Women art show winners announced

Staff report


The artwork of nine women won recognition in the YWCA of Youngstown’s 32nd annual Women Artists: A Celebration! show.

The show features 146 pieces of art by 68 artists. The pieces are original artwork including paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, fiber works and ceramics.

The free exhibit is open from noon to 4 p.m. through July 18. Other events will take place in conjunction with the show.

Brenda Myers-Cohen, a Girard-based freelance artist, will conduct a collage workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Advance registration and a $10 materials fee are required. Also, a free keyboard and vocal performance by Rayna Brooks will take place from noon to 1 p.m. July 17.

The juror for the show, Edie Davidson, chose the honorees, who received their awards June 21. The prize money totaled $1,400. Davidson is art department leader/art teacher at Boardman High School and art department adjunct professor at Youngstown State University.

The winners follow:

Marie Dippolito of Warren: Margaret Evans Memorial Award, “Preparing for the Parade,” acrylic

Cheryl Eddie Deibel of Canfield: Women’s Art Committee Award, “Op Art Posie,” textile

Marianne Whitehouse of Youngstown: Women’s Art Committee Award, “Rain Vessel,” mixed media

Gail Trunick of Burghill: YWCA Award, “Girl in Search,” mixed media

Rochelle Krok of Warren: Artists of the Mahoning Commons Award, “Bluebird of Happiness,” glass

Susan Russo of Hubbard: Suzanne Cinelli Watercolor Award, “Tuscan Fields,” watercolor

Lotte Herwig-Erhardt of New Wilmington, Pa.: Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society Watermedia Award, “3 Boats,” watercolor/collage

Rachel Griffin of Sandy Lake, Pa.: $100 Eileen D. Scragg Memorial Award, “Contemplation,” oil

Lindsay Koontz of Austintown: $100 Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Club Award, “Endless Inner Chatter,” plexiglas, wood, resin

Proceeds from the art show benefit YWCA housing programs. Major sponsors of the show are Home Savings Charitable Foundation and the Frank and Pearl E. Gelbman Foundation.

For information call the YWCA of Youngstown at 330-746-6361.

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