Rockford artists among Greenwich Village winners

From press release

Exhibiting artists were judged by category Saturday, Sept. 18, at the 2010 Rockford Art Museum (RAM) Greenwich Village Art Fair by juror Nina Weiss of Highland Park, Ill., an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and Evanston Art Center. Winners were announced Sunday, Sept. 19, in the following categories:

Best of Show, $1,000—Betsy Youngquist, Rockford

Best 3-D Functional, $500—Paul Eshelman, Elizabeth, Ill.

3-D Non-Functional, $500—Thomas Wargin, Menomonee Falls, Wis.

2-D, $500—Scott Westgard, Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Jewelry, $500—Debra Dembowski, Pewaukee, Wis.

Painting, $500—H. Dean Willis, West Dundee, Ill.

Photography, $500—Bill Lemke, Waukesha, Wis.

Honorable Mention, five awards, $100 each—Salem Barker, Rockford; Keith Grace, Rockford; Christine Simpson-Forni, Chicago; Ken Webster, Algonquin, Ill.; and Adriana Villagomez, Rockford.

More than 120 artists from across the nation exhibited at this year’s Greenwich Village Art Fair. Types of artwork represented included paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, photography and more.

Learn about 2010 Juror Nina Weiss at For more details about this year’s RAM Greenwich Village Art Fair, go to

From the Sept. 22-28, 2010 issue

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