Sidetracks Art Gallery co-owners Ricky Godinez and Paul Murphy are pleased to announce the 2014 Artist Awards for their 8th Annual "Naked in New Hope" exhibit.
Best in Show honors have been awarded to painter David Schulz of Middletown, Connecticut, for his oil on panel “When I’m 64.” Five Honorable Mention awards were bestowed on: Ray Felix of Troy, New York, for his Cromira photographic print on Fiji Crystal Archive Paper, “Kyle – Statue”; Steve Flom of Maple Shade, New Jersey, for his limestone sculpture, “Waiting”; Wayne Hibschman of Chalfont, Pennsyania, for his oil on canvas on panel, “Arron”; Dave Hoke of Furlong, Pennsylvania, for his 3-color woodcut, “Dreams”; and Steve Smith of Pennington, New Jersey, for his large pastel on paper, “Live Model June 28th.”
The local Jury Panel for the above awards included Jennifer Miller, Executive Director of Tyler Park Center for the Arts; artist John Huber, owner of Huberific Graphic Design Studio of Doylestown; and Carol Cruickshanks, Executive Director of New Hope Arts.
Sidetracks Awards were given to: Gerard Di Falco of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for his double-plate intaglio, aquatint and dry-point etching, How It All Ends (in Black and Silver); Marsha Karagheusian of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, for her Ceramic Earthenware, Odalisque; and Carolyn Weltman of Manhattan, for her oil and watercolor on paper, The Poet. Jim McGinniss of New Hope received the Malachy Award for his inventive cast rubber sculpture, Naked Condensed Tomato Soup (with a nod to Andy). This is the first Malachy prize awarded since the Sidetracks’ official greeter passed away last Spring. Lansdowne, Pennsylvania’s Krzysztof Bratun’s suite of five Graphite Drawings with Photo Transfer Accents, Saint Sebastian, was awarded the fourth annual Robin Larsen Award, named for the late founder and original guiding spirit of New Hope Arts. The second annual Norma Holt Award was bestowed on Dalissa McEwen-Reeder of Chalfont, Pennsylvania, for her cleverly conceived artist photo. In her, the spirit of the late photographer Norma Holt, a Resident Gallery Artist for seven years, remains alive at Sidetracks.