two daughters in graphite.

A Large crowd converged at the Terhune Gallery for the Closing Artist Reception and the announcement of the Awards. The patrons and artists nibbled their way through appetizers, warm entrees, and desserts while perusing the featured art in the gallery, and voting for their favorite piece of work. Harry Daugherty received “The People’s Choice Award “ for his watercolor entitled, “ Bed and Breakfast, Clifden, Ireland. Attendees were able to peruse two volumes of PRIZM History Scrapbooks showing that in almost 2 years the local non-profit has provided over 40 educational workshops, 10 exhibitions, several community service projects, many “official” fieldtrips, demonstrations, and socials with countless other FACET meetings (Fine Art Collaborative Education Time.) To look at upcoming opportunities for learning and service please read the latest newsletter @ www.myprizm.com or email prizm@bex.net.

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2 Responses to “Local Artists Recognized by PRIZM Creative Community”

  1. Jennifer Balogh Says:

    Hello, my name is Jennifer Balogh and I’m doing a fundraiser for the Victory Center here in Toledo. The fundraiser is called ” Rockin Art with the Victory Center”. I’m trying to find some local artists who might be interested. What I am asking is the artist would bring some pieces of their work to be displayed as well as sell if interested. I am asking that the artist donate one piece from their art to be raffled off to the public. We have a young lady that is going to professionally set up the raffle table to make it look fabulous. We also have a DJ and light appetizers. If you know of any local artist who would be interested please have them send me an e-mail or they can call me at 419-467-3202. Its for a great cause. The Victory Center is a non-profit that brings free programs, support groups, and free massages, free energy work, reflexology, etc. Its to keep these programs free to any cancer survivor. You can also check out the Victory Center’s website at http://www.thevictorycenter.org

  2. harry daugherty Says:

    Hello, Jennifer,

    Where and when is the fund raiser? I may be interested. I recently won several awards at the Turhune Gallery including People’s Award, and have many watercolors that might be available.

    Harry Daugherty

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