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Fence Art Show Award Winners: 1977

DATES June 11, 1978 through July 23, 1978
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  • May 31, 1978 The thirteenth Annual Fence Art Show will take place at The Brooklyn Museum, Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue, on Sunday, June 11, from 11 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission is free to the public. (If the U.S. weather forecast gives a 40% or more chance of showers at 8:00 A.M., the Show will be postponed to the following Sunday, June 18).

    Paintings, sculpture, graphics, crafts and ceramics will be displayed on the fence surrounding the Museum parking lot. Most of the works by the more than 125 artists and craftsmen are for sale. For the first time this year, a Flea Market of old and new decorative pieces donated by friends of the Museum will also be set up in the parking lot.

    The Annual Fence Art Show is sponsored by the Communit[y] Committee of The Brooklyn Museum. Mrs. Gerald L. Norman is Chairman of this year’s event; Mrs. Michael Simpson is Chairman of the Flea Market.

    Judging the large numbers of entries will be Richard Budelis, Chairman of the Sculpture Department, Undergraduate Art School, Pratt Institute, Mrs. Hilda Castellon of the Associated American Artists Gallery; Ernest Crichlow, Brooklyn artist, Louis K. Meisel, Owner-Director of the Meisel Gallery, Soho; and Hale Woodruf, artist. Winners will have their works exhibited in the Museum’s Community Gallery next year.

    Opening simultaneously on June 11 is 1977 FENCE ART SHOW AWARD WINNERS, an exhibition of works by the eighteen artists selected by the judges at last year’s Fence Art Show. The exhibition, sponsored by the Community Committee, will be installed in the Museum’s Community Gallery by Richard Waller, Coordinator. It will remain on view through July 23.

    The participating 1977 award-winning artists are Olive Alpert (Bay Ridge), Henry Blaustein (Brooklyn Heights), Art Farrar (Brooklyn Heights), Ruth Giordano (Borough Park), Anita Graff (Flatbush), Stephen E. Grimsley (Crown Heights), Archibald F. Johnson (Fort Greene), Marcia R. Kaminsky (Coney Island), Michael Kazan (Brooklyn Heights), Isabel Kelly (Manhattan), Lucienne Lanski (Cobble Hill), Leo Loomie (Durham, N.Y.), Joan Mesznik (Manhattan), Ella Murray (Crown Heights), Gloria Rodriguez (Park Slope), and Michael Weisbrot (Park Slope), Joseph Konopka (Glen Ridge, N.J.), Cecile Kops (Manhattan).

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1978, 021.
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