THE ROTTLER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE VISUAL ARTS
The Rottler Awards for Excellence in the Visual Arts came about as a result of a bequest from the estate of the late Kurt E. Rottler, a former President and Treasurer of the York Art Association. Mr. Rottler directed that his bequest (approximately $200,000) be conservatively invested and that a percentage of the annual income be used solely for the purpose of presenting “awards for excellence in the visual arts.” The fund may not be used for general income or normal operating expenses.
As a means of distributing Rottler money, the annual “Rottler Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts” exhibitions have been established. The Rottler Award Selection is held every other year (odd years) and the Rottler Award Recipients Group Exhibition is in the even years. Rottler award recipients will not be eligible to receive the award again. Three awards are given in the Professional category, and two in the Non-Professional category. Exceptions to the guidelines may be made at the discretion of the Gallery Committee.
Susan Hantz Wolf was a lifetime member of York Art Association. She began taking art classes at YAA when she was in her mid-forties, a practice she continued for the rest of her life. As a Master Gardner, Susan landscaped various gardens at her Wrightsville farm. One of them consisted of whimsical metal sculptures, designed and fabricated by David Taylor of High Point, NC. The Susan Hantz Wolf, lovingly donated by her sister, Coni Wolf, brings together Susan’s love of York Art Association, her love of art and her love of animals. The sculpture garden is a cherished part of our property on Marshall Street.