Monday, May 12, 2014

Madison Arts Society announces winning works.

The Madison Art Society has announced the winning works in its 39th Annual Juried Show, which can
be viewed until May 30 at the Scranton Library 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, Conn.
   The Best in show award went to Old Saybrook artist, Laurel B. Friedmann for her silverpoint entitled "Anatomy of a Wedding Dress" (left).  Second prize was awarded to Deborah Quinn-Munson of Chester for her pastel, " Master Artist Volunteer" (below).  Third prize went to Branford artist Maggie Dean for her oil painting entitled "Mid-morning Light" (second below).  Sandra Kensler of Madison won the Diane Aeschilman award for her oil "On Monhegan Island" (bottom).

The awards were determined by juror Alain Picard, an esteemed pastelist and oil painter. In his juror's statement Mr. Picard wrote "The Madison Art Society's 39th Annual Juried Show is a celebration of light, expressed through a broad spectrum of surface, style and media.  The quality and diversity of this exhibition is a testimony to the immense talent of the artists displayed herein. I was uplifted by both traditional and contemporary approaches, with styles ranging from representational to fully abstract. "

21 awards and prizes, totaling $3650, were awarded at the opening reception on May 8th.  Also at the reception MAS donated $500 to the Scranton Library in thanks for its support of the arts and for offering its community room as the exhibition space for MAS shows and related events.

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