Salem County Art League President Mary Herz and Alex Alampi Award Committee Chair Annette Devitt presented the first Alex Alampi Award for Excellence in Art to Woodstown High School 2016 graduate Lucas Petrin. He is the son of Dan and Melanie Petrin. His mother was able to be on hand for the presentation.
Petrin was chosen from local graduating Salem County art students who demonstrated outstanding artistic talent in drawing, painting, sculpting, potter, and/or other artistic media. His love of art is very entwined with his love of paleontology, and he is planning to use art to bring the history to life. He will be attending Rowan University in the fall.
The award was created in honor of Alex Alampi one of the founders of and the first president of The Salem County Art League. He was also one of the founding artists of the annual Arts in Bloom studio tour. As an award-winning artist and lifelong resident of South Jersey, most of Alampi’s subjects were designed to give a glimpse of the beauty and history of the area. The Alampi Award includes a $500 cash award to help Petrin continue to develop his artistic skills.
Congratulations to Lucas Petrin, who is the first recipient of the Alex Alampi Award for Excellence in Art. Lucas is a Woodstown High School graduate and will be continuing his education at Rowan College.
Thank you to all those who contributed to the Award fund. Donations will continue to be gratefully accepted as we plan to offer this Award annually.
-- Lucas Petrin and Annette DeVitt, Award Chair