Pelham Art Center Announces Winner of 12th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award

Pelham Art Center recently announced Haley Hasler as the winner of its biennial Alexander Rutsch Award for painting. The Colorado-based artist works in self-portraits, representing herself through emotionally relevant works that depict, in both realistic and fantastical worlds, the joys, theatrics and challenges of being both an artist and a parent.

This award is a juried competition that honors the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916-1997), who actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years.  This year’s judging panel was composed of Rutsch family members, Pelham Art Center Gallery Advisory Board members, and two guest jurors: artists Patricia Miranda and Jason Stopa.

A solo exhibition of Hasler’s paintings will be on view May 24-July 16 at the Center, with an opening reception on May 24.

About ArtsWestchester

For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest private not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to create an equitable, inclusive, vibrant and sustainable Westchester County in which the arts are integral to and integrated into every facet of life. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue. artsw.org

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