Congratulations to WCA/NH members Patti Schappler who won 1st Prize for City of Taras, to Adele Sanborn who won 2nd prize for Woman, and to Lucy Mueller who won 3rd prize for Family Secrets in the Narratives: A Woman’s Point of View exhibition!!!

Patricia, Schappler, City of Taras, Collage, 48”x 48”,

Patricia Schappler, City of Taras, Collage, 48”x 48”, When I began this painting, my mother who was a traveler, had recently passed. Through her, my thoughts circled around women and stories, the richness of cultures, and the hope for new life found within religions. Mixing Christianity, 1001 Nights, Wayang, and the curios of memory and time, the women were painted and assembled as the Green and White Taras of compassion and regeneration.

Adele, Sanborn, Woman, Encaustic with photos and calligraphy, 12”x 20”

Adele Sanborn, Woman, encaustic with photos and calligraphy, 12”x 20”, A hand lettered book that you can pull out and read a Marilyn Monroe quote.

Lucy, Mueller, Family Secrets, 3D collage of the artist's etchings, relief, screen, monotype and collagraph prints plus found objects, 27.5” x 35”, Three generations illustrating outspoken and unspoken family rules.

Lucy Mueller, Family Secrets, 3D collage of the artist’s etchings, relief, screen, monotype and collagraph prints plus found objects, 27.5” x 35”, Three generations illustrating outspoken and unspoken family rules.

Many thanks to our Juror, Cynthia Cutting, for selecting our winners. Cutting is the Director of the Museum of the White Mountains. She is a teaching eco-artist, who has worked to balance her studio practice with a passion for arts education, arts programming, and collaborations that create communities through the arts. With a background in combining work as a classroom art teacher, arts presenter, arts/education consultant, and traveling artist in residence, Cynthia enjoys the opportunity to work with a wide range of communities and audiences using different creative approaches to promote the overarching concept that the arts are essential to education and to the quality of life here in New Hampshire.

Cynthia is a NH State Council on the Arts- Arts in Education Roster Artist, a member of the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, New England Consortium of Artist Professionals, New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition, and the Women’s Caucus for Art NH. She has a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College, and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College.