2022 - Spring Art Exhibition & Sale

Our Award Winners

The show runs from April 23rd - May 8th, 2022
at the House of Art, 200 Main St, Monson, MA 01057.


110 pieces of artwork were exhibited, contributed by 81 different artists.

Artwork Pickup 

Saturday 14 May 2022 - 9am - 12 noon

House of Art, 200 Main St. Monson, MA 01057

A Portrait Painting workshop ran a little after the show lead  by 

Debra Dunphy, attended by a number of local artists including some the exhibitors in the current show.

Our Sponsors:

The Art Show Committee are extremely grateful to all our sponsors:


Major Sponsor:

 Monson Savings Bank

Sponsors (in alpha order):

Giclee of New England, Inc HearingLife Karen King Group
Leo S. Walsh Foundation (on behalf of the Sylvia Pyzocha family)
Linda Lastoff  
Mass Cultural Council Moulton Insurance Agency Inc
Real Oldies 1250 AM WARE Roberts & Ludlow Printing
J. Stolar Insurance Agency Inc ● Turley Publications, Inc
The Valley Advocate



Ruth Sanderson • Tempus Fugit

Best of Show

All images are © Copyright of the Artist

Our Award Winners


Best In Show

Sanderson, Ruth • Tempus Fugit • Scratchboard • ID=142 • Rm 3.07

First Prize - Painting

Williams, Lee Anthony • Spring • Water based oil • ID=41 • Rm 4.03

First Prize - Photography

Bova, Kim • Bending Branch - Arching Flower • Photographic print - [Diptych] • ID=230 • Rm 6.08

First Prize - Graphics

Ferro, Ralph • Blowing at the Hornist Nest • Linocut Print • ID=95 • Rm 3.01

First Prize - Multi-Dim.

Smith, Catherine • "Back Pain" Transfusion Series #10 • Fiber with my Photo Images • ID=148 • Rm 5.04

Second Prize - Painting

Dunphy, Debra • Kyle • Oil • ID=167 • Rm 3.10

Second Prize - Photography

Tash, Mary Jeanne • Awash • Photograph • ID=27 • Rm 8.10

Second Prize - Graphics

Duffy, Roger • Isaiah 61:3 • Pen & Ink • ID=232 • Rm 0.05

Second Prize - Multi-Dim.

White, Frank • Feathers on Black • Woodturning, carving, woodburning, • ID=125 • Rm 3.02

President's Award

Rhoades, Scott • Nature Rocks • Acrylic • ID=13 • Rm 4.06

Sylvia Pyzocha - Photography Award

Gingold, Stephen • Winter's Abstract Beauty • Digital Photographic Print • ID=195 • Rm 2.12

Edward & Shirly Lastoff Memorial Prize

Arcotta, Katherine • Emergence III • Ceramic Sculpture • ID=60 • Rm 7.09


Outstanding Monson Artist
Bacchas, Juliet • Born to Die - John 3:16 • Sculpture Clay • ID=267 • Rm 8.12

Committee Choice Award

Gillette, Douglas • Sepia Beech • Silverpoint • ID=156 • Rm 1.06

Emerging Artist Award

Kersell, Mary • From the Summit House • Oil • ID=227 • Rm 3.03

Peoples' Choice Award

Eaton, Maurita • Ishkwii - She stays behind • Oils • ID=55 • Rm 7.02

Honorable Mention

Beall, Tod • Threshold • Metal with reclaimed [recycled] glass and wood • ID=213 • Rm 1.09
Donovan, Joyce • The Couple • Photography • ID=88 • Rm 6.11
Gambaro, Jim • Acorn Sprout • Digital Print Under Acrylic Glass • ID=92 • Rm 6.07
Genest, Eloise • Winds of Change • Acrylics • ID=29 • Rm 3.11
Nelson, Randall • Who Would Kill A Hummingbird • Cherry, Steel & Cast Iron • ID=121 • Rm 4.08
Penna, Deborah • Mexican Bird of Paradise • Colored Pencil • ID=202 • Rm 9.08
Pollock, Ellen • This moment • Oil and cold wax on board • ID=236 • Rm 1.01
St.John, Joe • Hand of Time • Sculpture • ID=145 • Rm 6.06

**   Rm 0.00 refers to the Room.Location of the artwork in the House of Art.
      A floor plan and explanation of the number may be found at the end of the Artwork List found here

Our Jurors
  • Anne Greene
    Anne Greene is a Worcester county based artist who primarily works with a camera. Influenced by a life-long love and respect for our natural world, her subjects are those which have deep meaning for her.
    Having a background in fine arts and working in the museum field allows her to be steadily surrounded by creativity and powerful influences.  Her work has been shown locally, in galleries and restaurants and can also be viewed at t
    hese sites:
    Website: https://annegreenephotography.com • Instagram:  anne_greene_photography Flickr: https://flickr.com/photos/wilmashoka

  • Ron Maggio 
    Ron Maggio recently retired from Springfield College, after teaching for 32 years. He served as Chair of the Visual & Performing Arts Department for 14 years. Ron is an abstract artist who employs formalist elements and compositional principles in his work. 
    He has exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions including the 1976 All-Ohio Painting and Sculpture Biennial at the Dayton Art Institute, receiving the Best of Show and Purchase Award, and the White Water Valley Annual Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Exhibition, juried by John Canaday, former Art Critic for the New York Times. Additionally, he has been in invitational exhibitions at Indiana.  Ron previously served as a juror for the show in 2002.  MAC welcomes his return.

    Website: https://www.ronmaggio.com
  • Shauna Shane 
    A professional painter for more than 40 years,  Shauna works in her FentonRiver Studio and home located in historic Gurleyville, Storrs, CT. Shauna began her career as Resident Artist at Yellowstone National Park. She has since exhibited in international competitions around the country, including Hudson Valley Art Association, Academic Art League, and Renaissance in Pastel. She is a Signature Member of Hudson Valley Art Association, Academic Art League, CT Pastel Society and NorthEast and New England Watercolor Society, and an Elected Artist Member of Lyme Art Association and the CT Plein Air Society.  She has studied at Lyme Academy of Fine Art, University of Connecticut, and Montana State University.
    Website: https://shaunashane.com
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