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Academy Art Museum Members’ Exhibition Announces 2016 Members’ Exhibition Award Winners

The annual Members’ Exhibition, currently on display at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, features the artwork of 248 Museum members – the largest in the Museum’s history.  The mediums include drawing, painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel), graphics, photography, mixed media, film, jewelry, sculpture and other applications. This year, the Annual Members’ Exhibition was judged by Jack Rasmussen, PhD, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. He previously held executive director positions at di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Maryland Art Place, and Rockville Arts Place. He was the owner and director of Jack Rasmussen Gallery in Washington, DC.

Several awards were given at the exhibition opening, including the following: The 41st Annual Lee Lawrie Award for best in any medium – David G. Plumb for Self Portrait; The 39th Annual Samuel Sands Award for work in any medium depicting sporting activities – Scott Sullivan for Edna Lockwood in Dry Dock; 4th  Annual Best Artwork in the Print Medium (excluding photography) – Alanna Berman, Arriving at Dreamer’s City; 3rd  Annual M. Susan Stewart Award for best collage – Maureen Farrell for US; 6th Annual St. Michaels Art League and Plein Air Painters of the Eastern Shore Award for Best Landscape Painting in Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor – Kevin Garber for Resting; The Academy Clay Award – Carole Cascio for Stillness and Stir; The Tidewater Camera Club Award for Excellence in Photography – George Holzer for Sceptre; and Ben Franklin Crafts AwardsKaren Bearman for Lady Notorious RBG, Bradley Milligan for Pile of Dead Horses, and William Willis for Sailing.

The Exhibition runs through October 9, 2016. The Members’ Exhibition is sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. For further information about the Museum’s exhibitions and programs, visit or call 410-822-2787.