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Winners named in art exhibit

Elaine Balke's wining entry
Elaine Balke's wining entry

The 2022 Themed Art Competition exhibit is on display in the Clark Gallery at the Honeywell Center through July 11.

Sponsored by the City of Wabash, the exhibit features more than 40 works of art by 21 artists, with all pieces featuring a theme of Upside Down. 

Winning honors were awarded to works created by Elaine Balke of Silver Lake; Becky Bowman of Wabash; Rebecca Gazarik of Yoder; Jerry Ginther Rochester; Sarah Pyle of North Manchester; and Brenda Ramseier of Silver Lake.

Artists receiving an Honorable Mention were Kelly Meadows of Peru; Barbara Pantaralka of Dubiecko, Ukraine; Shaun Edward Putnam of Kokomo; Christina Slayton of Russiaville; Maria Snapp of Tipton; and Elaine Wolfe of Westfield.
Becky Bowman, Wabash, received the Sponsor’s Choice Award.

Pieces selected for the exhibit were chosen by judges David Hannon of Muncie and Sachi Yanari-Rizzo of Fort Wayne.

Hannon, an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University, has presented solo exhibitions in New York and Tennessee. His work has been featured in national juried exhibitions and art institutions at Xavier University, the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago’s Gallery 180, the Strohl Art Center in Chautauqua, New York, and more.

Rizzo has served in a curator role at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art for nearly 30 years, most recently as Curator of Prints and Drawings. She holds a Master of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State.
She currently serves on the Public Art Selection Committee for Fort Wayne.