Thirty-four of the 126 artists with works showcased in the Ellarslie Open 37/38 at the Trenton City Museum, Trenton, N.J., received prizes across 10 categories and six special designations.
“I was deeply impressed by the range of work and diversity of artists who submitted for consideration,” said juror William R. Valerio, director of the Woodmere Art Museum of Philadelphia. “There was much excellence, and it was a challenge to narrow the field. Awarding prizes was even harder.”
Mikhail Gubin of Queens, N.Y., who won the Doug Palmer Award for Best in Show, Overall, for his surrealist painting “False Impressions” said, “It was a complete surprise for me, because there were so many wonderful works on display at the exhibition.”
Top category winners were: Digital, Matthew Borgen Philadelphia; Drawing, Morgan Shankweiler, Swarthmore; Fiber Arts, Edward Babiarz, Sinking Spring; Mixed Media, Mary McKay, Keyport, N.J.; Painting, Tian Hui, South Orange, N.J.; Pastels, Jacqueline Meyerson, Macungie; Printmaking, Marc Schimsky, Yardley; and Watercolor, Mark Schreiber, Chalfont.