Word of Art 3 was an exceptional event!
The WoA3 exhibition and book release reception, held Friday, March 10, 2017, at Burpee Museum of Natural History showcased the Word and Art talents of forty-one collaborators to an audience of well over two hundred people visiting from five states across the Midwest. Burpee Museum of Natural History was a phenomenal venue and working with Dennis Harezlak and Lily Pocs was wonderful. The 56 pieces of printed Word and painted, collaged, ceramic, photographic, framed, dimensional, bright, dark, elaborate, simple, touching, unique Art were displayed beautifully thanks to Kristin Oakley, Debbie Deutsch, Kathy Baker, Kathleen Weber, and Lynda Johnson. The accompanying book was elegantly designed by Jean Oberg. The room allowed enough tables and chairs for all attendees to sit comfortably and view the Author/Artist program with ease. Kathleen Tresemer did a phenomenal job as host and both the Word Judge, John Bradley, and Art Judge, Roni Golan, were in attendance to announce their winning selections. The food provided by Kristin Oakley, Christina Lamphere, and myself, was plentiful, colorful, and delicious. The evening was captured by photographers Caitlin Podemski, Nate Iverson, and Krystle Tyler. Nicole Frazer and the Jefferson High School student volunteers assisted throughout the evening and were superstars come clean-up time. In Print board members, Lisa Roettger, Ted Iverson, and Margie Seger, offered two tables for introductions, information, and sales.
Congratulations to those Wordists and Artists who received recognition at the Word of Art 3 reception!
Thank you Word Judge John Bradley for your selections.
Honorable Mention: “Leaving Las Vegas” by Susan Chisholm
Honorable Mention: “The Return of the 17-Year Locusts” by Della R. Leavitt
Honorable Mention: “Milkweeds” by Lolita Ditzler
First Place: “Nothing But Time” by Kathleen Manning Weber
Thank you Art Judge Roni Golan for your selections.
Honorable Mention: “Moments of Change” by Linda Thornton Peterson
Honorable Mention: “On Leaving” by Kellene M. Simler
Honorable Mention: “Rocking Horse Relic” by Terry Werntz
First Place: “Crystal Droplets” by Pamela Parkinson
Thank you to the many attendees who took the time to vote for Best Collaboration.
People’s Choice Award:
Honorable Mention: “Rocking Horse Relic” words by Lindsey Anderson, art by Terry Werntz
Honorable Mention: “Treasure” words by Kaitlyn Tibbets, art by Debbie Winnekins Deutsch
Honorable Mention: “Waiting for my Granddaughter” words by Linda Melville, art by Deborah Ann Lucas
First Place: “Puzzle Pieces” by Kaitlyn Tibbetts, art by Amy Banks