Artists Association Announces Awards

Nantucket Current •

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The Artists Association of Nantucket announced yesterday the winners of the juried 2022 Artist/Patron Exhibition at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery.

The winners are:

  • 1st Place: Miles to Go, Oil by Elizabeth Congdon
  • 2nd Place: Eider Reflections, Gouache & Watercolor by Morgan Sayle
  • 3rd Place: Nana’s White, Collage by Sandy Flavinf

Patron Choice:

  • Cosmic Camouflage, Acrylic by Zoe Markham

Honorable mentions went to:

  • Windy Day, Acrylic by Susan Briskman
  • NOW! Watercolor by MJ Levy Dickson
  • Atop Great Point Light, Photo by Susan Duane
  • Sunset Sail, Oil by Laura Rizio

All the art from the 2022 Artist/Patron Exhibition, including the award winners – if not already sold – will be on display in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street through Monday, September 5.

Mia Bergeron, AAN's August Artist-in-Residence, served as the juror. Patron, AAN vice president, gallery volunteer, and chair of the Permanent Collection Committee Pete Steingraber, a long-time collector and supporter of the arts, added his choice of patron award. Their choices are highlighted with a gold seal and include works in oils, acrylics, Gouache, watercolor, mixed media and two photographs.

“Having been on hold for the past two years due to Covid concerns, we are delighted to bring back jurors for this important exhibition, which includes a vast selection of remarkable art,” said AAN artistic director Robert Frazier. “I know each artist is honored to have been chosen.”

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During its Aug. 15 annual meeting, the Artists Association of Nantucket also announced the 2022 Artist and Patron Awards.

Chosen by their peers and voted on by AAN Trustees and Board members, the awards were presented to those in attendance by AAN executive director Courtney Bridges and board president Patty Keneally.

The awards went to:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: John and Judy Lochtefeld
  • Robert C. McDougall Promising New Artist Award: Allison Hudson
  • William Welch Painting Award: Jocelyn Sandor Urban
  • Hal Gomeau Patron Award: Courtney Muller
  • George Smith Artist Volunteer Award: Erika Christensen Scully
  • Randy M. Goldberger Teaching Award: Elizabeth Congdon
  • Liz Schaeffler Sculpture/3D Award: Jodi Levesque
  • Pat Gardner ‘En Plein Air” Award: Sandra Flavin
  • C. Robert Perrin Watercolor Award: David Sharpe
  • Photography Award: Barbara Clarke
  • Mixed Media Award (2-way tie): Tricia Deck and Elizabeth Nicholson
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Many of the awards are named after long-time artist members, and loyal supporters of the AAN. For the first time in its history, AAN introduced a Lifetime Achievement Award, won by the Lochtefelds.

“It was such a delight to present these awards at the Annual Meeting, and we are so grateful for the enthusiasm and support of both our artist members as well as our dedicated and robust board. These awards are truly one of the highlights of our meeting, and we congratulate each one of our loyal and devoted winners,” said Courtney Bridges.

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