WMAS 2016 Awards

  • Helen Sheridan Memorial Grand Prize ($1,000): Sue Hale, for the body of work in the exhibition: Renascentia/Rebirth, Finn and Merino wool (traditional wet felting using multiple resists); Healing Hand, Merino wool (traditional wet felting with mosaic & embroidered embellishments); Dendrite/Connections, Finn and Merino wool, wire armature; traditional wet felting with multiple resists and shibori
  • Second Prize ($500): Linda Rzoska, Treetop, graphite, oil pastel, tusche, digital print, and encaustic
  • Third Prize ($400): Tom Zaroff, Corpulent Distortion, concrete
  • Fourth Prize ($300): Ann E. Soukup, Measured Mass No. 1, Raku-fired stoneware
  • Fifth Prize ($200): Robert Shimmin, The Famous Mr. Spooky Wig Head, photogravure
  • Kalamazoo Knitting Guild Award for Fiber ($100): Jacqueline Skarritt, One Hundred and Ten Degrees: The 2015 Temperature Quilt, fabric hand-dyed and quilted by artist
  • Ninth Wave Studio Award for Ingenuity in Mixed Media or Intermedia ($200): Barbara Thiery Buysse, Relic Tree, oil paint and found objects on cloth
  • Kalmazoo Log Cabin Quilters' Art Quilt Award ($200): Nina Feirer & Patrick Whalen, Sometimes You're the Goat, Sometimes You're the Tiger, cotton, silk, and sateen
  • Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo Award for Fiber ($200): Gretchen Huggett, Striations #2, linen, silk, indigo-dyed paper; woven, stitched, overdyed in indigo
  • Signature Artists Cooperative Award ($250): Scott Whitworth, Holding Room in Former "Security Prison 21" of the Khmer Rouge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, archival inkjet print
  • West Michigan Potters Guild Eleanore Smith Memorial Award for Ceramics ($250): Edward Harkness, Ramble, stoneware
  • The Martin Maddox Prize for Imaginative Realism ($350): Tatsuki Hakoyama, Rhythm of Light, oil on canvas
  • Ward H. and Cora E. Nay Director's Purchase Prize: Barbara Thiery Buysse, Relic Tree, oil paint and found objects on cloth; and Beth Purdy, Fact: When Tasmanian Devils are Upset their Ears Blush Bright Red, collaged paper, charcoal, and oil on canvas

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo's People's Choice Award ($500) will be announced during July 8 Art Hop.

Sponsors:
Chemical BankMichigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs


Co-Sponsor: Warner Norcross Judd Attorneys at Law

Additional support provided by David Isaacson in memory of his wife, Helen Sheridan.


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Sue Hale, Renascentia/Rebirth, Finn and Merino wool (traditional wet felting using multiple resists)

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