September 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12
This year's Competition Winners were as follows:|
1st prize - "The Winter Tree" by Nina Kiendzierska Hons
2nd prize - "Peace Tree" by Jan Gadomski
3rd prize - "The Gang's All Here" by Donna Blichasz
4th prize - "Three Men" by John Litwinowicz
Emilia Piasecka Prize - Eugeniusz Maziarz - for the body of works
Maria and Andrew Styka Prize - John Schwab for "Untitled"
Honorable Mention - Joseph Tucholski - for the body of works
Honorable Mention - Hanneke de Neve for "November Girl"
Report by Teresa N. WojcikDear Members and Friends,
I am pleased to report to you that the Adam Styka Art Competition and Sale was a great success! During the ceremonial opening of the exhibit, we were pleased to greet guests and twenty-four very talented artists who contributed their works to the exhibit. All of their works were truly tremendous.
One of the special guests at the Opening Ceremony was Matthew Przybylek, a winner of the Skalny Scholarship award from the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC). Debbie Majka, the President of ACPC, spoke about Matthew's achievements and presented the award to him. Matthew and his parents came from Delaware to join us for this event. We are very proud of him and wish him all the best in the future. Marie Hejnosz and Jean Joka, Chairladies of the Adam Styka Exhibit and Sale, did a wonderful job in organizing this year's competition, exhibit, and sale. At the opening ceremony, they introduced all of the artists and delivered very interesting speeches about the art and winners of the 2010 Art Exhibit.
Marie Hejnosz also introduced Mrs. Maria Styka, daughter-in-law of Adam Styka. Mrs. Styka stated the she very much appreciated that the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia holds the Adam Styka Art Exhibit every year at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA during the Polish-American Festival. After the ceremony, everyone was invited for wine, cheese, and fellowship.
First Place Winning Entry "The Winter Tree" by Nina Kiendzierska Hons
Third Prize Winning Entry - "The Gang's all Here" by Donna Blichasz
Seconnd Prize Winning Entry - "Peace Tree" by Jan Gadomski