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36th Adam Styka Art Show and Sale at Doylestown ShrineOn Sunday, August 26 was the official opening of the 36th Adam Styka Art Exhibit and Sale at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. Twenty-six artists participated, each was allowed three paintings, graphics or mixed-media entries. The exhibit was organized by the Polish Heritage Club of Philadelphia (PHSP) with support from the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) and the Pauline Fathers.
Marie Hejnosz, president of PHSP, conducted the awards ceremony and introduced the following winners:
First Prize: Jas Szygiel "Farm on Randt's Mill Pond"
Second Prize: Nina Hons "Magic Tree"
Third Prize: Justin Jedrzejczyk "Cobre Gris"
Fourth Prize (Emilia Piasecka Prize): Eugene Maziarz "Duke's Farm"
Fifth Prize: Zygmunt Sawosko "Free Time"
A special prize was funded by the Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy (Polish Peoples University - PUL) in Philadelphia and awarded to Grzegorz Worwa by Janusz Romanskieg PUL president.
Honorable mention was awarded to three individuals:
Claire Bergen "Bucket of Pansies"
Frank Jedrzejczyk " Old Smokey"
and Halina Nawrot "Toward Light"
The second and third prizes were sponsored by the ACPC and were presented by ACPC president and Honorary Consul of Poland for South Eastern Pennsylvania, Deborah M. Majka. Judging was conducted by Ryszard Druch, the owner of an art gallery in Trenton, NJ.
Guests at the reception enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and wine as they chatted with the artists and admired the display. The exhibit will be open 11 am to 5 pm during the days of the Shrine Festival -- Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-3, and the following weekend Sept. 8-9.
(from left) Marie Hejnosz, Jas Szygiel with First Place painting "Farm on Randt's Mill Pond" (on right)
(from left) Second Prize Winner Nina Hons for "Magic Tree," Marie Hejnosz
4th Prize winning entry by Zygmunt Sawosko "Free Time"
(from left) Special Prize Winner Grzegorz Worwa, Marie Hejnosz, Janusz Romanski
(from left) Justyn Jedrzejczyk, Marie Hejnosz. Debbie Majka
Guests at the reception
Honorable Mention Winner by Frank Jedrzejczyk " Old Smokey"
First Prize winning entry by Jas Szygiel "Farm on Randt's Mill Pond"
Pen and Ink entries at the exhibition