ELLARSLIE OPEN 39

Posted in Artist Opportunities, Exhibits, Featured, Upcoming Exhibits

On view June 25 – October 2, 2022
Over 160 works by 134 artists
Walter Wickiser, Juror
Most artwork in EO39 is available for purchase

Congratulations to these EO39 award-winning artists

Doug Palmer Award for Best in Show – Overall, Carole Doerr Allen, Dark Horse; Storm Approaching
Best in Show – Digital, Tasha Branham, Plants Are Friends
Runner Up – Digital, Madelaine Shellaby, Birds In the House (Cockatoo)
Honorable Mention – Digital, Lorraine Raywood, Lawn, spring
Best in Show – Drawing, Diane Greenberg, Waiting In the Wings
Jerry’s Artarama Award for Runner Up – Drawing, Bill Donnelly, Rippled Reflections
Honorable Mention – Drawing, Linda Rohne, Portrait of Lili
Hunter Research Award for Best in Show – Fiber Art, Caroline Feiveson, Tangled
Runner Up – Fiber Art, Janis Purcell, Garden Delight I
Honorable Mention – Fiber Art, Caroline Feiveson, What If?
David Chiacchio Award for Best in Show – Mixed Media, David Gootnick, Imperial Gates #1
Runner Up – Mixed Media, Renee Kumar, La Primavera
Honorable Mention – Mixed Media, Basia Andrusko, Emu Energy Blast
Mel Leipzig Award for Best in Show – Painting, Kathleen Beausoleil, Summer Haze
Runner Up – Painting, Philip Carroll, Vanitas
Honorable Mention – Painting, Edward Mills, The Four Seasons Outside My Window
Cedar Run Wildlife Center Award for Best in Show – Pastel, Alexandra Pietsch, Betsy Ross
Runner Up – Pastel, Norman Simms, Victoria
Honorable Mention – Pastel, Lisa Kennedy, Inner Light
Diane and Kali Ciccone Award for Best in Show – Photography, Jeffrey Weiser, Patrick MacDonald, Navajo Code Talker
Runner Up – Photography, David W. Timothy, Surrendered
Honorable Mention – Photography, Andres Muñoz, Apetito Nocturna
Rago Award for Best in Show – Printmaking, Marc Schimsky, Secrets in Vienna
Runner Up – Printmaking, Bill Brookover, Grand Collision
Frank Weeden Memorial Award for Best in Show – Sculpture, Michael Pascucci, Warrior (Female)
Runner Up – Sculpture , J. Marion Simmons, Still Waiting
Honorable Mention – Sculpture, Carol Magner, Downward Dog
Garden State Watercolor Society Award – Watercolor, Elizabeth Oberman, Father and Son
In Memory of Robert Sakson – Watercolor, Richard Hoffman, Springtime Across the Delaware River
Honorable Mention – Watercolor, Mark Schreiber, The Family Portrait
Installation Award, Yun Li, Contemplation
Curator’s Award, Ann Thomas, Cosmos at Phillips
President’s Award, Janis Purcell, Garden Delight I


Walter Wickiser, Juror
Walter Wickiser Gallery,
New York City

“If the exhibition offered unlimited space, I would have chosen all artists who entered,” said juror Walter Wickiser of New York City’s Walter Wickiser Gallery. “All had something important to express and were worthy. My choices and awards were no easy task, as I felt for each and every artist and artwork.”

Walter Wickiser Gallery was established in 1992 in Soho, New York. As the son of American artist and art educator Ralph Wickiser, who chaired the graduate Fine Art program at Pratt Institute from 1962-1978, Walter Wickiser was born and raised in the American art world amongst internationally renowned modern artists including Barnett Newman, Phillip Guston, Jacob Lawrence, George McNeil, Stephen Pace and Phillip Pearlstein. Early friendships with the Milton Avery and Yasuo Kuniyoshi families provided a special mentoring and education which proved very beneficial to his career as an art dealer.

Wickiser’s career as an art dealer formally began in 1990 in Soho, NY, when he became the first director of the first gallery to be established in the United States from mainland China. This led to establishing his primary direction as a gallery director to exhibit work by American and Asian-American painters, as well as artists from China, Japan and Korea. It has always been the focus of the Wickiser Gallery to create a visual dialogue between various cultures, and simultaneously reminds us of the ability of art to transcend cultural boundaries.

Since 1993 Wickiser Gallery has worked with the U.S. State Department and Art for Embassies Program. Wickiser’s artists have exhibited in U.S. Embassies in Seoul, Moscow, Manila, Qatar, Bucharest, and Cypress, to name a few. Since 2003 The Wickiser has exhibited at dozens of International Art Fairs including Art Aspen, Art Busan, Art Hamptons, Art Miami, Art on Paper, Art Toronto, Houston Fine Art Fair, LA Art Show, and the Seattle Art Fair.

The Wickiser Gallery has received numerous reviews in ArtNews, Art In America, Art and Antiques, the Washington Post, Tampa Bay Times and many other internationally recognized publications. The Wickiser has had many online reviews in publications such as the. Huffington Post. Work by many of the Wickiser’s artists have been exhibited at American museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Gallery Talk To be announced
Closing Day: October 2

Details subject to change.