The Art League of Ocean City announces the winners of the 2020 Corporate Partner Juried Art Show. The Art League received 278 digital entries, and show juror John Mosher selected 103 pieces of art for the exhibition.
Six of the show’s winners are from across Maryland. The “Best in Show” winner of a $200 award in honor of the non-profit’s corporate partners is Darien Henson of Rockville, Md. with his photo, “Still.” The first place winner of $150 is Jeri Greenberg of Leland, NC with her pastel painting, “Moving On.” The second place winner of $100 is Ellen Yahuda of Chevy Chase, Md. for her oil painting, “Clean Up.” The third place winner of $75 is Julie Brown of Arbutus, Md. for her photograph, “Lisa’s Barn.” Honorable mention winners are Linda Daniels of Silver Spring, Md. for her watermedia painting, “The Eyes Have It.” Reeves Dark of Ocean City, Md. for his oil painting, “Aperture.” And Linda Fishman of Columbia, Md. for her colored pencil drawing, “Kalamkari.” The prizes are funded in part by a grant from the Worcester Co. Arts Council.
The physical galleries of the Ocean City Center for the Arts are closed, but the monthly art opening continues online, featuring the winning entries as well as other juried selections. The public is invited to view the video premiere today at 5 p.m. on the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page and at www.ArtLeagueOfOceanCity.org.
The Art League’s April show typically honors their Corporate Partners who actively support the nonprofit, and this virtual exhibition is no exception.
“Our Corporate Partners truly help us keep the arts alive in Ocean City,” Rina Thaler, executive director of the Art League, said. “Just look at what’s happening right now. Their sponsorships are helping us continue to bring art to our community virtually as we all stay in our homes.
“We ask everyone who is inspired by the Art League’s online presence to support these businesses – both those who are essential and open now and the others after they again open their doors. The names of our Corporate Partners are always proudly posted on our website.”
John Mosher, the Art League’s Orem and Harriet Robinson Fellow for Contemporary Art and Engagement for 2020, juried the entries, selecting the best to be “hung” during the digital exhibition, and awarded cash prizes to the winners.
The exhibition will remain posted online until April 30.