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National Arts ProgramÒ Hosts Art Exhibit and Contest in Conjunction with CKHS

At the reception and awards ceremony for the fourth Art Exhibit and Contest on Oct. 14, prize winners gather for a photo.

The National Arts ProgramÒ, a Malvern-based national organization that has been encouraging artistic expression since 1982, recently hosted its fourth hospital-based exhibit and contest in conjunction with Crozer-Keystone.

The organization challenged Crozer-Keystone Health System employees, their family members and volunteers to submit works of art for an exhibit and contest. The Crozer-Keystone community responded with more than 200 entries representing all types of media – from painting to photography to sculpture. Participants ranged from physicians to volunteers to children of employees throughout the health system.

The National Arts Program® is designed to give all artists, at all skill levels, an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. Sponsored by the National Arts Program® Foundation in support and cooperation with Crozer-Keystone Health System, the exhibit was judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional and Youth classifications, and is free to all. A committee led by prominent local artists - including Victoria Wyeth, Anita Morris, and Nancy Markezim - judged this year’s event. A reception and awards ceremony for the initiative took place at the James E. Clark Education Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center on Oct.14.

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2010 Art Show Winners Include:

Adult Professional Category

1st Place: Kathleen Quigley, RN (Crozer ACE Unit)               

2nd Place: Felix Jones (Environmental Services at Crozer) 

3rd Place: Kareem Blake (family member of Arlene Blackwarner from the Respiratory School at Crozer)

Honorable Mention: Lauren Loose (Daughter of Jeffery Loose, M.D. in the Lab at Taylor)

Adult Intermediate Category

1st Place: Ethel Smith (CKHS retiree)

2nd Place: Deborah Belf (sister of Donna Jennings, SPU at Springfield)

3rd Place: David Geers (Environmental Services at Crozer)

Honorable Mention: Bruce Ackerman, Ph.D. (Pharmacy at Crozer) and Mary Ann Butler (Social Work at Crozer)

Adult Amateur Category

1st Place: Pollie Lang (Laboratory, Crozer and DCMH)

2nd Place: Bonnie Rabinowitch, M.D. (Physician at DCMH)

3rd Place: Julie Gricco (Operating Room at Crozer)

Honorable Mention: Rosemary McGavin (Crozer Supplemental Staff)

Teen (13-18 years)

1st Place: Emily Savinese (daughter of Stanley Savinese, D.O., CKHS physician) Paper, “Omega 3”

2nd Place: Corrie Murray (daughter of Corrie Murray in Maternity at Crozer)

3rd Place: Lana Gerace (Daughter of Carol Gerace, NDL at DCMH)

Honorable Mention: Victoria LaFrance (daughter of Stephanie LaFrance, Physician Communication Services at Taylor)

Youth – (12 & under)

1st Place: Abby Dermott (granddaughter of Kathy Dermott, HAN Neurology at Crozer)

2nd Place: Adam Fine (Nephew to Judy Lieberman, director of Volunteers at Taylor)

3rd Place: Ava Dermott (granddaughter of Kathy Dermott, HAN Neurology at Crozer)

Honorable Mention: Miranda Davies (Daughter to Joan Davis, SPD at Crozer) 

Honorable Mention: Amanda Dermott (granddaughter of Kathy Dermott, HAN Neurology at Crozer) 

Honorable Mention: Ann Ward (daughter to Dennis Ward, Engineering at Springfield)

Best of Show: Kathleen Quigley for Painting: “I’m Not Just a Patient”                  

Best of Show: David Geers for Photo, “Obama in Chester”                             

Best of Show: Pam Bartnik for Sculpture, “Bobby Pin Bowl”                          

Best of Show: Julie Griecco for Mixed Media, “Christmas in Key West”       

People’s Choice Award: Pam Bartnik, Sculpture, “Bobby Pin Bowl”

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