Stark County Artists Exhibition Awards Announced at Massillon Museum

Stark County Artists Exhibition Awards Announced at Massillon Museum
The Massillon Museum celebrated the opening of its annual Stark County Artists Exhibition on December 1 with a reception for the artists.  Awards were announced:
Best in Show:
Chad Troyer, Naame (Reputation), tapestry weaving, wooden sculpture
2nd Place:
David Jentgen, Entwined, photography
3rd Place: 
David L. Kuntzman, Heritage Series 2022–01, acrylic on canvas
Honorable Mentions:
Diane Belfiglio, Succulent Shadows II, watercolor on paper
Julian Curet, At the Fair, digital photography
Steve Ehret, Villains of Circumstance, oil, acrylic, ink, and coffee
Timothy Londeree, Earth Wave 3, photography
Sharon Frank Mazgaj, Head Fase with Dahlia, colored pencil
Additional Stark Countians whose artwork was accepted in the exhibition are Clare Murray Adams, Rodney Atwood, William M. Bogdan, Chris Borello,  Heather Bullach, Marjorie J. Burkhart, Peter Castillo, Juliana Castro, Therese Cook, Katy Cusano, Kaylee DeWitt, David Dingwell, Laura Donnelly, Libby Bracy Doss, Drew Dudek, Kristine Elefterin, Gerald Fox, Marcie Gill-Kinast, Timothy Lee Hirst, Brenda Holland, David Jentgen, Judi Krew, Marianna Lake, Ted Lawson, Valerie Marek, Jennifer McCall, Deborah Van Horn McGhee, Jake Mensinger, Tom Migge, Clarice Nelson, Emily Orsich, Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, Lori M. Perry, Lee Rossiter, Janis Salas, Adrianne Nichol Snyder, Sari Sponhour, Tony Talarico, Tom Wachunas, Lisa Wentling, Jo Westfall, and Kristin White. 
This year’s jurors were: Amber N. Ford, photographer and artist; Dave Szalay, artist and professor of graphic design University of Akron; and Janice Lessman-Moss, artist and head of textiles, Kent State University. They selected artwork to be included in the exhibition as well as the prizes. Visitors throughout the duration of the exhibition will vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced in January.
The Stark County Artists Exhibition can be seen Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. except Christmas Day and New Years Day.  The Museum will close at noon on Christmas Eve.  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free and everyone is welcome.
Those who visit the Stark County Artists Exhibition will also be able to see INTO LIGHT Ohio Project: Continuing the Conversation (through January 4, 2023); Coty Giannelli: Days with Delsie (December 10, 2022 through January 22, 2023); “Carry On:” A Century of Swing (through January 8); Collection Snapshot: Faces of Massillon Business; the Immel Circus; Innovators of Massillon; and the Local History, Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts; and American Indian galleries.
The Museum is grateful for support from the citizens of Massillon; operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark; marketing support from Visit Canton; and funding, in part, for this exhibition from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way, East (Ohio 172) in downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.  Call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit for more information.
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director  –  330-833-4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator  –  330-844-1525
Best in Show: Chad Troyer, Naame (Reputation), tapestry weaving, wooden sculpture

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