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Postcard Art Competition Winners Announced

February 16, 2016 08:58 AM
'You-Hue' by Michael Anthony Thomas
© Lake County Discovery Museum

The Lake County Discovery Museum’s Curt Teich Postcard Archives named 12 winning images in the 10th biennial Postcard Art Competition and Exhibition (PACE 2015), a juried show sponsored by the Curt Teich Postcard Archives.

The 12 Honor Award images, together with 24 Merit Award winners, will be on display at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda beginning January 9.

PACE celebrates the postcard as art form and visual document by challenging fine artists to produce original works in postcard size. The resulting show consists of an eclectic mix of tiny artworks in a wide variety of media.

Winning images were chosen from 300 total entries submitted by artists from across the country. Each finalist receives a cash award of $150 and 200 postcard reproductions of their work. 

The finalists are:

  • 1st Place: Michael Anthony Thomas (Miami, FL) 
  • 2nd Place: William Waitzman (Mt. Vernon, NY)
  • 3rd Place: Valerie Rodelli (Inverness, IL)
  • Robert Castleton (Libertyville, IL)
  • Pamela Hamilton (Geneva, IL)
  • JoAnn Kennedy (North Barrington, IL)
  • Suzanne Mouton Riggio (Wauwatosa, WI)
  • Arthur Noel, (Beach Park, IL)
  • Jim Sens (Parma, OH)
  • Zuleyka Vargas Benitez (Evanston, IL)
  • Milvi Wheeler (Mundelein, IL)

View finalists' winning images in the PACE Finalist Gallery.

Reproduction postcard sets of the top 12 images of the 2015 Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition can be purchased by downloading an order form. All sales from this exhibition benefit the artists and the Lake County Discovery Museum.

Judges for PACE 2015 were Linda Levy, Midwest agent for WorkBook and Steve Munro, owner of Munro Campagna Artist Representatives.

This will be the final year of the Postcard Art Competition, previously held every two years.

About the Curt Teich Postcard Archives

The Curt Teich Postcard Archives is one of the largest collections anywhere of visual images of twentieth century North America, depicting an America evolving through seven decades of unprecedented growth. The core collection is the industrial archives of Curt Teich and Company of Chicago, which operated from 1898 to 1978 as the world’s leading printer of view and advertising postcards. 

About the Lake County Discovery Museum

The Lake County Discovery Museum is located on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road and east of Wauconda in Lakewood Forest Preserve. Gallery hours are Monday–Saturday, 10 am–4:30 pm, Sunday, 1 pm–4:30 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors ages 62 and older and students ages 18 to 25, and $2.50 for youth ages four to 17. Children three years and under are free. On Discount Tuesdays, admission is $3 for adults, and youth 17 years and under are free. 


Media Contact: Nan Buckardt, Director of Education, nbuckardt@LCFPD.org, 847-968-3330.






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