The 2015 Armory All Student Winners Announced

Patricia Erichsen of Lake Worth won Best of Show for her Green Series created with mixed media, colored pencil, ink, and paper on board.

Isabella Fox accepts award Pat Erichsen accepts award

Dr. Bernard Rubinow presenting the Edith Rubinow Scholarship to Armory Art Center Student Isabella Fox of Greenacres. The annual scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Rubinow’s late wife Edith, who was a painting student at the Armory.

Patricia Erichsen of Lake Worth accepting her award for best in show in the Armory Art Center’s All Student Show on April 17th.
Mark Cohen Hillary Putnam

Armory Art Center student and printmaking instructor Mark Cohen of Palm Beach Gardens won 1st place in the drawing and painting category of the All Student Show with his work Ferguson Police Executed my Unarmed Son.

Armory Art Center student Hillary Putnam of Deerfield Beach at the All Student Show opening reception with her 1st place ceramics piece Woven, a vase in black, gray, and blue.

Gail-MacMillan-Leavitt winning glass

Gail MacMillan-Leavitt of Palm Beach won first place in the glass category for Say, Do You Hear Something?

Edrian Thomidis was awarded an honorable mention for ceramics


WEST PALM BEACH, FL, April 22, 2015 Armory Faculty Exhibition and the All Student Show brought in a lively crowd last Friday, April 17th to enjoy the Caribbean-themed evening featuring steel drum music, great food and drink. The winners of the juried All Student Show were announced by Director of Education Liza Niles, and prizes were awarded by Executive Director Kim Harty.


“I commend you and the Armory Art Center for the quality of the works exhibited, which is clearly a reflection of the high caliber art programs the center makes available to our community,” said Juan M. Pretel, Director of Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach. Pretel, the judge of the All Student Show, selected first prize in six of the seven disciplines as well as “Best of Show.” Lindsey Scott, President of Habitat Galleries selected first prize in glass.


The winners were:

Best of Show: Patricia Erichsen of Lake Worth, Green Series (triptych)

Sculpture: Elaine Siegel of Palm Beach Gardens, March;

Fiber: Dorina Scalia of Boynton Beach, Study I;

Jewelry: Marthe Harwell of Jupiter, Nautilus Painted;

Painting/Drawing: Mark Cohen of Palm Beach Gardens, Ferguson Police Executed my Unarmed Son;

Photography/Printmaking: Naomi Alexandroff-Brest of Palm Beach, White Flower;

Ceramics: Hillary Putnam of Deerfield Beach, Woven;

Glass: Gail MacMillan-Leavitt of Palm Beach, Say, Do You Hear Something?; .

Honorable mentions were awarded to:

Eileen Curtis of Palm Beach, ceramics;

Harriet M. Sacher, sculpture;

Edrian Thomidis, ceramics; and

Linda Fisher Silpe of Manalapan, drawing.



Students won gift certificates toward classes at the Armory: a $350 certificate for “Best of Show” and $200 certificates for the best work in each discipline.


Dr. Bernard Rubinow presented the Edith Rubinow Scholarship to Isabella Fox of Greenacres.


The Faculty Show was adjudicated by Tim Wride, the William & Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum of Art.


The Armory Faculty Show is exhibited in the Greenfield and East Galleries. The All Student Show is exhibited in Montgomery Hall. Shows run April 18th through May 16th

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