American Society of Aviation Artists 26th Annual International Aerospace Art Exhibition kicked off earlier this month with a Forum, Artist Reception and Awards Banquet at the Air Zoo museum in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This year’s exhibit is in a special gallery room and will be displayed throughout the summer. WAA members in attendance at this year’s Forum were Peggie Foy, Kristin Hill, Priscilla Messner-Patterson, Crissie Murphy, Pati O’Neal, Michelle Rouch, and Mimi Stuart.
From left to right: Pati O’Neal, Kristin Hill, Crissie Murphy, Priscilla Messner-Patterson, Michelle Rouch, Mimi Stuart, Peggie Foy
Several Women Aviation Artists members had their work selected for this juried exhibit with Kristin Hill, Crissie Murphy and Cher Pruys winning awards for their works. Priscilla Messner-Patterson won the prestigious “Luther Y. Gore Service Award” for her dedication and service to the ASAA including her work with the youth mentoring program that she conducts on-site at the museums during the forums. Peggie Foy received special recognition for her continued role as the “unofficial” ASAA photographer. Here are the accepted works (alphabetically):
Alone with The Forms
(13” X 18” Oil)
A U-2 pilot in the PSD transport van pre-breathes oxygen and awaits the walk to his jet for the imminent sortie. Around him a flurry of professional support at every level of flight preparation tightens into a finely straightened line of settled purpose. Now alone, he reviews the final forms for his solitary ten-hour mission flight at the edge of the stratosphere.
Kristin won an ASAA Award of Merit for this painting.