Oh, What a Beautiful Three Days … glorious weather graced the three days of art, culture, and community during our tribute to the Art of Oscar. Attendance was high with members and friends of both the Art Council and Highland Farm being treated to delicious food and drink while celebrating our vibrant artistic culture.Throughout the event, artwork by over fifty regional artists’, inspired by the legacy of Oscar Hammerstein, was on display throughout Hammerstein’s beloved family home.
Attendees enjoyed a wide variety of styles and mediums of artwork depicting Oscar Hammerstein’s life and work, as well as the beauty of Highland Farm. They demonstrated their enthusiasm by purchasing many of the original pieces resulting in a very successful fundraiser for both the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County and Hammerstein Farm. We are grateful to the artists for contributing half of the proceeds from their sales to the event.
We would like to express much appreciation to all those whose hard work and contributions made this a very special community event, including our sponsors, donors, members, artists, volunteers and attendees.
he work displayed at the Art of Oscar was submitted to an open competition. Artists were charged to create a work inspired by the life, music, service or home of Oscar Hammerstein. Prizes were awarded to the top five pieces reflecting the theme of the contest.
The work was juried by Patricia Hutton, the owner and curator of Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown. We are grateful for her time, expertise and insight. Beyond presenting the award, Ms. Hutton reflected on how each artistic piece connected to the theme of the competition.
1st Place:Deb Hoeffner “An Elephant’s Eye”
Prize sponsored by Phoenix Art Supplies & Framing
2nd Place: Judith Nentwig “Early Spring Highland Farm”
Prize sponsored by Mind Your Design
3rd Place: Timothy Stanford “Welcome to Inspiration”
Prize sponsored by New Hope Art League
Honorable Mention: Dot Bunn “Flower Drum”
Prize sponsored by Chimayo Gallery
Honorable Mention: Chee Bravo “Ode to Oscar”
Prize sponsored by Rutherford’s Camera Shop