“Every year for nearly two decades, you have provided the transportation and manpower to transfer Art & Treasures items from storage units to the Gallery,” wrote outgoing Council president Mary Sue Jack in the citation letter. “This has been accomplished without fanfare, recognition or renumeration. You have given the Council so much, thereby helping us accomplish our mission, which is to support and celebrate the Memorial Art Gallery.”
Above: Carter and her husband, Christopher, spoke with artist Albert Paley at the 2010 opening of the exhibition Albert Paley in the 21st Century. Photo by Brandon K. Vick.
Congratulations to Debora McDell-Hernandez, MAG community programmer for the past 15 years, who was honored October 24 by the Rochester City School District. McDell-Hernandez received the Volunteer Education Award as part of the RCSD’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The award cites her accomplishments “designing and implementing educational programs that extend the museum’s mission of connecting people to art, especially in traditionally underserved audiences.”
Congratulations to glass artist Dan Mirer of Corning (work shown), who won Best in Show at the 13th Annual Fine Craft Show and Sale in November 2013. Three other artists received Awards of Excellence: Carol Fugmann of Union Hill, NY (jewelry), Lynn & K. Meta Reintsema of Malta, NY (wearable art), and Sally Jones of Oneonta (fiber).
Ten artists received awards of merit at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. They were chosen from more than 400 other exhibitors at the annual show, which took place September 7 and 8. Congratulations to Eve Botelho of Rochester, fiber; Julie Crosby of Trumansburg, ceramics; Connie Ehindero of Rochester, painting; Lorelei Hamm of Brooklyn, jewelry; Hodaka Hasebe of Pittsford, ceramics (pictured); Steven Lee-Davis of Rochester, printmaking; James M. Miller & Christie Schorf-Miller of Mt. Vision, mixed media; Kevin Schoonover of Geneva, photography; Scott Sober of Scottsville, wood; and Shauna Walsh of DeRuyter.
Six cash awards totaling nearly $4,000 were presented to artists at the July 13 members’ opening of the 64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. Five of the awards were chosen by this year’s juror—Alex Nyerges, director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The sixth, the Alice E. Koret award, was selected by Memorial Art Gallery docents. The winner of the seventh and final award, voted by visitors during the first two weeks of the exhibition, was announced July 30. List of winners