Art can speak things that often cannot be said with words. The Newark Valley United Church of Christ would like to thank all of the artists for participating in their recent art show, and for sharing their work with the community.
Their goal is to simply support artists and their creations, as well as to build connections and community. The artwork helped to share the beauty of nature with others, and helps others to see a little bit of heaven in their work.
Judges for the show were Suzanne Lachman and Christina di Stefano. They hope to grow the art show and encourage these artists and others to consider participating in their spring art exhibit or next year’s art show, in the poetry jams, music nights, and other events held at the church.
The following are the winners from the show.
In the age 12 to 15 category, Honorable Mention went to Shannon Whoriskey, Third Place to Anna Eastman, Second Place to Mariah G Weinell, and First Place to Adalyn Deubler.
In the adult category, Honorable Mention went to Marty Schneider for Trout Ponds in Winter, Honorable Mention also went to Meg Stanton for Woman at Lake, Third Place to Carrie Tornatore for Sycamore Prayer, Second Place went to Watching by Diane McCarty, First Place went to Jonathan Hall for Stroll at Sunset, and Best in Show went to Jonathan Hall for Afternoon Shade.
This show is held in part to honor the memory of Bill and Jeannette Pomidor, parents of Catherine Young, who supported the arts in their hometown of Willoughby, Ohio. Catherine’s mother was an artist and traveled the country with her artwork after she retired from teaching, and her father was an English professor who began writing after his retirement.