Prizes & Judging

Click here for 2017-Judging-Guidelines

Best Of Show– One winner, $1,000

First Prize- Total of 4 winners, 1 per medium- $250
Second Prize– Complimentary space at the the next year’s show

Art In The Parlours– One winner, $250

Junior Artist– Must be under the age of 18
First Prize- $100 gift certificate for art supplies
Second Prize- Complimentary space at the next year’s show


Our 2017 Judges are:

Larry Grim

J. Lawrence Grim, Jr. (Larry) is the oldest grandchild of Sellersville artist, teacher and writer Walter Emerson Baum and the son of Sellersville teacher Marian Baum and Perkasie lawyer Jacob Lawrence Grim. Marian’s brother Dr. Edgar Baum continued the Baum School of Art after Walter’s death, and with brother Robert (Bert), art dealer, helped in founding the Pennridge Gallery of the Arts. While Larry disclaims art skills, he has collected extensively his grandfather’s works, served terms on the Boards of Trustees of the Baum School of Art and the James A. Michener Art Museum and in 2015 as a past president of the Bucks County Bar Association lead the effort to bring the collection of portraits of judges in the Court House in Doylestown up to date that culminated in a show at the Michener of perhaps the largest collection of portraits of judges from one PA county ever shown. He is a graduate of the Hill School, the college and law school of the University of Virginia and is a senior member of the Perkasie law firm of Grim, Biehn & Thatcher. His companion of 17 years is the well known Fine Arts Consultant and member of the Board of Directors of the Berman Art Museum, Ursinus College, Kathleen O’Dea.

Jennifer (Schmidt) Pasquale Spear

Jennifer (Schmidt) Pasquale Spear was born and raised in Perkasie. She was a painting major at the PA Academy of the Fine Arts and further study included a grant to study a year in Rome, Italy. She then moved on to teach at Craven County Community College in New Bern, NC and was a member of the NC council for the Arts. Jennifer has lived in Germany, England and Italy and traveled extensively in East Africa, Egypt and Europe. Moving back to Perkasie she taught painting and drawing in her Paper Palette Studio in Sellersville for 35 years. She has recently closed her teaching studio in Sellersville. She continues to teach through the Drinks in the Arts program in Hilltown and works primarily in her private Bedminster Studio. She prefers to work in oils and water colors.