2017 National Prize Show


Juried by Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum | Exhibition Dates May 18 – June 23, 2017
Artist Talk June 1st from 12-2pm at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery

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Congratulations to our Award Winners
Best in Show, Ann Strassman


First Place, Silvi Naci
Second Place: Malcolm Davis
Juror’s Choice: Emily Brodrick, Peter Cohen & Tom Diaz


About our Juror: Prior joining the Fitchburg Art Museum, Nick Capasso was Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, where he helped to reposition that institution to identify and forefront its unique asset, the Sculpture Park. Capasso worked for over 22 years at deCordova, where he oversaw a permanent collection of 3,500 objects, gallery exhibitions, and the outdoor sculpture park. He was also a member of the museum’s senior management team and served as deCordova’s Acting Director in 2007-2008. Capasso holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Geography from Clark University in Worcester, MA, as well as a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He attended the prestigious Getty Museum Leadership Institute in 2011.

Click here to watch an interview of Nick Capasso at the Fitchburg Art Museum.
Click here to watch First Place Winner, Silvi Naci Video Work
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Exhibition Logistics for Accepted Artists, click here!

Ahren Ahrenholz #6 -2008-2 Wood, fabric, metal, paint. 20″ X 20″ X 14 1/2″ $12,000
Louise Arnold Coming into the Country Oil on Canvas 18×36″ $1,800
Deirdre Barrett Totem Digitall Manipulated Photograph 72×12″ SOLD
Michele Fandel Bonner Silver Anniversary Tea Labels and Papier Mache 22″ Sphere $2,000
Emily Brodrick Cactus Star Knitted Acrylic and Wool Yarns, Polyfill 60x60x12″ $2,200
Mary Ann Bushweller Palimpsest Digital Image 9×13″ $400
Marc Clamage Maxine Oil 18×24″ $1,000
Peter Cohen Praying Pink Man Painted, Welded Steel 24×18.5×64″ $3,600
Dawn Colsia Children of the Revolution Archival Digital Image 16×20″ $450
Barb Cone sgraffito no.2 encaustic/ink/graphite on paper mounted on panel 36×36′” $4,800
Warren Croce Fear Of Emptiness Acrylic, oil stick, and graphite on canvas 77×52″ $4,000
Malcolm Davis Sierra Nevada Railroad, Post 1996 Latex on Hardboard 40×46″ $9,500
Donna DeLone Delone1 Digital Inkjet Print 12×12″ $300
Tom Diaz The Very Large Array Digital Photograph 18×24″ $395
John Doyle na ba (cows) Oil 46×24″ $2,000
James Dye The Pillars of Leviathan Dip pen and India ink on Bristol board 19 x 24 6400
David Fallon Letter Box Ink, Acrylic Paint on Wood 16x18x2″ $800
Helga Felleisen Ravel Found Chair, Hand-Cut Vellum, Colored Pencil Variable $2,500
Tanya Fletcher BlueTorso_II Oil, Silver Leaf on Birch Under Textured Glass 21×17″ $2,500
Kathleen Florance Tango #60 Relief Ink, Litho Crayon on Lupo 34×28″ $1,800
Remmi Franklin North Shore Fly By Mixed Media 20×40″ $4,000
Kathryn Geismar 5 Shapes, 2 Values, 4 Quartets (light) Mixed Media on Paper 35×30″ $950
Susan Gilbert Rootin Tootin Beth Mixed Media 27×23″ $1,500
Ania Gilmore Knowledge Inc. Altered book: 1847 Webster’s Dictionary, thread. 20×11″ NFS
Conny Goelz-Schmitt Media Temple Vintage Book Parts, Vintage Wood Legs 15x12x9.5′ $1,200
Betsy Gould Weaving Series: Cloud I Monoprint 20×16″ $1,500
Rachel Hammerman Rungless Ladders Ink on Paper 9×12″ $650
Kay Hartung Bio Shadows I Encaustic and Mixed Media 20×20″ $1,000
Robert Hesse Unquiet City XXIII manipulated photo, pigment on rag, matte laminate 18×24″ SOLD
Kate Holcomb Hale honey, syrup, tomato paper, charcoal, acrylic paint and vinyl 109x67x26″ $3,500
Alison Horvitz la macina 7 acrylic on board 12×12″ $800
Wilson Hunt Jr Partners Acrylic Gouache on Yupo 26×35″ $1,850
Leslie Jardine Pinwheels Photography 20×16″ $300
Debra Jayne After the Walker Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 30×40″ $3,500
Jim Kociuba Quaking Aspen Acrylic on Canvas 24×24″ $1,800
Mirela Kulovic Object Candle Wax and Pencils 11×11″ NFS
Elizabeth LaBarge Teumessian Fox, 2013 Charcoal, soft pastel and silver pencil on paper 51×65″ SOLD
Erica Licea-Kane In Between #1 fabric, acrylic pigment, acrylic medium 20×20″ $2,500
Robin MacDonald-Foley Patterns in Nature #3 Archival Inkjet Print 13×25″ $750
David Magdalenski IMG_3236 Acrylic on MDF Board 32×51″ $4,500
Yair Melamed Relaxing in Heaven Pigmented Acrhival Print 21×27″ $350
Gloria Merritt Bio Identity Digital Painting on Canvas 40×50″ $3,800
Alyssa Minahan Positive/Negative I Acrhival Pigment Print 20×25″ $675
Silvi Naci ONE [Furen] Video, 2min 44sec Video $500
William Nourse Glacier View Photography 28.6×17.5″ $400
Steve Novick Building (Slide) Wood 6.5x15x7″ $1,000
Daniela Pasqualini The Pond Series #5 Mixed Media 36×48″ $950
Jane Paulson My Mandalas Paper 21×20″ $300
Erick Perez Landscape 1 Acrylic on Canvas 28×40″ $1,000
Zoe Perry-Wood Ally, The BAGLY Prom Archival Pigment Print 36×24″ $1,900
Mimi Reilly Guanyin, Goddess of Compassion and Mercy Acrylic on Canvas 67×44″ $3,750
Constance Sawyer csawyer_1 Graphite and Ink Drawing 22×30″ $1,000
Ingrid Scheibler Untitled Acrylic Mixed Media 48×48″ $3,800
Nathan Schneider Amtrak View, NY2 Photography 10×15″ $280
On kyeong Seong Scent of Flower on Breeze I stitchery, fabric and oil on canvas 18×24″ $2,000
Brittany Severance Mom and Dad’s Room archival inkjet print 21×14″ $400
Pip Shepley Reflecting Archival Photography 27.5 x 22.5″ $475
Siri Smedvig Alchemy Sun Mixed Media Paper Collage $400
Sebastian Smith Untitled Plywood, Paint, Threaded Rod 96x96x24″ $500
John Sproul Four Three Acrylic 30×24″ $3,100
Gin Stone Artemis Capricornus hand-dyed longline fishing gear and mixed media 55x43x20″ $9,600
Ann Strassman Happy Birthday to Me Acrylic on Cardboard 67×34″ $6,500
Suzanne Stumpf Diatom Sculpture 6×3.5″ $625
Lorraine Sullivan Celtic Mobile Device Found Objects, Paint, Gold and Silver Leaf 28x16x11″ $6,000
Stephanie Todhunter Trish (Totally Digital) Original Photo Backpaint onto Glass, Spraypaint 22×29″ $1,200
Brenda van der Beek I Oversee Mixed Media on Paper 26×20″ $1,450
Paul Weiner Collectibles Digital Print 20×22″ $1,500
Mike Wright Sailor’s Delight Found Painted Wood and Waterski 53x40x4″ $4,500
Daniel Zeese Deer In Light Red Headdress Taxidermy and Dyed Nylon Textile 18x14x54″ $6,000


2017 National Prize Show

By Cory Shea

92 pages, published 5/22/2017

2017 National Prize Show Presented by the Cambridge Art Association Juried by Nick Capasso Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum