Shades of Gray awards announced

Opening night was a hit!

On Feb. 25, 2022, Philip Atilano, TNPS executive director, presented the awards for this year’s Shades of Gray Art Exhibition during the artists’ reception. Jessica Modica, Executive Director of the Freeport Art Museum served as the guest judge for this exhibition.

Shades of Gray award recipients

Best in Show | “Pig Skull, Paella Pan, Corinthian Capital” by Les Allen of Dixon, IL

Les Allen Best of Show

First Place | “Net Force Zero Equals Zero” by Carol Bingham of Sycamore, IL

Carol Bingham 1st place

Second Place | “Self Portrait” by Matt Jagitsch of Sterling, IL

Matt Jagitsch 2nd place

Third Place | “Leicha” by Lorena Malm of Spring Valley, IL

Lorena Malm 3rd place

Honorable Mention| “A Door to the Past” by Stephen Hart of Sterling, IL

stephen hart hm 1

Honorable Mention| “Disruption” by Pamela Hansen of Spring Valley, IL

Pamela Hansen HM 2

Honorable Mention| “Midnight Path” by Kat Heitzman of Freeport, IL

Kat Heitzman HM3

Regional Survey of Art Awards announced

Rock Valley artists celebrated

JAN. 7 – FEB. 12, 2022
The Regional Survey Art Show focuses on the work of area artists and seeks to identify current trends in the Rock River Valley art world. In the past years, this show has garnered over juried 90+ pieces of artwork. The show features 2D and 3D media.

Opening night | artist reception

On Jan. 14, 2022, Philip Atilano, TNPS executive director, presented the awards for this year’s Regional Survey of Art Exhibition during the artists’ reception. Glenn Bodish was the show’s guest judge. Bodish is currently the Associate Professor of Art and the Gallery Director at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois.

Drum roll, please.

Best in Show | “Indiglow” by Dale Tulk

Tulk Best of Show 2022

1st Place | “Due East” by Carol Bingham

1st place Carol Bingham

2nd Place | “Lucky Bird” by Joann Murdock

2nd Joann Murdock

3rd Place | “Stumped” by Mary Rogers

3rd place Mary Rogers

Honorable Mention | “Fox Lady” by David Bingaman

Honorable Mention 1 David Bingaman

Honorable Mention | “Animism” by Les Allen

Honorable Mention 2 Les Allen

Honorable Mention | “Floating” by Jessica Payne

Honorable Mention 3 - Jessica Payne

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