OGDENSBURG, NY - The Frederic Remington Art Museum announced the Public’s Choice Award from the 2021 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit, which was on display from May 14 through September 15 in the Museum’s Richard E. Winter Gallery and Torrey Family Gallery, and online at www.fredericremington.org.

The 2021 Public’s Choice Award went to Eleanor Sweeney of Saranac Lake, NY for her photograph Quiet, 2021. Sweeney was awarded a museum wrapped canvas reproduction of Hauling the Gill Net by Frederic Remington, ca. 1905.

The public was invited to view the exhibition, either in person or online, and vote once for the Public’s Choice Award. The results were tallied and announced at the closing of the exhibition.

The Public’s Choice Award joins three juror’s awards that were announced at the opening of the exhibit in May. Juror Kasarian Dane selected three other prize winners from the art included in the exhibition. The third place prize went to That Very Night in Max’s Room a Forest Grew and Grew and Grew, 2020, photographic transfer on birch box, 18 x 12”, also by Eleanor Sweeney. The second place prize went to He Knows You Know by David Crowell, 2020, acrylic, 8 x 10”. And “Best in Show” was awarded to Tia Nacha by Dianne Drayse-Alonso, 2021, mixed media on paper, 16 x12”.

The exhibition featured 44 works by 27 artists, all of whom are members of the Remington Museum: Anna Gerhard Arnold, Waddington, NY; Carol Backus, Waddington, NY; Sharon H.J. Cheng, Potsdam, NY; David Crowell, Canton, NY; Louise T. Currin, Hadley, MA; Russell Dirks, Pocatello, ID; Dianne Drayse-Alonso, Ogdensburg, NY; Barre Hall, Ogdensburg, NY; Patricia Harrington, Norwood, NY; Drayton Jones, Fayetteville, NY, Diane E. Leifheit, Paul Smiths, NY; Mary Marcinko, Ogdensburg, NY; Hope Marshall, Clayton, NY; Sarah Massey, Ogdensburg, NY; Brenda Maxson, Gouverneur, NY; Doug McDonald, Ogdensburg, NY; Lynda Mussen, Peru, NY; Beverly J. Patchin, Lisbon, NY; Paul N. Pedersen, Hermon, NY; Maria Pedroso-Parker, Gouverneur, NY; Julie Pratt, Lisbon, NY; Hahlil Rayme, Norfolk, NY; Lynne Reichhart, Rome, NY; Thomas Robarge, Ogdensburg, NY; Eleanor Sweeney, Saranac Lake, NY; Mimi VanDeusen, Potsdam, NY; Susan Whiteman, Saranac Lake, NY.


Pictured: Quiet by Eleanor Sweeney, 2021, photograph, 25 x 20". Sweeney’s photograph was selected by popular vote for the “Public’s Choice” award from the 2021 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg.