Best-in-Show winner Ed Ferszt in front of his piece, Habits of the Heart: The Odyssey.

The Newport Art Museum has announced the winners of the 2019 Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition. One of the Museum’s most anticipated annual events, this exhibition highlights top talent from the region, bringing together an eclectic mix of art sourced from Rhode Island and beyond. Entries are open, calling established and emerging artists alike to submit their work for exhibition and review. The resulting mix of art on display is always surprising and diverse, showcasing the varied interests and focus of our region’s passionate artists.

This year marks the 32nd Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition. The Newport Art Museum was privileged to have Dr. Helen Burnham, the Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as well as Dr. Leora Maltz-Leca, Associate Professor of Global Contemporary Art and Chair of the Department of Theory & History of Art & Design at the Rhode Island School of Design as jurors. Burnham and Maltz-Leca selected 90 artworks from 265 submissions to be featured in the exhibition.

Newport Art Museum Senior Curator Francine Weiss announced the award-winners at an Opening Reception Friday, February 1 to a crowd of over 400 guests. Artist Ed Ferszt won the “Best-In-Show Award” for his work, “Habits of the Heart: The Odyssey.” For a full list of winners, see below. 

Visitors to the Newport Art Museum will decide the 2019 “People’s Choice Award”. Visitors may vote for their favorite piece, once per visit. The Newport Annual will run through March 17, 2019. The Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue. For more information visit or call (401) 848-8200.

2019 Newport Annual Award Winners:

Ed Ferszt | Habits of the Heart: The Odyssey

2nd Place
Christian Potter Drury | Blossum #1

3rd Place
Saberah Malik | Beanstalking

Honorable Mention
Kristin Street | Charting the Unknown

Honorable Mention
Whitney Overocker | Herring Loss