Winning Submissions

Juror's Statement

FIRST PRIZE
Amy Schade
Crescende

SECOND PRIZE
Paul Laincz
I Hear Bessie Singing the Blues

THIRD PRIZE
Birdie Zoltan
Jazz Bones
HONORABLE MENTION
Audrey "Abe" Bordonaro
Improvisation

HONORABLE MENTION
Scott Krenitsky
Saxy Glass

HONORABLE MENTION
Lynn Millar
Finale

HONORABLE MENTION
Amy Schade
Syncopation
 

Photo Gallery

Art of Jazz curator Fran Parzanese welcomes the crowd with Berks Arts Council Executive Director Karen Haver. Event sponsor Gerry Holleran
Winners of The Art of Jazz 2013 with exhibition juror Robert Stickloon. First Prize winner Amy Schade with Gerry Holleran

First Prize
Amy Schade
Crescende

Second Prize winner Paul Laincz

Second Prize
Paul Laincz
I Hear Bessie Singing the Blues

Third Prize winner Birdie Zoltan

Third Prize
Birdie Zoltan
Jazz Bones

Nonroable Mention recipient Scott Krenitsky

Honorable Mention
Scott Krenitsky
Saxy Glass
 

Honorable Mention recipient Lynn Millar
Honorable Mention Recipient Audrey "Abe" Bordanoro The Schmidt Gallery was hoppin'!!
Berks Arts Council Production Manager Gary Spencer got caught on the other side of the camera. Ron Schira (L),  Reading Eagle art reviewer, with Robert Metzger, former Reading Public Museum Director and CEO.
Winner of the People's Choice Award, Scott Krenitsky with his submission Saxy Glass. The Skip Moyer Trio added to the vibe with its  jazz stylings.
A full house for  The Art of Jazz opening reception.

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Juror's Statement

It was a real privilege for me to be invited to jury the Frank Scott Memorial Art Show - The Art of Jazz.  The challenge called upon all my experience as an art instructor at Penn State, a professional, exhibiting artist, and even as a jazz drummer from time to time through out my long life. There was a lot of excellent work in a variety of mediums, but my first impression upon entering the gallery was that the show would not flow properly, that is, there would not be enough “breathing room” for each individual piece if all the work was confined to the available space; therefore, regrettably, I needed to include just those pieces that I appreciated for the manner in which they manifested the artists’ maturity in their attitude toward the creative experience and his or her intellectual and emotional involvement with their chosen medium and subject. I was also looking for the energy inherent in jazz music evident in its visual interpretation.

 

Updated 2/18/14