Sarasota Shell Club

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And, the winners of the SSC's 2016 Shell Show are...

Scientific Awards

  • COA – Introduction to Elongated Cockles by Martin Tremore and Conrad Forler
  • Mote Gold – Amoria by Greg Curry Sr.
  • Morrison Young Scientist – Fossiling in the USA by David Ervin
  • Hertweck Best Fossil Exhibit – Fossil Mollusks of the Tamiami Formation by Ron Bopp
  • Best Small Scientific Exhibit – ID Guide to Microshells by Duane Kauffman
  • Sarasota Shell Club Member’s Award – Etymology of Cone Shells by Harry Berryman
  • Best Self Collected Exhibit – Miniatures of Siesta Key by Duane Kauffman
  • Most Beautiful Scientific Exhibit – The Helmeted Bonnets of the World By Pat and Bob Linn
  • Judge’s Special Merit – Giant Limpets by John Jacobs
  • Judge’s Special Merit – Caecidae by Duane Kauffman
  • Shell of Show – Tenebrincola cukri by Greg Curry
  • Self Collected Shell of Show – Scaphella junonia by Pay Linn
  • Fossil Shell of Show – Extractrix by Linda Ervin

Scientific Category First Place winners

  • Sarasota Shell Club Fieldtrips: SSC Fossil Fieldtrip by Nancy Abramson
  • World Wide, Any Manner: Giant Limpets by John Jacobs
  • Regional, Self Collected: Miniatures of Siesta Key by Duane Kauffman
  • Regional, Any Manner: Ring of Fire by Greg Curry
  • One Case: What’s Wrong with these Stamps? by John Colagrande
  • One Case: Scutellastra Longicola by Lynn Gaulin
  • Minor Family, Order or Class: The Helmeted Bonnets by Pat and Bob Linn
  • Minor Family, Order or Class: Introduction to Elongated Cockles by Martin Tremore and Conrad Forler
  • One Genus: Amoria by Greg Curry Sr
  • One Species: Cymbiola vespertilio by Linda Greiner
  • Miscellaneous: Garnet and Gold in Nature by Phyllis Gray
  • Young Scientist: Fossiling in the USA by David Ervin
  • Fossil Shells: Fossil Mollusks of the Tamiami Formation by Ron Bopp
  • Miniatures: ID Guide to Microshells by Duane Kauffman
  • Land and/or Freshwater: Snails by Andrea Hutchinson
  • Marine Life: Deep Sea Urchin by Phyllis Gray
  • Single Shell, Self Collected: Scaphella junonia by Pat Linn
  • Single Shell, Any Manner: Calliotectum vernicosum by Greg Curry Sr
  • Single Fossil Shell: Extractrix by Linda Ervin
  • Single Marine Life: Asteria rubens by Andrea Hutchinson
  • Educational: Etymology of Cone Shells by Harry Berryman


Artistic Awards

  • Best of Commercial/Professional Art – Water Lillies by Suzanne Dietsch
  • Best of Art with Shell Motif – Lace Murex by Charles Barr
  • June Bailey Best of Member’s Art – Mary’s Bloomers by Mary Hansher
  • Fran Schlaussman Best of Shell Art – Living Oyster Bed by Mary Hansher
  • Judge’s Special Merit – Bowl of Plenty by Nancy Abramson
  • Judge’s Special Merit – Sara Sota by Angela Sampogna
  • People’s Choice – Lady Bird by Karen Banko


Artistic Catergory First Place winners

  • Commercial/Professional Miscellaneous Table Items: Priscilla by Caryl Renz
  • Commercial/Professional Novelties: “Posey on Stand” by Caryl Renz
  • Commercial/Professional Single Sailor’s Valentine, Contemporary: Water Lillies by Suzanne Dietsch
  • Commercial/Professional Single Sailor’s Valentine, Traditional: “With All My Love” by Audrey O’Donnell
  • Commercial/Professional Jewelry: Mermaid by Audrey O’Donnell
  • Commercial/Professional Hanging Item: Antique 1904 Printer Tray by Caryl Renz
  • Item Not Created by Exhibitor, Collectible: Antique Shell Jewelry by Heather O’Keefe
  • Item Not Created by Exhibitor, Miscellaneous: Mother of Pearl by Pat Amsel
  • Item Not Created by Exhibitor, Antique: Antique Bellow by Andrea Hutchinson
  • Shell Related Miscellaneous: Shell-ie Girl by Carole Asgaard
  • Shell Related Painting: Lace Murex by Charles Barr
  • Junior Student: Seashells Skating to the Beach by Marissa Linn
  • Artist, Beginner: Bowl of Plenty by Nancy Abramson
  • Table Item: Mary’s Bloomers by Mary Hansher
  • Wreath, Non-holiday: Treasure from the Beach by Pat Linn
  • Novelties: Beach Comber by Donna Bartels
  • Single Sailor’s Valentine, Contemporary: Valentine by Heather O’Keefe
  • Shell Mirror: Mirror by Jacquelyn Ide
  • Shell Frame: Picture Frame by Nora Bevard
  • Jewelry, Multiple: Jewels of the Sea by Donna Krusenoski
  • Jewelry, Single: Nature’s Gift by Donna Krusenoski
  • Mini-Flower Arrangement: Night Bloomers by Donna Bartels
  • Flower Arrangement: Living Oyster Bed by Mary Hansher
  • Miniature Pictures: Auger Array by Charles Barr
  • Pictures: Eye of the Storm by Charles Barr
  • Lamps: Spiral Eyes by Charles Barr
  • Holiday Motif: Christmas Tree by Nora Bevard
  • Holiday Motif: Mermaid’s Holiday by Donna Bartels
  • Shell Related Photo: Peace by Donna Krusenoski
  • Hanging Item: Simply Seahorse by Donna Bartels
  • Mosaic: Davy Jones by Karen Paulsen