HPHA, with the cooperation of The Friends of the Horsham Library hosted the 5th Horsham Regional Art Show at the Horsham Library running from October 19 through November 27, 2010 featuring 56 original works by 19 local artists.
Curator for the show was local watercolorist and HPHA member George Krieman.
Our great thanks to the sponsors of this year's show:
The following Awards were presented at the show's opening on October 19th.
Best Of Show - #27 Sunrise Surf | Thomas Linker
Oil and Acrylics 13 paintings
1st Place - #49 Morning Light | Jean Stevens
2nd Place - #18 Still Life Long Necked Pitcher | Joan Feiss
3rd Place - #47 Green Apples | Pat Stayt
Watercolor - 30 Paintings
1st Place - #15 Helen’s Garden| Barbara Cook
2nd Place - #4 Morning Coffee | Becky Brams
3rd Place - #23 Cat Nap | Felicia Foster
3rd Place - #24 Ghost Tree | Ruth Hunter
Pastels 8 Paintings
1st Place -#2 Green Apples| Eileen Ballerino
Mixed Media 3 Pieces
1st Place #54 Bear Cove at Squam | Linda Wright
#10 Harbor | Leon Clemmer
#17 Tinicum Barn | Barbara Cook
#29 Canal Lock | Thomas Linker
#30 Bouquet | Mary Kay Nicolor
#34 Marie | Barbara Ostrander
#36 First Collar | Bruce Prentice
#43 Lincoln Garden | Carol Risko
#48 Bradford Pears | Jean Stevens
#51 Memories | Barbara Surick
And a big thank you to the wonderful local artists exhibiting their work in the show. All work in the show is available for purchase by contacting Pete Choate or George Krieman. The number shown in the 1st column corresponds to the number used to identify the piece in the show.
Eileen Ballerino - Award winning artist in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. She loved art as a child, inspired by her mother's artistic family, members who were involved with a large British gallery. Eileen studied with well known artists in the tri-state area, and is versatile in watercolor, oil, pastiche and mixed media. Eileen won high honors form the Philadelphia Sketch Club; juried shows in Cheltenham, Doylestown, Artist Cultural Exchange, Woodmere, and the Ocean City, NJ Fine Arts League.
A visit to scenic West Virginia prompted a first painting as a birthday gift for her father. Surprised by the pleasure she derived from her initial effort, an enthusiasm for artistic expression emerged.
Her paintings have appeared in numerous juried shows, and she has won prizes at the Greater Norristown Art League and Oreland Art Center open juried shows. She paints almost exclusively in the watercolor medium and prefers bold colors. She enjoys attending art classes as they often inspire her in new directions.
Becky is represented by Orbit Gallery in Manayunk.
Mindy Chesner - Mindy Chesner graduated Philadelphia College of Art in 1986 with a BFA in Illustration. She focused her professional career in graphic design and worked in the apparel industry for 20 years, specializing in desktop publishing, fashion and technical illustrations. In 2006 Mindy left the workplace to stay home with her daughter who was born the following yea.
After some time, while she was also taking on freelancing and non-profit projects, she began looking for a purely creative outlet. She explored different mediums and discovered a strong interest in pastels, allowing her to find the way back to her love for fine arts.
Mindy resids in Bucks County, PA with her husband and daughter.
Leon Clemmer - Leon is the author of numerous articles for the York Road Historical Society, One God 16 Homes (with Rabbi Simeon Masin),History of Horsham Township, The Steele Idea, and many more.
Leon has been President of the Huntingdon Valley Kennel Club, the York Road Historical Society, and the Carpenters Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, the Young Engineers at the former Engineers Club of Philadelphia, served on the Board of Directors of the Union League of Philadelphia, the AIA of Philadelphia, and PSA of Pennsylvania. He was the Vice Chairman of the Abington Township Planning Commission, Secretary of the AIA of Philadelphia, and of his Class of 1951 from the University of Pennsylvania. His building designs have won many design awards.
Leon has studied watercolors under Howard Watson and many other artists.
Deanna Finch Cohen - is a resident of Southampton, Pa. She took classes at the Museum School of Art in Philadelphia. She studied painting in oil and watercolor with local artists and studied pastel with South Jersey artist Stan Sperlak. She also attended workshops and group classes. She enjoys entering and selling in many local art shows.
Barbara Kuzmick Cook - began her fine arts career in the 1970’s while living in New Jersey and raising four children. In 1976, Governor Thomas Kean presented her with first prize in the prestigious Central New Jersey juried art competition for her watercolor, “Winter Wonderland”. She also exhibited in galleries of large corporations, including IBM and Squibb Pharmaceuticals (now Bristol-Meyers-Squibb); her private clients included Squibb’s CEO.
After her children were grown, Barbara moved to the world of advertising and design, where she was an Art Director for Gillespie Advertising (now MSM Gillespie), the largest ad agency in Central New Jersey. Subsequently, after moving to Bucks County, she was a founding partner of BAC Graphics and Fine Arts. Clients included James A. Michener Art Museum and Pearl S. Buck Foundation.
Today she has returned full-time to fine arts with watercolors as her special love. She is very thankful and honored that she is an artist. Barbara is very excited to be able to put on paper how she sees the world. She loves the past/present and wants to preserve it for her grandchildren and their children to come. Fascinated with old barns, mills and historical homes, this is where she has focused much of her time. Pennsylvania countryside intrigues her and provides her with much of her painting subjects.
Florals-there are endless possibilities: colors, texture, beauty and more.
Barbara enjoys mixing traditional techniques to create mood, color, feeling and depth. Her favorite subjects are flowers, Bucks County and surrounding landscapes
She has won the following awards: First prize: Central New Jersey Juried Art Competition, Second prize: Garden State Expo Center, People’s Choice Award: Doylestown Art League Juried 50th Exhibition, Honorable Mention: Doylestown Art League Juried 51st Exhibition.
She has participated in the following major group exhibitions: Raritan Valley Art Museum , Raritan, NJ; Eye for and Eye Gallery, Princeton, NJ; IBM Corporation, Princeton, NJ; Squibb Pharmaceuticals Corporate Headquarters, Lawrenceville, NJ; Hopewell Art Gallery, Hopewell, NJ; Doylestown Art League 50th Annual Juried Exhibition, Doylestown, PA; CLR Art Show, Delaware Valley College, New Britain, PA.
She is affiliated with Doylestown Art League and Michener Museum and received her degree in Advertising and Design from Mercer Community College. She has taken many art workshops.
Joan Feiss - When the Naval Air Center in Warminster, PA closed in 1996 Joan found herself out of a job at the age of 63. Having always loved to paint and having had training as a young girl, she decided to apply for a retraining grant, went back to school and graduated with a fine arts degree. Returning to school in her later years has brought many blessings to Joan and enriched her life greatly.
Today, Joan has a wonderful life as an artist and teacher of watercolor, pastel, oil, drawing, and color theory. Her work is widely shownin juried as well as member shows. Many of her paintings have won awards. She is associated with the Canal Gallery in Washington Crossing, PA.
Each painting Joan does excites her greatly as she continues to explore painting in all areas. Her life as an artist and a teacher is full and rewarding and has brought her true happiness.
Felicia Foster - Montgomery County watercolor artist, Felicia Foster, is a versatile and talented artist whose feeling for her subject matter is clearly evident in her still life and landscape paintings. Felicia paints realistically, emphasizing texture and detail. Most of her paintings are done on location, although photos are used on ocassion. Bucks County and Montgomery County area historical sites offer an unlimited source of inspiration, as well as vacation trips to New England and the rugged coast of Maine.
Felicia has studied for many years with numerous noted fine artists. She is the recipient of many awards and her paintings are in many private collections.
Felicia's work has been represented by The Village Barn (Furlong), Posters and Prints (Peddlers Village), and Harbor Square Gallery (Stone Harbor, NJ).
Ruth Hunter - began her professional career as a fashion illustrator. She started painting watercolors about 8 years ago and is constantly intrigued to see what happens on the paper.
Ruth studied watercolor with Kass Freeman at Oreland Art Center; with Janice Edelman at Woodmere Art Museum; print-making with Mildred Dillon also at Woodmere; oil painting with Catherine Steele Reninger; and is a graduate of the Museum School of Art (now University of the Arts) with a major in Fashion Illustration.
She has exhibited at the Perkiomen Valley Arts Center, Woodmere Art Museum, Louisa Melrose Gallery, Oreland Art Center, North Penn Art Alliance, The Frame Cellar (Spring House), Phillips Mill (New Hope), and others.Ruth's work has won awards at the Greater Norristown Art League Open Show, the North Penn Art Alliance Members Show, the Perkiomen Valley Art Center Members Show, the Oreland Art Center Members Show, Louisa Melrose Gallery, and the Greater Norristown Art League.
Thomas Linker - Thomas Linker a widely recognized artist in the Northeast and a native of eastern Pennsylvania. Linker's deep love for the sea and rural scenery of the eastern seaboard are clearly reflected in his work. Linker's realism is tempered by a romantic sentiment, which produces a style of art that is particularly suited to scenes of sunsets, rustic houses, rolling landscapes and stunning beachscapes. Linker's work is exceptionally versatile. He can paint with a wonderful sense of realism, or if he desires, a colorful impressionistic free flowing pallet knife rendering. An occasional pastel painting may suit his fancy also.
Born in 1936, his attention to detail is a reflection of a successful career as a mechanical engineering, project designer. However, his first love has always been art. Thomas is a self-taught artist with some formal training at the Fleisher Memorial School in Philadelphia. Early in his career, he was trained on the job as a commercial artist. He continued to practice and refine his art during that time and excelled as a part-time free-lance illustrator for several years.
He has won many awards and his work is now in many prestigious collections including those of: Jane Seymore, Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones, Andy Griffith, Robert Conrad, Lloyd Bridges, President George Bush, President Ronald Reagan, Governor Thomas H. Kean, Senator John D. Rockefeller, Governor Richard F.Celeste, Governor Michael S.Dukakis, Ginger Rogers, and Betty White.
Mary Kay Nicolo - Although long enjoying and exploring colors and textures in needle crafts, particularly in knitting, she did not venture into painting until 2002 when she enrolled in a watercolor course offered at the local park and conducted by local artist Joan Feiss who has become a friend and mentor. From watercolors she has branched into oils, both of which media offer the opportunity to investigate color and textures. She graduated with a BA in Earth Science in June 1979. She is currently employed by the Department of the Navy and resides in Southampton, PA.
Barbara Ostrander - a professional artist and teacher in a variety of art media, attended Skidmore College and is a graduate of the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She received the Whitney Publication Award for her outstanding artistic ability. Under the Redwood F. Warner award she did advanced study in the field of textiles at Moore College of Art.
Barbara has been active with the Oreland Art Center as President, Vice President and in the last several years, Exhibition Chairman.
For many years, Barbara has designed, manufactured, and taught Stained Glass. Her creations have been sold throughout the United States. After a successful career with Stained Glass, she turned her creative talents to water color.
Being a native Philalphian with interest in architectural drawing and design, she has painted many landmarks such as Boat House Row, City Hall, the Art Museum and Manayunk. Her love for the shore, New Jersey and Rockport, Maine, has inspired her seascapes and boat paintings. Her paintings are rich in color, bold in design, and strong in values.
Barbara is a signature member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, and a consistent award winner in the Member and Open Juried Shows of the Oreland Art Centers since 1982. She has received several awards in the Avalon, NJ Art Show, including the centenial celebration award; first prize for excellence in watercolor in the Ocean City NJ boardwalk show in 2000. One of her paintings has been selected for the permanent collection of the Avalon Borough Hall; and has several paintings on display in the permanent collection of the Lansdale Borough Hall.
Barbara's artwork was selected by the Philadelphia City Hall Art Advisory Council to celebrate the City Hall centennial. Four of her paintings were on display in City Hall during 2001. One of Barbara's paintings "Summer in the City" was selected for the New Jersey Cape Tourist poster for the year 2001. Many of her shore prints are for sale in South Jersey stores and galleries.
She has exhibited at: Moore College of Art Juried Show, Federal Reserve Bank, American College, The Art Institute of Philadelpia, Oreland Art Center, Abington Art Center Juried Show, Philadelphia Watercolor Club Juried Show, Doylestown Art League Juried Show, Philips Mill Juried Show, Sketch Club Juried Show, Gwynedd Mercy, Lansdale Festival of the Arts, Germantown Academy Permanent Collection, and others.
Bruce Prentice - started by painting wildlife which led eventually to painting hunting dogs. The dog paintings proved tobe very popular, and have led to commission work of customer's pets.
Barbara Rilling - is a long time student of Bucks County artist Joan Feiss. Her paintings have been included in exhibits in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
She attends art classes at the Hicks School of Art and is passionate about using the language of paint to express the beauty of objects.
Carol Riskohas been painting in various media for many years. Currently, her time is devoted to painting in watercolor, ink, pencil or creative combinations of these media. Watercolor monoprints are also included in her work. Carol’s work shows attention to detail and is realistic in style. In addition to still-life paintings, she uses many historical Pennsylvania locations for subject matter. She has made limited edition prints of some of her work.
Pat Stayt At the age of 18 Pat's mother gave her an oil paint set because Pat took a terrible fall from a jump horse and broke her arm so badly it took 8 months to heal. During that time Pat became proficient in oils, but had to give it up later while raising her children. She restarted her painting after the kids flew the coop; taking evening classes at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Pat has been in many show around the Philadelphia area and the Jersey shore.
Jean Stevens Jeanne is a long time resident of Southampton, PA along with her husband. She is employed full time and enjoys painting in her spare time. She has taken lessons for several years in both private and group settings. Her interests are painting landscapes and still lifes in oil.
Barbara Surick Barbara Surick is an award winning artist from Hatboro, PA who has sketched and painted from childhood,and is well known locally for her watercolors of Hatboro. Originally working in oil and pastel, she was forced to learn watercolor while undergoing an alternative treatment for cancer.
During the summer, along with her grandson, she teaches an art camp for children 6-12 through Horsham Township. She also continues painting private home portraits, along with people, animals, landscapes and flowers. She also recently judged an art show for the Bux-Mont Art League.