October 27, 2006 | Times News
Jim Thorpe artist Victor Stabin won the top prize in the NEPA Regional Art exhibit for 2006, a biennial art show featuring the best work by artists from northeast Pennsylvania and surrounding counties in New Jersey and New York. Stabin won the $1,000 Best of Show cash awards and an award for a one-person exhibit next year at the AFA Gallery in Scranton.
The exhibit runs through Nov. 15 and is being held at four galleries throughout Lackawanna County: the AFA Gallery in Scranton, the Hope Horn Gallery at the University of Scranton, the Linder Gallery at Keystone College and the Mahaday Gallery at Marywood University. Stabin has works in both the Mahady and Hope Horn Galleries.
The juror for the 2006 Regional is J. Susan Isaacs, curator at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington and professor of art history at Townson University in Maryland. Professor Isaacs selected Stabin’s artwork as the “Best in Show” from among hundreds of entries submitted earlier this year. Jim Thorpe artist Joel LeBow also had two watercolors accepted into the show which are on display at the Hope Horn Gallery.
This year’s Regional also featured a full-color catalog of the works accepted into the exhibit. The catalog will be available at each of the venues free of charge.
The NEPA Regional for 2006 is funded in part by the Lackawanna County Council of the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Scranton Area Foundation. For more information, please call (570)348-6278 or (570) 941-4214.