Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Award Winners


CVAP award winners

Back Row: Debra Cooper, Sterling “Rip” Smith,
Patrick Dillon, Bruce Wilder, Elaine Wolfe, Patricia Hilton
Front Row: Frank Herrera, James Crowley,
Beamie Young, Arthur Hayes, Alice Newton, Hollis McCullough


Here is the list of winners from our January 29th ceremony. The exhibition will be up through April 9th, 2017.


Sponsored By:
Conservit, Inc. | Delaphlaine Foundation, Inc. | Hugh and Marty Talton


Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Best of Show Award; $1,500
Arthur Hayes                                                Dickerson, MD
Gladys, 2016;  Oil on canvas

Juror’s Award; $500
Patricia Hilton                                          Cumberland, MD
Escape, 2015;  mixed media, with ink and charcoal

Clyde H. Roberts Watercolor Award; $250
Kristrinah Ayala                                      College Park, MD
Waiting for the Bus, 2016;  watercolor

Washington County Arts Council, Inc. Award (County Resident); $250
Debra Cooper                                                Knoxville, MD
Letting Go, 2016;  black walnut ink on paper

Hagerstown Area Religious Council Cash Award; $250
Elaine Wolfe                                                 Hedgesville, WV
Samantha, 2016;  oil on panel

Valley Art Association Award; $100
Patrick Dillon                                                 Columbia, MD
Bird on a Wire, 2016;  oil on canvas


Juror’s Award; $500
Beamie Young                                Dickerson, MD
Whitney, 2015

Juror’s Award; $500
Sterling “Rip” Smith                  Martinsburg, WV
Sun Breaking Through, 2015

Juror’s Award; $250
James Crowley                                  Dillsburg, PA
Building a Mystery, 2014

Photography by Dale Award; $250
Alice A. Newton                                Bakerton, WV
The Red Skiff, 2016

Washington County Arts Council, Inc. Award (County Resident); $250
Bruce Wilder                                  Keedysville, MD
Cushwa Basin Reflection, 2016


Photography Juror: Frank P. Herrera

Freelance documentary photographer, artist-instructor at Glen Echo Park (a part of the National Park Service in Glen Echo, MD)

2D and 3D Juror: Hollis Koons McMullough

Executive Director of the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia