Artist of the Year & Archive - 2014 and 2013
|An opportunity for artists to gather recognition (and award) for participation in the display of up to 2 recent art pieces at the monthly meetings. Artist of the Year is selected by the evening's guest speaker. At year's end, accumulated points determine a cash award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. |
| Haskew Challenge: Originally launched by VFAA co-founder and friend by Suzanne Haskew and carried forward by her husband and major supporter, Harold Haskew (left). VFAA members are invited to bring a themed piece for popular vote of the evening's attendees, and a cash award. |
The 2014 themes are: April: 'Happiness' and September: 'Expectation'.
September 2014 1st- Dean Roger's pencil portrait, 2nd - Michelle Meijer, collage, 3rd - Cindi Rashid, acrylic. Honorable mentions: Jan Key's mixed media and Paul Tibedeau's plein aire landscape
Haskew Challenge Winner: "Expectation": award tied vote: Dean Rogers and Jan Key
August 2014 1st, Dean Roger's pencil sketch, 2nd - Wendy Willihnganz, watercolor, 3rd, Bob Wesley, acrylic.July 2014 1st Susi Thomas, still life, 2nd - Robert Johnson, photo, 3rd and honorable mention- Sandy Ackermann, painting.
June 2014 1st Robert Johnson, photography, 2nd - Sandy Ackerman, painting, 3rd - Dave Justus, pastel.
May 2014 1st - Dean Rogers portrait in pencil, 2nd - Cindy Rashid, watercolor, 3rd - Jan Key, ceramics. Honorable mention to Paul Tibedeau. plein-aire painting.
April 2014 1st - Sandy Ackerman, portrait, 2nd - Janice Dumas, watercolor, 3rd - Linda Onderko, construction-Doll making. Honorable mention to Bob Wesley. painting.
Haskew Challenge Winner: "Happiness"
March 2014 1st - Cindy Rashid, watercolor, 2nd - Barb Weisenberg, watercolor, 3rd - Pat Mobley, acrylic.
February 2014 1st - Bob Wesley, 2nd - Paul Tibedeau, oil, 3rd - Renee Hoag, watercolor.
January 2014 1st - Cindy Rashid, watercolor, 2nd - Laura Conrad, pencil/digital colorr, 3rd - Mary Bajcz, fabric.
....................2013 Artist of the Year Award -1st: Louise Azzoli, 2nd: Bob Wesley, 3rd: Renee Hoag
October 2013 1st - Kathy Fish, pastel portrait, 2nd - Barb Weisenberg, watercolor, 3rd - Bob Wesley, acrylic.
September 2013 1st - Cindy Rashid, charcoal, 2nd - Louise Azzoli, watercolor, 3rd - Renee Hoag, watercolor.
3rd Haskew Challenge, 'Eerie': Gerry Pas (photography) and Candy Brancik (paint/multimedia - Not Shown.)
August 2013 1st - Louise Azzoli, Ink, 2nd - Louise Azzoli, watercolor, 3rd - Renee Hoag, watercolor.
July 2013 1st - Gary Dykstra, 3-D Construction, 2nd - Kathy Fish, etched print, 3rd - Dean Rogers, pencil. Honorable mention to Cindy Rashid, watercolor
June 2013 1st - Bob Wesley, Painting, 2nd - Louise Azzoli, watercolor, 3rd - Cindy Rashid, watercolor.
2nd Haskew Challenge, 'Eccentric': Jan Key (watercolor-acrylic-mixed)
May 2013 1st - Renee Hoag, 2nd - Mary Bajcz, tapestry, 3rd - Kathy Fish, etching
Honorable mention for Dan Persinger, oil
April 2013 1st - Dan Persinger, oil, 2nd - Vera Thornton, oil, 3rd - Candy Brancik, oil.
Honorable mention was also mentioned for Mary Bajcz, tapestry
March 2013 1st - Dean Roger, pencil, 2nd - Candy Brancik (figure) & Vera Thornton (cat), 3rd - Barb Weisenberg (watercolor landscape) & Linda Onderko (cat)
1st Haskew Challenge, 'Eagle-eyed': Pat Mobley (photograph)
February 2013 1st - Barb Weisenberg, watercolor, 2nd - Louise Azzoli, pastel, 3rd - Louise Azzoli, watercolor
January 2013 1st - Dale Alcocer, oil, 2nd - Dan Persinger, oil, 3rd - Louise Azzoli, mixed