AVA Gallery and Art Center’s Nineteenth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition


June 29 – August 3, 2012

Juror: Janie Cohen, Director, Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington

The Juror’s Recognition Awards were given to Duncan Johnson of Hartford, VT for his work in reclaimed wood and mixed-media, “Nightshade”; to Phil Lonergan of Campton, NH for his steel sculpture, “Kitchen Triptych”; and to Laurie Sverdlove of Randolph, VT for her oil painting, “Quick Now, Here Now, Always.” The three award winners received cash prizes made possible by Ledyard National Bank’s sponsorship of this exhibition.

Cohen also gave Honorable Mention awards to three artists “working figuratively in vastly different ways.”  These awards were given to Harry Bernard of Walpole, NH for his mixed-media painting, “Was Here 12.2”; to Lisa Rae Spahl of Henniker, NH for her stitching on fabric, “Stumped in Thought”; and to Seano Whitecloud of Fairlee, VT for his video, “The Shape of Being: Universal Body.”

This year’s inaugural recipient of the Annual Cornelia M. Rahmelow Photography Prize was M.L. Gitchel of Piermont, NH for her black and white photograph, “The Captain and Marion.”

Click here to read Janie Cohen’s juror’s statement.


Sponsored by Ledyard National Bank