Winners Announced For 2022 “Hooked On The Salmon River” Juried Art Show – Oswego County Today

BEST OF THE SHOW: Mark Muhich for “Wood Turtles” on Log

PULASKI, NY – The Salmon River Fine Arts Center announced the winners of its third annual Hooked on the Salmon River jury and themed exhibition.

Awards were presented at an opening reception on Friday, September 9, and the ceremony was also streamed via Facebook Live. The video is still available on their Facebook page for those interested in watching,

The show featuring work inspired or themed by the Salmon River has 61 selected entries across a variety of genres. $1000 in cash prizes were awarded with Best of Show. All entries were anonymously selected and judged by Linda Bigness, of Studio 245 Gallery in Syracuse, an international exhibiting artist and author. The judging criteria were based on originality, technique and adherence to the theme.

Jury’s Choice: Sharon Medina for “The Angler” Watercolor

This year’s show winners:

BEST OF THE SHOW: Mark Muhich for “Wood Turtles” on Log

1st Place: Angela Owen for “October Morning” Oil
2nd Place: Craig Anderson for “The Place To Be” Watercolor
3rd Place: Ann Buchau for “Making a Splash” Encaustic Collag

Jury’s Choice: Sharon Medina for “The Angler” Watercolor

Two honorable mentions were also awarded to:
Karen Allen for “Riverside Hideaway”, a multimedia art assemblage
Margaret Henry for her “Raku Fish”, a ceramic piece made in the ancient technique of Raku

The public is invited to view the winning entries and all the great work of local artists in person at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center at 4848 N. Jefferson St in Pulaski, NY during gallery hours on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition is on display until October 22. T

The theme and timing of the exhibition was planned to coincide with the peak period of salmon fishing and tourism in the area, which brings visitors from all over the country to this small town.

This show is made possible by the generous donations of Douglaston Salmon Run and Fulton of Pulaski. The Salmon River Fine Arts Center extends their gratitude to Garrett Brancy, the Barclays, and all the staff and people behind the scenes of Douglaston Salmon Run, as well as Fulton, an American multinational collection of companies headquartered in Pulaski.

The Salmon River Fine Arts Center is an entirely volunteer-run, 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in Pulaski, NY that offers community art programs, hands-on workshops, and art shows that help educate and enrich our community. For information about the Salmon River Fine Arts Center, or to participate in or help support these or other community art programs, visit, the Arts Center’s Facebook page at /SalmonRiverFineArtsCenter/, call 315-298-7007 or email [email protected]

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