NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The 36th annual Dermot Gale Award Show, sponsored by the New Rochelle Art Association, will be featured in the Lumen Winter Gallery of the New Rochelle Public Library from April 3rd to April 21st, during regular library hours. The show is open to all exhibiting members of the Association, with a cash prize in Dermot Gale’s name to be awarded for best two-dimensional work in the show. A prize will also be awarded for best in show. Ribbons will be awarded for outstanding entries in all media.
A public reception will be in held in the Gallery on Sunday, April 10th, from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm.
The Dermot Gale Memorial Award was established by his family after his death in 1980. Mr. Gale was an active exhibiting member of the New Rochelle Art Association for nearly 40 years, serving terms as both president and program chairman. He produced a volume of work in his lifetime, most notably a series of oil paintings of New Rochelle’s historic buildings for the Art Association’s Bicentennial Landmark Exhibit.
Since its informal inception in 1912, the New Rochelle Art Association has included among its membership many talented and internationally known painters, illustrators and sculptors. The organization set formal goals among which were to “set an educational standard in the Fine Arts and promote interest in art in the community.” The Association sponsored its first annual juried show to celebrate the opening of the community’s new library, then located on Main Street near Pintard Avenue. Today, by promoting and broadening the awareness of the arts in the community, and the world at large, the Association continues its mission. By carrying out the precepts set up by its founding members, the NRAA continues to bring beauty, art, and quality of life to everyone associated with it.