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'.

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