Hudson/Marlborough – The Annual Juried Art Exhibit held by the Arts Alliance at the Citizens Bank, 17 Pope St., Hudson, features the work of 43 area artists from 15 area towns. The artwork was placed in four categories for judging. Jurors for the exhibit were Deborah Fairbanks of Marlborough's White Rabbit Studio and the associated business at Renaissance Lofts, The Coffee Connection, and Sue Slepitz, former member of the Arts Alliance Board o Directors who is on the teaching staff at the Worcester Art Museum School.
Winners selected in the Oil Stick/Oil Painting category were Ernest Stonebraker in First Place with his painting “Note and a Bottle” and Susanna Cerni –Price in both Second and Third Place with her works “Winter” and “Limoncello.” In the Watercolor and Acrylic Painting category, First Place is awarded to Amy Moran with her painting “Reliable.” Second Place was given to Marilyn Hanlon with her entry “Great Blue” and Third Place went to Bernardine Power for “Purple Passion.”
In the Photography category, First Place is awarded to David Phoenix for his work “Aromatics.” In Second Place was “Union Station #2” by Richard Tranfaglia and in Third Place was “Koty – A Happy Dog” by John Sklenak. An Honorable Mention was also noted for Kris Grabek's photograph, “Twins.” All other mediums, including Drawing, Printmaking, mixed media and 3-D work, were included in the final category. Placing first with her untitled charcoal drawing was Cynthia Rodday, while, in Second Place, was Brunhilde Luken with her watercolor and egg tempera painting, “More Than Tulips” and in Third Place was Gerry Jackson-Kerdok with her mixed: graphite, watercolor and gouache picture, “Pods.”
The exhibit continues through Nov. 4 and can be viewed during the bank's regular hours of Mondays through Wednesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Most of the artwork in the exhibit is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds from each sale going directly to the Arts Alliance to help support events such as this.
The Arts Alliance has six exhibits scheduled for this season to bring the Visual Arts directly to the community. Register by Nov. 3 to enter the next exhibit, the Photography Exhibit, which is held in conjunction with the Assabet Valley Camera Club. The Arts Alliance is a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to the community in the greater Hudson and Marlborough area. To learn more about the Arts Alliance, call 1-978-562-1646 or visit www.upwitharts.org.