Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Janet G. Erway
Cooperstown Art Association
22 Main Street
Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326
March 14, 2011
CAA Announces “An Artistic Discovery” Award Winners
The Cooperstown Art Association is proud to announce the 6 Award Winners and 6 Honorable Mentions from
“An Artistic Discovery 2011” which is on display through March 25th in Gallery A. This year’s jurors were
Dianne Kull of Cooperstown, William Schaeffer of Fly Creek and Martha Sharer of Cherry Valley. “An Artistic
Discovery” is an annual Congressional art competition for high school students sponsored by Congressman
Richard Hanna and administered locally for Otsego County High School students by the Cooperstown Art
Association. The main objective of the competition is the encouragement of ongoing creativity in young artists,
especially during the times when budget constraints may interfere with the availability of local arts-in-education
The six students chosen will display their work in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute, School of Art
Gallery located at 1200 State Street, Utica NY. They will be exhibited alongside the winners from the other
counties within the 24th Congressional District which include all or part of Broome, Cayuga, Chenango,
Cortland, Herkimer, Oneida, Ontario, Seneca, Tompkins and Tioga counties. The exhibit will run May 11-18
with an awards ceremony to be held Saturday, May 14 from 11am – 1pm. The Otsego County winners are
Stephanie Loucks of Cherry Valley – Springfield Central School with “Mallory V.”, Emily Wilmot of Cherry
Valley – Springfield Central School with “Out on a Whim”, Ann Cannon of Cooperstown Central School with
“Cat” and “Windsprint!”, Cam Hetu of Cooperstown Central School with “Saturated Disposition” and Amanda
DePhillips of OAOC BOCES and Oneonta High School with “Untitled”.
Honorable Mentions went to Katie Harrington of Cooperstown Central School for “Snickerdoodle”, Jessica
Carson of Cherry Valley – Springfield Central School for “Escape”, Whitsun Koutnik of OAOC BOCES and
Oneonta High School with “Cat”, Emily Douglass of OAOC BOCES and Worcester Central School with “The
Sewards”, Shannon Mish of Laurens Central School with “Pomegranate” and Julien Miller of Cooperstown
Central School with “Bringing Itself to Life”.
The Cooperstown Art Association is happy to have hosted another outstanding exhibit full of flourishing talent
and would like to thank all the schools and students who participated!
Emily Wilmot of Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School with her award winning
mixed media artwork titled “Out on a Whim”on display at the Cooperstown Art Association.