2018 Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes Show judged by Sylvia Shanahan!

Judge Sylvia Shanahan

Judge Sylvia Shanahan

Our annual Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes show was judged this year by Largo artist Sylvia Shanahan, whose work can be seen at at Woodfield Fine Art in St. Petersburg, FL Dunedin Fine Art Center Gift Shop and her studio in Dunedin, FL to name a few. Her affiliations include The Akron Society of Artists, Creative Artists Guild, Beach Art Center, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, The Morean Art Center and The Institute of Creative Arts where she teaches oil painting, colored pencil and private classes.  

"This show was judged initially with a point system that rated each piece from 0-10 in three categories: A) Mastery of Medium B) Presentation C) Wow Factor. Each was tallied and then pieces with the highest composite scores were looked at, looked at again and prizes were selected at that point. Thank you for asking me to judge your show and seeing your wonderful artwork.”

Come on out to the Old Hyde Park Art Center to check out this show about Landscapes in all its forms from plein heir to abstraction! We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12-3PM (Closed Mondays)

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First Place:

"California Courtyard" by Joanna Karpay (Pastel)

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2nd Place:

"Bend in the Withalacoochee" by David Fitzgerald (Oil)

Without further ado the winners....

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Third Place: "Chassahowitzka # 5" by Donna Morrison (Watercolor)

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Honorable Mention: "Enchanted Forest" by Leigh Bohne (Digital)

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Honorable Mention: "Early Morning Rain” by Diane Radel (Acrylic)


Honorable Mention: "Waves # 1" by Marie Rice (Oil)


Only in Florida Show judged by Tim Gibbons!

Only in Florida Show is our first Florida themed show. Diverse landscapes, palm trees, flamingos, oranges and more. If its in Florida, it is in this all media show! It was judged by Tampa artist Tim Gibbons known for his Funky as a Monkey Art Studio that presents his and other local artists in shows at Pinellas Ale Works and Hidden Springs Ale Works. Tim has taught art at many local centers including Hyde Park Art Studio for 28 years and The Life Enrichment Center for 20 years to name a couple. Here's Tim's sum up of our show:

 “This show "Only in Florida"  has a cool Florida vitality and fun professionalism. A strong presence that exudes a coherent force of color, form and imagination. A wonderful show for all to see and absorb. It lets Florida shine."

Come on out to the Old Hyde Park Art Center to check out this show about our Sunshine State! We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12-3PM (Closed Mondays) There will be an award reception at our membership meeting on Thursday August 9th at 7PM with a demo by Ashley Cassens to follow. Need not be a member to come and check us out.  

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First Place: 


"It's a box" by Doug Sutherland (Oil)



"A wonderful use of color."

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Honorable Mention: "Panhandle Pines" by Joanna Karpay (Pastels) 


"Florida's Panhandle, great colors."

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2nd Place:


"First Run" by Rick Waldbart (Metal Sculpture)



"A fun 3-D piece."

Without further ado the winners....

All of Tim's feedback about the winners is with each image. 

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Honorable Mention: "Collapse" by Leigh Bohne (Oil)


"Florida swamp, yes."

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Third Place: "Futch's Pride" by Jack Yontz (Wood) 



"Florida in a BOX, wow."


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Honorable Mention: "Gulf Showers" by Donna Morrison (Watercolor) 


"Rainy Florida watercolor"