Pine Shores Spring Show Sprinkled With Watercolors and More

By PAT JOHNSON | May 08, 2019
Artwork by: Jill DeFelice ‘Giant Wheel’ acrylic painting by Jill DeFelice.

Manahawkin — Acclaimed watercolor artist James Toogood was the juror of the Pine Shores Art Association’s Spring Art Show and his choices for awards were well placed. Best in Show award went to James Maloney for his “Four Lilies”  watercolor painting. Maloney’s works often embrace an underwater world and this example was no exception: two koi fish float calmly under the white water lilies, making for a serene and beautiful painting.

Judge’s Choice awards went to Steve Miller for his oil painting “Home Through the Ice,” a successful exercise in depicting a frozen landscape so real it’s chilling, Judith Schimmel for her woodland glade titled “Oak Creek” done in watercolor, Melody Johnson Schossig for her watercolor seascape “Hooper Strait Light” and Tom Pickle for his “Waiting” watercolor of boats moored at low-tide.

Merit awards were bestowed on Debrah Jospe for her meticulous graphite drawing “Sewing Bee,” Andrea Sauchelli for her marvelous ink abstract “In the Clouds,” Paul Hartelius for his pastel of Notre Dame “’Til We Meet Again” and Ed Rennar for his pastel “The Chief.”

Three special awards included the Franken Frames Award that went to Rose Sinatra for her watercolor abstract of birds, “Ascension,” the Thomas Rutledge Realism Award to Nancy Sterr Lang for her watercolor “Brothers,” and the Colorest Art Supplies Award to Jean Lightcap for her watercolor “Wading River Paddle.” The last two were skillful executions in depicting water.

Forty-three member artists participated in the show, which is on display in the association’s Manahawkin gallery until May 38. Gallery hours are Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no cost to view the work on display, but be mindful that classes may be going on.  —P.J.

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