On October 23, Drake Gómez, Linder Gallery Director at Keystone College, announced the award winners for this year's NEPA Regional Art 2010:
Best of Show-Denis A. Yanashot, Scranton, for his marble sculpture, "Lithops"
(Exhibited at Linder Gallery, Keystone College)
First Place-Joe Piconi, Scranton, for his painting, "Chest Hairs"
(Exhibited at the Suraci Gallery, Marywood University)
Second Place -Susan S. Kendrot, Windsor, NY for her ink wash, "Angry Man #3"
(Exhibited at Linder Gallery, Keystone College and The Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton)
Third Place -James Gallagher, Jim Thorpe, for his bronze sculpture, "Three Cupcakes"
(Exhibited at AFA Gallery)
Merit Award -Michele Broton, Wilkes-Barre, for her photograph, "Camouflage"
(Exhibited at Hope Horn Gallery, The University of Scranton)
Exhibition Awards to:
Koval Grippo, Roaring Brook Township
Painting at Hope Horn Gallery, The University of Scranton
Peter Hoffer, Waverly
Monoprint Collage at Marywood University Art Galleries
Susan S. Kendrot, Windsor
Drawing/Painting at The AFA Gallery
Shirley Thomas, Lehighton
Mixed media sculpture at ArtWorks Gallery
Denis A. Yanashot, Scranton
Marble sculpture at Linder Gallery, Keystone College
Northeast PA Regional Art 2010 exhibition is a cultural initiative of four visual arts venues that began as a collaborative project in 2000 to mark the new millennium. The biennial exhibit takes place concurrently at Marywood University; The AFA Gallery; The Hope Horn Gallery, The University of Scranton; and the Linder Gallery, Keystone College. This year's "regional" opened on October 23 with progressive musical and culinary openings at each gallery. It concluded at Keystone College for the presentation of awards. Mr. Gómez announced that the 2012 NEPA Regional will include a fifth sponsoring gallery; ArtWorks Gallery, Scranton.
The project has received support from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Scranton Area Foundation, and Lackawanna County Council on the Arts.
Peter Hoffer, Assocaite Art Professor, Marywood University
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