Awards presented for Regional Survey of Art show

Over 80 pieces of art

THE EXHIBIT RUNS JANUARY 13 – FEBRUARY 18, 2023
On Friday, Jan. 20, Philip Atilano, TNPS executive director, presented the awards for this year’s 18th Regional Survey of Art exhibition during the artists’ reception. Heather Shore, a professional artist, and art educator, served as the guest judge for this exhibition.

The show is sponsored by RiverWorks Coworking of Dixon, IL.

Regional Art Survey award recipients

Best in Show | “Yellow Hi-flyer” by Craig Carpenter of Oregon, IL | Watercolor

First Place | “The Sands of Time” by Greg Lamont |  Acrylic

Second Place | “Proteus” by Les Allen of Dixon, IL | Photography

Third Place | “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Rosalie Koldan of Amboy, IL | Diorama

Honorable Mention| “Clouds Over the Lake” by Paula Kuehl | Pastel

Honorable Mention| “Strength from Struggle” by Matt Jagitsch of Sterling, IL | White Pencil

Honorable Mention| “Luminescence” by Whitley Cuevas of Sterling, IL | Mixed Media

Farms and Barns Awards Announced

Over 90 pieces of art

THE EXHIBIT RUNS SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 22, 2022
On Friday, September 16, Philip Atilano, TNPS executive director, presented the awards for this year’s Farms and Barns Exhibition during the artists’ reception. Jayne Rose, VP of Marketing of the Blackhawk Waterways CVB, a TNPS board of directors member, and a professional artist, served as the guest judge for this exhibition.

Farms & Barns award recipients

Best in Show | “The Siefred Farm” by Robert Krajecki of Elgin, IL. | Watercolor

First Place | “Country Winter” by Kat Heitzman of Freeport, IL |  Oil

Second Place | “3 Mile Road Series, Dusk” by Laura Reddy of Chadwick, IL | Oil

Third Place | “Looking Through” by Letha Catalina of Dixon, IL | Photography

Honorable Mention| “John Deeres” by Timothy Vail of NY, NY | Pen & Ink

Honorable Mention| “The Barn that Angels Built” by Janet Haugen Cederland of Union, IL | Watercolor

Honorable Mention| “Evening Light & Shadows” by Robert Holmes of Millington, IL | Watercolor

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