Bedford Arts and Crafts Society ~ Winners in the 2018 Regional Art Show Named on Bedford Day

Winners in the 2018 Bedford Arts and Crafts Society’s Regional Art Show – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

A self-portrait by Sophia Wilson – Image (c) all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

For the 19th year, the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society (BACS) has awarded prizes to artists competing in the Society’s Regional Art Show on Bedford Day. In addition to the individual artists who entered work, the show featured Sophia Wilson, the 2018 BACS Scholarship winner.

Local artist Gwen Chasan who teaches a variety of classes in creative painting techniques was this year’s judge. Winners in the following categories were announced by BACS President Sylvia Mallory on Bedford Day afternoon:

People’s Choice

  • Florence Como, Shopping at the Plaka, Greece


  • First Place ~ John Giannino, Dahlias #2
  • Second Place ~ Florence Como, Shopping at the Plaka, Greece
  • Honorable Mention ~ Gil Unwin, Girl
  • Honorable Mention ~ Janis Wisniewski, On the Rocks


  • First Place ~ Kathy Deflice Secor, Intercession
  • Second Place ~ Ellen Hurley, White on White
  • Honorable Mention ~ Louise Banner, Meadow
  • Honorable Mention ~ Laura Wallace, Great Brook Farm


  • Honorable Mention ~ Sylvia Mallory, Ikebana


  • Honorable Mention ~ Anita Feld, Jelly Fish Jamboree
  • Honorable Mention ~ Doris Smith, Bamboo Jungle


  • Honorable Mention ~ Bonnie Miskolczy, Incarceration
  • Honorable Mention ~ Barbara Purchia, Autumn Glow


  • Honorable Mention ~ Robert Bass, Red Line at Charles/MGH
  • Honorable Mention ~ Ellen Royalty, Contemplation

Other Media                                                                                         

  • First Place ~ Laura Wallace, Three Wise Women
  • Second Place ~ Patricia MacQueen, Flowers for Loren

The Bedford Arts and Crafts Society offers Programs open to the public; Classes; an opportunity to Showcase your artwork; and the camaraderie of new and continuing friendships. Click this link to visit the BACS website.


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