Thursday, May 17, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Winners Announced at Bryn Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville

Bryan Memorial Gallery announces that James Coe of Hannacroix, NY won its coveted Alden Bryan Medal for Best in Show, for its 2012 Land and Light and Water and Air exhibition.  The awards were juried by David Schutz, Curator of the State of Vermont, with Coe's oil painting September Shoreline (left) winning from an original field of 300 paintings.  Ninety-five paintings were selected for the current exhibit.  Coe won a gold medal and a cash award.

Cash awards were also awarded to Tom Nicholas of Rockport, MA for his oil painting Late Winter Dusk; Third Place was awarded to Elizabeth Nelson of West Glover (below) for her acrylic painting Ocean Light II; and the First Honorable Mention recipient was Gabriel Tempesta of Craftsbury, VT for his milk paint painting  Old Birch on Elmore Mountain.

Additional honorable mention awards went to Mary S. Martin of Dunham, Quebec, Canada for her oil painting Morning on the Lamoille; Susan Bull Riley of Montpelier, VT for her oil painting Coastal Calm; Robert Wiefewick of Freeport Maine for his watercolor Geese Flying, and Craig Pursley of Bath, New Hampshire for his oil painting Sunburst on the Haverhill

The cash awards for Land and Light and Water and Air are made possible by the Mary and Alden Bryan Art Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.  The entries are submitted by artists from all over the US and Canada, although the subject matter must be New England landscape painting. 

Land and Light and Water and Air is on exhibit at Bryan Memorial Gallery through July 8, 2012.  The gallery is open Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4, and by advance appointment at any time.  Bryan Memorial Gallery is located at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Vermont, 802-644-5100,