Archive for August, 2011


Ruth Jageman Panorama Juried Art Exhibit of the Erie Summer Festival of the Arts

Having received a hand written invitation from the Director of this event inviting me to submit work to the show, I quickly chose three photographs and sent in the necessary information!  The photographs entered were from my series of Erie’s Industrial Buildings; GAF, Erie Coke Company, and the Erie Forge.  All three pieces were accepted and on display in the Schuster Gallery located on Gannon University’s Campus in downtown Erie.

I was awarded Best of Photography for my photograph of Erie Coke Company.  Below is the juror’s statement from the show catalogue.

Best of Photography – The Vincent & Joseph Palermo Memorial Award

Award to Amelia Patsy for her silver gelatin photograph, Erie Coke Company.  My eyes were drawn to the strong black and white abstract quality of the images.  Kline-like in its simplicity.

2011 has been quite the year when it comes to getting my artwork out on display!  It has been very encouraging and exciting to have won a few awards, and to know that my work is being recognized and remembered in the art community in Erie.


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Thanks to help from family and friends I got everything hung and in place with a few minutes to spare!  There was a a great turn out despite some rain, but I got to meet some amazing people.  I found that I got the most reaction out of the older generation, but also an overall positive reaction from everyone who came in to view my work.  It was interesting hearing the stories and connections the older generation had with the buildings I had photographed.  Overall I was very happy with the show!

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