The Hardy Gallery has announced the five recipients of financial merit awards in its 60th annual Juried Exhibit

From among 140 submissions from artists throughout the peninsula and Midwest, Cynthia Holzum’s “I Can Dance If I Want to” earned Best in Show (the Francis Hardy Legacy Award) and was also the People’s Choice Award winner. Second place went to Rosemary Stuart’s “Slow Stitched Eucalypti”; Karen Hertz Sumnicht’s “Here Believe We Can Live” received third; and Peter Ciesla’s “Ephemeral Pond” earned the Julia Van Roo Bresnahan Artistic Achievement Award.

Rosemary Stuart’s “Slow Stitched Eucalypti”
Karen Hertz Sumnicht’s “Here Believe We Can Live”

Pieces receiving Honorable Mention Awards were Donna Brown’s “Private Property,” Martha Seif’s “Neah Bay” and Cindi Koshalek’s “Nature’s Garden.”

Donna Brown’s “Private Property”
Martha Seif’s “Neah Bay”
Cindi Koshalek’s “Nature’s Garden”

The exhibit is on view until July 10 at the Hardy Gallery (, 3083 Anderson Lane in Ephraim.