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2013 ASAA
International Aerospace Art Exhibition

Awards

 

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ASAA Awards

James V. Roy, Jr. Award


Mark Bray
The Lunarian Man
(20” X 14” Pencil)

The Art, The Science and The Faith of the Apollo space program.
Using Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man as a backdrop, I wanted to create a piece that represented the enormous effort required by thousands of individuals to put man on the moon. Very symbolic - I tried to acknowledge everything from early astronomy to modern day physics, from science fiction to science fact, from conceptual design to reality - all of this punctuated by basic human emotion - there’s just no feeling like that of wanting to go “home.”

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Award of Distinction

Cher Pruys
Brilliant Finish
(9" X 13" Mixed)

The breath taking image of this gorgeous Beech 18 with its brilliant finish, makes a worthy subject.

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Award of Merit

Russell Smith
The Eagle and The Butterfly
(22" x 45" Oil)

"The Eagle and the Butterfly” depicts the wounding of Manfred von Richthofen in his Albatross D.V on July 6, 1917, during an attack on a flight of F.E.2ds from 20 Squadron RFC.

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Keith Ferris
Rite of Passage
(24" x 38" Oil)

The USAF’s T-37 fleet used a high-visibility paint system designed by the artist in 1987. In 2007, he flew with an instructor on a 45-minute, two-ship aerobatic training sortie with the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AFB. The painting conveys the feeling of hanging on the leader’s wing throughout the whole series of maneuvers required as a “Rite of Passage” necessary to become a pilot in the United States Air Force. The painting is a self portrait of that memorable experience.

 

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Honorable Mention

Charles Kadin
Sea King at 50
(16" x 20" Oil)

The Royal Canadian Navy’s first Sikorsky CH-124 Sea Kings arrived at Shearwater, Nova Scotia, in August 1963. Canadian Sea Kings differed from the US Navy version through the addition of unique mission avionics, Helicopter Haul down, Rapid Securing Device Fitments, strengthened main undercarriage and automatic tail pylon folding system. Sea Kings pioneered operations from small destroyers, resulting in a greater range for antisubmarine operations.

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Wade Meyers
Morning Serenade
(14” X 30” Oil)

A Royal Air Force 32 Squadron S.E.5a enjoys a moment of peace while on patrol in May, 1918. The title refers to the sing-song humming of the rigging wires vibrating in the air stream.

 

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Wade Meyers
The Duxford Boys
(20” X 42” Oil)

Maj. Richard A. “Dick” Hewitt logged 426 hours of combat time with the Duxford-based 78th Fighter Group. During his second tour, Dick was promoted to commander of the 82nd Fighter Squadron. His P-51’s moniker alludes to his name and, of course, the traditional Craps call of “Ten.” Flying close formation on Hewitt is 1Lt. Larry Nelson in his “Heavenly Body.”

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Crissie Murphy
Corner Office
(16” X 20”Acrylic)

My first assignment with the USAF Art Program was to document the Air Mobility Command Rodeo in 2007. Our escort, after much maneuvering, secured a spot for us on a C-130 from Savannah flying a medevac simulation with a Pakistani medical team. It was my first experience aboard a military flight, and I was allowed on the flight deck.
As I exclaimed at the spectacular view of Mt. Rainier, one of the crew quipped, "Yeah, there’s a great view from the corner office!”

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Matthew Smolin
My Ride Home
(40” X 30” Oil)

“My Ride Home” depicts a flight of two Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawks over the Tigris River en-route from COB Speicher to Baghdad International Airport on October 31, 2012. The artist was a passenger in the lead helicopter on the first leg of his ride home from Iraq.

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Charles Thompson
Suspended Aviation
(24” X 18” Oil)

A Bell P-39 and General Dynamics F-16 are suspended in the Virginia Air and Space Museum in Hampton, Virginia.

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David Rawlins
Hollis Hills
(24” X 48” Oil)

Hollis Hills was an American pilot who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940. In August 1942, flying an Allison powered P-51 Mustang Mk I over Dieppe, he shot down an FW 190, becoming the first Mustang pilot to shoot down an enemy aircraft. Later, Hills transferred to the US Navy and flew F6F Hellcats in the Pacific Theatre. There he shot down 4 Japanese aircraft to become an ace. Hills retired from the Navy in 1964.

 

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Awards

Best of the Best

Cher Pruys
Brilliant Finish
(9" X 13" Mixed)

The breath taking image of this gorgeous Beech 18 with its brilliant finish, makes a worthy subject.

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General Aviation

First Place

Paul Rendel
Leading the Pack
(48'" x 36"Oil)

Soaring cross country can be enjoyable and challenging for any pilot. Be ready on that good soaring weather day and have a crew ready to back you up. If you miss a thermal, landing in a farmer’s field creates a sport that keeps you alert. Having your friends following your flight leads to an important question: What’s my next heading?

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Second Place

Andrew Whyte
DC in the Rain
(18” X 25” Oil)

The Douglas DC-3 was the most popular transport/ airliner ever built. Easy to fly, forgiving of pilot error, and aerodynamically sound, it could carry 21 passengers at 180 mph through and above the weather. It was also an excellent transport in World War II for cargo and paratroopers.

 

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Third Place

Norm Siegel
First Encounter
(48" X 36" Oil)

As a flight instructor in Hawaii, Cornelia Clark Fort was taking a student for some early morning “touch and goes” out of John Rodgers Airport on December 7, 1941. Quickly taking the controls from her student, Cornelia avoided a mid-air collision with a Japanese Zero that passed closely under her Interstate Cadet. She escaped being shot at and strafed then, only to be the first American woman to die in a mid-air collision 18 months later while ferrying a BT-13 as a WASP.

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Space Flight

First Place

John Clark
First Look
(16" x x20" Oil)

Before astronauts visited the moon, scientists had to know if the lunar soil could support the weight of a spacecraft. The Ranger series of spacecraft was designed to take closeup pictures of the moon to help answer this question. Launched on July 28, 1964, Ranger 7 carried six highresolution TV cameras that transmitted images of its last 17 minutes of flight as it plunged towards the moon. This painting represents the close-up “First Look” pictures of the moon taken by Ranger 7.


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Second Place

Mark Bray
Stand by for Columbia
(30” X 15” Oil)

Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew have moved beyond our reality and entered a stellar portal to the heavens. She and her crew are returning to that from which we all came: the basic building blocks of life. One of the most beautiful sights in our Universe is also one of the most violent and destructive forces: the death of a super massive star. The energy generated by this incredible event moves both space and time, allowing us a glimpse of how this stellar portal to the heavens might look.portal to the heavens might look like.

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Third Place

Larry Manofsky
Daphnis, Moon of Saturn. Gravity Waves in the Keeler Gap
(24” X 48” Oil)

As Daphnis orbits within the Keeler Gap of the A-Ring of Saturn, its gravitational field disturbs the ring material and produces waves in the particles that form the edges of the Keeler Gap. (Many thanks to Dr. John W.Weiss, Cassini-Huygens team member, in helping to visualize this scene.)


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Military Aviation

First Place

Charles Thompson
Bridging the Gap
(24” X 36” Oil)

During World War II, German U-Boats took a heavy toll on Allied convoy shipping in the Atlantic. For a long time, there was a mid-ocean “gap,” beyond the range of Allied patrol aircraft until the Consolidated B-24 Liberator began flying from bases in Iceland and was able to “bridge the gap.” Shown here is Liberator GRIV of 220 Squadron, RAF Coastal Command, fitted with a radar dome under its fuselage and Leigh Light (for night vision) under its wing.

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Second Place

Cher Pruys
Warbirds
(8” X 13” Watercolour)

These wonderful " Warbirds” are on display for all to see at an airshow.

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Third Place

Mark Pestana
Secret Squadron
(18” X 24” Acrylic)

During the 1960s the US Air Force operated a secret squadron of various Soviet fighters in Nevada. The 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron evaluated Soviet aircraft performance and trained fighter pilots in tactics against these dissimilar aircraft. The painting, on an aeronautical chart of the area, depicts a MiG-21, which was designated as a YF-110 test aircraft to conceal its identity.

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Commercial Aviation

First Place

Pati O'Neal
Coconut Clipper
(18” X 24” Acrylic/Mixed)

This painting, created on actual coconut tree fiber, depicts a Martin M-130 coming in to dock beneath the fronds of tropical coconut palms. This aircraft was better known as the China Clipper, the Hawaii Clipper, and the Philippine Clipper during the Golden Age of Aviation. With the advent of their flights, the dream of exotic locales became known to the masses and a reality to a chosen few. These Clippers and their travels are still viewed as the true essence of the romance of flight.

 

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Second Place

Priscilla Messner-Patterson
Commuters
(24" x 36" Oil)

Travelers prepare to board a Bering Air Cessna Caravan in Kiana, Alaska. The village, population 361, is 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 57 miles east of Kotzebue.

 

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Charles Thompson
Concorde Finale
(18” X 22” Oil)

The British Airways Concorde Supersonic Transport made its final commercial landing at Heathrow Airport on October 24, 2003. It was the end of the supersonic age for airline transport.

 

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Spirit of Flight Award


Russell Smith
The Eagle and The Butterfly
(22" x 45" Oil)

"The Eagle and the Butterfly” depicts the wounding of Manfred von Richthofen in his Albatross D.V on July 6, 1917, during an attack on a flight of F.E.2ds from 20 Squadron RFC.

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Captain Duane Whitney Martin Award

William Kluge
The One That Got Away
(48" X 36" Alkyd)

During one of the many furious air battles following the onset of Operation Linebacker in the summer of 1972, a NVPAF MiG-21 passes close by, following his head-on attack on a flight of F-105G Wild Weasels. Colonel Porter Thompson lights his “burner” and maneuvers his Thunderchief in an attempt to get on the MiG’s tail. But the nimble MiG escapes this hit-and-run encounter, leaving Col. Thompson with only his story to tell of the one that got away.

 

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Nixon Galloway
Golden Age of Aviation Award

Robert G. Aikins
Island Stopover
(16” X 22” Oil)

Pan American Airways’ Martin M-130 China Clippers crossed the Pacific Ocean in the golden age of the flyingboat, when air travel was a luxury for a privileged few. When it began carrying passengers in 1936, the Clippers were the world’s largest production airliners. PanAm flew from San Francisco to Manila in six days, with a flying time of 59 hours, 48 minutes. The M-130 China Clipper in this painting is pictured at a Pacific Island overnight stopover during a spectacular sunset.

 

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Women in Aviation International


Norm Siegel
First Encounter
(48" X 36" Oil)

As a flight instructor in Hawaii, Cornelia Clark Fort was taking a student for some early morning “touch and goes” out of John Rodgers Airport on December 7, 1941. Quickly taking the controls from her student, Cornelia avoided a mid-air collision with a Japanese Zero that passed closely under her Interstate Cadet. She escaped being shot at and strafed then, only to be the first American woman to die in a mid-air collision 18 months later while ferrying a BT-13 as a WASP.

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Award

Michele Kimbrough
Needing Repairs
(11" x 15" Watercolor)

Maintenance personnel at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, work on an A-10 Warthog in 2002 while dealing with flying dust from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter sling loaded with a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. The damaged Blackhawk experienced a hard landing and was being moved for transport in a C-17 cargo aircraft. The UH-60 Helicopter was part of the 57th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) out of Ft. Bragg, NC, functioning as a Forward Support Medical Team (FSMT).

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ForeFeathers Plaque du Beaque


Pati O'Neal
Coconut Clipper
(18” X 24” Acrylic/Mixed)

This painting, created on actual coconut tree fiber, depicts a Martin M-130 coming in to dock beneath the fronds of tropical coconut palms. This aircraft was better known as the China Clipper, the Hawaii Clipper, and the Philippine Clipper during the Golden Age of Aviation. With the advent of their flights, the dream of exotic locales became known to the masses and a reality to a chosen few. These Clippers and their travels are still viewed as the true essence of the romance of flight.

 

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Luther Y. Gore
Service Award

Norm Siegel


ASAA
Sponsor Appreciation Award

The Boeing Company


ASAA
Unjuried Show

ASAA Founders' Gold Award


Douglas Rowe
“So Long, Sabre”

ASAA Founders' Silver Award
Ardell Bourgeois
Charles Thompson

ASAA Founders' Associate Member Recognition
Unjuried Exhibit
John Thompson
Werner Haeuptli

ASAA "Matt" Jefferies Popular Choice


Douglas Rowe
“So Long, Sabre”

ASAA "Matt" Jefferies Popular Choice - Art Created at the Forum


Paul Rendel
"Billy Mitchell"