April 5, 1928:
Two important exhibitions of paintings and sculpture will open with a private view on Monday afternoon, April 9th, at the Brooklyn Museum and will be opened to the public on April 10th. The largest of these two shows is the 39th Annual Exhibition of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. The other exhibition is that of the Scandinavian American Artists. This is the second time that each of these organizations has held its exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The President of the Board of Trustees and the members of the Museums Governing Committee of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences will be the hosts on that day. Tea will be served from 3 until 7 o'clock and there will be a number of distinguished visitors. The exhibitions will continue until May 7th.
The Women's show consists of 361 exhibits of work done by 197 artists. Most of the pictures were chosen by jury but a few are included by special invitation. Unusual features of this year's exhibition are the two sections, one of miniatures and another called lighter vein. The first explains itself but the second is made up of decorative panels, fabrics, small sculptures and the like. There is a prize offered for one of the exhibits in this section which will be awarded by popular vote of those who attend the show.
The jury has already awarded the following prizes: The Mrs. Kingdon Gould Prize of $250. to "Nada"Gray" by Emma Fordyce MacRae; Honorable Mention to "Annisquam Loberstermen" by Margaret F. Browne; The National Arts Club Prize of $100. given by Mr. John G. Agar to "Reclining Elk" by Laura Gardin Frazer; the Cooper Prize of $100. for the best landscape painting in oil to "Tinker's Hollow" by Marian McIntosh; The Joan of Arc Gold Medal Given by Joan of Arc Statue Committee, Dr. George F. Kunz, President, for the best piece of sculpture to "Clydesdale Stallion" by Katherine Lane; The Joan of Arc Silver Medal given for portrait in oil of a Woman to "Tatania" by Theresa Bernstein; The Joan of Arc Bronze Medal, second prize for portrait in oil of a woman to "Young Girl" by Dorothy Weir; First Honorable Mention to "Towering Clouds" by Elizabeth Heil Alke; Second Honorable Mention to "Rochfort en Terre" by Marguerite Munn; First Honorable Mention for Still Life to "Eggplants" by Esther Pressoir; Second Honorable Mention to "The Red Bowl" by Estelle Manon Armstrong;
The Scandinavian American Artists Exhibition consists of 198 exhibits done by 64 artists. A few of the works are included by special invitation and the rest of the show was made up from the jury's selections. This group of artists consists of those now working in this country who are of Scandinavian birth or descent and includes many of the country's well-known artists, such as Birger Sandzen, John F. Carlson, B. J. O. Nordfeldt, Carl Sprinchorn and Trygve Hammer. The exhibition embraces work from the Academic School through several phases of painting and sculpture to very modern work and even what
may be called American Primitives. There are no prizes awarded in this exhibition.